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paul K

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Working Cranes and barges etc....
« on: April 26, 2006, 04:37:05 PM »

Anybody got any thoughts or have built a fully working crane - after help to get one working
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Re: Working Cranes and barges etc....
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 06:09:16 PM »


... I started one over Christmas.......  ::)

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/My_models/Crane.htm

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ron h

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Re: Working Cranes and barges etc....
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 06:25:03 PM »

The nearest I came to building a working one is on CLEARWAY the dredger, it is so complicated, I built the bucket and it opens and shuts , but its not heavy enough for it to open on its own even though its made of metal, so I scrapped the idea of putting in the motors.
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paul K

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Re: Working Cranes and barges etc....
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2006, 07:59:31 PM »

Thanks for that Mayhem - the questions you are asking, slewing, raising the jib, hook etc and geting them to all work are exactly what I have been trying to get my ole grey matter around .

Have found that someone has claimed to have sucessfully got the crane working on the Graupner Seabex One Kit but cannot find out how they have done it - one of our European modellers in Germany I think- some more searching on the Net I think and a crash course in German translation !!!!

Surley someone somehwere can offer the solution to us !!!!

Now thats what I call challenge !!!!!
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Cargo

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Re: Working Cranes and barges etc....
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2006, 09:59:32 PM »

Not a ship, but a working solution... (scale 1:16)



Turntable with geared motor...



4 geared motors, three esc for control...





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Re: Working Cranes and barges etc....
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2006, 10:26:57 AM »

Two guys here in Christchurch NZ have built a working crane on a ship from a plan in the Model Boat magazine ( I Think )from quite a few years ago .The built a brass grab bucket ( working of course ) had the raise and lower of boom and bucket, also slew left and right . Big help I know !! I guess I can get photos if wanted
 M Cowie NZ
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Jake Swann

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Re: Working Cranes and barges etc....
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2006, 07:51:03 PM »

please can i have some photos
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gabriele

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Re: Working Cranes and barges etc....
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2008, 07:28:06 PM »

Hello guys, i'm a new member from italy; i'm a crane model maker and last year i've built my first deck barge of steel in 1/50 scale.
Now I'm going to convert the barge into a crane barge with accomodation and other equipment.

I'm looking for some photos of crane barge models built from other member or modeller everywhere.

thanks
gabriele
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GaryM

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Re: Working Cranes and barges etc....
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2008, 07:35:51 PM »

Hi Gabriele and welcome.
Sorry no photo's, have you any of your models?

regards
Gary :)
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gabriele

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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2008, 09:16:52 PM »

Thanks Martin, lokk great these models :o

Here some photos of my barge with a 800tons DEMAG CC4800 crawler crane.









At moment is under rebuilt...
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Re: Working Cranes and barges etc....
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2008, 09:20:12 PM »

If you're interested in any of these, I've got plans.
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Re: Working Cranes and barges etc....
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2008, 10:45:58 PM »

here a real one

john
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Re: Working Cranes and barges etc....
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2008, 10:47:21 PM »

more
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Re: Working Cranes and barges etc....
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2008, 11:03:31 PM »

Nice weathering!
Is that one of those Conrad/ NZG diecast cranes?
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gabriele

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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2008, 06:23:02 AM »

No Martin, the crane is self made by steel and brass, like me other crane models.
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