Saturday, November 20, 2010

Scratchbuilding: Cranes

Well, without cranes there is no port! And so far we have made three of them-all mounted on rails. Special attentions were given towards detailing the jib:

For a detailed description on the construction, please see All Model Railroading Forum. Here.


  1. If you can bend over and touch your toes, bend over just a little more and grasp your toes with both hands. Next, lift your toes as hard as you can. If you now reach the ceiling (don't try this outdoors!) cranes can lift themselves as you describe. If you are still on the floor you have your answer and even know how the forces are applied (internally) to the crane. Good luck! Visit this link: