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1:50 SCALE CHAIN PULLER

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    February 2013
1:50 SCALE CHAIN PULLER
Posted by RI SCRATCH BUILDER on Saturday, February 7, 2015 9:31 PM

I have not posted anything in awhile so, I thought I'd show everyone what I've been building. Chain pullers are used by salvage companies to literally "pull" shipwrecks up onto the shore and then cut the wreck up for disposal. The hydraulic units are typically rated at 300 tons of pulling power and use 3" anchor chain to do the work. Wreck sites employ as many of these units as are needed to pull the wreck on shore. My diorama only has one puller but with a little imagination, you can see what eight or ten of these pullers could accomplish.  The diorama has real beach sand that I acquired from the Narragansett Town Beach in Rhode Island one very cold and windy day.( Hardly a good day to be at the beach!!) I spent about 75 hours scratch building every thing that you see in the photos. Enjoy!!

It's really sad when the only model tool you own is a box cutter.

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:16 PM

That is fantastic! I love those welding sparks! Ingenious!  :)

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    May 2006
Posted by thunder1 on Monday, February 16, 2015 12:22 PM

Hey Mack

the Town of Narragansett is looking for all that sand you guys from Cranston are mis-appropriating by removal of same in your shoes. I love off beat projects like yours, most "kit assemblers" don't have a clue how much work goes into a scratchbuild, no matter what medium you are working in. Ever show your projects at the Baycon show in Attleboro?  Great job, really unusual!

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: Maine
Posted by Stage_Left on Monday, February 16, 2015 5:53 PM

Very cool, as usual! Yes

Dave

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