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1:48 CRANE GANTRY PART 2 FINISHING

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1:48 CRANE GANTRY PART 2 FINISHING
Posted by RI SCRATCH BUILDER on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:41 PM

Here is how I finished the model:

I set up a painting station on my screened porch with a lazy susan and a window fan equipped with a furnace filter. I used Floquil primer and paint for the finished color.

The completed model:

Putting on the finishing touches!!

Electrical and air supplies

Gantry with Manitowoc RINGER crane on top

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

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Posted by Bick on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:55 PM

Beautiful work - a delight to look at!!!!

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Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 9:28 PM

whoa, Awesome!  I didn't even see part 1

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Posted by Misty on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 5:40 AM

hats off to a wonderful thing

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:38 AM

Wow, now that's cool!

How tall is the crane boom? Looks pretty tall to me!

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:39 AM

Part 1 here: http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/44/t/152801.aspx

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Posted by RI SCRATCH BUILDER on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:03 AM

Gamera, The crane boom is 65" tall. I have enough boom extensions to go to 90".

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

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Posted by thunder1 on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 1:44 PM

Little Rhody Builder-

What is this prototype for this rig, I'm unfamiliar with it's function......nice clean work, all the corners look plumb and square, not an easy thing to do with consistency with so many girders and stringers.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 1:54 PM

Wow, that's amazing! Thanks for posting this- one heck of an inspiration!

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:49 PM

What an amazing model!YesYes

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Posted by RI SCRATCH BUILDER on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6:27 PM

thunder1, If you look at the first photo of the first gantry post you will see that the gantry is used to gain height and reach. The crane, a Manitowoc RINGER Series S-4, is placing a 170 ton containment ring for what appears to be a nuclear reactor site. Gantries are not very common in construction.

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

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Posted by thunder1 on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:03 PM

I missed part 1 of your post, it all makes sense....at first I thought you were constructing a monster off shore oil rig with the attendent crawler crane perched on a platform. With the quality of your work I'm sure you could build such a model.

I've seen a few Manitowoc crawler cranes around Providence in different configurations (including barge mounted cranes) but never one atop a gantry.  

1:48 is a great scale to work in.....

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Posted by detailfreak on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:24 PM

amazing project,it would be quite a stick on there in reality,with the extensions added.worked on a wind tower crew and our crahe was a Liebherr,spellcheck anyone.....thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Kolschey on Sunday, February 24, 2013 2:46 PM

Incredible work. Very well done!

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Posted by RichO on Saturday, April 6, 2013 9:21 AM

OMG!! This is to just cool!! I want to build one, now! Great job!!

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