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1:87 SCRATCH BUILT BOATYARD CRADLE

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  • Member since
    February 2013
1:87 SCRATCH BUILT BOATYARD CRADLE
Posted by RI SCRATCH BUILDER on Thursday, May 2, 2013 8:45 AM

Here is a 1:87 boat yard cradle I built for a friend's HO layout. It is typical of cradles seen in boat yards all over New England. I modeled this one from a cradle that was in use in a boatyard in Jamestown, R.I.

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

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Thursday, May 2, 2013 9:07 AM

Your work is always inspiring!

May I ask what you used for the pulley cable? It's got great texture.

Greg

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    February 2013
Posted by RI SCRATCH BUILDER on Thursday, May 2, 2013 11:42 AM

Greg, The cable is braided nylon 20 lb. test casting line. I use it to rig all of my 1:50 scale construction cranes. It does not kink when it is reeved onto pulleys.

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

  • Member since
    January 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Monday, May 6, 2013 8:19 PM

very fine details.

Is the 'wood' really wood or styrene. I can't tell because it's built so well

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    February 2010
  • From: Maine
Posted by Stage_Left on Monday, May 6, 2013 8:31 PM

More cool subjects....more great work.... Yes

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    March 2008
  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by WigWag Workshop on Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:18 AM

Love all the little details!  HO is my favorite scale

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    February 2013
Posted by RI SCRATCH BUILDER on Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:59 PM

SprueOne The cradle is made from basswood. It is entirely pinned together. No Glue.

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

  • Member since
    January 2006
  • From: NW Washington
Posted by dirkpitt77 on Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:36 AM

That is damned impressive.   Yes

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