O-scale factory ( finished )
Posted April 05, 2011 - 12:17 PM
With warmer weather coming, it's time to go back to work in the garage and get ready for some antique tractor shows.
Links to other factory post
Starting to build the chain hoist for the boom crane. The hoist is going to be made out of wood.
These are the carriage plates that will hold the hoist.
Making the hoist itself. It has two plastic wheels that the chain rides on.
I turned down a pulley out of brass started laying out the side panels for the hook.
This is the finished hook.
The hoist is all finished and mounted on the boom.
The black tube on the end of the hoist is for holding the extra chain.
There is an electrical conduit running along the top of the boom and a flexible electric cable going to the motor on the hoist.
This allows the hoist to travel along the boom and the electrical cable swings with it.
The controls for operating the hoist would be inside the building.
I made up signs for the front and the back of the factory and mounted some security lights over the access doors on the roof.
I found some brass street lamps on ebay and mounted some of them on the base around the building.
These have light bulbs in them so I can light them up once this is all mounted on a layout.
Here are photos of the finished factory.
The track is just temporary to show where it will be on the layout.
- Bolens 1000, tractormike, daytime dave and 1 other said thanks
Posted April 05, 2011 - 12:27 PM
Thank you for your wonderful posts about this project. They have been extremely interesting.
Congratulations on a wonderful outcome.
Posted April 05, 2011 - 01:57 PM
Posted April 05, 2011 - 03:08 PM
Looks like a real working factory only on a smaller scale LOL
Posted April 05, 2011 - 05:14 PM
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Posted April 06, 2011 - 05:42 AM
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Posted April 11, 2011 - 07:43 AM
I enjoyed building it and sharing it with you.
Now that I've dug some of my train stuff out again, I'm actually looking forward to next winter when I can do some more building.
Posted April 11, 2011 - 08:30 AM
Posted April 11, 2011 - 08:40 AM
I just found this thread, and am looking forward to more of your projects.:thumbs:
Posted April 11, 2011 - 01:04 PM
Thanks again for sharing!!!!