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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 12:17 PM

This factory will be the last of my railroad projects for a while.
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

http://gardentractor...e-factory-4836/

-1 http://gardentractor...ctory-1-a-4997/

-2 http://gardentractor...ctory-2-a-5141/

-3 http://gardentractor...ctory-3-a-5255/

-4 http://gardentractor...ctory-4-a-5286/

-5 http://gardentractor...ctory-5-a-5355/

-6 http://gardentractor...ctory-6-a-5431/


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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.

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Making the hoist itself. It has two plastic wheels that the chain rides on.

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I turned down a pulley out of brass started laying out the side panels for the hook.

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This is the finished hook.

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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.

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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.

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 12:27 PM

Ray, that is a fantastic job. The meticulous detail, the inventiveness with the different materials, even how you chronicle the project with your photographs and words. You are a master model maker.

Thank you for your wonderful posts about this project. They have been extremely interesting.

Congratulations on a wonderful outcome.

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 01:57 PM

That is just unbelievable,it is so real looking.

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 03:08 PM

Fantastic job on the fine details!
Looks like a real working factory only on a smaller scale LOL

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 05:14 PM

Very cool, definitely a job well done.

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 09:27 PM

Looks really good.

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 05:42 AM

Ray that is a great piece!! All the more impressive as it is NOT a kit, but built from bits and parts and ingenuity.
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Posted April 06, 2011 - 06:08 AM

Excellent job Ray. I really enjoy not only the quality of your work but your story and pictures of the building as you go. My hat is off to you for your fine work. :thumbs:

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 07:43 AM

Thank you all for taking the time to respond on the factory.
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.

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 08:30 AM

Ray, double ditto on all accolades. Fine job and looking forward to your next build. Do you ever go to Railroad Lines forum? They do some awesome things there. I like to lurk around there and gawk.

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 08:40 AM

WOW, that is amazing work.
I just found this thread, and am looking forward to more of your projects.:thumbs::thumbs:

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 01:04 PM

I really enjoyed looking at this build from the ground up. It almost makes me want to start wishing for winter to see what's next on the list......almost! :D

Thanks again for sharing!!!!




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