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Old 04-30-2017, 02:43 AM
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I knew i didn't need that hole, i just thought it might be something cool. Non-skid tape, or a toolbox could cover that up.


I needed a monkey chair to get George up to operating height. It straddles the cab rotate servo, and has armrests so he can use control levers i still have to make.

Some day i may get good enough to have an operator that's not a monkey...
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:58 AM
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Haha, I like George! And, if there is trouble on the boom he can get right to it!
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:48 AM
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At the lebanon meet, i learned my thin gauge practice drag bucket (that was only made to understand the mechanics) is too light for crumb rubber. Build a new one, or weld more crap to it...



So that got a whole new arch, which was a bit too heavy. Then my welder stuck a counterweight on the back, ground on the arch to clear the chains. Now we see how that monkey at the controls does with it.



Once we got that squared away, some guys wanted to hire us to excavate a foundation for their building. This jerk with a cigar starts going off on Mike Oxbig Hauling being inappropriate, then pointing at the crane boom and getting weird. Everything out of this guys mouth was pen is-this, and phallic-that. The whole time he's sucking on a cigar like a, nevermind. Then his nerd friend with the pipe and glasses started backing him up with even more of this rude junk. I had to throw them out of my yard!

Don't work for that Sigmund Freud guy, or his buddy Carl Jung. Those guys are obsessed.
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:37 AM
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This thread is now freed from the horrible Photobucket photobutt!

Time to celebrate.
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:31 AM
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I've been having trouble with throwing the hoist cable off the boom tip sheeves, so this U weight free spins on the shaft.


I need some outrigger pads for working on soft dirt


You guys go out and tune the dragline bucket now that the welder has added weight.

Oh goddamn it. Why haven't i fired you yet?

Go work on something, we're paying you!
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:57 AM
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Nice idea on the U guide for the ropes.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:09 AM
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What did you do?!?!?!

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I have an 1955-56 initial release toy, later has some changes.
http://www.tnttoytrucks.com/NYCONDiggers.html

The headlights are just 1/2" chrome hole plugs, push out.
The grill has a blind rivet, grind production head and punch. We'll get shop head once cab off.
The front axle has a rivet, grind shop head and punch.
The rear walking beams have a rivet each, grind shop heads and punch.
The cab has a rivet at back, grind shop head, punch, front has a joggle.
The outriggers are captive, unscrew bolt, pull both beams through other side.

Cab off gives access to the engine compartment
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:47 AM
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He must have been going way too fast!

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Old 08-19-2017, 07:30 PM
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I hired a mechanic, and he's got the truck overhauled and looking quite a bit better.









Axle pivots were changed to 4mm hardwear for now, probably going to get holes oversized and brass bushings later on when it gets the power overhaul. 

It still needs some detail parts put back on, and more boom work. But it looks like i should have hired a diesel mechanic a while back.

I threw together a suprise for crane operation...

Hopefully by the Sept meet i'll get mirror and wiper painted and back on, make some windows. Maybe a few other things, but probably nothing too heavy.

Then some dimentinal drawings for the crane carrier were tracked down and this is 1/16 scale.
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:04 PM
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A dragline in its natural habitat... a rabbit barn?





So those new things...

A bigger production bucket, with adjustments, teeth, and an esco load leveling link


A shipping container (tissue box cover, around 1/25 scale), and a rigging bar


Please rise...

I didn't get any pics of this at the show where i had it at full mast. Hopefully some pop up.

Learned the big bucket really needs me to not forget the extra counter weights.
The small bucket works much better now that it's heavier!
I need to take more pics at events.
Learned that George still has no depth perception and can't tell where the truck bed is from show distances...
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:15 AM
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I LOVE it, it looks super cool all fancied up.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:08 AM
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Thanks! Glad you like it so far. It's really coming along from where i started.

Carrier got front and back glass, start of a dashboard, wiper, and mirror.
I'm thinking it's going to need yellow/black scotchlite diagonal stripes on rear bumper. Maybe tail lights eventually after it's powered

I still need to decide who runs it so i can consider some lettering, i still doubt it's going to get reproduction nylint michigan badges.

Front end i can't decide if it would look better with a heavy pintle hitch, or building a box bumper with a boom support cradle.

The crane house got top glass, it probably needs a mesh cover eventually. The headlight on it is ok, but could really use some boom lights, and remote operable instead of a switch.

I don't think i mentioned using wire marker stickers so each servo plug is labeled at rx with a number/letter to make rework easier later once i forget everything.
1 c = crowd line
2 h = hoist line
4 r = cab rotate
5 b = boom elevation

The hs-645 servos have a 2.5a stall, so i should be ok with a 10a or bigger BEC.

Planning to make a set of fitted stainless steel plates for counter weight to replace the current 'big bolts' that were handy.
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:30 AM
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I found some bigger and flashier lights that do strobe, chase, patterns...i bought a big square, small square, big dome, little dome, aero dome.



This new blinky light was from amazon, it is small dome, its still bigger than my old panel light lens. It should keep safety guy at my jobsite happier. It has Fast rotate, Slow rotate, multi strobe, single strobe
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:09 AM
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Sweet! Looks like it was meant to be there on that model.
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Hi

Looking good.
I take it the monkey is cheap to run as he is paid in bananas
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:15 AM
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George is real cheap labor, a bunch of banannas a week and he's good.
The downside is angry monkey makes a mess throwing 'stuff'... An angry monkey with a dragline, just leave the jobsite!






We took over a loading dock to move containers.



George told us the bucket wasn't digging well enough, and the dump line had too much drag.

So after getting back to the yard, the old boom snatchblock got hooked to the Esco leveling link.
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:42 PM
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Several people have asked me about my Shipping Container. I ran across it on TheStuffs youtube channel. I'm planning to get a few more, and stencil some of them, some weathering.

It's an Infmetry tissue box cover i got from Amazon, $15, mine is 'green'.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B012K...L65&th=1&psc=1
They have blue, green, red, brown, yellow.
It scales to 1/24, and the top slides off a short side to open. It comes as a knock-down kit, slide walls together, drop bottom in then snap down, slide top on.


I don't have one of these. These have a side load door, a decal, $30
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06XS...2BL&ref=plSrch
Orange, red, blue
I like it, but don't know if the brands have same dimentions.

There are a bunch out there, search for "Shipping container tissue"

They have some going up to like $120, with door latches, and brands, and claiming to be metal.


No don't crush my Subaru!
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The guys were playing around with some more lifting, and remembered to put out cones this time.


Still working on scale accessories. Not sure what else it needs.
Outrigger mats, some cones, and the brass ammo can with a magnet and some tools
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:29 PM
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George really needed a set of levers for the Michigans air clutches.


Sewing straight pins, brass tube soldered to a brass plate under the seat. Crowd, Hoist, Boom, Swing. I couldn't find any in-cab reference pics.
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