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American Hoist and Derrick Powerstick Crane

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American Hoist and Derrick Powerstick Crane
Posted by dragonriversteel on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:28 PM

Hello modelers,

 Who amoust us is the most knowledgeable in regards to American railroad mounted cranes ? 

 

 Again I have managed to dig myself a hole to which there is no end. Really need some help finding out more about American Crane with a 70' Powerstick hydraulic knuckle boom.

 Never heard of it you say ? Neither had I. Till I did a bit of snooping after stumbling across an article online. It seems in the early 1990's American in partnership with ERS (Eastern Railway Supply Power Stick) starting building the rail mounted material handler. 

The machine is question was built in 1972,it's serial number is L-3968-F and was working in Southern Ontario Canada. Canadian Pacific number 414233 is the Power Stick crane I need more information on.

American crane has changed many hands over the past few decades. With it I imagine many pieces of important information lost to history.

I can't post pictures of the photos I have. They're not mine & I don't know the photographer. 

If you go to Rail pictures.net . Type in 414233 in the search box. That's the little honey in question. These photos are from 2005. 

 Yes,I contacted IPS cranes who currently own the American line. They weren't much help.

Even did a Google patent search. That yielded a patent but the drawings are of no use. 

Somebody on our forum has to know something . If so please share your knowledge. I'm going to attempt to scratch build \ bash a Walthers HO American crane into a Power Stick crane.

I can't do this without more information. Becides, it is a really neat piece of MOW equipment for all of us to enjoy.

Patrick

 

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:32 PM

I think we are still allowed to put in a link.  https://www.railpictures.net/photo/123423/

The photographer is listed.   I clicked on his name was taken to a huge list of pics, and his name changed to CPRChris.   There is a contact form to the photographer.  The pics are old, as you say.  There is someone with the same name that works for a major Canadian city in transportation.   He may have other pics, I would try an email.

Henry

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Posted by dragonriversteel on Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:27 AM

Thank you Henry.

 

Fear an Ignorant Man more than a Lion- Turkish proverb

Modeling an ficticious HO scale intergrated Scrap Yard & Steel Mill Melt Shop.

Southland Industrial Railway or S.I.R for short. Enterchanging with Norfolk Southern.

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Posted by dragonriversteel on Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:59 AM

Nobody's heard of this American railroad mounted Powerstick three boom hydraulic crane ?

I was sure somebody's heard of it. 

Is there an American railroad crane expert on the forum ? Can you help ?

Patrick

 

 

Fear an Ignorant Man more than a Lion- Turkish proverb

Modeling an ficticious HO scale intergrated Scrap Yard & Steel Mill Melt Shop.

Southland Industrial Railway or S.I.R for short. Enterchanging with Norfolk Southern.

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Posted by wjstix on Friday, July 26, 2019 9:05 AM

Don't know if this will help your online searches, but American Hoist & Derrick was generally referred to as "AmHoist" rather than "American".

Stix

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