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Posted by ChessieFan13 on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 11:33 PM

Ok guys here is the querey....I have an atheren rtr 250t crane... looking to detail the heck out of it...  Ive done serches for rr cranes and cant seem to find goos pictues of one.  Who were the manifactures of thoes big hooks?  any one got a link to good detail pics? any info wou;d be helpful...thanks in advance

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Posted by mlehman on Thursday, April 19, 2007 12:33 AM

Here are some manufacturer's terms to Goggle:

Bucyrus Erie

Industrial Brownhoist

Lima

and Wikipedia is your friend:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crane_(railroad)

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Posted by dragonriversteel on Thursday, April 19, 2007 5:10 AM

 

Heres yaz a good link to all sorts of MOW equipment including heavy duty cranes.

 http://www.northeast.railfan.net/mow6.html

 I myself am a huge fan of MOW  equipment and enjoy building all types of equipment.

 Patrick

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Posted by loathar on Thursday, April 19, 2007 4:53 PM
The only pics I see them in are crash pics. You may want to search for those.
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Posted by G Paine on Friday, April 20, 2007 10:58 AM

Articles on cranes or wreck trains are few and far between. Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1990 had an article "Southern Pacific Relief Train" that had details of wreck train w/ steam crane, and a combine converted to boom car. Maybe you could get a reprint from RMC.

You did not mention the road name you are modeling, but some of the Morning Sun books (yes, expensive) have photos of MOW equipment. "Northern New England Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment" has photos of cranes belonging to Bangor & Aroostook, Boston & Maine, Canadian Pacific, Central Vermont, Maine Central, and Rutland. The advertising on the back cover shows similar equipment color guides for PRR, NYC, Reading and UP; probably more have been published since my copy came out.

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Posted by Attaboy on Friday, April 20, 2007 11:17 AM

Out of curiosity I did an advanced google search on "train" with exact phrase "big hook" and found this among many other sites.

http://www.nevadanorthernrailway.net/Photo/Photo20072008.htm

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Posted by Eriediamond on Friday, April 20, 2007 11:23 AM
 ChessieFan13 wrote:

Ok guys here is the querey....I have an atheren rtr 250t crane... looking to detail the heck out of it...  Ive done serches for rr cranes and cant seem to find goos pictues of one.  Who were the manifactures of thoes big hooks?  any one got a link to good detail pics? any info wou;d be helpful...thanks in advance

J.W.

Try looking at www.rr-fallenflags.org , look under the rail road like C&O, freight or MOW equipement. C&O cranes are listed as MWW WC-17 and 22. Ken

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Posted by Budliner on Friday, April 20, 2007 7:21 PM

 

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Posted by Paul W. Beverung on Friday, April 20, 2007 10:21 PM
Hi Budliner: Do you have any information on that shovel in the last picture? I'm always looking for information on them. I'm doing an iron ore hauling RR in northern Michigan and am going to do a part of an open pit mine.
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Posted by Budliner on Saturday, April 21, 2007 1:25 AM

hey paul

I just copied that awsome photo of the crane at work

from the page dragonriversteel listed (edit)

 but a nice pick that second to last

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/mow6.html

 thats a great shot of equiptment on the unit

 

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Posted by G Paine on Monday, April 23, 2007 5:39 PM

Here are a couple of photos of the crane and crane tender I built some years ago for my last layout. I had the crane and tender posed at the engine house near the steam boiler so the crane boiler could be kept "hot" in case it was needed.

 

The crane is based on an article in MR from July, 1980 "Build a Wreck Train". The article shows how to kitbash a diesel crane from the Athern 250 Ton crane. It also includes a number of support cars. The crane decals are Champ BRH-32, "Gould Wrecking Train".

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Posted by Railphotog on Monday, April 23, 2007 7:53 PM

Here's my version of a CN 250 ton crane, dieselized as mentioned in the previous message:

I did this before Athearn came out with the same paint scheme, I did mine the hard way, masking and painting.

 

 

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, April 23, 2007 8:02 PM

Bob ........  I REALLY LIKE your CN crane.......  Terrific!

Here's a modern crane at work in western Canada.....

GARRY

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Posted by pcarrell on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 8:13 AM
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Posted by ChessieFan13 on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 11:06 AM

 

Man youse guys kick some major 6.   Thanks for all of the pics and links. Got a good starting point to detali mine.  HO bythe way and CSX is my road.  gonna keep lookin for more though cause Im gonna go ape detailing mine.  Thanks again fellas.

 

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Posted by G Paine on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:47 PM

By the time CSX came into being, most railroads were contracting out heavy lifting. You may want to do some research if any former Chessie/C&O and other assimulated RR heavy cranes made it into CSX. The photo by Heartland Division pulling the CN diesel up the mountain is the way things would be done now.

In the late 80s, in Waldoboro, ME there was an accident between a Maine Coast RR S-2 and a truck full of eggs. The S-2 was knocked off the tracks and MCRR brought in a 200 ton road crane to set it and the derailed cars back on the tracks.

That is not to say you can do anything you want to do - BIG rail cranes are cool and add to a scene even if they are just on a siding in the yard waiting for work.Cool [8D]

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Posted by ChessieFan13 on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:48 AM

The crane that  I bought was lettered for CSX with B&O reporting marks and the 2 pics that I found of the prototype were just as the model less a bunch of details and the neat cut out on the roof rear for what looked like mufflers. 

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Posted by G Paine on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 12:50 PM
 pcarrell wrote:

All the CSX cranes I've seen are smaller ones. 

Those were all small Burro cranes, mostly for light maintenance. I do not remember the capacity - probably only a few tons; not like the 200 or 250 ton 'big hook' wreck cranes

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Posted by pcarrell on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 1:08 PM
 G Paine wrote:
 pcarrell wrote:

All the CSX cranes I've seen are smaller ones. 

Those were all small Burro cranes, mostly for light maintenance. I do not remember the capacity - probably only a few tons; not like the 200 or 250 ton 'big hook' wreck cranes

I know, thats kinda what I was getting at.  Those Burro's were all 7 tonners I think, but thats what CSX has around here.

Philip

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