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Do any of you railroaders use Yard Cranes?

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Do any of you railroaders use Yard Cranes?
Posted by philo426 on Sunday, September 4, 2022 3:46 PM

https://youtu.be/iHM9Pc95k2k

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 4, 2022 3:58 PM

https://youtu.be/iHM9Pc95k2k  

There you go, lit it up for you. 

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, September 4, 2022 4:05 PM

Thanks how do you fix the link?and why on many of my websites it is not necessary to fix the link?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 4, 2022 4:09 PM

Honestly I don't know.  On my computer when I post a link it automatically lights up.  I'm glad it does because I wouldn't know how to make it work either!

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, September 4, 2022 4:56 PM

Thanks for the assistance!next time I will ask for your help if you don't mind!

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Posted by kblester on Sunday, September 4, 2022 5:24 PM

I have found that when copy and pasting a link it is often required to add a space after the last character to make it work.

https://youtu.be/iHM9Pc95k2k 

In this case it works!

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, September 4, 2022 6:14 PM

Thanks for the info!

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, September 4, 2022 6:47 PM

Hit enter after you add the link.

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, September 4, 2022 6:51 PM

I had one of the really big tower cranes that I always wanted to install on a Standard Gauge layout.  It was about 3 feet tall.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 4, 2022 6:53 PM

philo426

Thanks for the assistance!next time I will ask for your help if you don't mind!

 

Not at all!  Ask anytime!  

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, September 4, 2022 7:23 PM

Do you refer to the large green Dorfan crane?

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, September 4, 2022 7:23 PM

Thanks! I appreciate it!

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, September 5, 2022 6:07 PM

philo426

Do you refer to the large green Dorfan crane?

 

No, it was a 90's yellow plastic rc crane.  Probably the same as yours but the size is a bit difficult to discern from your photo.  A Dorfan crane, even a repro, is something I've never seen in person at shows or museums.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, September 5, 2022 6:54 PM

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A Dorfan crane, even a repro, is something I've never seen in person at shows or museums.

think  a guy in our club may  have one.  He's a BIG Dorfan collector and I've seen his hoard.  There might be a crane in the collection but honestly my eyes were glazed over when I saw what he DID have. 

Next time I'm in the "Inner Sanctum" I'll have a look.  Huh?

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, September 5, 2022 6:56 PM

Yes the Dorfan crane is rare and special although I do seem to vaugley recall that someone did repo it!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, September 5, 2022 9:17 PM

philo426

Yes the Dorfan crane is rare and special although I do seem to vaugley recall that someone did repo it!

Here's one of them.

https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/jacksons-international/a-dorfan-reproduction-1928-crane-70-20th-c-954201

 

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, September 5, 2022 9:50 PM

So cool!

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 7:24 PM

I wonder what it went for.  Even a T-Repro should have brought more than 200 dollars.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 8:32 PM

Pretty expensive I imagine.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, September 9, 2022 6:21 PM

Oh, the guy I mentioned with the Dorfan collection?  He's got four of those cranes!  Three original, one reproduction.  One of the originals has a "Macys" sales tag on it!  I was in the "Inner Sanctum" this afternoon and saw them!  Wow!  

No, I didn't ask what he paid for them, that would be gauche!  Embarrassed

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Posted by pennytrains on Friday, September 9, 2022 6:48 PM

Considering their rarity, zinc pest and all, 3 originals is pretty amazing!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, September 9, 2022 9:25 PM

The look to be in excellent condition too!  We were bringing chairs down for the club annual picnic tomorrow and the lights in the layout/collection room weren't on.  I'll get a better look tomorrow and report back. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, September 10, 2022 6:45 PM

I had the look today.  I was wrong, he has five of them!  

Four originals, one is restored the others are in 75% to 85% original condition, no zinc-pest.  The repro I've already told everyone about. 

I had a fun afternoon running one of his Dorfans and a Lionel 726rr too!

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, September 10, 2022 6:58 PM

Did you take any pics or vids?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 11, 2022 7:37 AM

philo426

Did you take any pics or vids?

 

No.  I'm reluctant to take any pictures of someone's collection without express permission to do so.  

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, September 11, 2022 8:32 AM

Always ask !

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, September 11, 2022 6:45 PM

WOW!  Five cranes!  What a cool dock scene you could build with 5 of those monsters and a REALLY BIG ship!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 11, 2022 7:07 PM

pennytrains

WOW!  Five cranes!  What a cool dock scene you could build with 5 of those monsters and a REALLY BIG ship!

 

You know, for him it'd be do-able. He's got a big pond in his backyard!

But as he put it, "I'm a collector, not an operator!"

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, September 12, 2022 5:13 PM

All the ones with the best toys never want to play with them LaughLaughLaugh SoapBox  LaughLaughLaugh

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, September 12, 2022 5:44 PM

Not a big deal for them because they have them!

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