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May 27, 2008, 06:57 PM
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One crane mat done for quickie barge build


I need to get something wet and my O'Bannon remains on her ways.

So, I am building a quickie crane barge, that will have temporary (hidden) power and a bridge in order to get out and enjoy this hobby. Then when I build a towboat, the power and the bridge come out and I will then push my cranes around.

The crane is a fill in until I get my 4100W Ringer (November )

But it is a worthy fill in as it is equipped to dragline, clam, or use a magnet. Quite a workhorse.

Those interested can see the rest at my site http://www.clayt.com under "Diversion-2"
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May 27, 2008, 07:10 PM
Boats on the brain!!
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What kind of wood did you use for your crane mat?
May 27, 2008, 07:11 PM
Sea Dragon-Lover
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What?? You would get a crane sooner if you went with the
TWH050 MANITOWOC 4100 DRAGLINE MANITOWOC RED #MM050

May 27, 2008, 07:27 PM
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Things are looking great. Can't wait to see what towboat you build.
May 27, 2008, 08:51 PM
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Greenboat,

The wood squares came from Home Depot. I tried to pick some random samples. Then I distressed them by letting my dog chew on them for 22 seconds each for a further random look.

Umi, I have selected the TWH Ringer version. I ordered two of them in March with an expected release date of June. We had a one-off resin version of it at our booth at ConExpo. Now I'm told there is a delay even though there are earlier dates posted on some websites. If they show up before November, I'll be even happier.

Towboatjoe,

I'm thinking something modest like a 5,000HP twin screw workboat. Likely something from the Ohio river, and maybe one from my previous employer's fleet or perhaps something out of the Saradino (sp?) fleet. I have the names but have not found a source for the drawings. I had some ties to Jeffboat as well, but the boats I've seen from them are a little larger than I planned to model. Time will tell.

I haven't forgot the Rambiz either!!
May 27, 2008, 09:33 PM
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I really enjoyed your website! I love the crane demonstrator you built.
May 27, 2008, 11:55 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Pops, your shop looks like a hospital operating room compared to mine!
May 28, 2008, 01:47 AM
Sea Dragon-Lover
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Looks like you already have a MANITOWOC 4100 DRAGLINE



Where did you order that from?
May 28, 2008, 02:44 AM
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Pops , Does Homeland Security know you've got a bomb in the bomb shelter?

What the heck is it? What scale B-17 are you going to fit that thing to?

Cheers,
James
May 28, 2008, 05:37 AM
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Tugboat Andy,

The crane demonstrator is a...well another..."work in progress." I have several more months of work to complete it. It is a good winter project.


kmot,

The pics of the shop on the website were done prior to me receiving my hull. I had everything, pretty much in its place, and was twiddling my thumbs waiting for something to do. It is very different today. I was literally working on the floor this weekend to build the barge. All counter space is already being utilized. I don't know about everybody else, but I work and, and drag stuff out until the clutter is so bad, I have to stop work, clean up the joint, and then start working again. I need discipline!

This is also the first time I have done any "serious" sanding and there is dust EVERYWHERE. Toesup was right. I next need to give the place a thorough cleaning and need to force myself to do any power sanding elswhere.

Umi,

Yes, I snagged it yesterday. I walked out of my office over to the Company Store and said "I want that one." I am employed by Manitowoc.

I try to stay away from these die-cast models as I sense collecting them could be addicting. I do have a few, but as a rule, I force myself to look away.

james carey,

Funny story on the bomb. I got it off of eBay years ago. The guy that was to send it to me acknowledged that he received payment, but was having trouble sending it to me. Seems UPS did not get a warm-fuzzy from him as he described it as a "practice bomb." He ended up having to go to a different location and use a slightly less explosive description in order to ship it to me. It is a thin steel casing replicating a 500 lb bomb that was filled with some powder and dropped from a plane. On impact the powder residue would determine the accuracy of the drop.
May 28, 2008, 08:35 AM
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The Serodino design I have is a 60' x 22' named Captain Merdie.
May 28, 2008, 12:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pops52
The wood squares came from Home Depot. I tried to pick some random samples. Then I distressed them by letting my dog chew on them for 22 seconds each for a further random look.
Ahhhh..
Does your dog charge much for that 'distressed look' he gives to your pieces of wood?.
May 28, 2008, 12:35 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pops52
Tugboat Andy,
...

Umi,

Yes, I snagged it yesterday. I walked out of my office over to the Company Store and said "I want that one." I am employed by Manitowoc.

I try to stay away from these die-cast models as I sense collecting them could be addicting. I do have a few, but as a rule, I force myself to look away.

james carey,

...
Is there a company discount?
I am considering a purchases as "research" for a crane barge model...
I have to understand the rigging for the larger crane.
May 28, 2008, 06:23 PM
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towboatjoe,

I like the Captain Merdie

toesup,

He doesn't charge much but I lose about every fifth board altogether.


Umi, I PM'd you.
May 28, 2008, 08:53 PM
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Pop's, if you make it down my way I can probably get you aboard the Merdie. If you have enough time, we may go out on her.


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