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 Posted: Sun Sep 11th, 2016 08:11 am
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My new layout involves the trans-shipment of cable drums out of the factory (by narrow gauge) to either road or standard gauge. I have already built a working gantry crane, but thought it would be fun to see if I could provide a mobile crane as well.

I found a Russian Maz 200 model on EBay and converted it for RC using DelTang 16ch receiver.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sG-W0Rxlzg

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Superb, how about having a go at radio controlled people!



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Yes, most excellent. Now, to those who say "It can't be done" and "All that equipment can't fit into my HO locomotives"...just remember that these are O SCALE TRUCKS, smaller than many HO locos.
Giles has done it again, masterful work, imagination, and a great soundtrack for this video.
Thank you sir.

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That is just great, amazing mechatronics!  Even the stabilizer legs work!  How many motors (and what type) are in the crane?



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Thank you - all!

There were a few problems to over-come with this, certainly.... One of them was how to (successfully) make operational stabilisers within the confines of the space.
This eventually led me to re-creating the rear stabiliser block, with added internals (thanks to our little laser-cutter!) and powering one of the gears with a servo.

http://youtu.be/iu54SOSKlRk

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The Motors were the usual Motor/gear units I use (6v) in a variety of ratios, two which winch drums added, and one with a gear for the slew added. These of course had to have power conducted via slip rings through the centre bearing of the crane.



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I thought--''the big hand in the sky is going to have to engage the hooks and spoil the whole effect''.

And I was wrong (again)!

Most impressive bit of modeling that I have seen in a long while!!

 

Unbelievable!

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Very impressive. The stabilisers are a nice touch and I like the slow speed and smoothness of all the moving parts. David.

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nice, i am curious how you did the powering and other parts.please show us some pictures from the bottem and other moving parts
maybe my next project will be a crane on remote as well
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What was the running gears for the truck portion? I badly want one or two radio controlled vehicles with this type of operation on my layout but have never found anything with scale speeds and smooth operation that small.



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