Call the Hook

Discussion in 'MOW Equipment' started by gjslsffan, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    This 250 ton 99021 'Tulsa" and boom car project started off with a Athearn 250Tcrane and a Concor boom, And a bunch of Styrene. I know it is not an exact match but it close enough for me:)
    Cutting those notches out of the roof was a challenge as well as the back of the crane cab ladders using styrene angle pieces spaced them from cab end, sheets finished the rear, and those windows, all were drilled out then filed square and clear plastic windows cut and filed to fit. Mufflers were scratched out of styrene, the front doors were cut off at an angle, then new doors were placed at a greater angle to more match the prototype. Cut and moved the side ladders on the base were placed in more correct locations to match the new entry doors on the cab.
    The Concor boom was more close than the Athearn after a bunch of sawing filing and sanding. 23 Athearn single sheave pulleys were used, had to clearance the Athearn and Concor blocks to accept 3 sheaves just for the boom, but I think it was worth it. Had to install idler sheave pulleys for the double sheave and single sheave hooks. Took a whole day just to rig this thing. Modified the Athearn spool mechanism to accept a Phillips driver installed friction washers so they stay where you wind them. SWMBO gave some dark Grey silk thread for the wire rope. The cab is a slip fit on the mechanism.
    The flat car was made from a Red Caboose kit and modified with wood and styrene. Made the torch bottles out of round styrene, speader bars and details are from other kits.
    I made the decals and painted with Scalecoat.
    Dont think I will be making anymore of these for a while.
    Crane 99021 WT. 388,000 BLT 10-54. Boom car 109319 WT 38,000 RBLT 2-61
    Regards,
    Tom Holley
     

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  2. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    nicely done; the boom car details are a nice touch to the whole consist.
     
  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom -

    Well done! Impressive work ..... again.

    What are the trucks under the derrick? Are those the Athearn kit trucks or something else?

    How did you do the Tulsa decal?

    Love it! Now you need to stage a big wreck on your layout! ;)

    Ken
     
  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Karl and Ken,

    Thanks for the comments, never enough details and all too clean, I need to weather this but gonna take a bit to do that. The trucks are Athearn with Reboxx wheel sets. I got lucky and found that font for "Tulsa" on a font CD.
    I gotta get some more scenery done on this MRR, as a derailement on a main track could send stuff 65" to a concrete floor, kinda like putting C-4 in it:) If and when I get marked up again, I am not gonna have time to do these projects, it's been fun.
    Thanks!
    Tom Holley
     
  5. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Terrific job! A great job of "Frisco-izing" the derrick! I'm also interseted in the lettering font. Several SLSF pieces of M/W equipment used the same font: The Springfield and Memphis wreckers and I believe there was a baggage car that had something like "Kansas City Wrecker" in that script. Does the font have a name? I could probably do it freehand if I had something to look at.

    Thanks, Tom G.
     
  6. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    Excellent work, since you have the photos, please write an article for The Meteor about your crane.
    Richard
     
  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Tom and Richard,
    Tom- the font shows on my PC as "ScriptMono BoldItalic" I have this all on an old Windows 98 system that runs that old Alps printer. The printer does not like any newer Op system. I cant even burn a CD with it:(.
    Let me know if you need it and maybe I can put it on this laptop and send it that way. I am in the process of painting a HW, RPO for MofW for this work train.

    Richard- I would love to try and do an article but someone will need to help me thru the process, I have never done that before. I would need to redo a couple photos as they seem a little out of focus to me. Or is it the Scotch:D
    Thanks again
    Tom Holley|-|
     
  8. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    I don't really know what I could do with a download, but there are a lot of "freeware" fonts on the www that are similar--I'll keep looking. Your derrick kitbash has inspired me, I'm an N scaler and there's a Bachmann N scale derrick similar to the Athearn HO model that I might do something with...

    Thanks, Tom
     
  9. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Tom,

    My intention was to try and get you the font if I you wanted it.
    N scale has come so far in the last 20 years.. I have seen the derrick you are referring to. Have fun. Please post pictures of your progress.
    Regards
    Tom Holley
     
  10. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    contact me at renapper@centurylink.net and I will be glad to help you with the article, it really is not that hard to do.
    Richard
     
  11. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  12. mark

    mark Member

    Tom,

    Really nice work. We are all looking forward to enjoying your article in the Meteor.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  13. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Mark
    Richard is helping me get the submission together. I will try and get it done in the next few days.
    Thanks
    Tom Holley
     
  14. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I look forward to your article, Tom. Beautiful job on that "hook".

    I owe Richard a short article myself - on detailing the Walthers FM H10-44 SLSF 270. It's done now (the model) so I'll start writing.

    Ken
     
  15. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Ken,
    I have been working some on that article and have found it not to be as difficult as I had thought it would be. Just trying to think of all the steps is the most challenging, Happy to be able to click and drag.
    Regards
    Tom Holley
     

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