Thursday, April 27, 2017
The climbing tower crane
Now that the work on that construction scene has started I can finally put this kit together. It was not clear to me from looking at the package but when I opened it I was pleasantly surprised to find that there are 2 crane kits included plus some great little construction scene details.
Before purchasing this crane kit I had not heard of this company, Studio Mid. Turns out that they have several other N scale kits for modeling construction scenes. I have not seen anything from them on ebay but here is a LINK to the HobbySearch.com store with all the Studio Mid N scale products.
I made some substantial looking support bases from styrene tile with another layer of .040 styrene under it. Then the crane bases were attached to this with ACC glue.
In the lead photo of the prototype the crane on the right is seen adding or removing a section from it's own tower. Each crane in this kit comes with two towers, one longer and one shorter. Both represent several actual sections attached together. I used the longer towers and then cut the shorter ones into their individual sections and set them in the support area.
These are now completed with the exception of stringing the thread through, that might prove to be the most difficult part.