This weekend I started a new project. I had two incomplete LGB-ToyTrain crane cars that gave more than enough parts to make one complete.
Although I do like the look of the cranecar it's still a bit to much of an american logging crane for me so I have to "Europe-a-nize" it a bit. Therefore the wooden crane-arm had to go for sure because these are not very prototypal for European cranes.
The crane had also to be a bit bigger and preferable with 3 axles to give it a heavier look.
Taking it apart:
And re-spray it (just ordinary primer in a rattle-can from the DIY store):
The mid section in the chassis is removed with use of a Dremel (safety-glasses are not a luxury with this job!)
The third axle holder (from another old LGB car with coupler cutted off) fits in nicely. It can move from side to side a bit so sharp R1 curves are no problem.
Keeping it in place:
Testride on the track. As planned, no problems in the R1 curves!!!
And this is how far as I could get. Starting to build a new crane arm, using the original one as base:
Hopefully, if time permits, more pictures soon!