HO morgan 400 ton ladle crane scratch built photos

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by slagpot, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. slagpot

    slagpot Member

    Hello all,

    Thanks and Kudos to Doc wayne for being so kind as to share photos of his crane. Mine is somewhat based on a much heavier duty steel mill crane. This crane will be used inside the BOF structure as soon as its built.

    All scratch built using all kinds of things.....far to many to list off. As you may be able to tell my painting skills still suck ,so bear with me.....sorry. It took huh........dunno how many hours to build. Still have more things to add,odds & ends really. Enjoy and many many thanks to you DocWayne.





    Dragon River Steel Corp {DRSC}
  2. Dakota train

    Dakota train Member

    It's awesome. You have to much creativity. Lend me some. Is it fully functional? Great job

  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    man i only hope i can get that detailed with my steel mill,great job.--josh
  4. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Wow, that' impressive!
  5. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    I've watched nearly every scratchbuilt thing you've made, and you certianly improve greatly with time! :) This is SUPER impressive, and I cannot wait to see where It'll go on your layout! :thumb:
  6. slagpot

    slagpot Member

    Hi yaz Terrell,

    The only thing that moves freely is the trolley,it can be moved to either end. Would have been cool to have an operating model,but far to much enigneering for me.

  7. slagpot

    slagpot Member


    What scale do you model in ? I myself can't wait to see what another steel mill nut will model !!!!!!!! Do you have any pics to share ?

  8. slagpot

    slagpot Member

    Glen.....thanks for the kind words.

    Miles....Thanks, really means a lot. I built this model using just about everything but the kitchen sink. The sink didn'y look right anywhere on the crane ,so it didn't get put on,heh heh, heh .The main girder was made from a walthers turnable templete.Most of the crane parts were lego shapes,the winches came from my wifes par-a-keet perches and the gear boxes were old transformers toys.Everything else was completely scratch built.Thanks again for the kind words.

    Oh BTW ,this crane will be housed in the Basic oxygen furnace building,a scructure that will be about three feet long by two feet wide and two and one half feet high. Sctucture is to big to be built and stored,so I'll have to wait.

  9. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    i model in HO and do not have a layout yet as i am in the process of building it.but soon ill have pics of when i start to model the steel mill which is mostly yard but still guite a few buildings.cant wait to start on it and get some picture up.--josh
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Fantastic! How big is that in inches?
  11. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Wow that's great!!! You need to get that thing outside with the sky as a backdrop - I bet you'd fool a lot of people who would think it's real. Really nice work!
  12. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Great job, Patrick, and a very imaginative use of materials. :thumb: :thumb: Your passion for the subject certainly shows through in your work. Very impressive.

  13. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Fantastic work! I really like the cab! :thumb:

  14. NCGrimbo

    NCGrimbo New Member

    Very nice work. Good Job!
  15. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Holy cow! That is freaking awesome.
  16. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Wadda monster:thumb:
  17. D&Hp-burgh

    D&Hp-burgh New Member

    I have seen on a couple of your models the black wires strung about. What are you using for them?? They look incredible
  18. slagpot

    slagpot Member

    I use a couple of things mainly,copper wire coated in its insulation. Shoot I've even used fishing string,painted. But copper wire ,retains its shape and is easier to work with.So far its the best looking for hydraulic hoses,electrical lines and main piping.

    All of the norscot heavy equipment models I have, are all done using this method.Mainly for the hydraulic hoses.

    Hope this helps.

    Dragon River Steel Corp {DRSC}
  19. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer


    COME TO MY HOUSE AND BUILD ME ONE OF DEM IN N SCALE sign1 sign1 sign1 sign1

    FANTASTIC job Patrick, that is a AWESOME piece of work, I am always suprised to see what is next :thumb: :thumb:

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