NEW MINT FAM Fine Art Models 1 Gauge / Gauge 1 BRASS Bucyrus Erie Railway Crane. Rarity: VERY RARE, VERY LIMITED SERIES, Only 139 made. Never been put into action. I might have the manual, I will look for it. The very most finest train model ever built by Fine Arts Model next to Class A.
This model is one of the last models made with no track base. Fine Art Models spent two years developing this locomotive with the intention of making it a benchmark model from a technological point of view. While we knew we could build the model with no compromise in detail e. All doors and hatches open and all detail can be found in the appropriate locations behind these doors and hatches, the question remained whether we could build it to function just as well.
Our answer is a very proud and resounding YES! Our crane has our third generation sound system with all the noises of a real steam operated crane. It also has a lifting whistle, which must be blown before a load is lifted. The model is digitally controlled via signals sent through the rails from the control box.
Encoders located in the crane read the signal and the desired function occurs. The crane can move forward and backward, raise and lower its two lifting hooks, and raise, lower and rotate the boom. And the boom work-lights can be turned on and off from the same control box.
Perhaps the most ingenious feature of this crane is, that when any function takes place, the twin steam pistons function and the gear assemblies rotate - just as they did on the real crane (the winding drums are operated by miniature Swiss-made motors located inside the drums). The traction motors for the carriage are all in their correct locations. To enable the crane to lift loads, the chassis has been made from a solid piece of billet brass. When lifting light loads, the crane can be anchored to the rails with the use of special clamps.
When lifting heavy loads, outriggers (in the center and at the ends of each platform) all telescope out. In addition, six jack screws, positioned on timbers, stabilize the crane. Our model comes with all of these accessories. WHAT YOU SEE IN PICTURES IS WHAT YOU WILL GET.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Locomotives". The seller is "trainbud" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.