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    • January 14, 2020 4:05 PM EST
    • Fascinating, haHA! Napkin builders....  Maybe that's like Butt Modeler... but with paper involved.

       

       

       

       

    • January 14, 2020 2:48 PM EST
    • John Passaro said:
      Bob McCown said:

      I was curious, and he wasnt just an ass here.  He's made quite a reputation on other sites too.  Here's a thread from 2007 with the same attitude.

       

      http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?t=76620

       

       

         Geez, Bob, and I felt dang satisfied with myself when my detective work led me to PDFs of the architectural drawings of my build this year. I can see where that wouldn't have been nearly, not even nearly, good enough for You Know Who, since I don't have the original blueprints from the original railroad that built the original tower.

       

       

      Wouldn't have been too long before we agreed to ignore him too!

       

      I think another reason for your big buttresses, vibrations from the trains passing by.

    • January 14, 2020 1:17 PM EST
    • I hate I somehow missed this thread when it first started. I could have made some money off this guy. I would have gladly sold him some original napkin drawings signed and sealed by the engineer of record 

    • January 14, 2020 11:54 AM EST
    • Bob McCown said:

      I was curious, and he wasnt just an ass here.  He's made quite a reputation on other sites too.  Here's a thread from 2007 with the same attitude.

       

      http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?t=76620

       

       

         Geez, Bob, and I felt dang satisfied with myself when my detective work led me to PDFs of the architectural drawings of my build this year. I can see where that wouldn't have been nearly, not even nearly, good enough for You Know Who, since I don't have the original blueprints from the original railroad that built the original tower.

       

       

    • January 14, 2020 11:17 AM EST
    • When I look at the caliber of the projects in Miks 2020, as just one example, however, I have to say that The Revenge of the Napkin Builders has been accomplished ...

    • January 14, 2020 6:38 AM EST
    • Yup, so the napkin drawing became sort of  joke. 

    • January 14, 2020 6:04 AM EST
    • Was doing a little research into the origins of napkin building and discovered it was six years ago to the very day ...

       

      Greg

    • January 14, 2020 3:26 PM EST
    • Bill Barnwell said:

      Dan right now they are closed, owner is ill talked to a distributer of their products at the Deland Railfair last Saturday

      Well that's a bummer

    • January 14, 2020 2:57 PM EST
    • Dan right now they are closed, owner is ill talked to a distributer of their products at the Deland Railfair last Saturday

    • January 14, 2020 12:08 PM EST
    • I am looking for recommendations. Where can I find reliable 1/24th scale basic windows and doors for modeling structures? Plastic or wood will do.

       

      Thank you for your time and consideration.

    • January 9, 2020 8:37 PM EST
    • Rick Marty said:
      Dan Hilyer said:

      Rick, I like that derrick, quite unique.  I contemplated having a cable operated jib, but decided I would keep it simple since we have a finite amount of time.  I will file this one away for later reference.

       

      ????, Can't get much simpler than a 2 drum hand crank Crab with one line to the boom, raise and lower, and one line to the load, raise and lower.

       

      Oh, the idea is simple, but given the time constraints with this particular build, not sure I want to tackle all those moving parts.  Although, I am designing a single drum double purchase winch anyway for the jib crane.  

    • January 8, 2020 11:45 PM EST
    • Dan Hilyer said:

      Rick, I like that derrick, quite unique.  I contemplated having a cable operated jib, but decided I would keep it simple since we have a finite amount of time.  I will file this one away for later reference.

       

      ????, Can't get much simpler than a 2 drum hand crank Crab with one line to the boom, raise and lower, and one line to the load, raise and lower.

       

    • January 7, 2020 7:36 PM EST
    • Rick, I like that derrick, quite unique.  I contemplated having a cable operated jib, but decided I would keep it simple since we have a finite amount of time.  I will file this one away for later reference.

    • January 7, 2020 7:30 PM EST
    • That's a cool old catalog, thanks for sharing it. 

       

      When I built the Foundry building a few years back I Got all the information I needed for the  Stiff Leg Derrick from a 1914 American Hoist and Derrick Co. catalog copy that I have, some really cool stuff in there.

      Here is a picture of the Stiff Leg at the foundry.

      Really looking forward to following along on your build.

    • January 6, 2020 11:55 PM EST
    • I personally really like that first one on page 40. Very cool...

    • January 6, 2020 11:37 PM EST
    • Part of my Mik build this year will be a manually operated jib crane mounted on the deck of Leroy's Transfer and Warehouse.  In doing some research, I came across this sales catalog from a quarry supplier that among other things sold jib cranes and the associated mechanical and structural parts.  Thought some of you may be interested.  It can be found here: Brunner and Lay Tool Catalog

       

      The jib crane selection starts on page 40

    • January 3, 2020 4:11 PM EST
    • Hi Fred,

      No I'm not familiar with the name.

      Shane

       

    • January 3, 2020 3:25 PM EST
    • Shane; Do you ever run into Grant Smith, from Cold Lake Alberta, in your travels ?

        Fred Mills