I guess I’m in. This years Challange falls in an area that has lots of options, but one I have been wanting to do for years popped into mind as soon as I read Dave’s post.
A large Stiff Leg Derrick for freight handeling at track side.
How long has this project been on the back burner, well here are a couple of snap shots along with some rough dimensions that I got in August of 1987 so it’s about time
These pictures are in the yards of the Yreka Western in Yreka California, Everything there is now gone except the depot and this derrick.
So in keeping with the spirit of the challange I present my “shop towel” drawing.
I have started rooting through boxes and drawers gathering materials that may be used. I don’t think I will have any expenses to declare on this one.
A good piece of Mahogany for the timbers, gears and pulleys, and line for the cable.
This should be a fun build, now to dig out some reference material.