Well I didn’t get a start on Thursday like I’d hoped for, but only got going last night. It looks as if I haven’t achieved much, but there is quite a bit of cutting out to do, to build up the card stock into substantial elements. The maximum thickness of the card stock that I use is only 2mm. To achieve the strength required, there is a lot of lamination, which I must say gives great strength.
By building up so many layers I managed to make the legs 12mm in places. This crane is going to be a lot stronger than it looks.
Once all fiddly bits have been cut out, the fun can start.
I was intrigued when I first saw the pictures of this crane from scalescenes, on how sturdy it was going to be. I should not have doubted it. It is going to be as strong as houses!
So, I have both end frames built, the two bridge rails are laminated. I can start and assemble the main structure. Unfortunately this will not be until next weekend, as I have a very busy week at work, with a trip to our Mersey Port near Liverpool for two days mid week.
Until Next Time…………..