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Heavy Lifting

Lifting and moving heavy models

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anchorman02/04/2018 19:00:01
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How do people move and store ,heavy models and equipment around the workshop and into any transport they use for transporting large models .

Speedy Builder502/04/2018 19:19:05
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My small workshop has an RSJ running from the loco "shelf" to the bench. With a bit of imagination, it could have projected outside the doors to aid loading, but the loco isn't finished yet. A sliding hook/ block and tackle run on the lower web of the RSJ

Mike Poole02/04/2018 19:25:18
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The chap I bought my lathe from used a hydraulic scissor lift platform truck to move his loco around, came in useful to load Myford into my car. He also used it to load loco into his car.


Muzzer02/04/2018 19:32:25
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I've got a proper (Weber - Italian) engine crane that can lift a 1 tonne machine - not one of the Chinesium rubber constructions. When I refocus on a different fad in the workshop, I can move the machines around to make more room etc. And when I've moved house, it's made the loading and unloading a lot easier. So a proper crane is now a core part of my collection. Doesn't fold up but I can sort of tessellate it with the machinery (currently the TIG welder) to save space.


Boiler Bri02/04/2018 20:19:10
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I use a hydraulic table lift. It moves everything for the shelves to the car. 5" gauge that is. 4" Traction engine is a different matter.

I think it depends on what your moving as to the specific movement??

Lathe - Milling machine never move


Harry Wilkes02/04/2018 21:15:05
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I used one of these to save my back and a 6x5ft trailer to transport it around, I modified the tail gate on the trailer to unfold making a 2 piece ramp.


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