10 (adding the cables).
cable needs to be added whether you have the crane stored
that the boom is attached to the main crane assembly then
tag a piece of pulled sprue or 4lb test monofilament fishing
line to the rear of the crane hook underneath the boom.
When secure thread the tag end of the line through the
drilled hole at the tip of the boom in front of the vertical
threaded, pull the line to firm up the `droop' beneath
the boom and then tack it to the pulley (with CA). As
there is no load on this cable when the crane is stored
run it along the boom and then curve it up to the center
of the top of the crane column between the two microdot
connectors. Tack it on with CA glue.
all the cranes have been completed trim off all the tag
ends as close as possible to the upright column's `face'
with small scissors or nail clippers.
cable needs to be added if you have your cranes in an
cables originate from the outboard connectors atop the
crane's column (i.e. the microdots we added in Step
2), wrap around the horizontal pulley and back up
to the opposite connector. Tack a section of pulled sprue
or fishing line to one connector, pull the line to keep
it taut and wrap it around the horizontal pulley (made
from heads of pins), then tack it to the pulley with CA
glue. Continue with a taut line, go back up to the opposite
connector again and tack it with CA glue. When set, trim
off any tag ends with small scissors or nail clippers.
Safety Cables - A-deck Cranes:
The A-deck cranes had secondary safety cables when in
their stored position. These were located on the inboard
sides running from the column microdot connector under
the locking bar for the crane rest, around the horizontal
pulley, back under the locking bar. There is no evidence
where it went from here, it is assumed that the cable
was then coiled on the boom somewhere near the tower.
Make these from pulled sprue or fishing line . Have these