A crane house like this is useful in any harbor, and might be the property of a merchant at their private pier or warehouse. It might be owned by a town or individual offering its services to the public, charging a small fee for every hoist. Such a structure would also be vital in an exchange market where bulk goods are being traded, where large freight needs to be moved from one wagon to another all the time. In Rake's Corner, the old crane house has played a part of many shady deals and the trafficking of contraband.
The operation is simple: Because the crane stays in one place, carts or boats are moved into place beneath it. Heavy cargo in a net or harness is lifted off the back of carts or boats, and workers on the ground use hooks and poles to maneuver the cargo onto the dock. There, it can be broken down into smaller units and distributed, lifted onto the next boat or cart in line or stacked for later.
This paper model kit is easy to assemble, requiring just cardstock paper sheets to print on (110 lb. or 199gsm recommended), scissors, hobby knife, paper glue, aluminum ruler and cutting mat. Optionally, you can use a piece of foamcore for the base.
This model comes prepared in two scales: 15mm and 28mm/30mm. It can also be printed at other gaming scales by adjusting the print size percentage on your printer. Tips and advice for altering the scale are included with this kit.
This specially-priced model features single-layered PDFs that are ready to print right way.
You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or later in order to use these files.
The Crane House's footprint is 2.7" x 2.2" and it stands 8.6" high at the chimney. An optional ground piece is provided for extra stability, and it measures 3" x 6".
Vermin King: Time to vote is running out!
Sept 7, 2023 14:34:23 GMT -9
Vermin King: Best of Show voting is up!
Sept 5, 2023 16:28:25 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had gotten down to less than 1/16 of a mile and not being able to stand for more than 4 minutes without crumbling to the ground, so getting better. Now, I just need to get my folks improving
Sept 5, 2023 9:52:25 GMT -9
Vermin King: My stressful 2023 started in March, 2020, and fortunately, progress is keeping up with the set-backs ... for the most part. I'm still upright and last Monday, I was able to stretch my after-breakfast walk to 3/4 of a mile.
Sept 5, 2023 9:50:41 GMT -9
okumarts: Hey VK, I just got to look at the Shoutbox. I hope things are going ok. Everyone seems to be having a stressful 2023.
Sept 5, 2023 5:47:25 GMT -9
aleks: Cannot imagine what na hurricane will be in first person...finger crossed that Idalia will pass without arm you and your beloved
Aug 31, 2023 5:28:08 GMT -9
Vermin King: ignatious was in the path of Idalia and hasn't been on since before landfall. I know things have got to be chaotic down there, but keep him in your thoughts and prayers
Aug 31, 2023 3:34:24 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, I am back for now. I will be sitting in tomorrow while Dad has other things he has to do. I will remember to take something to work on
Aug 29, 2023 12:46:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: I should have at least brought a book. Waiting is something I am not good at. I need to be doing something
Aug 29, 2023 8:36:45 GMT -9
Vermin King: And now Mom is in ICU ...
Aug 29, 2023 8:35:46 GMT -9
Vermin King: should have brought those wheels with me...
Aug 29, 2023 7:46:19 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, Mom has pneumonia in both lungs, so we are just sitting around waiting to hear what the doctors are going to do...
Aug 29, 2023 7:45:44 GMT -9
ignatious: So far looks like we're on the northwest side of it so that's good but Hermine and Michael are still fresh in the mind so I'd rather be ready. I lived on a sailboat as a kid so storm preparedness is kind of just in me.
Aug 28, 2023 9:13:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: ignatious, I almost called you last night to check on your progress. And to see if you were in the path. Stay safe
Aug 28, 2023 6:24:01 GMT -9