Posted 6 years ago
This a VERY WELL DESIGNED TRUCK CRANE! This was purchased in the area of NASHUA, NEW HAMSHIRE. This might go back to the 60's or 70's? The overall length of the CRANE is 27 inches by 9 inches wide. The base plate for the CRANE base & the TRUCK base is 1/4 inch thick. The front engine compartment, wheels & rims, front & rear axles might have come from a roadgrader. All 6 wheels are 4 inches in diameter & 1/2 inch wide. There are 4 Lionel motors under the CRANE & 3 on top. Steers left/right by Lionel motor. 2 Lionel motors are hooked up to the rear drive units. Rear axle pivots like a roadgrader. The CRANE & TRUCK cab bodies are made of clear plastic painted yellow. The black lattice boom is all hand soldered brass. The lattice/boom is 42 inches long overall, side from is 5/8 inch bottom to middle is 2 inches back to 5/8 inches at top. Width of lattice/boom from bottom is 3 1/8 inches to middle is 2 inches back to 1 3/8 inches top. Clam bucket is very detailed & closes very tightly. The clam bucket measures 4 1/2 inches high, 2 1/4 inches deep, & 4 inches wide. There is 2 lengths of teephone electrical wire 13 feet long with male Cinch Jones 12 pin connectors. There is a plastic male/man doll with a white painted plastic hard hat with separate capital decal letters on hard hat I. U. O. E. This might stand for International Union of Operating Engineers. The plastic male/man doll might be Remco? The clothes on the doll not sure of the manufacture. I WOULD LIKE TO FIND/LOCATE the rest of pieces to this TRUCK CRANE, the control panel/box with female Cinch Jones connectors & switches to control movements of CRANE, the wiring instructions, PICTURES of this TRUCK CRANE who built this, when this was built, what was this built for, where was this built???!!! Can anyone PLEASE HELP me with INFORMATION/HISTORY on this CRANE???!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!