Build along with Patrick Rivard as he builds this unique Fixed Boom Crane
I am showing the actual building of the entire project. 90% of the parts used are of white metal. I will attempt to show the process of assembling the entire crane as simply as I can.” (Rivard, Patrick; email, 08/27/2022)
Crow River Products Fixed Boom Crane kit

Crow River Products Fixed Boom Crane kit

Description from the manufacturer’s website:

Fixed Boom Crane. (Also known as a Pillar or Yard Crane among, other names.) These cranes add interest to rail yards, sidings at manufacturing plants and waterfront scenes. Used to lift heavy items off flat cars or gondolas and transfer to trucks.

The crane itelf and machinery are pewter castings. The cab, concrete support and loading dock, are resin castings. There are only two parts to the loading dock.

  • Kit features over 30 Pewter Castings
  • 11 Resin Castings
  • 3 Drawing Sheets
  • Comes with Complete Instructions
  • 3′ x 10″ Footprint
  • Boom 5″


Part 1 – August 31, 2022


Part 2 – September 7, 2022