OPC 1: Manitowoc 4600 Dragline

Written by TJ on January 12th, 2011

Manitowoc 4600 Dragline by Emilus.

Note: this is the first in, hopefully, a long series of blog posts that will feature the creations of other people. My previous blog post explains this, but I simply want to feature MOCs that have attracted my attention and that I feel are worth sharing (and remembering).



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(image © Emilus)

It’s been a long while since I’ve seen a MOC like this that could be classified entirely into the Technic theme. It has great detail but also really great functionality.

NOTE: If you step back into Emilus’ Brickshelf galleries, there’s a sister folder for this model titled “WIP” (work in progress). There are some detail shots of the inner workings of this model.

Things That I Like:

The functionality. It appears to be entirely motorized and controlled by PF (power functions). That should make it fun to play with, er… use :-)

The color. That’s a lot of yellow Technic right there. I like it!

Scale. There’s just something right about the Technic figure scale. And I like that there are a few Technic figs thrown in.

I’ve always been a fan of Manitowoc crawler based cranes (and draglines). I think they are simple, basic designs that translate well into a model. I like the choice of of the 4600 dragline to model.

The boom looks a bit rough, but I really like how it’s all mostly yellow. The constant color throughout its design really makes it look nice.

The turntable is pretty good! It’s a fairly compact design that uses rollers. It looks like it would function quite well.

3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jan
    13
    3:31
    AM
    Tobbe Arnesson

    You can see it operate here.

    One thing makes this MOC stand out pretty far from other cranes. He mimicked the real thing in one important regard: One power plant. That is, one pack of 6 PF-motors that powers all functions. The rest of the motors is “only” there to change outputs.

    Apparently it was to easy to “just” make a crane that looks and behaves like the real thing. :-O

    Love the use of tires for the seat.

  2. Jan
    13
    10:44
    AM
    admin

    Nice! Thanks for the link to the video.

  3. Jan
    13
    4:03
    PM
    Emilus

    Hi and thanks for describing my model.
    There will be other :)

    Greetings

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