Trolley upgrade for Container crane (N scale 1:160)

1 Separate the spreader parts from the sprues. The points of separation may need cleaning up with a knife or fine sandpaper.
 2 Insert the two gears into the main body of the trolley.
3 Push the two caps into the two holes between the gears. There may be some powder in the holes that needs to be cleaned out with a thin wire or brush.

4 Place the trolley onto the runners that run along the inside of the horizontal reach.

5 Insert the legs into the underside of the trolley, making sure the feet point outward. The holes in the trolley may contain powder that will need cleaning out before inserting the legs.

Container Crane assembly instructions

How to attach outreach lifting cables 

(The outreach cannot be raised on the model, the cables are purely aesthetic)

The model allows for the attachment of the cables that raise and lower the horizontal outreach. The pulleys, around which the cables wind, have a small hole through which a cotton thread, or similar, can be threaded.


The cables can be fed through the pulleys at the top of the crane and then through the corresponding pulleys on the horizontal outreach. Pull the thread tight, tie a knot and cut off the excess. Knots can be hidden behind the pulleys. 


Each pair of pulleys holds three sets of cables, as can be seen in the following diagram.


The process can be repeated for the smaller pulleys, as shown below.

The final two cables run from the top of the crane, this time in the opposite direction, towards the rear of the crane. These are single cables.