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Ruston Bucyrus

Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:04 pm

A while back I started designing a 3D printed model of a 1950s Ruston Bucyrus RB10(10RB) but only got as far as a cab and a static chassis, as I only had a side view drawing of the rest, but then I got a request for one in 16mm/ft and was sent a couple more drawings (from same manual as one I already had) showing cross section of the boom in 2 places. From these I was able to estimate actual width and having been told the dipper(bucket) was about 2ft wide I was able to figure out a design for that, not perfect but hopefully close enough.
I finished design, which in theory could be built as a working model, possibly with some replacement parts, and realised 1/24th scale was within the rescaling range, without major changes so completed that as well.
Now available on Shapeways
Simon Dawson
(Simon D.),
Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges.

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Re: Ruston Bucyrus

Postby chris69 » Thu May 07, 2020 8:32 am

a nice Model!
For those who are interested in building a working one in a large scale, here is the website where one can order a working Slewing ring. ... anguage=de
Not cheap, it goes for EU 98,00
But from what I have read, one of the best on the market.
One thing about the BUCYRUS, it has a mechanical crowd which makes it very hard to build in any scale. A model with a Cable crowd would be a better approach. Something like the old O&K machines or the NOBAS UB 80. This way the crowd function is controlled by the Hoist and Crowd Winch in the machine allowing a realistic operation.Plus the Bucket lid is not of the swing type that requires a spring loaded latch system to close, the affore mentioned machines have a Weight controlled bucket lid, much easier to build!
As to the Rigging Diagram , GREY- Boom Cable, RED - Hoist and FORWARD Crowd Cable, BLUE - Back haul Crowd Cable, YELLOW- Bucked Lid control.
I attached a Picture of the O&K machine (red) and the UB 80 (orange) as well as one of the KRUPP ARDELT one (blue) this is the easiest to build. There is NO crowd action. The crowd action is created by raising and lowering the main boom. The digging arm is of fixed length. BUT one need to remember that the attachment- swing point of the digging arm is NOT in the center of the boom but slightly off center
Have a great day
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Re: Ruston Bucyrus

Postby Jon Randall » Fri May 08, 2020 1:35 pm

Excellent, beautiful model Simon.
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Needs to stop procrastinating and start modelling

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