Custom designed 8-axle crane tender for MTH model American crane
The crane tender includes a crane boom support which allows the boom to be supported when transported. It is adapted from a prototype crane tender. A photo of a Union Pacific prototype 6-axle crane tender with crane boom support is shown.
The model is 60 feet in length and has 4 trucks (8 axles) which make it very stable. Each of the 4 trucks is specially mounted so that the car can easily negotiate tight curves. This same car can be used with my other MTH cranes as well. The "crane boom support" can be easily removed to convert the car into a heavy duty flatcar for general use.