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Davie82
Posted: Monday, August 23, 2021 6:01:22 PM
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Hi folks,

It was a nice sunny day here (for a change) and I had a day off work so I took the opportunity to take the CC8800 outside for some nice pictures. I made a thread about the custom parts (boom head plus runner, hook blocks, stinger) some years ago on the forum and the crane has been packed away for a good couple of years, but since moving house recently I've been able to set it up again and I spent a few hours over the weekend refining the counterweight tray and stinger, and I also built the 5m extension - the second time I've done this. It's not finished yet (nor is the runner tip) but I love how good this model looks with these accessories.

I know the setup is a little unrealistic but it's the first time I've properly reeved the main block with both winches using the braided nylon string I got on ebay, and it looks really nice. The transformer and rigging was made for another dio I did a couple of years ago. It's a bit crooked, but it'll do for now!

Does anyone have a strong opinion on the boom head that Conrad have continued into the CC8800-1 Boom Booster model? I'm pretty disappointed that they haven't updated it, but I guess it wasn't a priority for them.

I have the CC8800 set up next to my desk in the study (first pic).

Also, the crane is not properly rigged in these pics - this was just a kind of "progress report" to see how things would look. The transformer weighs a little over 1kg.










wildpig1234
Posted: Monday, August 23, 2021 7:27:37 PM
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it's a timeless crane! just got my sarens today along with 10 extensions! This should be enough to allow for max height in any configuration ;)

I also have the mammoet one so the boom on the mammoet will be multicolor ;)

I will probably start out with a build even smaller than yours. With just one boom section and no derrick. Just so i can have it on my desk with limited space.

It will probably be a while before i can build it all the way up to the almost 5m max height configuration...lol
Paul R
Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 5:17:02 AM

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Most amazing thing is that you had some sun! LOL.

Great photos. It’s a lovely crane.

Paul R
Paul
Posted: Friday, August 27, 2021 5:55:53 AM

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Great pics and the floating counter weight tray looks fab.

The CC8800 is the first model I bought and got me into model collecting.

It's still my favourite model and I'm sure if Conrad released a basic white version again it would sell very well.

Scania V8. The best sounding truck in the world.

Myggen
Posted: Monday, August 30, 2021 6:36:09 PM
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Time to assemble: around 1,5 hours, done with care and love.

Time to wire the thing: 1,5 days, done with rage and insanity.

:D

i dont think i ever saw this model wired up so much (i certanly never wire mine nearly as much haha), i really love the second hook on this model
wildpig1234
Posted: Monday, August 30, 2021 8:53:15 PM
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The hook reeving is only beaten i think by the sgc and the ptc ;)
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