SCALE: 1:50 TYPE: Diecast / multi-material
Posted by Kevin on 4th Apr 2013
First of all, this thing is freaking huge! Which is exactly what I wanted in a tower crane model. It's also super detailed and also modular (ie-you can make it so it's not quite so tall!).
Just buy it.
Posted by Tom H. on 31st Jan 2013
This is the best out there.Extremely detailed in every way possible. I don't think there is any plastic on it. A definite must for any collector.
Posted by Ponce201 on 20th Jan 2013
Outstanding detail and quality taken to fabricate this model , I must say this is the first model crane I have purchased and definitely it will not be the last , I will buy a few more models and start a small collection .
I highly recommend this product to any person that wants to impress people that visit their office ,home , etc.
Posted by Dan on 9th Dec 2012
After nearly a year of convincing myself to buy this model, I was glad when it finally arrived. The detail in every aspect of this crane is amazing, and working around them daily, it is very hard to pick the difference. I built the model with 10 sections instead of the supplied 13. The crane now happily sits lifting 1 boom section as the other 2 sit on the back of a Kenworth T908 with drake trailer (i know, a little overkill with the Drake but do not have a flat bed yet)
If you are interested in buying this model i definitely would'nt wait, its quite a large model and looks even better being posed as if the crane is being jumped, my favourite model, and definitely wont be the last!
Posted by Joe G. on 20th Sep 2012
...it is the most detailed tower crane. As always, I chose Potain's house colors as those construction companies mean nothing to me, living where I live, so mine is in a beautiful fire-engine red normally associated with Ferrari, that bring out the excellent craftsmanship typical of TWH.
For stability purposes, i chose to build mine using only ten mast sections, leaving out three out of thirteen provided with the kit. Although the base is heavy and the very convincing "concrete" ballast weights do a good job stabilizing the model, I decided not to risk it since the models is quite tall and has to be displayed outside of my cabinets as it doesn't fit.
The set-up is pretty straightforward and the lines come already reeved, and the only thing I noticed was that it was best to do some tread-chasing before final assembly because the treads on the mast sections had manufacturing residues. After that, assembly was pretty easy and the model gets a lot of oohs and aahs. The detail is as always incredible, plenty of cabling, photo-etch walkways, pulleys and all. Plastic is practically non-existing.
I have taken pictures of the model outdoors against a suitable background, and it is difficult to see it's a model. Now I only have to get me another flatbed trailer to pose the remaining sections of the mast.
Posted by Manuel on 21st Aug 2012
I have been wanting this model for some time now. it is awesome the detail is great what more could you ask for. If you are in to cranes this is a must. It would be nice if it had a extension kit for it that be cool. the claiming cadge is a must to compliment the model.
Posted by Robert G on 22nd Jun 2012
This is my first model. Very happy with it.
Posted by dave on 24th Apr 2012
my second model crane , detail is a credit to the guys at twh . it looks great on display with the climbing cage and load in suspension,i cant wait to add more twh cranes to my display.
Posted by cranedude07 on 22nd Jul 2011
this model is awesome! has great detail and is pretty tall. being that there is only 2 big, 1/50 scale tower cranes available, this is definately the better model, i have this one and the liebherr 630 ech 40 tower crane, this crane isnt as tall but packs in more detail. i recommend it along with the climbing cage!