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Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« on: May 13, 2016, 06:01:15 PM »
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To all you Bucyrus Nerds out there...I'm painting the GHQ kit and would like a little history.  I have done some "Googleing" but have found little information.  What time frame were these produced?  Does the GHQ model represent any certain "phase".  I have seen pictures of them painted yellow and maroon with green boom and undercarriage.  When was this paint scheme offered?  I don't think decals are available, are there?  Thanks guys!
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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 07:41:17 PM »
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Freelanced is the way I did mine . Many more shots in my Google Photos link .


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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 08:17:35 PM »
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Some info

http://rpiequipment.com/_specsheets/cranes/be30bsuper_spec.pdf

Here says built 1950s-1970s
http://archives.hcea.net/?p=collections/findingaid&id=159&q=

You can find them for sale with build dates within that bracket . They would still be out there today but not near as much as then , and mostly now used in junk yards and the like .
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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 05:37:36 AM »
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That looks great Richie!  Thanks for the info.  It gives me a little more to go by.
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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2016, 07:17:20 AM »
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Love the MK logo Richie
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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2016, 11:23:03 PM »
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To all you Bucyrus Nerds out there...I'm painting the GHQ kit and would like a little history.  I have done some "Googleing" but have found little information.  What time frame were these produced?  Does the GHQ model represent any certain "phase".  I have seen pictures of them painted yellow and maroon with green boom and undercarriage.  When was this paint scheme offered?  I don't think decals are available, are there?  Thanks guys!

worked at a quarry down in FLA in '85---we had one that went for a swim in the pit. owner decided to do a rebuild instead of repair once it was pulled out. Painted "as delivered"---yellow and maroon. He even found a set of NOS decals on the shelf somewhere. Can't tell you the date of original manufacture.

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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2016, 04:07:48 AM »
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I just spent most of my semester modeling one in Solidworks!

Yes, the Maroon & Yellow with dark green underframe is indeed how most were sold and shipped. The paint lasted from the 40's through the 60's and was applied to their entire line.



Here's a 22B with the paintjob.

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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2016, 04:24:30 AM »
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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2016, 08:29:47 AM »
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I finished up the crawler for GHQ to use in their promotional material.  I ended up painting it in Bucyrus Erie colors and printed out some plaques on my laser printer.
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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2016, 08:54:14 AM »
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I finished up the crawler for GHQ to use in their promotional material.  I ended up painting it in Bucyrus Erie colors and printed out some plaques on my laser printer.


Love the faded paint look , was that pre or post faded ?

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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2016, 10:52:22 AM »
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I finished up the crawler for GHQ to use in their promotional material.  I ended up painting it in Bucyrus Erie colors and printed out some plaques on my laser printer.



Andrew,


Did those plaques make it to GHQ so it can distribute them to the rest of us?



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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2016, 10:28:20 PM »
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Very nice job Andrew.
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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2016, 10:46:12 PM »
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Andrew,


Did those plaques make it to GHQ so it can distribute them to the rest of us?

No,  But they only took me about 2 1/2 minutes to make by downloading an image I found on the interweb and printing it the appropriate size on my printer.  Cut it out and glue it on.  Good to go.
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Re: Bucyrus Erie 30B (GHQ)
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2016, 09:55:19 AM »
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Beautiful work again, Andrew.
I have this I took off a crane a former employer was scrapping out about 35 years ago. Measures 17" x 5"


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