The prototype was inexpensive, easily set up
or moved, and adaptable to many uses. Lumbering operations and quarries used them
in large numbers,and some may still be found
alongside the spurs of branchline industries.
The functional simplicity of the derrick’s design combined with the many cast fittings and prominent gear train assembly make this an unusually appealing model. And with only
minor modification, it is possible to power the
unit from under the table. The complete kit includes 36 clean, detailed castings,wood
beams, wire and cord – everything to build this simple, but unique model.
For realism, the derrick requires a minimum
clear working area of 4 inches by 7 inches.