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J.J. Kaye's Mignon Floating Crane

Hi folks, Doc here, with another one of J.J.'s models. Although this one is quite a bit smaller than his Märklin Ferris Wheel, it's impressive nonetheless. This one is a Mignon design, built with the top-of-the-line No. 3 set. Mignon is a fascinating system, quite small in scale, with uniquely designed parts made almost exclusively from aluminum. If you'd like more information on Mignon, see my features in the Other Systems section. If you're not a Mignon collector but you'd still like to try your hand at this model design, look for the instructions on my Downloads page. With a bit of creative part substitution, you could produce a reasonable facsimile with almost any other system.

Illustration of the floating crane from the Mignon instruction manual