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 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: 96719 - The End?

 Post subject: Re: 96719 - The End?
Posted: 23 Aug 2019, 06:47 

Replies: 9
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Link below, taken from the Southern Electric Group's Facebook page, clearly shows that the ropes are no longer visible. The question is were they cut or just wound on the drums!
https://www.facebook.com/SEG3142/photos/pb.350543218317208.-2207520000.1566473554./2465489770155865/?type=3&theater

 Forum: General Breakdown and Recovery Discussions   Topic: Marshalling in trains

 Post subject: Re: Marshalling in trains
Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 08:28 

Replies: 4
Views: 5124


As a rule all our cranes were jib to London, when I worked at Brighton and to the best of my knowledge all the depots I visited had the same, apart from the depots in the inner London area, IE: Stewarts Lane. It is the same as up and down lines in general up is to London and also platform 1 is usual...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: class 40 lifting brackets for use with matterson jacks

Posted: 06 Feb 2019, 00:13 

Replies: 4
Views: 5982


I think you will find that MJH002 is the lifting bracket you want for the job

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: Barry Stephens {Eastleigh} home video

Posted: 08 Jan 2019, 09:28 

Replies: 8
Views: 12536


Hi Steve Would it be possible to have a copy of the DVD. It would be nice to see the Eastleigh boys on the job. I was working on the Brighton gang and on the odd occasion Eastleigh would come onto our patch and we would go onto theirs, as we did with Ashford, Stewarts Lane and Wimbledon. Regards Mick

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: class 40 lifting brackets for use with matterson jacks

Posted: 04 Dec 2018, 17:38 

Replies: 4
Views: 5982


Hi Derek
Hope the following is of some help.
No actual dimensions I am afraid.

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Main hoist rope for ADRC96707.

Posted: 01 Oct 2018, 08:17 

Replies: 3
Views: 7551


Hi Derek

You will need to know the specification of your wire rope before you contact anyone, so they are able to give you a price.
The Links below may help:

http://www.steelwirerope.com

http://www.tecni-cable.co.uk

http://wireropeshop.co.uk


Regards Mick

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: 96719 - The End?

 Post subject: Re: 96719 - The End?
Posted: 05 Sep 2018, 07:27 

Replies: 9
Views: 9039


Hi Roger, I hope you do not mind but I have taken the liberty of using your quote on the OTP website, as I strongly agree with you.
I would also like to know the reason they are sending it to Margate, are they thinking of converting it into a ride at Dreamland.

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby conversion kits

 Post subject: Re: Hornby conversion kits
Posted: 29 Mar 2018, 06:21 

Replies: 8
Views: 13432


No Roger, I was talking about those that cannot afford to buy the new Bachmann 38-800 to 803 Ransomes & Rapier 45 Ton Breakdown crane at around £212+, that is being produced as we speak, they can convert a Hornby one instead. Richard, the photo on your link is very blurred, If you want to send s...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby conversion kits

 Post subject: Re: Hornby conversion kits
Posted: 28 Mar 2018, 08:03 

Replies: 8
Views: 13432


Hi Richard

It sounds like a good idea, as this maybe useful fore anyone that cannot afford to buy the new Bachmann crane.
Can you post some photos on the site to give us an idea of what is to come.

Regards Mick

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Drawings on ebay as of Feb 11 2018

Posted: 17 Feb 2018, 08:33 

Replies: 3
Views: 8522


I wonder if it would be worth asking the seller if they would donate the drawing to the BDCA if they did not sell, I appreciate that we would need an archivist to look after any drawing that we recived and wondered if this was worth considering.
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