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 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Reversing the drive on a steam crane

Posted: 30 Jul 2017, 22:33 

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Thanks Peter, I thought that would be the case.

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Graham Phillips

 Post subject: Graham Phillips
Posted: 30 Jul 2017, 16:13 

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Hi, I'm a volunteer on the Severn Valley Railway, home of Cowans Sheldon 30-ton steam crane RS 1087 although as the crane's based at Bridgnorth and I'm with Bewdley Wagon Repairs, I don't have any direct involvement with it. I've recently taken up Meccano modelling and plan to build a series of SVR ...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Reversing the drive on a steam crane

Posted: 30 Jul 2017, 10:49 

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I'm planning on building a Meccano model of a steam crane and I was wondering how the drive was reversed. Was the engine run in reverse, like a railway locomotive? Or did the engine always run in the same direction, like a diesel engine, and reverse gear was selected? I know the answer might seem ob...
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