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 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby R197 75ton Recovery Crane (Crewe!)

Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 17:58 

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I have now modified the parts concerning the crane carriage, jib runner and relieving bogies. I was surprised how soft some of the plastic parts were. Time to start reassembly.

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 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Data Files

Posted: 09 Mar 2019, 12:05 

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I have started my own spreadsheet but still find a couple of errors in red on the chart. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7920/46603241184_c9b5d610d8_c.jpg The two question marks ? the numbers seem wrong to be on two different cranes? Can anyone advise of corrections or additional information

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby R197 75ton Recovery Crane (Crewe!)

Posted: 01 Mar 2019, 14:20 

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Now I have found 'THE' book, I will have to study and think a bit.......

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 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby R197 75ton Recovery Crane (Crewe!)

Posted: 10 Feb 2019, 13:05 

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This is never going to be an exact scale build but I have been surprised by the axle spacing. almost all within 2 mm, the worst being the relieving bogies from first axle to buffet but this has a 5 mm section which is easily removed. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7903/46133772055_1f8e5ca49c_z.jpg

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby R197 75ton Recovery Crane (Crewe!)

Posted: 10 Feb 2019, 10:32 

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Starting my second crane rebuild Hornby R197, I intend to detail it to be a Cowans Sheldon 35 ton crane. Still researching but making a start. also waiting for delivery of new razor saw's, I am planning to work bottom up. so rework the jib runner, relieving bogies, main chassis and how they fit toge...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby R197 75ton Recovery Crane (Crewe!)

Posted: 08 Feb 2019, 17:18 

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Consider my head blown........ OK searching this morning for the book, info and pictures, I have found there is a Cowans and Sheldon crane not 1/2 a mile away. Crewe Heritage Centre has ADRC 96717 and 50 ton painted on the jib, steam converted to diesel and bright yellow, information from data files...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby R197 75ton Recovery Crane (Crewe!)

Posted: 08 Feb 2019, 09:30 

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Help I am looking for..........

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... I can find it anywhere, if you know where I can get a copy please let me know (shop, library, private, to buy or borrow)

 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Data Files

Posted: 03 Feb 2019, 11:02 

Replies: 2
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I am researching these cranes but found some anomalies on the site. Extant UK Breakdown Cranes as at November 2013 Order Number 82, Built 1962, Built for BR(M) ADRC9 76 04 Order Number 84, Built 1962 Order Number 85, Built 1962 Breakdown Cranes with CEPS Numbers Order Number 82, Built 1961, Built fo...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby R197 75ton Recovery Crane (Crewe!)

Posted: 02 Feb 2019, 09:24 

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Only one of the 12 seems to have made it to Crewe. ADRC96703 (formerly RS1093/75) was at Crewe from 1978 to the mid-1980s. This crane was build as a steam-powered crane and was converted to Diesel-hydraulic operation at Derby, the conversion being completed in 1978 when it was allocated to Crewe. T...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby R197 75ton Recovery Crane (Crewe!)

Posted: 29 Jan 2019, 19:17 

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Good Evening or Morning as the case may be. As a child this was always on my Santa list but he never obliged. Now I am back into railways I saw one of these accidentally on eBay, I did a little research and was hooked again. I have now bought one of these fine models £23.95 inc. post. I want to stri...
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