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 Forum: What's New on the Website?   Topic: Gallery additions - 7th June 2019

Posted: 07 Jun 2019, 19:11 

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33 images added today, courtesy of Steve Armitage (via Chris Capewell), Chris Shardlow, Kevin Jarvis, Mike Yeoman and the Great North of Scotland Railway Association (via Mike Yeoman). The images can be viewed via the following links: Unidentified R&R and Craven Bros cranes (2 images) Cowans She...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: 1561S

 Post subject: Re: 1561S
Posted: 07 May 2019, 08:17 

Replies: 4
Views: 3234

Any developments on the proposed sale, Pete?

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Clearances and lubrication for Steam Cranes

Posted: 06 Apr 2019, 16:46 

Replies: 5
Views: 4547

I no longer have the (weakish) evidence to hand but I concluded that the big ends on 1931 R&R crane MP3 were fed with grease from new, or at least from quite early in its life. Peter Woad, driver from roughly the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, told me: "Regarding the big ends, they were always gre...

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

Posted: 09 Feb 2019, 09:39 

Replies: 12
Views: 3836

Help I am looking for.......... [Railway Breakdown Cranes Volume 2] ... I can't find it anywhere, if you know where I can get a copy please let me know (shop, library, private, to buy or borrow) A New Zealand chap looking for a copy told me this week that he emailed the publisher who said it was on...

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

Posted: 03 Feb 2019, 14:17 

Replies: 2
Views: 2040

Oops! Well spotted, Tom!

The correct number for C82 is ADRC96704.

All three cranes entered service in 1962, so it seems fair to conclude this to be the year of completion of build.

I'll arrange correction. Time also needs to be found to check/confirm the status of the extant cranes.

 Forum: Military Breakdown Cranes   Topic: Feb-Mar 2017 Locomotives International

Posted: 26 Oct 2018, 09:20 

Replies: 2
Views: 4980

There's no indication that Chris intended to show the actual photo.

He was complying with copyright law by telling us where it could be found rather than republishing without the owner's permission.

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: 1561S

 Post subject: Re: 1561S
Posted: 25 Oct 2018, 09:25 

Replies: 4
Views: 3234

Pete, it's sad to see 1561S being made available for sale after all the dedication and hard work you've poured into it.

If there was a medal for such, I'd nominate you to receive it! But there isn't, so you'll have to make do with just a lifetime of pride at the transformation you've carried out.

 Forum: What's New on the Website?   Topic: Gallery Additions - 6th October 2018

Posted: 06 Oct 2018, 15:26 

Replies: 0
Views: 2704

A further 18 images added today, with thanks to Bill Jamieson, Chris Hickson and Keith Miller (the latter two via Roger Cooke). The images can be viewed via the following links: ADRR95213 in yellow livery at Laira (2 images) (DE331)158 re-rails the tender of B1 61116 at Tweedmouth (2 images) ADRC967...

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

 Post subject: Re: 96719 - The End?
Posted: 05 Sep 2018, 08:41 

Replies: 4
Views: 4150

I suspect that "cables will need to be cut" is an unsubstantiated assumption by the Facebook contributor.

The engineers responsible for the crane at Crewe surely know about de-rigging and wouldn't have made that contradictory statement.

 Forum: What's New on the Website?   Topic: Gallery Additions - 25th May 2018

Posted: 25 May 2018, 14:36 

Replies: 0
Views: 2189

Another 50 images have been uploaded today, with huge thanks to the following: Chris Capewell Mike Morant Jeremy Price Paul Wade (via Mick House) The images can be viewed via the following links: J S Brownlie photograph album (40 images) 35S at Eastleigh (2 images) 96718 at Llangollen (3 images) 967...
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