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 Forum: Joining and Using the Forum   Topic: Adding Photos to gallery

Posted: 03 Nov 2021, 08:59 

Replies: 2
Views: 2610

Thank you so much for the photos now received. An impressive and interesting collection! Cowans Sheldon's photos of a 75t crane under construction demonstrate the immense task of building these machines. The ultimate photo of Stephenson's Rocket being hoisted by 96710 without need for the outriggers...

 Forum: Joining and Using the Forum   Topic: Adding Photos to gallery

Posted: 01 Nov 2021, 09:11 

Replies: 2
Views: 2610

Hello Dave, Those photos will be a highly valued addition to the Gallery. Thanks very much for offering them. The Gallery has no direct image-uploading facility. Images are sent to me and I act as uploader. However, and most unfortunately, the Gallery software relies on Adobe Flash which is no longe...


Posted: 25 Jun 2021, 10:31 

Replies: 5
Views: 4376

You've now been upgraded to a fully Registered member of the forum so should receive the PM shortly.

If any problem, please drop a line here again if you'd like me to give Bryan your email address (to which only Admin has access).

You're in good hands with Bryan.

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRC96718 for auction

 Post subject: Re: ADRC96718 for auction
Posted: 17 May 2021, 18:01 

Replies: 10
Views: 10545

Mike Williams, Operations Director for Llangollen Railway Trust, sent us the following message this evening: "I have good news on the Crane. This morning the Llangollen Railway Trust came to an agreement with the Scrap Dealer who purchased it and it will now stay at the railway for the foreseea...

 Forum: Joining and Using the Forum   Topic: Using the RSS Feeds in the BDCA Gallery

Posted: 01 Jan 2021, 22:54 

Replies: 4
Views: 3587

Yes, there are several feed readers to choose from in the Apple store. I didn't download as I have no need of a reader for the limited purposes that I put my iPad to.

 Forum: Joining and Using the Forum   Topic: Using the RSS Feeds in the BDCA Gallery

Posted: 01 Jan 2021, 11:41 

Replies: 4
Views: 3587

Until very recently I was a regular user of RSS Feeds (without understanding what they actually were!). I found them valuable (a) as a reminder of the latest images loaded to the gallery and (b) especially in bringing new comments to my attention. All was well until a few months ago when the facilit...

 Forum: What's New on the Website?   Topic: Gallery Additions - 20th March 2020

Posted: 20 Mar 2020, 14:32 

Replies: 0
Views: 8557

Just nine new images this time, with thanks to Martin Allen, Pete Skellon and Peter Woad. The images can be viewed via the following links: RS1015/50 at Bridge 11, KWVR (3 images) 45 ton R&R Cranes in USATC Diagram Book (1 image) BR BDC Driver Certificate (1 image) Miscellaneous SR Crane Diagram...

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: MP3 working at Skipton, 1967

Posted: 10 Oct 2019, 15:23 

Replies: 2
Views: 7209

BDCA member Peter Woad, one of the regular drivers of MP3 in the late 1960s and 1970s, has written with the following information... The driver is Arthur Butler, we were shift mates for many years.  He lived down the road from me so I used to pick him up going to work.  He was the one that trained ...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Neil Cameron

 Post subject: Neil Cameron
Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 08:54 

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Views: 9709

The very sad news has reached us that BDCA member Neil Cameron passed away earlier this month. Neil was prominent in the acquisition by Bluebell Railway of 1943 R&R 45-ton crane RS1083/45 (ADRR95215) and its transport from Newton Heath in c.1985.  The crane was brought into serviceable order at ...

 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: 1934 Plate "Ransomes and Rapier Ltd - Ipswich England.

Posted: 03 Aug 2019, 09:55 

Replies: 5
Views: 11530

Hello Will, I'm sure what you've found would be of interest, and it's most kind of you to offer the provision. Unfortunately the forum is not configured to display PDFs. My first thought was to offer to convert your scans from PDF to JPG for uploading. However I then realised that the content of the...
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