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 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Colour of breakdown cranes

Posted: 06 Jan 2018, 20:23 

Replies: 14
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May I please use your memories on the Great Western Society Crane web page?

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Colour of breakdown cranes

Posted: 06 Jan 2018, 20:21 

Replies: 14
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What a cracking lot of memories! Thank you! Well, she certainly will not be yellow! Some of my group want to paint her LM Lake; I prefer red, with a white jib-head .... I manage the funds! I buy the paint ..... We're in the process of removing all the old rotten timber from the Jib Runner and coming...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Didcot Cowans Sheldon 50 ton update

Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 18:34 

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It's been a while since I gave any news ... I'm now actively fund-raising for the crane and, of course, would be glad of support, so please, please click on this link and pledge ... https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/didcot-50-ton-breakdown-crane The boiler inspector from our insurers is coming along on ...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Didcot 50 ton Cowans Sheldon steam crane RS 1054

Posted: 20 Oct 2016, 10:52 

Replies: 2
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A further update. In addition to the seam rivet mentioned above, which necessitated the removal of the boiler and that was carried out in April last year. A more recent examination has revealed cracks between a number of the foundation ring rivets and a subsequent non-destructive test (ndt) of the b...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Cowans and Sheldon drawings

Posted: 28 Jun 2016, 21:02 

Replies: 3
Views: 13290


Chris, I'm sorry ... I've only just seen your question.
Cumbria CC provide this service. They have a large quantity of drawings and will scan as requested,
Again my apologies for a late reply,
Peter

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Update on the Cowans Sheldon crane at Didcot

Posted: 27 Jun 2016, 11:14 

Replies: 2
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Thanks, Rob.

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Update on the Cowans Sheldon crane at Didcot

Posted: 24 Jun 2016, 16:51 

Replies: 2
Views: 9597


Not the best of news, I regret to say. While work was being carried out on the boiler recently, it was noticed that there were cracks between a number of the rivets around the foundation ring. We have therefore decided to remove the ring and establish the state of the ring, the shell and the fIrebox...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Cowans and Sheldon drawings

 Post subject: Cowans and Sheldon drawings
Posted: 14 Dec 2015, 18:08 

Replies: 3
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Thanks to Francesca Halfacree (pronounced 'hulfa-kree') at Cumbria County Council Archives, I have now downloaded all 48 of the drawings which her department scanned of the Cowans Sheldon 1930 crane, Order 5111/13, delivered to the LMS in May 1931, currently at Didcot. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Mechanical lubricators

 Post subject: Re: Mechanical lubricators
Posted: 30 Oct 2015, 16:29 

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Pleased to say that the crane passed that particular inspection. Comments included the observation that it is 'hugely over-engineered' .... and that, with sufficient power at the boiler end, it would be capable of lifting considerably more than 50 tons. Considerably more.

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Mechanical lubricators

 Post subject: Mechanical lubricators
Posted: 26 Oct 2015, 17:16 

Replies: 2
Views: 10307


Does anyone know of a source of reasonably-priced single-ram lubricators? By way of a progress report on the Didcot Cowans Sheldon, we're having new steam pipes fabricated, for both supply and exhaust sides because there was a bleedin great hole in one of the exhaust pipes! We're having an insurance...
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