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 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: MP3 - 5" Gauge live steam

Posted: 28 Apr 2017, 16:25 

Replies: 20
Views: 52918

Afternoon all, I was reminded recently that i have not posted any progress on my crane in.. well years... but the truth is that I have not made an amazing amount of progress so I have little to show. I have managed to make some headway on the match wagon though. so here are a few pictures.. suspensi...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: who can cut gears..

 Post subject: who can cut gears..
Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 09:22 

Replies: 3
Views: 11875

So, with various bits beginning to come together, I need to think about some gears. One gear that is particularly worrying is the Slew Ring which will be some 9" dia with 111 teeth. I do not have the kit to make this, anybody know someone that can? Other options of laser cutting and laminating ...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: GWR No2 in 1 and 1/16 inch to the foot; 5" gauge

Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 09:14 

Replies: 7
Views: 22546

Hi, congratulations on your purchase!! You have entered a whole new world!! So you will have seen my MP3 build post on this forum, its certainly a labour of love but I am suffering from many distractions such as work and car restorations. Have a look at my threads, if you have any questions please s...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Model Breakdown Cranes

 Post subject: Re: Model Breakdown Cranes
Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 09:08 

Replies: 7
Views: 21783

Hi Ian, I am sure you have looked at the few posts that I put on for the 5" MP3 build I am doing..

If they prompt any questions, feel free to ask (add them to those threads)



 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: MP3 - 5" Gauge live steam

Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 21:59 

Replies: 20
Views: 52918

So it's been quite a while. I have been somewhat distracted with one thing and another but I have made some progress!!

It's all starting to get rather heavy now....

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 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Join the bits

 Post subject: Re: Join the bits
Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 21:53 

Replies: 1
Views: 9943

That looks great John!!

Can't wait to see the boiler!!

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: MP3 - 5" Gauge live steam

Posted: 24 Oct 2011, 20:49 

Replies: 20
Views: 52918

just had a call from the casters ;-)

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 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Platework made easy

 Post subject: Re: platework made easy
Posted: 20 Aug 2011, 20:59 

Replies: 2
Views: 9748

and the final set of plate work, not hard to guess for what ;-)

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 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Platework made easy

 Post subject: Platework made easy
Posted: 20 Aug 2011, 20:58 

Replies: 2
Views: 9748

So, traditionally plate work has been a process of marking out, hacksawing and plenty of filing.. As you will see from John's Craven this gives some superb results. That is if you're willing to put the time in! Me, I am far too lazy and opt for the use of machines where I can. ;-) Laser cut parts ar...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: sand casting..

 Post subject: sand casting..
Posted: 10 Aug 2011, 23:50 

Replies: 1
Views: 7533

I though that it would be interesting to show how I was making parts for my crane using sandbox casting... so from my previous posting we have a picture of the pattern and finished part... P1010044.JPG first pack the part in "delft clay" in a set of casting rings.. (they have alignment mar...
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