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 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol 2 publication

Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 21:57 

Replies: 8
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Whilst I do appreciate David's comments, Vol 2 is available from Smiths Online for £24.32 free postage.

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

 Post subject: Re: who can cut gears..
Posted: 03 Feb 2013, 21:50 

Replies: 3
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Aaaahhh, the gears, the heart and soul of the model, and once you've got your head round them, the most enjoyable bit, especialy when they finally turn together. I must admit to cutting my teeth (excuse the pun) on a clock many years ago but of course our crane teeth have to be much stronger. Once y...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Travel gearing

 Post subject: Re: Travel gearing
Posted: 03 Feb 2013, 21:12 

Replies: 8
Views: 26904


Hi Ian, you have set yourself a very enjoyable project. "My" crane is the Craven 25T last seen parked outside the NRM. I managed to photograph and measure it before "elfandsafety" ruined all our fun!! A small hint; when you get access to your chosen love, take a piece of wood, ma...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol 2 publication

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 16:03 

Replies: 8
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Currently advertised on Amazon and discounted from £38 to £32.30

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Travel gearing

 Post subject: Re: Travel gearing
Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 00:16 

Replies: 8
Views: 26904


Rather an extreme way to get to a couple of grease pots!! Seriously, how do you manage to turn one over? Is it because the load is lifted too high , then slewed or derricked out beyond the point of no return, it can't be a straight lift because you would feel it tipping and be able to stop the hoist...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Join the bits

 Post subject: Join the bits
Posted: 22 Jan 2012, 23:40 

Replies: 1
Views: 11714


Put all the bits together!! The load is held by the hoist brake.

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Travel gearing

 Post subject: Travel gearing
Posted: 20 Jan 2012, 23:43 

Replies: 8
Views: 26904


Bet you full size boys wish you could get at yours this easy!!!

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: Steam Cranes on DVD

 Post subject: Steam Cranes on DVD
Posted: 20 Jan 2012, 16:59 

Replies: 0
Views: 6266


There is a set of 4 DVD's called "Behind The Scenes" from Telerail; all L.N.E.R. Packed with steam cranes, mainly P/W, but in the last DVD is a 4 or 5min sequence of 2 C/Sheldon 75t rescueing a derailed class 40 that had rolled down an embankment. The commentater says they came from York a...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: 5" gauge Craven 25 Ton

 Post subject: Re: 5" gauge Craven 25 Ton
Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 23:58 

Replies: 12
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Thanks Roger, a few more bits. John

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: 5" gauge Craven 25 Ton

 Post subject: Re: 5" gauge Craven 25 Ton
Posted: 09 Sep 2011, 23:02 

Replies: 12
Views: 40787


Some more bits. John
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