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 Forum: Military Breakdown Cranes   Topic: Ypres 1917 Ransomes & Rapier 6 ton hand crane on NG lines.

Posted: 19 Sep 2013, 10:58 

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I think the partial armour referred to is actually the hinged fall plates at the sides. When the fall plates were in the down position the winders of this hand wound crane would stand on these, each side winding cranks attached to the drive shaft, likely a slew brake and a lever operated band brake ...

 Forum: Military Breakdown Cranes   Topic: Ypres 1917 Ransomes & Rapier 6 ton hand crane on NG lines.

Posted: 19 Sep 2013, 10:33 

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This hand crane may not be counted as a breakdown crane as we know it, but may be of interest, and no doubt was used as one. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rail_crane_Ypres_1917.jpg Western Front: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Ypres. A 16-wheel hand-powered, 6-ton capacity, partially ...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Bluebell Railway's crane RS1083

Posted: 03 Aug 2013, 21:27 

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The Crane's website and recorded restoration progress is here, and updated from time to time. http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/crane/oh_crane.html The crane has at last been removed from its siding this week, for straightening and levelling of said siding, and the crane, once replaced, wil...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Bluebell crane to receive Arts Council PRISM grant

Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 18:11 

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Refers to Ransomes & Rapier 45t crane RS1083/45 (ADRR95215) formerly at Gorton and Newton Heath Published today in Bluebell Railway e-Newsletter the official release, shown below in full. "To support the Ransomes & Rapier steam breakdown crane project, an application was submitted to Ar...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Brownlie for sale

 Post subject: Re: Brownlie for sale
Posted: 24 Feb 2013, 16:37 

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There's definitely a Brownlie in Bluebell Railway reference library, if not on the list already;
(will also hold volumes 1 & 2 of Railway Breakdown Cranes when delivered in the week).

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes Overseas   Topic: Sri Lanka : 1950 Ransomes & Rapier 30t cranes at work

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Posted: 23 Feb 2013, 16:40 

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Many thanks first to Chris Capewell for the advice of the Newton Heath 1968 film of RS1083/45. Have today received from Bob Bridger, many thanks to him, a personal copy, not for loan or uploading, of the crane at work (a minor lift) on the steam shed, 6 months ahead of the end of steam, and in colou...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Auxiliary axlebox lubrication supply on DS 1580

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 20:44 

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That's very good to know. Owing to the attitude in the workplace to loose ladders
will certainly go for the extended ladders and keep the other innovations in mind.

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Visit to Brighton

 Post subject: Re: Visit to Brighton
Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 12:59 

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Mick, Will see you there this year can't say which day, there's no loco roster published for February, so it could be loco, carriage or wagon, don't know which or if it may be coming from another site on this occasion. Bluebell sales stand have always made an effort at the event, it must be 20 years...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Auxiliary axlebox lubrication supply on DS 1580

Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 12:29 

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http://www.watercressline.co.uk/The-Works/Cranes/15 Regarding DS1580 at Mid-Hants Railway, shown in the above link. Notice trimming boxes on top of the main carriage and relieving bogie axleboxes. Were these included in the build, or perhaps a subsequent addition? The extra-length side ladders and s...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: GA for Ransomes & Rapier 45t crane online scan requested

Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 23:20 

Replies: 4
Views: 11057


Many thanks to Chris Capewell for supplying requested scan, much appreciated.
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