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 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby R197 75ton Recovery Crane (Crewe!)

Posted: 08 Feb 2019, 18:32 

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I really don't think that that much thought went into it! Bearing in mind that it is a very old model, designed by Triang at a time when you were lucky if ready-to-run models even had the right number of wheels, I suspect the design brief was to produce a model with economical tooling that would cop...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby R197 75ton Recovery Crane (Crewe!)

Posted: 08 Feb 2019, 10:01 

Replies: 12
Views: 12204


Hmm, I hadn't realised just how scarce Vol 2 has become! None of my usual sources seems to have a copy at the moment, but I'll keep my eyes peeled for you.

There are plenty of copies of vols 1 and 3 around, but not vol 2.

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby R197 75ton Recovery Crane (Crewe!)

Posted: 30 Jan 2019, 10:28 

Replies: 12
Views: 12204


The Hornby (ex-Triang) crane model is based upon the twelve 75-ton cranes build for BR between 1960 and 1963 by Cowans, Sheldon & Co of Carlisle. These are often, albeit slightly erroneously, referred to as "Modernisation Plan" cranes since the need for them was identified around about...

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: Barry Stephens {Eastleigh} home video

Posted: 04 Jan 2019, 19:41 

Replies: 8
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Steve, I will definitely still have the copy you were kind enough to send to me, but finding it may be as big a job as restoring No 2!

I will have a hunt round and let you know if I can find it.

Regards

Roger

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: 1561S

 Post subject: Re: 1561S
Posted: 24 Oct 2018, 22:44 

Replies: 4
Views: 7789


Well, that didn't last long, what a shame!

Is the crane now fully operational? Any idea of price/reserve?

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby conversion kits

 Post subject: Re: Hornby conversion kits
Posted: 23 Oct 2018, 16:50 

Replies: 8
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Presumably by Hornby you mean the current (ex-Triang-) Hormby 75-ton crane, not the old Hornby-Dublo 45 ton crane? ... No Roger, I was talking about those that cannot afford to buy the new Bachmann 38-800 to 803 Ransomes & Rapier 45 Ton Breakdown crane at around £212+, that is being produced as...

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: Hixon, January 1968

 Post subject: Re: Hixon, January 1968
Posted: 10 Oct 2018, 13:24 

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There is a short BBC documentary produced to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hixon accident which includes some excellent footage of the overturned crane.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... k-railways

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Main hoist rope for ADRC96707.

Posted: 01 Oct 2018, 09:49 

Replies: 3
Views: 9629


You could also try Bridon Ropes, now part of the Bridon Bekaert group. https://www.bridon-bekaert.com/en-gb Bridon traditionally supplied to ropes to most British crane manufacturers and I believe supplied the ropes fitted not long ago to one of the R&R 45-tonners. The specification of the rope ...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: 96719 - The End?

 Post subject: Re: 96719 - The End?
Posted: 05 Sep 2018, 18:01 

Replies: 9
Views: 10842


Let's hope so. It would be an extraordinary thing to do to an operational crane, unless it needs re-roping anyway.

A set of ropes is by no means prohibitively expensive and they are effectively consumables.

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: 96719 - The End?

 Post subject: Re: 96719 - The End?
Posted: 04 Sep 2018, 22:35 

Replies: 9
Views: 10842


Bryan, I have editted the link in your post since as originally written it appeared to take you to an undesirable and unexpected place! To view the comment you have to be logged in to OTP however, so those without an OTP account will arrive at the main page for the crane. It annoys me to read that t...
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