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 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Cranes for sale at the Spa Valley

Posted: 15 Aug 2018, 09:56 

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Not breakdown cranes, but it would still be a shame if they were scrapped..... The Spa Valley Railway is currently advertising two cranes for sale, and it seems likely that they may be scrapped if there are no takers. The following text is taken from their 'for sale' advertisment:- BR Taylor & H...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby conversion kits

 Post subject: Re: Hornby conversion kits
Posted: 28 Mar 2018, 15:12 

Replies: 8
Views: 14897


Presumably by Hornby you mean the current (ex-Triang-) Hormby 75-ton crane, not the old Hornby-Dublo 45 ton crane?

It sounds like a very good idea and I wish you well with it. Some photos or a link to a website would be useful.

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Drawings on ebay as of Feb 11 2018

Posted: 17 Feb 2018, 19:26 

Replies: 3
Views: 9245


I did try that once and received very short shrift! Sadly anyone who thinks that one sheet is worth £30+ is likely to be so money-focussed that they are highly unlikely to give anything away. If they were genuinely interested in selling at a fair, market-driven price, they'd sell by auction not by &...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Drawings on ebay as of Feb 11 2018

Posted: 16 Feb 2018, 13:33 

Replies: 3
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From time to time some interesting drawings do turn up, but sadly more often than not at exorbitant prices.

I will usually 'watch' these items but no-one actually seems to buy them at the £30 per sheet mark.

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Reversing the drive on a steam crane

Posted: 22 Jan 2018, 18:04 

Replies: 5
Views: 15181


Chris C has brought to my attention that fact that my crane is not the oldest surviving R&R crane, and that the Western Australian Railway Museum has an 1896/7, 6 wheel 10 ton R&R with vertical cylinders, Work No B773, which almost certainly is the oldest R&R crane (well, until proven ot...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Reversing the drive on a steam crane

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 20:56 

Replies: 5
Views: 15181


My 1908 Ransomes crane can be notched up, so it was either right from the start or at least from the turn of the century. As far as I know my crane is the oldest surviving R&R steam crane in the world, so we may never learn if earlier cranes had this feature.

Roger.

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Bachmann 00 gauge model crane

Posted: 09 Jan 2018, 14:00 

Replies: 14
Views: 38034


I completely agree with your sentiment. For a model of that calibre I think it is very reasonable. The argument that is coming from much of the model railway community seems to me to be along the lines of "I want one but can't afford it therefore Bachmann has priced it too high" which is a...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Bachmann 00 gauge model crane

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 13:36 

Replies: 14
Views: 38034


Apparently the Bachmann 2018 price list is quoting the RRP for the crane as £249.99 The Bachmann crane is also discussed in detail, and shown in closeup, in this YouTude video. Well worth a look, scroll to approx 10 mins if you're not interested in the J72. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8NiR7C2NyQ

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Bachmann 00 gauge model crane

Posted: 06 Dec 2017, 01:07 

Replies: 14
Views: 38034


No word on price yet, I'm afraid, but here is some more information on the initial versions:

http://bachmann.co.uk/details.php?id=493

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Bachmann 00 gauge model crane

Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 10:18 

Replies: 14
Views: 38034


I run out of superlatives with this model! As can be seen the tooling allows for the correct GW, SR and LNER pattern details (note the jib runners, RB details, and inside/outside valve chest configurations). That looks like a working radius indicator too! The longer you look, the more detail you see...
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