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

Posted: 11 Jul 2017, 08:59 

Replies: 14
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Those really do look very impressive indeed, I can't wait to see the first models!

Outstanding, and thank you for posting the links here!


 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: Vertical tubed Vertical boilers did exist....

Posted: 06 Mar 2017, 16:15 

Replies: 1
Views: 6004

Most certainly in breakdown cranes! The boilers the GWR built c. 1917 for use in Nos 1, 2, and 3 were all dry-head VFT (vertical firetube) boilers, and one has survived, albeit in poor condition, with No 2. Were it not for the unexpected availability of the superior, and better condition, Cochran Ho...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Lewisham derailment

 Post subject: Re: Lewisham derailment
Posted: 26 Jan 2017, 13:02 

Replies: 7
Views: 16346

Found this Good find. There are several more photos if you visit the Media Centre "Pictures & Video"...

 Forum: General Breakdown and Recovery Discussions   Topic: Article in British Railways Illustrated

Posted: 14 Jan 2017, 16:52 

Replies: 0
Views: 7058

There is an excellent 2-part article by Allan C Baker in the November 2016 (Vol 26 No 2) and December 2016 (Vol 26 No 2) issues of British Railways Illustrated magazine, which is generously illustrated and well worth reading. The Dec. issue may still be in the shops, but there is an excellent back n...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Large Steam Crane Detail Engineering Drawings

Posted: 04 Jan 2017, 17:10 

Replies: 3
Views: 11561

Hi Philip, Do you have any particular crane in mind (there are so many to choose from)? The BDCA has quite a number of original and copy drawings in its collection, and it is possible for me to supply copies of some of these at cost. However, there is no type of crane for which we have a complete se...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Incident with 62048

 Post subject: Re: Incident with 62048
Posted: 06 Dec 2016, 17:11 

Replies: 2
Views: 7446

Hmm, a tricky one given the paucity of information! There seem to be no reported accidents that fit, so possibly it was a non-passenger accident which wasn't reported on by HMRI. The nearer crane is clearly a CS RB crane, either one of the first pair of LNER 35/36 ton cranes of 1936/6, (941591 or 90...

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: East Lancs 75-tonner

 Post subject: East Lancs 75-tonner
Posted: 04 Nov 2016, 10:10 

Replies: 1
Views: 5906

I came across a clip on YouTube yesterday of a magnificent example of British engineering .... being lifted by the East Lancs Railway's Cowans Sheldon 75-tonner!

It is a clip I don't remember seeing before and thought it deserved mentioning here.

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Welwyn Garden City

 Post subject: Re: Welwyn Garden City
Posted: 26 Sep 2016, 09:56 

Replies: 10
Views: 26528

This is all very interesting news and goes to show that an operation which superficially appears very straightforward can actually be anything but.

When I first saw the photos I thought that it would be a simple recovery with MFD gear!

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Colchester 1913

 Post subject: Re: Colchester 1913
Posted: 02 Sep 2016, 09:05 

Replies: 2
Views: 7085

The design is quite unmistakeable and narrowing it to two is not hard. Identifying which of the two is, I submit, not likely to be possible (there are, as far as i know, no visual identifying features which differentiate between the two). The book "The Wreck of the Cromer Express: The Colcheste...

 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: Billingham Bypass 1943

 Post subject: Re: Billingham Bypass 1943
Posted: 05 Aug 2016, 14:15 

Replies: 3
Views: 9296

Good find, thanks for posting.

Is that a third crane in the right background of the first photo? I can't quite make out the silhouette.
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