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 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: 1561S

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

Replies: 4
Views: 9224


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
Views: 17011


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 

Replies: 1
Views: 8293


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: 11368


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: 13078


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: 13078


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...

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

Posted: 15 Aug 2018, 09:56 

Replies: 0
Views: 7101


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: 17011


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: 10501


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
Views: 10501


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.
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