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Old 28th February 2011, 18:53
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Question 75T crane and runners

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The more I look at the Hornby one the more I realise it's rubbish

Who makes a decent crane RTR or kit (not too expensive though then I can sell this one on)

Most crane jib runners seem to have been bogie bolsters in a former life
Most appear to have a well for the Crane hook block to sit in (do I chop it out or buy a bogie bolster and chop that)
most have a open trestle work to support the jib (now do I chop the Hornby one off or buy a bogie bolster ??)
some have a water tank / counter weight to rest the jib on
Lots have tool boxes (building two at present)
lots have heavy girder weight spreader bars (got some plastic girder in to made some)

The more I ask questions the more my answers seem to be get another crane and runner and adapt them to fit my needs


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Old 28th February 2011, 19:41
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Don't Know if this is any use for details, Gray, I think it was a 30 or 45 tonner, taken 1971 at Allerton.

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Don't Know if this is any use for details, Gray, I think it was a 30 or 45 tonner, taken 1971 at Allerton.

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that's a 75T identical to the one on the Severn Valley and again the runner is the same as there but different to that modelled this is the water tank runner as I am calling it
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I thought the Severn Valley had two thirty Tonners? Certainly used to be the case.

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Drat --- Does anyone know ??
what Colour spreader bars were in the 60's or did they only use chains ????
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Thats not a 75 ton (76tonne) crane, its more like a 45ton, built at the same time as the 75s, but the 75s were much bigger, having the crane, stokes type weight relieving bogies and a jib runner.

As steam cranes they were built in a darkish red colour, (early 1960s) by Cowans, when converted to diesel, they were painted yellow.

The jib runners on Cowans cranes were not old bogie bolsters, they were normally two axle wagons, specifically built buy Cowans as a fixed item for that crane. They did have a well, for the main and aux hooks (75s) or main only on the smaller cranes.


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Hi Gray. Don't know anything about models available, but have a look at this website for prototypical photos. Lots of variations of cranes; Cowans Sheldon, Cravens, Ransomes & Rapier for example. Lots of photos (including a few of my own!).
http://www.bdca.org.uk/

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Hi Gray. Don't know anything about models available, but have a look at this website for prototypical photos. Lots of variations of cranes; Cowans Sheldon, Cravens, Ransomes & Rapier for example. Lots of photos (including a few of my own!).
http://www.bdca.org.uk/

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Hi Tony
got me LOL as I had used this site along with on track plant / cranes to help me
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