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Offline wwds

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bachman 250 ton crane
« on: October 04, 2018, 06:48:30 PM »
Hi i have just purchased a bachman n scale 250 ton crane which is a lovely model. but would you say it was compatible with graham farish rolling stock, it is quite a bit taller than our rolling stock in the uk

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Re: bachman 250 ton crane
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 11:35:49 PM »
In terms of being able to run on the same track, and being able to couple to Farish stock - yes it is "compatible"...

In terms of size - it really depends on the clearances on your layout for lineside structures etc, and only you can really determine that...

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Re: bachman 250 ton crane
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 06:51:12 AM »
I bought one of those several years back (they were being sold off cheaply somewhere) but discovered it was rather "out of gauge" for even my US layout at the time, so it got put to one side and left.
Later on, I did rework it so that the crane sat a lot lower on the chassis which improved its appearance considerably and it also stopped fouling my overhead wire masts.......
Will have to try and find where I put it to see if I made any other alterations to it at the time.

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Re: bachman 250 ton crane
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 06:37:35 PM »
Hi i have just purchased a bachman n scale 250 ton crane which is a lovely model. but would you say it was compatible with graham farish rolling stock, it is quite a bit taller than our rolling stock in the uk


Hi WWDS, the first problem you run into is the two different modeling scales being used. The Bachmann model is 1:160 while the Graham Farish model is 1:148. Although they both run on 9mm track they are two different modeling scales. Now you would think being the Graham Farish model is a larger scale than the Bachmann model, it should fit right in, the second problem is British rolling stock and locomotives tend to be smaller in size than their American counter parts. Just compare a BR Standard Class 4 to a Pennsylvania Railroad K-4 Pacific.

The Standard Class 4
Length   60 ft 0 in (18.29 m)
Width   8 ft 9 1⁄2 in (2.68 m)
Height   13 ft 0 in (3.96 m)

PRR K4
Length   83 ft 6 in (25.5 m)
Width       10 ft 0 in.
Height      15 ft 0 in.

To my eye, the Bachmann 250 ton crane is a pretty close representation of a 250 ton rail crane.





But the model maybe larger than railway cranes used in the UK.


Cheers,
Rich S.

 

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