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Author Topic: N Gauge Gantry Crane  (Read 12921 times)

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Offline Phil Hendry

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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2013, 02:12:45 PM »
Grey or yellow? Yellow or grey?  Yellow is colourful.  It's also harder to spray than grey, not least because yellow pigments are fairly 'weedy', and don't cover well.  But it's more attractive than grey.  On the other hand, most of the photos show grey cranes.  It seems that nowadays, all the remaining flask cranes are grey.  In the past, a few (but by no means all) were yellow. 

The women in our household would prefer me to paint it yellow.  Can't get a response beyond 'Grunt' from the other, teenage, male although he is pre-occupied with revising his classical Greek ready for his AS level exam so he can, perhaps, be excused.
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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2013, 02:17:34 PM »
I think it should be yellow  :wave:

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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2013, 02:57:40 PM »
I'd vote for painting it grey for current era with just yellow/wasp stripes on hazard areas.

Some of the car yellows especially sprayed over white, are not too bad at least compared with certain rather dreadful model paints
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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2013, 04:32:10 PM »
I'd opt for grey, light blue or white personally.

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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2013, 04:37:55 PM »
Hi,

The gantry crane at the nuclear loading facility at Georgemass Juntion is grey and rated for 100t.

Alex :wave:

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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2013, 05:04:55 PM »
Hi,

The gantry crane at the nuclear loading facility at Georgemass Juntion is grey and rated for 100t.

Alex :wave:

But does it glow in the dark?
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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2013, 08:03:56 PM »
Grey gets my vote, but not 50 shades :no:

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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2013, 10:48:20 PM »

Hi Phil,

What Alan said!  Pale grey, with black yellow hazard flashes around legs etc.  Similar to Torness.

I posted a reply to this in your workbench thread, with more info, then realised you have this one...

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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2013, 10:49:22 PM »
Grey gets my vote, but not 50 shades :no:

grey for me to
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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2013, 11:42:26 AM »
The 48DS kit uses the TU-7T. I can't think of anything with proper rotating wheels (ie non static) that would match that trolley though. Would be fun axles - they'd practically be a bit metal with flanges on !


I will have to order EP's kit from Shapeways and a chassis. See if i can improve on my previous effort in shunter building...

http://www.shapeways.com/model/655164/ruston-48ds-n-scale-about-6-quot-1mm-wider-than-acc.html

Here is my old thread on scratchbuilding the slightly smaller D88 at Reading:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=387.msg2544#msg2544
« Last Edit: May 05, 2013, 11:49:18 AM by Mustermark, Reason: Error in shunter names. »

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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2013, 12:07:43 PM »

Here is my old thread on scratchbuilding the slightly smaller D88 at Reading:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=387.msg2544#msg2544


Very impressive. I'd not seen that thread before.

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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2013, 01:15:21 PM »
Grey gets my vote, but not 50 shades :no:

Wouldn't it end up in 50 shades by the time its weathered?  :laugh:

I'd say grey with yellow for all the health and safety bits.
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Re: N Gauge Gantry Crane
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2013, 08:08:09 PM »
Hi Guys

Any use....

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Iv popped it in on this thread...
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=16474.0

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