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Author Topic: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane  (Read 71569 times)

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NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« on: December 17, 2013, 09:45:33 AM »
I'm proud to announce the NGF and 3DR's newest project, the 75 ton Cowans Sheldon Crane.


I was sent the picture, so apologies if it's copyrighted.


I have seen many requests for the model on here and on facebook.  Here are some pictures of what has been created so far.



Match Truck:-







Relieving Truck:-







Prices are currently unknown until the project nears completion.

Comments are welcome!  :)

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 09:50:40 AM »
That is a bit of a beast  ;)

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 10:22:43 AM »
Nice one Tank, i saw your comment to MIM about his proposed C&S and have been waiting for it to break cover on here ever since.

2 please.......

And thanks I can cross this one of the the to-do list and go back to  trying to make a nuclear flask wagon (Flatrol MJ, 6 axle) and a seperatable flask. And my latest 3d pipe dream a 144/148 scale Krupp D311 Doppellok to fit in with Dora and Leopold.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2013, 10:30:47 AM by AndyGif »

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 10:34:41 AM »
looks like you've got it set up for the old style T bar couplings, any chance these can be ditched in favor of NEM style ones, or is this a case of hack 'em off and fit Dapol pockets later yourself?
« Last Edit: December 17, 2013, 11:18:45 AM by AndyGif »

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 10:58:29 AM »
I'll speak with the boys.  :)

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 11:12:01 AM »
could you do one of these Tank ?

Ransome and Rapier 45 ton steam crane, 4 axle chassis, 2x2 axle outrider, 15' match wagon

Picture removed due to copyright reasons
« Last Edit: September 07, 2014, 10:44:59 PM by scotsoft, Reason: Picture removed »

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 11:22:16 AM »
could you do one of these Tank ?

Ransome and Rapier 45 ton steam crane, 4 axle chassis, 2x2 axle outrider, 15' match wagon



this is probably going to come along not too far into the future from CRS, it was the last stretch goal, one of many that didnt achieve funding on this first round of kickstarter'ing.
http://www.countyrollingstock.co.uk/stretch-goals/4580585679
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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2013, 11:41:12 AM »
I very much doubt it Only Me because of CRS's interest in doing it.

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2013, 12:56:04 PM »
Good stuff! Let me know if you would like me to do some matching Mk1 Breakdown coach vinyls to accompany the crane.
Best Regards,
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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2013, 01:01:06 PM »
Ooh nice! that would be a fun one :)

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2013, 01:25:25 PM »
Looks like a great project, Chris :thumbsup:
Can some kind soul inform me when these ran in service please?

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2013, 01:31:51 PM »
http://www.bdca.org.uk/  fill yer boots NNN

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2013, 01:33:38 PM »
They were built from the 1960's and all ten were originally steam powered.  They were then converted to diesel-hydraulic power between '76 and '78. 

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2013, 01:34:21 PM »
Hi Guys

Vinyl's for matching coaches - Anything that helps or matches the project has to be a good thing.

NEM - no plans yet but...
1) Should be possible to do a flat surface to glue "whatever your using" to
2) if you have a specific coupler in mind send in a link - maybe possible to assist with the mounting in some way.

Yes its big and after recent bigger wagons (KUA flask) printing this in FUD this is going to cost a right packet. Whatever is sensible will be done in etch.

Also due to the size & complexity of this it may take a while but updates will be posted as soon as practical.

Regards
Russ
Repairs - not everything has to be sent away - you can fix most thing's yourself. Ask and help will be provided.

Waiting for the RTR version? - why not try a kit?

My layout, Bridgebury Gate now has its own website...
www.bridgeburygate.com

and the 3DR shop where you'll also find the NGF MPV, assorted cabs etc...
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/3dr_designs_for_n_gauge

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2013, 02:35:41 PM »
To add to Tank's post, nearly all of them lasted until early-mid 90s (when quite a few were scrapped).  About half of them were kept on to late 90s (possibly even early 00s) and many ended up in preservation.

Cheers, Mike



 

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