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Author Topic: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane  (Read 71571 times)

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2013, 09:18:41 AM »
Having checked the pic again blown up, what I thought was the chimney is a column of steam/smoke, the extension piece is still stowed on the back of the control cab.

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2013, 11:35:50 PM »
. And my latest 3d pipe dream a 144/148 scale Krupp D311 Doppellok to fit in wuith Dora and Leopold.
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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2013, 11:44:41 PM »
. And my latest 3d pipe dream a 144/148 scale Krupp D311 Doppellok to fit in wuith Dora and Leopold.

What will you use for the chassis? Roco V-188?
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Not hijack the thread I'll keep it short, yes sort off.
Found a gutted one from italian ebay, as not planning to make it work. This one is just a reference model.

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2013, 10:34:02 AM »
Hi Guys

quick update.....



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 #34 on: December 31, 2013, 10:37:50 AM »
Wow! Look at that detailing!

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2013, 02:26:39 PM »
Looks absolutely rivetting ...

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2013, 03:32:37 PM »
Looking good, interesting to see how this turns out.
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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2013, 04:35:31 PM »
WOW I just can't wait to see the full set. This really will be a masterpiece and make the other manufacturers sit up and take notice!

I'll have mine in yellow please.

If you could make a start on the support coach shells too to fit a mk 1 chassis that would be great. Not that I'm asking too much!!!!!!
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 04:38:24 PM by Shaun Harvey »

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2013, 04:48:49 PM »
ERG do the graphics for those already.  ;)

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2013, 05:39:13 PM »
I do like to hear that - finally something I dont have to chase the decals for.

Happy new yeaer to all following this thread.

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 #40 on: January 04, 2014, 10:55:29 PM »
I already have two support coaches waiting.....one was an old one piece gf coach shell with recessed doors cut in. This was then sanded, primed and sprayed holts aa yellow. Another coach a mk I break was a new one dismantled and sprayed yellow too. Both were then detailed by adding railtec transfers I think...coach chevrons. I can't wait for a new Crane to go withthese,  the gem one is too heavy.

Shaun

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2014, 10:59:29 PM by Shaun Harvey »

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2014, 10:32:57 AM »
Very good looking coaches Shaun.  :)

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2014, 09:37:08 AM »
Hi,

Can I ask which support coaches these ran with around the end of their lives 2006?   Would it have been the Super Guvs with the staff coach or still the earlier vehicles?

Thanks

Iain

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2014, 10:50:50 AM »
Looks like I'll have to apply "Rule 1".

As far as I can tell the super guvs turned yellow in 2009 so unfortunately a gap.

Shame there's little similarity in parts between the 1960 CS 75 ton train and the 1970's CS 75 tonne cranes like ADRC 96715 that are still being used.

Regards

Iain

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2014, 09:22:09 AM »
Update from David...with an info request in bold

These are just the crane body.
 
One is the steam version which is nearly done now. I could do with some info on the interior of the footplate area in the cab so I could add some firebox detail and where the coal hole is and so on. I don't want to over do it, but I am intending to add some operating levers on the etch. The steam cab is more open so some detail might be more visible, especially with the jib and roof raised.
 
The other image is of the diesel version which is following on. This is pretty straight forward as the cab is enclosed. I just need to add the motors and all the rest of it on each side. I have enough pictures for this.
 
The two versions are basically the same internally with the bits on the outside changed. I intend to put the winding drums on a sprue when I am done but they are shown in place for now. There will also be quite a few pulley wheels for the derricking on the sprue as well.
 
I have provided through holes in the crane sides for mounting the winding drums, jib and derrick to the body. I haven't included any shafts, assuming people can provide their own in wire. The derricks and the roof will all be on an etch which I will do at the end. I am hoping to include some window frames for the diesel cab as well as the levers for the steam cab. I will also add the crane hooks and bits and bobs like that to the etch.

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Let me know if you think of anything I might have missed. Its coming along.

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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