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Author Topic: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane  (Read 70115 times)

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2014, 09:32:01 AM »
What, no wheels?!?!  :D

It's coming on very well.  Let's hope that we get the information that is needed.

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2014, 09:39:59 AM »
That's really looking good Russ and I'm positively drooling at the possibility of having one on my layout.
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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2014, 09:56:29 AM »
Hi Guys

You want wheels.....?  :doh:

Iv got the test chassis here in SLS - they look perfectly fine to me but its designed for & will be available in FUD too.

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?

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2014, 10:02:02 AM »
looks amazing so far, half expecting you to say you got the rope sheaves working.....

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2014, 10:31:47 AM »
Very impressed with the fine detail you've achieved, Russ :thumbsup:

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2014, 11:38:05 AM »

Hi Russ,

That's looking very good indeed!  Great job!

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2014, 11:41:28 AM »
Looking forward to seeing the finished model  8)

dave  :thumbsup:

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2014, 02:13:48 PM »
Not one for those 'south of the Thames', looking at the details on the Breakdown Crane site... We didn't warrant 75ton lifting capability, obviously.
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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2014, 02:53:31 PM »
Not one for those 'south of the Thames', looking at the details on the Breakdown Crane site... We didn't warrant 75ton lifting capability, obviously.


I'm not an expert on cranes but here's a link to a large one being used to clear up a derailment in South London.  If the text is to be believed then there was a large capacity crane based south of the Thames.

http://www.kentrail.org.uk/hither_green_coal_train_disaster_2.htm

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2014, 04:53:56 PM »
That's our girl!!!! :)

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2014, 05:24:18 PM »
Ah-ha! Would help if I just searched for 'breakdown crane'  :doh: - it appears that the two 75T cranes based on BR(SR) were diesel-mechanical, not steam. There were two 30T DM cranes, too...

This page

http://www.bdca.org.uk/twilight.html

says that the batch of 75T cranes numbered 12, 10 steam and 2 Diesel-mechanical for the SR.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2014, 05:29:55 PM by talisman56 »
My inspiration - never let a setback get you down...

My layout thread - Hambleside East: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18364.0
My workbench thread: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=19037

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2014, 07:13:27 PM »

Iv got the test chassis here in SLS - they look perfectly fine to me but its designed for & will be available in FUD too.

Regards
Russ


Russ,

If you're going to the Yate show on Saturday http://www.sodburyvalemrc.co.uk/_mgxroot/page_10786.html , I'll be there on HHC with Mirrlees and free_debt_man, so feel free to bring the test bits along for our perusal  ;) ;)

Cheers

Neal.

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2014, 08:07:00 PM »
Hi Neal

Sadly not going to Yate - Day shifts both days.

Meanwhile.....on the test track Cowans chassis have completed several circuits with no issues! Will obviously need further trials over complex point work etc and there are a few issues to tweak.

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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 #58 on: January 27, 2014, 08:36:27 PM »
Looks smashing, Russ, especially the gargoyle faces on the bogies :D
I'm definitely up for one of these :thumbsup:

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2014, 09:48:32 PM »
Not one for those 'south of the Thames', looking at the details on the Breakdown Crane site... We didn't warrant 75ton lifting capability, obviously.

I don't care!

Rule 1 will be firmly applied!  :D

Dave G

 

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