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Author Topic: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane  (Read 5703 times)

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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #75 on: May 15, 2019, 02:31:44 PM »
@Bob G if you can show me a picture of one in an LMS colour scheme I'll buy one!

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Didn't think LMS locos derailed at all....


My man! I like your style.

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Or they were too tight to buy one and instead used lots of navvies...

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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #76 on: May 15, 2019, 02:52:08 PM »
@Bob G if you can show me a picture of one in an LMS colour scheme I'll buy one!

 :D

Didn't think LMS locos derailed at all....


My man! I like your style.

 :D

Or they were too tight to buy one and instead used lots of navvies...

It happened so infrequently, and usually with other regions loco's on LMS steel they said "Can you come and put your loco back upright, and bring yer own crane!"

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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #77 on: May 15, 2019, 03:09:38 PM »
Whoops...on LMS territory at Todmorden: two cranes no less (but not R&R by the look of it).




And what did I say about Navvies?????



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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #78 on: May 15, 2019, 03:16:39 PM »
Aah, but, not to split hairs you understand, BR days perhaps?

So, possibly other regions drivers?

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« Reply #79 on: May 15, 2019, 04:22:22 PM »
Aah, but, not to split hairs you understand, BR days perhaps?

So, possibly other regions drivers?

 :whistle:

There was a shortage of camera phones in those days, otherwise we would see more  :whistle:

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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #80 on: May 15, 2019, 04:23:45 PM »
Aah, but, not to split hairs you understand, BR days perhaps?

So, possibly other regions drivers?

 :whistle:

There was a shortage of camera phones in those days, otherwise we would see more  :whistle:

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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #81 on: May 16, 2019, 11:19:54 AM »
My black R&R crane arrived today.

As no one has reported a problem with theirs, I feel that I'm a bit in the minority, but my crane won't sit in a straight line on straight track, and two axles keep falling out the main crane chassis.
Everything is fixed together so you have to place the entire crane on the rails all at once, and that's where the problem starts, because if the axles have not fallen out already, the crane doesn't sit true on the track.
The match wagon sits OK but with help from the crane wagon, lifts the front running wagon off the track, so its wheels are not resting on the track.
The first two axles of the crane wagon also don't run in their bearings and fall out.
That causes the rear running wagon to sit squint too.

There will always be some element of variation in what is essentially a hand-built kit, but this one seems to have had all the tolerances going the wrong way  :(
I hope its the only duff one in the batch.

Osborns have been fantastic though, and have sent another out to me today, along with a returns label.  :)



This shows the squint nature of the crane with all wheels on the track




Here you can see the first match wagon completely lifts the wheels of the second wagon clear of the rails




Here you can see it not sitting straight and true at all. If you look at all the other photos on this thread of the crane, you will see that it does sit true, and flat, so hopefully this was just a one off.

Hope your crane (and my next crane) is better than this one.

Thank you Osborns for such great aftersales service, too.

Bob

« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 11:35:00 AM by Bob G, Reason: extra text added »

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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #82 on: May 16, 2019, 12:19:34 PM »
Aah, but, not to split hairs you understand, BR days perhaps?

So, possibly other regions drivers?

 :whistle:

There was a shortage of camera phones in those days, otherwise we would see more  :whistle:

If there was it would be on YouTube before they'd finished clearing the wreckage!  :laugh:
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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #83 on: May 16, 2019, 01:54:13 PM »
Aah, but, not to split hairs you understand, BR days perhaps?

So, possibly other regions drivers?

 :whistle:

There was a shortage of camera phones in those days, otherwise we would see more  :whistle:

If there was it would be on YouTube before they'd finished clearing the wreckage!  :laugh:

Judging by modern standards, it'd be lived streamed whilst people were injured and gushing blood before any 'help' arrived.

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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #84 on: May 16, 2019, 01:58:36 PM »
My fault but  :offtopicsign:

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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #85 on: May 16, 2019, 03:55:43 PM »

Touché
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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #86 on: May 16, 2019, 05:03:31 PM »
It's probably more important to Forum readers that my crane had to go back (reply 81) than our other little game, fun as it was...

Unless it is only us reading this thread  ???
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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #87 on: May 16, 2019, 08:33:32 PM »

Unless it is only us reading this thread  ???

No - it's not. :)
Sadly the crane is something a little too large for my layout :(

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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #88 on: May 16, 2019, 09:32:40 PM »
It's only 21cm long, which is £7 per centimetre :)

A Dapol Maunsell coach is 12cm so it should be £84/coach at that rate, but it is in fact about £21, so the crane, at 4x the price, is like a fine wine.
Mostly fantastic unless you get the corked one, when it's an expensive mistake :)

Happy modelling (and looking out for the next parcel)
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Re: Osborns Models 3D Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane
« Reply #89 on: May 16, 2019, 10:16:49 PM »

Unless it is only us reading this thread  ???

No - it's not. :)
Sadly the crane is something a little too large for my layout :(

I've seen pictures of your layout, you've got loooooaaaaaaads of room !

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