Photo Everything Cranes

Discussion in 'Resources' started by BrushType4, 15 November 2012.

  1. B.4411

    B.4411 Member

    My apologies for not mucking in to this thread earlier! I have only just spotted it (alas I am unable to check all the forums as often as I would like).

    The first photo in the thread shows RS1075/30, which ended its working life allocated to Cambridge. This is not recorded in Brownlie, but is verified by observatioons reported in Railway Observer at the time and now posted on the BDCA website.

    (Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrc31176/4353987078/

    The RCTS photo (http://www.rcts.org.uk/features/mysteryphotos/show.htm?img=66-59-12&serial=6) is the former RS1076/30, which was allocated to Shrewsbury and numbered 11 in GW style. There are records suggest that it was returned to BR(M) (and reallocated its original number) in Jan 1963, however there are photos of it at Shrewsbury in "the mid '60s" and the earliest photo I have found of it back at Crewe are dated August 1967 (it was withdrawn two years later from Crewe).

    The Deltic photo (http://www.napier-chronicles.co.uk/13_4-7-79.htm) will be York's ADRC96709, not long after its conversion from steam to diesel-hydraulic power.

    Regards,

    Roger
     
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  2. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Today I got a copy of Peter Tatlow's Railway Breakdown Cranes volume 2. It's excellent and is full of information, drawings and pictures. Watch this space for a birth of a crane...... :thumbs:
     
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  3. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Thank you Steph and Roger, I've confirmed the crane I'm after is indeed RS1075/30. :thumbs:
     
  4. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Hi Phil,

    I will look forward to seeing a Crane thread build:thumbs:. I was almost tempted to get that book but after you had said the very kind offer i decided not to bother:oops:.
    Reminds me i really ought to make some more progress on my scratch built 45 ton R&R steam crane:rolleyes:

    Rob:)
     
  5. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    Yup grabbed a copy to, not even opened it yet LOL.
     
  6. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    I got a Tatlow crane book last week, and yes it is a great work and nicely printed. I'm looking forward to the eventual publishing of vol 1 already :))
     
  7. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    Volume 1 is already published, out for some time now and you can get it a bit cheaper on Ebay if you shop around.
     
  8. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    Oh my - how ever did I miss that? I've been very patiently waiting for the publishing of these thpoopsmiley1.gif and got the impression from IRS that vol 1 was just released, so I ordered a copy. I just assumed Phil had made a typo! Smiley blush.gif Oh no - more expenditure now !
     
  9. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    It was interesting to see a lovely shot of the stricken 47 500 as the frontispiece in the March Rail Express magazine, during the process of it being lifted back on the rails by the Bescot- and Wigan-based Cowans Sheldon diesel hydraulic 75tonners.

    Made me wonder if there was any mileage in producing a kit, were it not that it'd be a s*d to design and b*&&er to build...

    Steph
     
  10. Ian G

    Ian G Western Thunderer

    I have a 75 tonner in build, I was given the old Roger Murry kit when it 1st came out, a bunch of crap castings nothing square and a lot to put right, so I started scratch building it a few years ago, once I have got the jib right I can complete it, transfers i purchaced fro scale model transfers before he gave up, and a disk of at least 50 photos around one.
    Drawings I got for this crane came from Cowans Boyd kept a copy and swopped a set for a 14'' hold and fold from Pete Waterman, who has the crane in Crewe.

    Ian G
     
  11. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Ian,

    Yes, the castings struck me as being particularly awful. I'd certainly have been interested in a copy of that CD though! Not sure what crane Pete's got, but it's not one of the ones I'm referring to. Of the 6 built (ADRC96710 - 96715), three are in service, one stored and two scrapped.

    C'mon Roger, we need enlightening!

    Steph
     
  12. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Phil,
    I've just seen a posting on the BDCA 'site; "There is a two-page article in the January edition of Railway Bylines featuring three good photos of the BR(W) Salop area crane, No 11 from Shrewsbury (the former LMS RS1076/30)." This is in the same series as you 'target', so it might be worth trying to find a back issue?

    Steph
     
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  13. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    If you need a scan then let me know today - I have a copy. Off on hols tomorrow so couldn't do it otherwise until end of next week.

    Dave
     
  14. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Dave that would be superb! :thumbs:
     
  15. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    It's ADRC96719, ex-Cowans Sheldon steam crane converted to a 76t diesel. If it's the case that the Roger Murray kit reproduces this style of crane, then it's not the same as I was suggesting. I was wondering about the 75t telescopic jib jobbies that were built as diesel-hydraulic in the 70s...

    Steph
     
  16. Ian G

    Ian G Western Thunderer

    This is some of what i started with and where I am now, I am using Parkside parts to give a bit of movement on the crane chassis.

    Ian G
    75t 01.jpg 75t 02.jpg
     
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  17. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    If anyone with a copy of the vol 2 book has any drawings or nice pics of 45ton Ransome & Rapier steam crane i would be interested in some scans please.

    Rob:)
     
  18. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    For those as may be interested...

    I had the opportunity to have a quick look round Haworth yard (Keighley and Worth Valley Railway) on Sunday last and came across their steam crane in a certain state of overdress i.e. tarped over. With her boiler out, I'm hoping this is a restoration rather than anything more serious. Anyway, here's some shots from angles you normally wouldn't be able to get.

    Steph

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  19. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

  20. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    You could have at least airbrushed out the idiot :rolleyes: in the 4th picture :p.