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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2015 07:09 am
   
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" I think Ratio makes/made a kit of one in OO "

Hi Jose.

Ratio do indeed have a very similar crane kit...
...and my beady lil' eyes are on it !

I think (Mmm ?) it might be an OK size in 1:35 to represent a fairly small version...
...might look good on a flat-car, or wharf ?

You can NEVER have enough cranes, in my opinion !!! :moose:

My kit-stash may well get boosted by 1 come Christmas time...
...please Santa.

Cheers.

Si.



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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2015 03:31 pm
   
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Just checked my Christmas-list !

The OO-scale model that looks similar to Michaels cool canal crane is ...

... Wills Kits SS51 Yard Crane.

Great photos Michael ! ... That some funky oxide !

Your 'economy scale-rule' works well.

Cheers.

Si.

:moose:



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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2015 06:48 pm
   
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Hi Si, I thought the photos might help with your painting.

"You're never alone with a .... Rizla". So you spotted my measuring scale, often seen hiding somewhere in my photos. 1 Rizla = 3" or some stupid decimal point number in Napoleon's system.

Cheers (nearly pub time, Madame's rollers smell fairly hot),   Michael

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 Posted: Tue Oct 20th, 2015 02:29 am
   
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Great crane pics, Michael! Very interesting.



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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2015 02:30 am
   
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'OO' :P 'OO'



Mmm...
Red & white packaging !

I seem to recall the overall size being quoted as 80mm ? ...
... that's 3 3/16" in non-Napolionic normality.

Which kinda means, from the crank to the jib ...
... is about 9 feet, if the kit is used for 1:35 scale.

About real for a small crane I rec. ?

:moose:

Si.

( if it's NOT a toy, WHAT is it ? ) ???






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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2015 04:13 pm
   
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Si, even in OO scale that looks rather small for a Yard Crane. If the illustration is correct the jib length is too short for the size of the base, gear wheels etc.

At 35:1, how about making it a track maintenance or small goods crane permanently mounted on a flat-car ? Such things did exist, I haven't got an appropriate photo though.

Cheers,         Michael

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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2015 07:35 pm
   
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Searching through the -
" Salada - Cranes I have Known & Photographed Album"
I found some "short jib" jobs a bit like your Wills' contraption - if it ain't a toy, it must be a contraption.












All photos by Salada, 1 & 2 were re-photographed from museum info boards.


Regards,       Michael







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 Posted: Sun Oct 25th, 2015 08:00 pm
   
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Hi Michael.

Love the 'white walls' on your crane pic.
Who says everything has to be rusted to death !? :pimp:
Def. the Caddy of cranes...
...& so wins the M.M.M 'Crane Of The Month' award, so say judges Wolfgang & Boris ! :) :bg:

Yeah ... the flat-car mounted idea, is kinda what I was thinking for the Wills 'OO' job.
Looking at the gearing...
...you might have to be Charles Atlas just to pull the skin off a rice-pudding !!!
Obviously a 'Ratio' problem !?

(_!_)

Might be about as much use to M.M.M as a chocolate fire-guard ! :f:
Haven't rushed to snap up one of these yet...
...the kit stash is big enough for the time being. :slow:

Cheers.

Si.

:moose:

P.S. played some train sound-recordings today...
...through an old '60s Marshall 4x12" bass-cabinet...

... AWESOME !!!

:Crazy:





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 Posted: Sun Oct 25th, 2015 09:09 pm
   
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Does the "Crane of the Month Award" have any cash value ?    Cheers,  Michael

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 Posted: Wed Oct 28th, 2015 08:30 pm
   
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Si. wrote: P.S. played some train sound-recordings today...
...through an old '60s Marshall 4x12" bass-cabinet...

... AWESOME !!!

Just think how much better the sound would be with a Peavey 4 x 12" + Horn & a 200 Watt Hartke valve hybrid driver.

Cheers,   Michael

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