Travelling goods crane from Porterhouse Models

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Travelling goods crane from Porterhouse Models

Post by andymctractor » Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:49 am

Looking round traders at Peterborough I found this beauty on Porterhouse Models stall. Arrived with me a short while later well packed for postage.
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It will need to be partially dismantled to paint various parts but I am looking forward to this opportunity to detail and weather this. The Porterhouse Models couplings, mentioned in an earlier topic in this section of the forum, are included with the model.
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Re: Travelling goods crane from Porterhouse Models

Post by philipy » Sun Apr 30, 2023 10:01 am

That does look very nice, Andy. What sort of radius can it cope with? There doesn't look to be much lateral tolerance on the jib support?
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Re: Travelling goods crane from Porterhouse Models

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Apr 30, 2023 11:35 am

I have previously purchased from Porterhouse Models and can vouch for their superb quality. Yesterday, at a local garden railway meeting, I saw this model in the flesh for the first time. On my return home an order was immediately placed! Porterhouse are Forum members so can be contacted by PM. I am aware of a waiting list for this model, so don't delay!
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Post by ge_rik » Mon May 01, 2023 7:57 am

That is a beauty. Is it resin castings or 3D printed?

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Re: Travelling goods crane from Porterhouse Models

Post by Andrew » Wed May 03, 2023 1:10 pm

It's lovely, isn't it?!

The Ffestiniog had one (not that it was ever used), so I could just about justify one for my line, although I think I'll be after the 4 and 6 wheel coal wagons first...

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Re: Travelling goods crane from Porterhouse Models

Post by Porterhousemodels » Wed May 03, 2023 9:25 pm

andymctractor wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:49 am Looking round traders at Peterborough I found this beauty on Porterhouse Models stall. Arrived with me a short while later well packed for postage.D8CF6C2F-43AB-4664-B895-C577D226FD39.jpeg81CA22FD-4EC4-49D5-AA2E-D80EA0389124.jpeg
It will need to be partially dismantled to paint various parts but I am looking forward to this opportunity to detail and weather this. The Porterhouse Models couplings, mentioned in an earlier topic in this section of the forum, are included with the model.
Andy,
Glad you happy with the model and we look forward to seeing it painted! Gradually getting through the orders we have had for them. Had alot of interest!

ge_rik wrote: Mon May 01, 2023 7:57 am That is a beauty. Is it resin castings or 3D printed?

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Its filament 3d printed using a very fine nozzle. Takes a while but works very well.

philipy wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 10:01 am That does look very nice, Andy. What sort of radius can it cope with? There doesn't look to be much lateral tolerance on the jib support?
Phillip,
Our garden railway has 3 ft 3 radiuses on the running line 2ft 6 on some of the points in the steaming bays. We have not seen any issues traversing that.
There is a video of the prototype being hauled around the layout at https://youtu.be/40xrNBIzM3A
Peter Butler wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 11:35 am I have previously purchased from Porterhouse Models and can vouch for their superb quality. Yesterday, at a local garden railway meeting, I saw this model in the flesh for the first time. On my return home an order was immediately placed! Porterhouse are Forum members so can be contacted by PM. I am aware of a waiting list for this model, so don't delay!
Peter,
Yes your on the list. We have finished the 5 which were ordered at the Peterborough show a couple.of weeks back this week. The others are currently progressing with 10 being built simultaneously for current orders!

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Re: Travelling goods crane from Porterhouse Models

Post by Old Man Aaron » Tue May 23, 2023 6:59 pm

Work of art, that.
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Re: Travelling goods crane from Porterhouse Models

Post by FWLR » Thu Jun 22, 2023 6:55 am

Love to see how you have progressed with this model. :thumbright:

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Re: Travelling goods crane from Porterhouse Models

Post by DafyddElvy » Thu Jun 22, 2023 8:52 am

I appreciate it wouldn't be exactly prototypical, but if one of these ways available in 45mm gauge I would definitely add one to my fleet, very nice.

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Re: Travelling goods crane from Porterhouse Models

Post by Porterhousemodels » Thu Jun 22, 2023 9:50 am

DafyddElvy wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2023 8:52 am I appreciate it wouldn't be exactly prototypical, but if one of these ways available in 45mm gauge I would definitely add one to my fleet, very nice.

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Hi David,
We do the crane with 45mm bogies as well as 32mm.
We are away until 29th June but if you drop us an email to sales@porterhousemodels.co.uk we will be able to supply one when we return to the office.
These are made to order.
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