CRANE FOR FWLR

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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by ge_rik » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:28 am

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.... and mine, complete with match-truck...

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Wow Peter! I'd forgotten about that magnificent beastie.

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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by FWLR » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:13 am

They are both impressive Cranes Peter & Rik. Yours Peter looks like you can lift it off when running, but unfortunately I can’t with mine, so that’s why it will be more of a static display :( :(

But nothing is going to get started because we are starting to move today (Officially Monday) so it’s going to be a busy week or so, then of course the line to sort out.

Got to get the priorities right, so Anne says anyway :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ……
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by markoteal » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:38 pm

Good luck Rod - take it easy! Moving house is NOT one of my favourite activities
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:03 pm

FWLR wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:13 am
They are both impressive Cranes Peter & Rik. Yours Peter looks like you can lift it off when running,
Thanks Rod, the crane and match-truck can run as a pair with the jib rising and falling or swivelling with any track undulations.
Good luck with your move, it can be stressful so take it easy and get others to help as much as possible.
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:12 am

Thanks Derek & Mark. I did do too much yesterday, has did Anne, even though we had eldest Daughter, granddaughter and Son-in-law with us, they seem to run at a different pace to us….slow…. :lol: :lol:

So we are both going to take it easier today and just move some small items with youngest daughter, don’t know if her daughter is coming though, she can be a challenge on her own…. :lol: :lol:
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by bazzer42 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:43 pm

Think you are confusing me with Mark but good luck with the move...the last two January's we have moved my son and as said before, not a favourite job.

I like the crane and the operator, Stan Laurel?

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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:12 pm

bazzer42 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:43 pm

I like the crane and the operator, Stan Laurel?
Sorry Derek :scratch: It should have been Peter… :roll:

The drivers name is Dan I think…… :scratch: :scratch: It’s all getting to much for me… :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by Soar Valley Light » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:57 pm

Hi Rod,

I'm really impressed with your crane. It's a great looking piece of equipment. A really workmanlike machine. Very neat and tidy build too. Well done! :thumbup:

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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by Andrew » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:05 pm

Soar Valley Light wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Hi Rod,

I'm really impressed with your crane. It's a great looking piece of equipment. A really workmanlike machine. Very neat and tidy build too. Well done! :thumbup:

Andrew
I agree, very nice - lovely cranes all round in fact.

Just as I was thinking that a crane was one thing I wouldn't be building for my WHR-themed line I remembered the FR crane, seen here at Boston Lodge - seemingly up on blocks, unless it really was horribly out of gauge?
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I suppose that might have ventured up the WHR, so I could find an excuse to build one if I ever fancied it. Hmmmm...

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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:33 pm

Go on..... you know you want to!
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by Andrew » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:09 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
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Go on..... you know you want to!
It seems it was an ex-WD crane, like the L&B ones:
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Not the most attractive item of rolling stock in the world, but one day, maybe...

It looks like it really was that tall, perched up on those Pechot bogies, so presumably couldn't head beyond Boston Lodge on the Ffr or through the Aberglaslyn tunnels on the WHR.

I think I recall reading that it was a Col. Stephens purchase (he had a bit of thing about cranes...) and that it never left that siding, although I may have made that up...

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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by FWLR » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:08 am

It looks a lot like Rik’s……only Rik’s has a straight Jib….
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:43 am

I love that photograph of the quirky FR crane, it looks a bit top heavy to be safe on those raised turntable mounts. Might it have ever worked in this configuration?
What would be its power source .... manual or IC?
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by Andrew » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:00 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:43 am
I love that photograph of the quirky FR crane, it looks a bit top heavy to be safe on those raised turntable mounts. Might it have ever worked in this configuration?
What would be its power source .... manual or IC?
I'd guess manual, can't see any sort of i/c engine, but then I can't see where you'd operate it manually either. Could those holes in the nearest gear be for inserting a handle? But then where would you stand? Perhaps the answer lies on the other side...

I've had a think... Wrightscale make the right bogies, but I think I'd go for the short-wheelbase Andel ones - close enough, much cheaper, and I'm happier working with resin than white metal. The flat wagons would be easy enough, but above that everything would be a real challenge - lots of curves, and just how do the mechanics of the thing work, what connects to or engages with what?

One for another day I reckon, maybe when I add a timber siding at Penlan and need a way of loading and unloading...

Thanks for the inspiration, crane-builders!

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