Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

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Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Postby End2end » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:13 pm

Tom@Crewe wrote:Consider my head blown........

Mines just blown too! :o
I'm casually looking through March's BRM mag again and lo and behold Volume 3 is in the book reviews on page 112.
Coincidence or what! :shock: :lol:
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Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Postby Mountain » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:32 pm

Or did the real crane used to show 75T but now has a 50T sticker on it?

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Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:50 pm

I am surprised GWR_fan has not joined in! :P
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P.S. My mind was blown as well, E2E had a bone in his mouth :lol:
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Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Postby stuartp » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:58 pm

The Crewe crane (ADRC96719) was built in 1939 as a 45tonner and would have had a fabricated jib similar to the old Hornby Dublo one. The current jib is a welded replacement fitted in 1968 which is why it resembles the modern Hornby one. It looks radically different to its as built condition. Its therefore a one off and the Hornby crane is probably a good starting point. The story is in the BDCA forum somewhere.
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Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:43 pm

@Timbersurf. GWR_fan posted a bye-bye about a month ago hasn't been on since. No reason stated, no PMs to admin just said he was cutting down and wouldn't be posting on here in future.
The accuracy of the old Hornby model got an airing in the Railway Magazine a few years back, I think the upshot was that the concept model had the correct jib but it was too long to go round Hornby's standard radius curves, so they searched through the drawings and settled on the shorter version from a different crane.
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