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Hi

Can anyone tell if I can buy a gantry crane kit, suitable for a small goods yard, not containers. Kibri did list such an item but it nolonger appears in the current lists that I have seen. Not much good at scratch building so that's a bit of a none starter.

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QUOTE (83E @ 26 Feb 2009, 15:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi

Can anyone tell if I can buy a gantry crane kit, suitable for a small goods yard, not containers. Kibri did list such an item but it nolonger appears in the current lists that I have seen. Not much good at scratch building so that's a bit of a none starter.

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Hi 83E,

Welcome to the forum


Walthers do an overhead crane that can be used but it may be a bit big for your use ........

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-3150
 

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I made one about 20 years ago.........square section balsa.....some N scale rail atop....a brass carriage with wheels....and a load of very cheap jewellery chain.[worth going through old jewellery collectios for the valueless chains]...a lost wax hook and pulley set.....it actually functioned, after a fashion..spent some time on my HO NMRA module....but was a nightmare when the chains got tangled in transit...[or rather,Renault 4]
 

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Alastair, you no doubt used it for essential maintenance of the stteple cab then!!


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erm...at that time, a MDC Roundhouse boxcab kitbash into a box electric.....lengthened chassis..a nitemare, as the driveshafts were rebuilt, longer..which limited the minimum radius, which made it growl even more.....all for the sake of a balcony at eitherend..plus Sommerfeldt pan, wired up.......with o/head made from wire coathanger poles, with a simple arc arm, and ph/b wires....very slow loco...flat-out drove everyone mad with its grinding growling noise....took forever to get anywhere....always cooked controllers...which got too hot to hold.....
 

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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I will now set about finding the various kits and making a choice!

Thanks again
 
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