Crane gears source

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Andy W
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Crane gears source

Postby Andy W » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:06 pm

I'm toying with the idea of building a "simple" hand operated yard crane similar to this in Bob Essery's Midland Wagons V.2.

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Most components seem "doable" as a scratch build, except the gear wheel. Does anyone know of a source for such parts?

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Re: Crane gears source

Postby CornCrake » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:31 pm

Half way down this page http://www.modellingtimbers.co.uk/20.html there is a 48mm gear wheel, but might be too big, but on other pages they have pulleys etc.

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Re: Crane gears source

Postby Jol Wilkinson » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:36 pm

Andy,

an internet search for "clock gears" will turn up some results, including ebay, where there are some cheap assorted packs which may contain something suitable.

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Re: Crane gears source

Postby steamraiser » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:17 pm

Wills plastic kits do a yard crane with a couple of gears.

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Re: Crane gears source

Postby David B » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:09 pm

Ebay. Search for watch and/or clock gears/cogs. You can get packets of them for three or four pounds. Useful for all sorts of things.

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Re: Crane gears source

Postby Andy W » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:55 pm

Thanks chaps, I'll follow those suggestions up.
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Re: Crane gears source

Postby Terry Bendall » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:04 am

Alternatively put a guard over the gears (some cranes did have them) and the absence of teeth would not be noticed.

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Re: Crane gears source

Postby Mark Tatlow » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:36 am

Andy,

If the existing ideas do not come up trumps, I have drawn up a gear wheel that is very similar - it was the wheel drive on this https://highlandmiscellany.com/2013/12/ ... ard-crane/

I have had this printed and someone like Allan Butler can readily do further prints. As it is based on CAD artwork, scaling it up or down can readily be done so it can be done to any size.



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Re: Crane gears source

Postby jim s-w » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:44 am

CornCrake wrote:Half way down this page http://www.modellingtimbers.co.uk/20.html there is a 48mm gear wheel, but might be too big, but on other pages they have pulleys etc.


Be quick though, the chaps retiring

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Re: Crane gears source

Postby Andy W » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:32 am

Thanks again all. More useful suggestions. I like the "cheat" suggested by Terry!

Those pictures are very useful Mark. Also I love your Dia 51 brake. Could they ever have run on the Midland?

The Allan Butler/Modelu route sounds ideal if I first work out the size I need then order from him. Would I contact him direct or go via yourself?
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Re: Crane gears source

Postby Mark Tatlow » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:42 am

Hi Andy,

Allan has not got this particular piece of artwork, so it would need to come from me in the first instance.

There is an early BR picture of the dia 51 full brake in Reading. It had to get down south somehow, so anything is possible!!! Prior to this time they would have been regulars on the CR and possibly GSWR systems but probably not south of the border.



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Re: Crane gears source

Postby Andy W » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:55 am

Reading's south enough for me. I'll talk to you at a show about it. I'm the old, ugly guy you like to insult.
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Re: Crane gears source

Postby Mark Tatlow » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:07 pm

Andy W wrote: I'm the old, ugly guy you like to insult.


No, that is Paul Willis!
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Re: Crane gears source

Postby Flymo748 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:29 am

Mark Tatlow wrote:
Andy W wrote: I'm the old, ugly guy you like to insult.


No, that is Paul Willis!


Younger than you, mate! Younger than you...

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