Category Archives: Cranes

An elite hotel room – in a crane!

Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland on the Wadden Sea. An old town with a long history of fishing and shipping and a current population of 15,769, it received city … Continue reading

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on track …

…. of course, a dockside crane really ought to be able to run on track. Some time ago I acquired a number of lengths of 0-gauge track and it seemed a good idea to use them on this project, so … Continue reading

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Small level luffing crane

When I was a youngster I was always rather taken by Model 6.14, a dockside crane. Like many in the 6/7 manuals of the period the model’s lines were simple and elegant and made good use of the parts available. … Continue reading

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Cartagena Cranes

What makes for an ideal holiday? You will have your own priorities, but for me blue skies and warm days come pretty high on the list. Not that there seem to be many of those in the UK recently! Jane … Continue reading

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Not all roads lead to Laughton ….

well, not this time! There were a couple of other club meetings on which took some folk away, we hear of (sadly) some old friends who weren’t too well, and the Highways Department were doing their best to stop devotees … Continue reading

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Unexpected pleasures

The third Saturday in October generally means a trip up the M1 towards Sheffield, and a turn off before the city to the little village of Laughton-en-le-Morthern for the autumn meeting of the Sheffield Meccano Guild. So it was this … Continue reading

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Running on rails

A wet summer when you can’t do much outside does make for more productivity in the workshop! Discovering those cranes in the south of France set me thinking about the next model ….. So, some research on the internet followed, … Continue reading

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When in France ….

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Just back from a couple of weeks in France, away from the UK’s miserable weather, and that included one on week on the south coast at St Cyr sur Mer. Given all that glorious coast, what wonderful sights would you … Continue reading

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