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48 Elm High Road
Wisbech
Cambs
PE14 0DQ

07730 202270

 

Rail Mounted Gantry crane

 

Rail Mounted Gantry crane

Product

M10 - Rail Mounted Gantry crane - N Gauge

Details

This model comes in kit form and requires construction and painting.

Contains parts to make one Rail Mounted Gantry Crane. Containers and Lorrys etc also shown are not included. Track is available seperately



Rail Mounted Gantry cranes (RMG)were first introduced in the 1970's and are still widespread use today.

The RMG travels along fixed rails to lift, transfer and stack 20' to 40' containers using a top lift spreader. Sometimese these have additional drop-arms for more specialised loads (such as box type fixed trailers or swap-bodies).

Our model is not a direct copy of any specific make but rather soundly engineered as a reasonable representation of a 45-tonne cpacity crane that will sit happily on any layout set from 1970's to the current time.

The kit is designed to be as flexible as possible allowing a variety of spans to be modelled. In its widest form this gives an internal span of 155mm allowing 4 rail tracks and a service road (or 2 rail tracks, service road and 2 high single stack along track side). The Instructions give full details on how to achieve various spans with the narrowest recommended being 90mm (just allowing 2 rail tracks and service road).

The lifting and traversing mechanism has been achieved by incorporating the use of pre-formed plastic extrusions, similar to that used on our Boom Handling Reach Stacker. It has an adjustable top-lift spreader attachment for 20ft, 30ft and 40ft container handling, and an extending telescopic boom for lifting and stacking up to 3 high containers. 45ft containers can be lifted with spreader set at the 40ft twist-lock location. The rail yard RMG top-lift spreader can be fitted with the drop arms, for piggy-back handling of trailers and swap-bodies these being held in place when arms are pushed together to hook under the chassis being lifted, where RMG’s are for container stacking areas these arms can be left-off. The top-lift spreader will hold a container using non-setting adhesive putty (blue-tack), with the model crane offering a variety of display opportunities to the modeller, having flexibility to display the model in a variety of handling applications.

The track on which the Gantry Crane can run is available as a separate kit.(Ref M11 Gantry Crane track starter pack) Our design is based on a pre-cast concrete strip with a single recessed rail seated in a series of cast cleats, Each track section has a tongue at one end and recess the other to keep section joints aligned. It can be assumed mains electricity supply would also be incorporated within the pre-cast concrete unit and a small electricity power control building kit and instruction sign are also provided to be placed to one end of the track. The starter kit includes sufficient track to produce a 255mm double rail-track length, with 4 timber-faced concrete buffer-stops to place at each end and side barriers for fitting along the side of the track where cat-walks protrude from the side of the gantry frame. An expansion pack (Ref M12 Gantry crane track expansion pack)includes additional pre-cast concrete strips for a further 255mm of double rail-track length plus side barriers with further kits being necessary where longer railway siding lengths are required.

Difficulty

4

Price

79.95

         
 

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