Odd modelling ideas #37 – Cranes

Redhill has seen a little excitement over the past week, with the arrival of a tower crane to help build their new Sainsbury store.  It involved a road closure, a certain amount of confusion, and a chance to examine some most impressive plant at close quarters.  I took these photos on my way home from work, just down the road from the office.

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It rather rather reminds me of The Siphonaptera nursery rhyme.

Big fleas have little fleas,
Upon their backs to bite ’em,
And little fleas have lesser fleas,
and so, ad infinitum.

Crane modelling is almost a hobby in itself.  Ten years ago, ESNG had a member, Aidan, who was into modelling large cranes in plastic.  The end results were most impressive.

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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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2 Responses to Odd modelling ideas #37 – Cranes

  1. smoppett says:

    If you are interested in construction plant modelling you should visit
    The Model Tractor, Plant and Construction Show, The next one is Sunday 12th February 2017. See http://www.warwickshireexhibitioncentre.co.uk/events.html


  2. Thanks, that does look interesting – especially as I’ve worked nearly 40 years as a civil engineer. (Even though I do try and avoid sites.) As for modelling plant myself, I have enough difficulty finding time to model railways……


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