Steam Crane

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Steam Crane

Post by Hugz » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:06 am

Wow, got to see this.

Any other Sydney people about? We are a bit thin on the ground here.

http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/whats/ ... nstrations

A bit more marine related than a Hoe :oops:

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Re: Steam Crane

Post by Collector Inspector » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:44 am

My back yard is too small........................

I want a steam engine complete on tracks so there is no room left to complete the dream aye.

That would be "HO".....

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Re: Steam Crane

Post by erle bartlett » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:44 pm

looks good, pity i can't make it!

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Re: Steam Crane

Post by Hugz » Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:04 am

I'm just checking ferry timetables. Maybe I can take a vid.

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Re: Steam Crane

Post by Hugz » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:36 am

Here we go, turn your sound up!

https://youtu.be/rcdRiUMUvcA

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Re: Steam Crane

Post by AusAnzani » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:33 am

What a ripper!

It's great to see it brought back to it's former glory.

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Re: Steam Crane

Post by Collector Inspector » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:46 am

I wonder if that is a Seagull Crate ready for a dunking........

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Re: Steam Crane

Post by Hugz » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:29 am

While wandering the Sydney Harbour foreshores with my new belle yesterday I found this lovely old slipway winch. No longer in use but with a pulley the other end that was most likely belted up to a steam engine. But what excited me was the timber brake pads. Makes sense in a way as they wear out and it would be easy to knock up some new ones. The rod across the top is threaded one end and I believe would have had a handle to wind the brakes up hard and visa versa.

It is a shame watching all the old historical buildings and machinery disappear in favour of capitalistic dwellings.
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Left click and then left click again to see full size. Even still has the grease pot lid on the bearing housing!
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Re: Steam Crane

Post by Oyster 49 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:21 pm

Nice to see that they have saved it, and not just thrown it in the scrap bin 8)

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Re: Steam Crane

Post by Hugz » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:12 am

Apparently the locals don't like it and believe it is a piece of junk. No appreciation for the finer details of exquisite ancient machinery.

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