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Bachmann crane car and boom tender set lettered for UP accurate project updates

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, February 01, 2019 2:38 PM

Remember this thread?  I got an answer from the NNRY.

Heres a picture of the crane that was sent to me from Joan Basset, showing the open coal hatch door:

And here's her email reply to my question about how much does it hold, and how is it filled:

Michael, I sent a picture of the coal bin on the crane. It is basically loaded by 5 gallon buckets from a front end loader. It holds about the amount of the bucket of our loader. It is not an easy thing to load. Joan curator curator@nnry.com
 
 
 
My original question to her was how was it done back in the day, when this operated on site, for days.
So, I guess it would have been filled by hand, maybe from a coal car or gondola, pushed up to the crane.
 
Mike.
 

 

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Friday, February 01, 2019 6:33 PM

Thats a pretty good pic! I may have to incorparate some interior detail into my project...

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, February 01, 2019 11:33 PM

Thanks, Mike, both for coming back with the info on loading and for the photo, too!

Wayne

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