COMPACT DOCKSIDE CAPE TOWN CRANE
This model is of a Compact Dockside Cape Town Crane designed and built by Colin Cohen of Cape Town and the modelplan compiled and published by Anthony Els of Johannesburg.
I saw Anthonys modelplan at a MECSA (Meccano South Africa) meeting in May 2017 and decided to buils it for the next MECSA meeting in July 2017.
The changes I did to the
model was to power the Marx 6 ratio motor using a live rail on the
track board as well as to radio control all the functions of the model.
There are five servos in the
model, one to control forward/reverse using a DPDT switch. The others
do mechanical function to engage gears on shafts with a central idler
pinion : Travel, Slew, Luff and Hoist.