A Six Axis, 300 Tonne Electric Overhead Track Crane
The overhead track crane is a type not often rendered in Meccano. The model is based on the immense machines used to perform the major lifting work in steelmaking plants. The essential elements of a support structure are included in the plan.
The crane has 3 independent hoists (250t Main, 50t Auxiliary and 10t Service). The other 3 axes, or movement directions, are:
● Long travel (all hoists along crane track)
● Main hoist crab (lateral travel)
● Auxiliary and Service hoist crab
M0 motors and a limited number of easily-obtainable Meccano-compatible and non-Meccano drive bands and electrical components parts are required.
Designed, built, photographed and described by Rob Mitchell. Modelplan produced by Philip Webb.
Ref: MP175 32 pages Price: £7.90