Wagga Wagga Yard Crane
I have been trying to find out if the derrick yard crane in use at Wagga Wagga was unique. So far, I have not been successful in locating any information on the internet that gives a definitive answer.
|I photographed the crane from a window of the Bomen Flood train in the early 1990s. Shows the crane, and the goods shed |
Disappointingly, the above picture was the only image I had of the crane, until recently. Max Burke, approached me with a datapack containing a copy of his field measurements, and photos of the crane in 1994. Besides narrow gauge railways, Max has a fascination for cranes - and a few years ago, I built a couple of O scale crane models for him.
One never knows where an unrelated modelling project leads to.
Below are my scanned copies of the images and data Max supplied. Whilst not in a form of a scale diagram, I think there is enough information to successfully build a model.
I have been fortunate to have been in contact with many people who have been great to fill in my numerous knowledge gaps, with photos, and plans. Thank you all.