Just in time for the big Warley show, Hatton’s announced a highly-detailed OO-gauge model of the Plasser & Theurer 12t single-jib crane (or general purpose crane), TOPS coded YOB.
Often called ‘on-track’ plant, rail-mounted cranes and other items of mobile engineering equipment are usually overshadowed by locomotive and rolling stock models, so the announcement will be warmly welcomed by enthusiasts.
Thirty Plasser & Theurer general purpose cranes (GPC) numbered DRP81503-81532 (5501-5530) were acquired by BR between 1977 and 1981 for infrastructure duties, and many have survived to see use on the privatised rail network and on heritage railways.
To make them as flexible as possible, the GPCs are self-propelled, allowing them to work within the confines of an engineering possession on an adjacent track to those being worked on.
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