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    Default Coles Crane Resources

    Came across this having seen various comments on another thread on identifying a Coles yard crane

    https://sites.google.com/site/colesc.../main-database

    Includes a section on the military cranes supplied by Coles

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    Default Re: Coles Crane Resources

    I like the history down load section, means don't have to look for thread again

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    Default Re: Coles Crane Resources

    Our Groups Cole's rail crane is listed in there.
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    Default Re: Coles Crane Resources

    The RAF 'Morris' on page 12 looks like an Albion?

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    Default Re: Coles Crane Resources

    Quote Originally Posted by ploughman View Post
    Our Groups Cole's rail crane is listed in there.
    Your group's done a good job in refurbishing it - just had a look at the York Area Group website with the before and after photos.

    You have a Ransomes and Rapier breakdown crane as well.......

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    Default Re: Coles Crane Resources

    Not forgetting the 12t Plasser as well.
    The 45T Ransomes, however, is now resident at Grosmont looking a bit forlorn.
    Part of a WW2 order for Railcranes.

    Thanks for the comments
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    Default Re: Coles Crane Resources

    Quote Originally Posted by Runflat View Post
    The RAF 'Morris' on page 12 looks like an Albion?
    Yes, it is indeed an Albion AM463.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAFMT View Post
    Yes, it is indeed an Albion AM463.
    Well , you are probably correct - however ,,

    There is another official Coles published book Ref. 8287/9/78 (1978) by Martyn Wilson + Karen Spink

    Coles 100 Years. The Growth Story of Europe's Leading Crane Manufacturer 1879-1979

    I will show a photograph of the page later.


    Page 27

    Same photograph , but a few more details :-

    QUOTE.

    1936 (above)

    This is one of the two mobile cranes supplied to the Air Ministry in this year. The success of the machines, mounted on rubber-tyred Morris chassis, did much to convince the Ministry of the validity of separately slewing superstructures.

    ----

    Probably a partial re-hash without checking source material veracity.
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    It's Definitely an Albion with those pressed panels, in fact there is a photo of one of these from the other side in Les Freathy's book, page 28.
    There was a Morris chassis (Morris Commercial D?)in use pre-war that did a lot of the same jobs that the albion would take on, such as refuelling, but that was a six wheeler.
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