85 t crane Jouef

Cockerill 85 t crane

Anonymous photo in Ferrovissime No. 8, p. 38.

Brand - Reference

Jouef 663

Type

Cockerill 85 t steam rescue crane

Mass (crane + apparatus carrier + jib carrier)

197 + 27 + 22 g

Comments

New 1966

Crane in good condition except a broken bogie.

In 2012, there existed a Diesel conversion kit for this crane at Antipodes.

Modifications

  • Crane.
  • Box repaired, inside fitted with extruded PS. All items, including the two accompanying wagons, are stored into this box.
  • A bogie having been broken during a fall, the two bogies are repaired and/or reinforced, the axles changed (on crane and wagons) with ø 11 Roco wheels on Micro-Model axles (ex-Train Magique).

History

Cranes built in five copies in 1945 by Cockerill in Belgium. In the 1970s, the crane of Villeneuve was already converted to Diesel. Its jib carrier was a diamond bogie TP flat wagon. See photo of this crane in 1976 extracted from the Forum Loco-Revue.

Documents

  • Ferrovissime No. 1 of January 2008, p. 83.
  • Ferrovissime No. 7 of July / August 2008, p. 2-13.
  • Ferrovissime No. 8 of September 2008, p. 34-40.
  • More precise markings (by Bernard Paillet) and accompanying wagons.
  • Loco-Revue Forum Composition de la Rame Cockerill 85 t
  • Video on YouTube : steam crane in action at Batignolles during the construction of the Paris ring road. Show video.

85 t crane Jouef85 t crane Jouef

Cockerill 85 t crane

Anonymous photo in Ferrovissime No. 8, p. 38.