Anonymous photo in Ferrovissime No. 8, p. 38.
Brand - Reference
Cockerill 85 t steam rescue crane
Mass (crane + apparatus carrier + jib carrier)
197 + 27 + 22 g
Crane in good condition except a broken bogie.
In 2012, there existed a Diesel conversion kit for this crane at Antipodes.
- 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).
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
- 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
- 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. See