Anonymous photo in Ferrovissime No. 8, p. 38.
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 units 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
a photo of
this crane in 1976 extracted from the Loco-Revue Forum.
- 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.
precise markings (by Bernard Paillet) and accompanying
- 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