Travelling Crane - 205

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Travelling Crane

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

Suitable for a dock or factory area, the Airfix Travelling Crane can be constructed to travel on "00" gauge scale rail. When fully threaded and weighted, the crane can be used for lifting and transporting scale loads. The kit contains 58 parts and as can be seen from the illustration is remarkably well detailed. The height from ground level to the lower edge of the platform girders is 61mm. (2 1/2 inches) allowing for trains to pass through the crane base. The length of the boom is 155 mm. (6 inches) and the height to the top of the cab 132mm. (5 inches). - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

17th edition catalogue (1980), recorded as a Series 3 kit.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 2
Rarity of early version: Scarce
First Issued: 1959

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 205
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 205
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 205
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 205
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 205
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 205
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 205
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 205
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 03627-8

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