Gauge H0 - Article No. 76510

Large Coaling Station.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad standard design weighing bunker with a traveling rotary crane with a clamshell bucket, for railroad maintenance facilities.

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Large Coaling Station.
Large Coaling Station.

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Article No.76510
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
EraIII-V
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Highlights

  • New tooling.
  • Many working functions, the basis for every railroad maintenance facility.
  • Product description

    Model: Detailed coaling station and a suitable digital crane for use in railroad maintenance facilities. The base and superstructure are made of high quality plastic with many separately applied details. The base is divided for the weighing bunker and for the crane and can be set up in different ways. Power connections for the crane are in the base. The crane is powered by miniature motors. The rotary crane can travel forwards and backwards, the crane cab can be rotated 360°, the working clamshell bucket can be raised and lowered. The work light on the boom and the cab lighting both work. The crane functions can be controlled with the 6021 Control Unit 6021, the sender and receiver for item no. 76500, or the new 60652 Mobile Station. The weighing bunker has 4 bunker compartments and bunker hatches that can be opened. The bunker spacing is the same as a track spacing of approximately 64.5 mm / 2-9/16". The track spacing to the crane is approximately 64.5 mm / 2-9/16". Freight car clearance by the crane follows NEM standards. Dimensions: 300 x 220 x 243 mm / 11-13/16" x 8-11/16" x 9-9/16".

  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2004 - Product programme 2005 - Product programme 2006 - Product programme 2007/2008 - Product programme 2008/2009
  • Prototype information

    The Coaling Station. The operating expense for a steam locomotive is much greater then for diesel or electric locomotives. Taking on coal and water, sanding, firing up, lubricating, removing ashes and slag, turning in the direction of travel - the infrastructure for these tasks is concentrated in the railroad maintenance facility. Coal is delivered to the coaling station, unloaded, stored, and loaded into the locomotive tender. Depending on the number and size of the locomotives to be serviced, standard designs define the type and features of the coaling station. An ingenious coal management system is required at larger coaling stations. Depending on the locomotives being used, coal of different quality and in different sizes must be made available. The coaling procedure should take place as quickly as possible; the standard design tenders take up to 10 metric tons. Large coaling stations therefore have elevated bunkers or weighing bunkers. These are for fuel storage and are mounted over the tracks. They are loaded with the appropriate coal mixture and empty their fuel directly into the tender of the locomotive waiting underneath. The loading platform for a rotary crane with a clamshell bucket runs parallel to the tracks. It loads the coal from the freight cars into a large bunker, and it loads the weighing bunkers from this supply. The number of weighing bunkers and the capacity of the large bunker depends on the demand. In our prototype there are 4 weighing bunkers, each holding 20 metric tons of coal.

Warning

ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years