Gottwald Railcrane [from: kibri Catalogue 2000]
The real one
4 double-trucks with 8 axles alltogether, 4 of them are driven, total length 13,0 m, weight 128 t, max. speed 120 km/h, max. lift capacity 100 t.
Operation aera: 0,5 m to 15,0 m before puffers (7,0 - 21,5 m radius). Counterweight adjustable from min. 2,0 m to 10,0 m. [from: kibri Catologue 2000]
The model is my first 8-wide MOC and my first MOC after my Dark Ages in autuum 2000. The cable is powered by a micromotor, the boom could be pulled out by hand and is risen by the LEGO Pneumatic (2 zylinders work in row). The upper structure can be rotated by 360° and the whole railcrane will run through curves and switches. The counterweight could be vertically adjusted (by hand).