Airborne's Bussing-Nag Recovery Vehicle - I Hope!

John Race

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Ohh yeah, I have noticed Bimbo trucks while out on the road Paul. Huh. And here I was thinking it meant something else. And that poor truck driver had to have been scared out of his wits, I must have followed him for miles before I finally gave up.
Hey John, you hear that ? No lame excuses on the Softee Donuts, Pal!
Sorry for the late reply Ron.
Only have normal suger coated ones.

Excuse us please Steve .
 

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Looking good Steve, you appear to have the chassis square , that's normally where I mess up .
 

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Sorry for the late reply Ron.
Only have normal suger coated ones.

Excuse us please Steve .
No worries John, any insight into the wilder excesses of my fellow modeller's fevered imaginations is a plus! That chassis isn't quite perfectly square yet but there's a great chunk of I-beam superstructure that should iron out any residual misalignment (I hope!).
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Can anybody tell me the purpose of the two 'objects' adjacent to the air tanks please?
 

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Hi Steve
The build progresses and the vino bottle(s) become emptier :rolling: Despite the issues all is looking good. Hats off to you for sorting that chassis - that was horrible.
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Morn Steve,

The 3-ton crane was hand operated and used no PTO or such (sorry Dan). What the 2 parts are is anyone's guess. The crane,

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You can clearly see the crank handles here. On to the chassis,

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Nothing here that looks like the piece on the outside frame near the air tanks. The other side,

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Nothing here either. The inner piece could be from the early model of the 4500A and an air flow splitter for the air tanks. I have found no use for the piece (or even a pic) of the one on the outside frame piece. HTHs

Prost
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Morn Steve,

The 3-ton crane was hand operated and used no PTO or such (sorry Dan). What the 2 parts are is anyone's guess. The crane,

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You can clearly see the crank handles here. On to the chassis,

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Nothing here that looks like the piece on the outside frame near the air tanks. The other side,

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Nothing here either. The inner piece could be from the early model of the 4500A and an air flow splitter for the air tanks. I have found no use for the piece (or even a pic) of the one on the outside frame piece. HTHs

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Allen
Bizarrely Allen neither have I; I'm considering removing it as it just looks 'wrong'! I found theses pics also beautifully clear
 

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Would the Germans put a siren on the chassis? That's the only thing I can think it is
 

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Air actuators likely for brake system.
 

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Air actuators likely for brake system.
Wondered along a similar line Paul - however no reference material seems to support that, or even its existence.Considered it was some sort of vacuum device, for purposes unknown perhaps :upside: Any ways, it has now gone to the great automotive engineer in the sky (never liked the shape! or understood the plumbing) :cool:
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If it was in 4BO I might be able to help Steve, however Allen did found some great photos.
 

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Likely safety valve & trailer/park push/pull valve or relay valve.
 

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Likely safety valve & trailer/park push/pull valve or relay valve.
That's definitely a thought Paul, however I can't find any visual references to it so 'with a flick and a twist of my muscular wrist (and a snip of my sidecutters) I've thrown it right into the Bin! :smiling5:
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You'll notice the air "glad hand" for the trailer air brakes near the trailer hitch in Allen's photo. They prolly didn't include the plumbing for all the parts necessary to represent the full air brake system in your model. Most not visible anyhow.
 

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Think it had air over hydraulic brakes, like some modern 7.5T. The round cylinder on the inside of the chassis leg looks like the air powered handbrake cyl and on the outside the hydraulic brake master cylinder
 

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Hi Steve
Glad you got the chassis sorted. Tight tolerances and trying for scale thickness is typical AFV. As you say it all becomes more solid as the build progresses.
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Hi Steve
Glad you got the chassis sorted. Tight tolerances and trying for scale thickness is typical AFV. As you say it all becomes more solid as the build progresses.
Jim
Thanks Gents - minor updates this weekend (but no plumbing!) as I've been building at school again!
Steve
 
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