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    Keep this on the top of the page.

    If only so the Stuka and 110 drivers have something pretty to look at after they bail out
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    The loading cranes outside Battersea powerstation in London are probably the kind of thing that he is wanting. There old but they were there in the 40's. There used to be some just like it down in Shoreham harbour but they knocked it all down about 10 years ago.

    http://www.vauxhallsociety.org.uk/Ba...20Z%201944.jpg
    http://mylondondiary.co.uk/2006/04/10/060410_d0308.jpg
    The cranes in the foreground are still there although a little battered. I think you can get pretty near them too.
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    Not able to get there in short order, but the Maritime Museum in Liverpool has a large permanent exhibition about the Battle of the Atlantic and Liverpool's place in it.

    I visited a couple of months ago but can't rememebr anything specific on cranes, but maybe if there's a community member who hails from there they could have a quick look/ask if there's something useful; it's free to get in.
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    The Bristol industrial museum has a 40s dock set up with large cranes on rails, railway sidings, and swan necked cranes. Anyone in Bristol able to get some reference from there?
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    I recommend Oleg browses here.

    Lots of pictures of naval equipment, just look left and right. Awesome.
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    I have submitted a large number of pics relating to period RAF airfield installations. For modelling, pics from all angles are required as I understand.

    I hope this helps.

    Best Regards,
    MB_Avro.
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    A crane at Chatham dockyard. I am assuming Oleg is modelling this dockyard as it is a major Naval base on the Thames so LW bombers will be flying over it on their way to London.





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    Shorts Factory at Rochester. Just a couple of miles along the river from Chatham Dockyard. The second picture just shows the context as the Factory would have been just off the bottom of the picture (the path ending in top left corner of factory shot is the path that can be seen across the field in the second)


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    Originally posted by Roblex:
    A crane at Chatham dockyard. I am assuming Oleg is modelling this dockyard as it is a major Naval base on the Thames so LW bombers will be flying over it on their way to London.





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    Shorts Factory at Rochester. Just a couple of miles along the river from Chatham Dockyard. The second picture just shows the context as the Factory would have been just off the bottom of the picture (the path ending in top left corner of factory shot is the path that can be seen across the field in the second)



    [Dates wanted for the following pictures!]

    I Searched for pictures of Chatham:

    Larger version of the above:
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/12...58d88b15_o.jpg
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/99...d464e0f0_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/212/4...2a75d027_b.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/29/59...c8e0e0594c.jpg
    http://l.yimg.com/www.flickr.com/images/spaceball.gif

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/226/4...19821103_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/220/4...721be7ef_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/4...7b7db2b7_b.jpg

    ________Another Chatham crane I think:

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/208/4...bf9df0d8_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/4...15a9c3ba_o.jpg



    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/4...8f70577e_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/191/4...5c5c9e85_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/4...587795fb_o.jpg

    I think this is Royal Victoria Docks, London (I don't know the date of these, so please add this if anyone knows)

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/165/3...6e64f6e0_b.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/2...f3902b08_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/248/5...dd70045f_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/27/92...f734c9d4_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/3...1179b0a1_o.jpg
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/3...db96ca80_b.jpg
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/54/16...5633462a_o.jpg
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/108/2...8af388df_b.jpg
    Theres a date on this plate, I can't quite read:
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/16/21...0e8b145e_o.jpg
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/15/21...b4202894_o.jpg
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/15/21...ad5a7fd7_o.jpg


    Old cranes new houses:
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/27/92...1b23d6c7_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/248/5...b7fe9b0c_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/205/5...bccc3e.jpg?v=0

    http://l.yimg.com/www.flickr.com/images/spaceball.gif

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/29/51...d4565a.jpg?v=0

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/36/84...cbf39808_o.jpg


    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/16/21...18ecdddb_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/105/2...c1f42702_o.jpg

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    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/17/21...afa4c63c_o.jpg

    Battersea cranes (date unknown, I think before the war)
    Coal cranes for the power station.

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1413/...15127d05_b.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/4...35d9ffdb_b.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/4...d2ba3b81_o.jpg



    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/37/10...04481764_b.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/38/10...3cf22c5d_b.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/39/10...a81352e0_b.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/18/24...7bc311ae_o.jpg

    Tip: The flickr website is great for picture searches!
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    Huge thanks for the info on behalf of Oleg's team to all contributors!

    They are also searching for info on another things. See details here:

    http://www.simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&...3&page=1#Post224424 3

    If you can help - please post here.
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