TCS member Fred van der Lubbe has found a way of 'hooking' our interest yet again.

Another of his great books, based round photos of models in his collection, is now available. This time it is about toy and model railway cranes, that is those that travel the rails. Or in his own words "how I became a crane collector as well as a train collector".

It is now available, free to download, in PDF format. To do so click on this icon TCSDocimgsmall to go to the TCS Document Folder and then download the file Crane Trucks - Any make, Any gauge, Any age small.pdf. It is also available as a larger file Crane Trucks - Any make, Any gauge, Any age.pdf.  The difference between the two (apart from the size) is that the picture quality is better in the large version. The small version is perfectly adequate for reading on-line, but if you wanted to print out a copy for your personal delectation then you might want to use the large version.

Fred has also of course produced a video of these cranes, available on YouTube, and with a link in his book. But for those who cannot wait, here it is as well!

Many thanks to Fred for sharing all this with us yet again.

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