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531 Yard Crane
Ratio Lineside Kits OO/HO
Used for loading goods onto wagons, these cranes were to be found by bay platforms in small stations with no goods sheds or in the yard of larger stations. The kit includes fine chain for the operating drive wheels and cord for the jib. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism (See the Pecoscene Weathering Powder range PS-360 - 365); glue is required to complete this model.
Recommended to be used with:
- Ratio 00 range of Building and Accessory kits
- All 1:76 Scale Model Railways and Modelling projects
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Ratio Scale Models was started in 1950 by Jack and Dev Webster, producing fine coach kits made from sheet plywood pressings in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. They commenced manufacturing plastic kits in 1959 and the name was changed to Ratio Plastic Models. The factory was moved to Goring-on-Thames in 1961, and to Sturminster Newton in 1972. As the range continued to grow, they moved to larger premises in Buckfastleigh in 1986. Ratio was sold to PECO in 1996; production now takes place at a new factory in Buckfastleigh, along with the Wills and Parkside ranges.