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POTAIN MDT 178 “Arcomet”
At the back the counterweights are copies of the arrangement on the real crane and are textured to represent concrete. The base of the crane consists of a large heavy base plate on which the cross-shaped support structure is mounted.
The base is fixed onto a substantial plinth with heavy blocks as ballast. Icing on the cake here would have been the addition of a model anemometer for measuring wind speeds. The paintwork and lettering are to the mdr of the rest of the model and the review model had no defects in this regard.
It is pohain as a scaled 50m jib version standing on thirteen 2mx2m tower sections giving a scaled under hook height of around 67m. Each section itself is not a single casting but is made up of two pieces. There is a short section of ladder which is fitted to provide access to the cab mast.
It is possible to build the model fully in comfortably less than an hour. An achievement of the model is the very straight jib. The construction of the main jib is interesting. In May a version in Arcomet colours orange and blue was announced in a run of One is the top two sides and the other is the horizontal underside, and the two pieces are joined together.
Assembly is not difficult, with the only real skill required being the handling of the very small screws used to join the pieces up. A large concrete bucket comes with the model.
For the experienced collector this means that a compromise has been made in that the crane is not fully flexible in how it can be configured or split down as transport loads. Trolley and trolley motor. The poain is all metal and allows for four falls of rope to the hook. They are textured to resemble met and two have the Potain insignia. On the inside of the access door to the cab there is a tiny printed load chart.
Potain MDT – Tower cranes, Year of manufacture: – Mascus UK
The Potain MDT is a medium potian tower crane with a jib of up to 60m length at which a 1. A further accessory is provided with the model and this is a concrete bucket which provides interest as a load for the crane. It is formed of six separate lengths rather than the eight of the original for a jib mxt this length. To help get the mast precisely vertical the pads on the cross-shaped base are adjustable.
See separate review here. Outside the cab, the access platform has a mesh floor and realistic handrails and a host of detailed electrical cabinets and wiring. There are also two excellent slewing motors. An potainn plain cardboard box encloses an inner picture box which has picture of the model occupying its entire length. The addition of a separately available climbing frame will enhance it further.
The intermediate platforms are of fine mesh and there are even pin holders to hold the mast pins for joining the sections together. Just a great model. The model is easy to assemble out of the box and requires no reeving.
Potain MDT 178 – 2006
A manual in English is provided in the form of a brochure. This model pktain the first large mass-produced tower crane model in this scale. Overall TWH have produced an exceptionally fine model which combines first class model engineering with excellent detailing to produce something which is almost indistinguishable from the real crane. Footnotes The model was displayed at the Bauma Equipment Exhibition in February as a pre-production prototype.
However it is very good value for money when it is considered what is offered. Detail Initial impressions on getting the crane out of the box are that TWH have lotain a very detailed model on behalf of Potain.
Mast sections include modelled connecting pins in holders for joining sections. The crane turns, and the hoist, trolley and derrick can all pohain worked by using the supplied key, and they work well. It would have been better if each counterweight was supported separately on the counter jib such that a part loaded configuration was possible along with a shorter main jib.