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The crane turns, and the hoist, trolley and derrick can all potani worked by using the supplied key, and they work well. There is hardly any plastic used at all.

Potain MDT 178 H8

Assembly is not difficult, ptain the only real skill required being the handling of the very small screws used to join the pieces up. Although the jib sections cannot be readily split down to form transport loads a skilled collector will be able to achieve this by small modifications to the model.

On the inside of the access door to the cab there is a tiny printed load chart.

A further accessory is provided with the model and this is a concrete bucket which provides interest as a load for the crane. Much of the model can be split down for transport like the real crane although potaim requires some adjustment to the model in terms of the rivets on the main jib mentioned earlier. The main jib is fully assembled and reeved.

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Other features include the opening doors on the cab platform, and the concrete skip. The mast sections are excellent including detailed lattice work, and jacking points for a climbing frame. This is no makeweight part of the package however. Thirteen mast sections are supplied with the model. At the back the counterweights are copies of the arrangement on the real crane and are textured to represent concrete.


The addition of a separately available climbing frame will enhance it further. Cranes Etc Model Rating. Jib sections are screwed together at the bottom but riveted at the top. The first few pages contain data sheets for the real crane and the rest has a very clear 11 step guide to assembling the model.

The counter jib holds a fine auxiliary winch with associated wiring, and has mesh flooring and hand railing extending to the rear. It is a fully detailed bucket, all in metal and has a working chute mechanism which works very well.

It also has a fine basket attached with railings and a mesh floor. One is the top two sides and the other is the horizontal underside, and the two pieces are joined together. The cab has good internal detail including a footrest, and the windows have windscreen wipers as well as subtle sun shading.

There are also two excellent slewing motors. It is a ‘topless’ tower crane and has a distinctive style and profile. Above the tube mast the structure concludes with a derrick and the model includes the auxiliary winch which is an option on the real crane.

The hook is also metal and accurately represents that of the real machine. Just a great model.

By any assessment this is a high quality model. The crane is easy for the novice collector to assemble and the whole philosophy applied to the model reflects this. The model is easy to assemble out of the box and requires no reeving. It features a working chute – here shown open with the handle pulled down. The model is fully reeved inside the box so there no stringing up to do which will be a plus point for many collectors.

First class model engineering. Ladders have safety cages. There are two opening doors one of which is an equipment cupboard and includes electrical wiring. There are 16 ballast blocks which interlock to form the base ballast which may not represent a common arrangement on a real crane but they are much less vulnerable to being knocked off at model scale. A manual, concrete skip, ladder section, winch key, Potain screwdriver and screws.


The trolley is all metal and allows for four falls of rope to the hook. It is hard to distinguish the model from the real machine. In May a version in Arcomet colours orange and blue was announced in a run of The base is fixed onto a substantial plinth with heavy blocks as ballast.

The ladders set a new standard as they are complete with a safety cage. It is formed of six separate lengths rather than the eight of the original for a jib of this length.

It includes a short piece of ladder which provides access to the mast even though this becomes largely obscured by the ballast blocks provided and this indicates the level of attention to detail throughout the model. The base of the crane consists of a large heavy base plate on which the cross-shaped support structure is mounted. Quality By comparison with other 1: The mast height can be set at any combination up to the maximum of 13 sections that are supplied.

There is a short section of ladder which is fitted to provide access to the cab mast. 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.

They are textured to resemble concrete and two have the Potain insignia.

Mast sections make a good haulage load on a Talbert Trailer. All the main tower crane functions can be operated.

Outside the cab, the access platform has a mesh floor and realistic handrails and a host of detailed electrical cabinets and wiring.