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General - Plymouth Uni Crane?

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Leanback, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Leanback

    Leanback 28DL Member
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    Anyone had a look at the two cranes which have been erected?
     

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  2. Seffy

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    Had a look as I drove round the big roundabout the other week, looks like they have trapdoors in them which isn't ideal, but not a reason to rule them out...
    I'd suggest waiting for some building to go up around them, makes it so much easier that way :thumb
     
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    Yeah it's always best to wait for the building to reach higher than the cage.
    Some cranes have cages with a hole in the side large enough to squeeze through (not very common anymore though), and sometimes the workers will forget to lock the cage.
    It's all luck really!
    I have managed to climb couple cranes a day after their erection, before a cage has even been put on!
    Before James Kingston began publishing his stuff, cages on cranes were very rare. Shame really although nothing wrong with a challenge!
     
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    PM me if you decide to do something, have done one small tower crane before and some high bits in Plymouth but haven't been out in a while!
     
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    I did the taller one about a month ago mate.
    It's a bit of a squeeze around the trap door but certainty possible without a camera bag. (I couldn't fit mine through so I had to leave it)

    I would meet up with you but I was only in Plymouth for a day when I did it and live a fair distance away.
     
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    I went up this crane a few weeks back before there was two of them and managed to squeeze between the cage and the diagonal crane beam, I literally walked into the site and went straight up nobody seemed to be watching it.

    Let me know if you fancy another shoot up there some time.
     
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