This is a model of the Finnieston crane that
still stands by the docks by the Clyde in Glasgow. It’s an accurate scale model of the crane,
built to a scale of 48:1. The original crane was the biggest crane in
Europe when it was built in 1928, and it was designed specifically to put the engines into
ships and to put gun turrets onto battleships. It was also used for loading locomotives for export. I’m just going to make the jib slew around. It’s got a main hoist which carries 175 tonnes, a hoist from the same crab that would lift 30 tonnes, and the little jigger hoist which will lift, I think, 5 tonnes. But it had it’s own separate crab. So you’ve got virtually three cranes in one!