I have just completed weathering and detailing Hornby's Breakdown Crane in yellow - I purchased this one in particular to go with my Pullman coaches......not that it would accompany them, rather be a dedicated Pullman Breakdown set in case anything happened to one of the Pullman Trains. It came with late British Rail insignia which I replaced with a decal from a sheet of Pullman livery I bought a while back. No doubt totally wrong when compared to what "should've" been done but I'm not fussed.
This is my first foray into weathering and detailing since childhood and so far, am very happy with the results - I know I can do better, especially with some more detail parts etc and an airbrush instead of Humbrol's and turps.
Have a look and feel free to comment
Anyway, to my point: What are the origins of the Breakdown Crane? Was it modelled after a real prototype and if so do pictures exist somewhere. I would love to learn more as I have another Crane I wish to detail and weather (this one is in what appears to be such a deep green it appears almost black).