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by modelman093
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Dozers
Topic: Some sheduled maintenance
Replies: 470
Views: 36421
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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

As usual, Great pictures and interesting explanation of the method of operation.
Thanks
by modelman093
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: The way we were
Replies: 379
Views: 34297
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Re: The way we were

Not sure about it being a Fiat, more of a look of a Mini to me?
by modelman093
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: The way we were
Replies: 379
Views: 34297
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Re: The way we were

Behind the single 657 scraper - Austin A40?
by modelman093
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: The way we were
Replies: 379
Views: 34297
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Re: The way we were

A great picture , not just the The Eucs but cars of the era, Singer Gazelle?, Triumph Herald, Mini with what looks like a blue light on the roof so possibly a van, and an Austin A30/35. Now who can identify the tail fin in the bottom right hand corner? It was not unusual to tramp motor scrapers betw...
by modelman093
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Support and Suggestions
Topic: timing out
Replies: 11
Views: 2539
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Re: timing out

Not good, took me about 5 minutes to get this far.
Any possibility of a global message to all registered members when it's sorted ?
by modelman093
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Hoveringham Gravels new book release
Replies: 1
Views: 195
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Re: Hoveringham Gravels new book release

Could be tempted ! I lived in London in the late 50s, early 60s and there was still a lot of post WW2 rebuilding going on and there was a firm running a fleet of half cab eight leggers (Foden I think) out of a wharf in Battersea delivering sand and ballast to building sites all over town. Memory fai...
by modelman093
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: The way we were
Replies: 379
Views: 34297
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Re: The way we were

The engines were designed to sit between the chassis of the Sentinel Lorries , probably a throw back to the sentinel steamers, so they were horizontal six cylinder units with some very unusual features. Below is the four cylinder version showing the injector pump and water pump driven by bevel gear...
by modelman093
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: The way we were
Replies: 379
Views: 34297
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Re: The way we were

Were they not known as the "Big Bedford" or was that just the Dinky Toy version?
by modelman093
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Paving Equipment
Topic: Wimpey, International tractorloader with compressor 80's
Replies: 8
Views: 2827
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Re: Wimpey, International tractorloader with compressor 80's

Alive and well and living in Kent!. A friend of mine has an International based version and uses it around his yard and fields
by modelman093
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Workshop equipment/tools
Topic: Lathe: what make is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 5546
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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

May be worth posting the question on the Mig Welding Forum which as well as the obvious has many knowledgeable members on all matters machine shop and general engineering.
http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/

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