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by modelman093
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: TS14 Single and Twin.
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Flag: Great Britain

Re: TS14 Single and Twin.

Angus it would probably be UMO plant that supplied the Russian dump trucks as they were the Belaz agents in the UK from what I can gather; Le Tourneau made some very interesting and different construction machines with some great ideas that never really seemed to take off. Jeremy Yes, I've got a co...
by modelman093
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: TS14 Single and Twin.
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Flag: Great Britain

Re: TS14 Single and Twin.

Thanks Angus I never realised that a twin bowl Le Tourneau had made it to these shores. :thumbup: Interesting to see that they used a gear and rack to open and close the apron. Jeremy That one was being demonstrated buy the UK agents Thomas Ward on the Brentwood By-pass and either it or a similar m...
by modelman093
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: TS14 Single and Twin.
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Flag: Great Britain

Re: TS14 Single and Twin.

When I was at agricultural college in the early 60s these CJ Pryor, Leyland engine TS14s were stripping overburden off a gravel pit at Roxwell near Chelmsford, Essex and the twin bowl Le Tourneau was being demonstrated on the Brentwood By-pass. http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/28...
by modelman093
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: The way we were
Replies: 398
Views: 43346
Flag: Great Britain

Re: The way we were

[quote="XS650"]All O Types with the semi forward control short bonnet - Civvy ones were OB's , wartime issue square fronts to civilians were OW ( pic 1) and military square fronts were OY ( 3 tonners). Lighter K 30cwt and M 3 ton types had a longer bonnet. The Bedford OY army 3 tonner play...
by modelman093
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: The way we were
Replies: 398
Views: 43346
Flag: Great Britain

Re: The way we were

I've always referred to the square fronted ones as O types , but........ . The farmer that I worked for before going to college frequently bought vehicles at the huge government disposal sales at Ruddington or one of the intermediate dealers in military surplus. Another of his "buys" was a...
by modelman093
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: The way we were
Replies: 398
Views: 43346
Flag: Great Britain

Re: The way we were

Great pic - and the first wagon that I drove was an ex army O type Bedford tipper! The farmer that I worked for pre-college had several Os and an OB bus to collect the "potato gang" .The farm mechanic showed me how to adjust the tappets with the engine running using a long feeler strip and...
by modelman093
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: The way we were
Replies: 398
Views: 43346
Flag: Great Britain

Re: The way we were

The Foden Crane must have been great fun when coming up to built up T junctions with 15ft of jib sticking out ahead of you! Or following tall vehicles :shock: surely they took that part of the jib separately? They must have unbolted it surely because if you were driving through a twisty lane with i...
by modelman093
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: The way we were
Replies: 398
Views: 43346
Flag: Great Britain

Re: The way we were

That picture of the John Willment site in London is just so atmospheric of the time. I was living in London in the late fifties and even then similar sites were quite common as whole areas of war damage were still being cleared up and rebuilt. Contrast that with an image taken and posted on the Dove...
by modelman093
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: B100 Drott Restoration Project
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B100 Drott Restoration Project

Never used vinegar but have had good results with a leading brand of Cola .
by modelman093
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: B100 Drott Restoration Project
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B100 Drott Restoration Project

Interesting project, please keep us posted - plenty of images, the good, bad and hopefully not too ugly.

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