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by Mark Williams
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Mining equipment
Topic: Lomount Marion 195M dragline?
Replies: 2
Views: 2361

Re: Lomount Marion 195M dragline?

Hello Seawalker05, I would be interested to know some history about the plant used on the Tannners Hall sites by Lomount & Coal Contractors, in particular the draglines, navvys & haul-trucks. Do you happen to know if the Marion 195M was sold to McAlpine in South Africa, or thier parent compa...
by Mark Williams
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Earthmoving models
Topic: Conrad Liebherr R9800 shovel?
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Conrad Liebherr R9800 shovel?

Hello Everyone, My long awaited Xmas present was the shovel version of the Liebherr R9800. I already have the R9800 back-hoe. I am still admiring the model,BUT I am rather disappointed in the few areas that have been left out , or cheaped out by the model manufacturer. The models are very expensive ...
by Mark Williams
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Earthmoving models
Topic: Looking for Motorart Volvo ECR235CL excavator
Replies: 0
Views: 2659

Looking for Motorart Volvo ECR235CL excavator

Hello,
I'm looking to add to my collection a mint in the box above 1.50th scale model of this zero tail swing excavator. If anyone knows of one for sale @ a reasonable price, please send me a PM.
Thanks,
Mark Williams.
by Mark Williams
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Excavators
Topic: F Shephard'Hill Caterpillar 245 shovel?
Replies: 2
Views: 691

F Shephard'Hill Caterpillar 245 shovel?

Hello Everyone, There doesn't seem to be many posts on here these days? .( So I thought I would ask a question. F Shephard'Hill bought in the late 70s a new Caterpillar 245 front dump shovel & 3 new Caterpillar 769C trucks. I was an operator of 1 of the 769s (DT93) & spare driver on the 245 ...
by Mark Williams
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Companies
Topic: Dick Hampton
Replies: 195
Views: 38401

Re: Dick Hampton

Hello Everyone, This is a great topic & an interesting read. It would be nice to see a photo of the man Dick Hampton on here. When I started out as an operator for F Shephard' Hill @ an early age on the Rhumney group of open cast coal sites in South Wales, in the early 80s, there was a 4 wheeled...
by Mark Williams
Mon May 22, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: TS24 8V-71 Help required
Replies: 20
Views: 3409

Re: TS24 8V-71 Help required

Hello Jeremy, A good friend of mine who has a great deal of experience on DDs suggested, if the TS 24 is only used as a show piece, is to drop the oil pan on a dry place of repair & lay a clean piece of cardboard under the engine for a few hours & see if there is any sign of diesel leaking d...
by Mark Williams
Mon May 08, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: TS24 8V-71 Help required
Replies: 20
Views: 3409

Re: TS24 8V-71 Help required

Hello Jeremy, I haven't set one of these up for a long time.You can find a link on videos on Youtube on this engine & how to do a complete top set.There is a bus fitter on there from the US changing out an injector,not much room for him to work in, as most of the buses out here are rear, or mid ...
by Mark Williams
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Mining equipment
Topic: Lomount Marion 195M dragline?
Replies: 2
Views: 2361

Lomount Marion 195M dragline?

Hello, Can anyone supply some information on the above dragline that worked on the Tanners-Hall,Tow Law opencast site in County Durham in 1986.Lomount (Mowlem) also had an opencast working @ Langley, Chester Le Street @ the same time. I have recently seen a photo on Tracshovels page on FlickR of a y...
by Mark Williams
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Cat 245
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

Re: Cat 245

Hi Chris,
Is it a stone slinger?
Regards,
Mark Williams.
by Mark Williams
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Dyggor Gaylord
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: Dyggor Gaylord

Hya Dave, I found another photo of the Derek Crouch high cabbed E72 shovel @ the sisters site loading a Lectra-Haul M100 truck & a Cat 834 wheel-dozer on clean up duty by the side of it.If you go into Google & do a search of Derek Crouch Marion shovels & click on images,schroll through &...

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