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by Mark Williams
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Earthmoving models
Topic: Looking for Motorart Volvo ECR235CL excavator
Replies: 0
Views: 2258

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: 533

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: 35943

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: 2770

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: 2770

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: 1
Views: 1199

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: 1424

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: 1619

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 &...
by Mark Williams
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Dyggor Gaylord
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: Dyggor Gaylord

Hya Dave, If you go on Google & do a search of Marion 182M shovels,you will see some photos of the Derek Crouch shovels @ their various sites & in their different colours over the years.Maybe you could post them on this subject as I don't know how to.The high cabbed version is shown on there...
by Mark Williams
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Dyggor Gaylord
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: Dyggor Gaylord

Hi Dave, after looking through my many photos & pictures in books & on line,I am going to say that the navvy machinery house photo in the Gilltbrook yard is of a Marion 182M,low cabbed version.The only company to my knowledge that had this version was Derek Crouch @ its Sisters site in Morpe...

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