billh wrote:Hello All,
New to here, so I hope this first post is in the right place.
Just started a major overhaul of a 1949 built Ruston Bucyrus 10RB. This machine was originally a face shovel but has been used as a crane with 30ft boom for the last 25years. The engine is a Ruston & Hornsby 3VRH and is in good running order, the machinery all works but there is a lot of wear ( after 61years!) in the control linkages and clutches. It has power lowering boom.
Most of the cab steel work has disintegrated and we are planning to make the various panels ,copying what's left of the old ones. The cab is the old flat fronted type with "Georgian" style small windows in the left side and cab door. The windscreen is 3 horizontal glasses.
A couple of questions......
What would be the original colour scheme, internally and externally? Inside seems to have been dark green , in some parts but cream (or white,or grey) in others. Outside ,possibly maroon all over, but no real idea. It was certainly not the later maroon/ sand .
Secondly, there is a lot of wear on the conical rollers in the truck frame. Does anyone know a source of oversize rollers, something like plus a quarter inch? I know these were available at one time . Perhaps another way of taking up this wear?
Any info. would be greatly appreciated.
hi there, hope alls going well with the build, i can help a little here as my father owns ruston bucyrus ltd, under Paul Murray plant and equipment, and refurbs R.B's currently he has 9x 10rb's in stock, 2x for breaking and one fully restored for sale.
colours for machine are as follows:-
front cab/roof - cream-using B/L enamel code 10C31
Sides - brilliant green(will have to get code)
undercarriage -black enamel
machinery guards - p/o red
If using the maroon on a build the colour is wild berries strong base code 17587
these are taken from original paint codings from ruston bucyrus ltd
the swing/conical rollers you need, at the last count, we had some available, again, shall have to check stock, or ring Paul Murray on 07831144463, alternatively, 0161,431,4139,