Ruston Bucyrus Cranes/Draglines.

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Re: Ruston Bucyrus Cranes/Draglines.

Post #111 by DROTTB100 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:46 pm

As promised some more pics of RB's at Threlkeld, I have some pics of Priestmans, Smiths, Jones etc. Will put them all together on a section of Cranes.
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Post #112 by DROTTB100 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:10 pm

An old 17 RB, the workings of the undercarriage of an RB 10 I think and a Ruston Erie mobile!! :)
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Re: Ruston Bucyrus Cranes/Draglines.

Post #113 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:01 pm

Crackin pictures there Steve this is a place I must get to visit sometime. :claphands:

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Re: Ruston Bucyrus Cranes/Draglines.

Post #114 by DROTTB100 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:12 am

Jeremy, you won't be disappointed, turn off the M6 at Penrith onto the A66 towards Keswick, after you go through Scales look for the signs which take you to the Vintage Excavator Museum at Threlkeld and its about a mile off the A66. Nearest biggish town is Keswick for B&B, hotels etc. Also check with the museum web site about when they will be having operating days.

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Post #115 by banjosteve » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:56 pm

Hi guy's, I used to see this old 54 RB when my dad, who was a crane driver in the Ravenscraig Steelworks (1978), took me with him to collect his wages. Little did I know at that young age I would one day be driving 19's, 22's, 605's and 1405's.

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Re: Ruston Bucyrus Cranes/Draglines.

Post #116 by banjosteve » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:59 pm

Just noticed another crane in the background of one of the pictures. Can anyone identify the model? :)


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Re: Ruston Bucyrus Cranes/Draglines.

Post #117 by RD6 Shane » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:06 pm

Hi ihave just aquired another RB22, this one has a 6ydan engine in it, my other rb22 has a 4/71 gm unfortunatly the ruston engine has had rainwater down the exhaust, Iam pulling the heads off at the moment. has anybody got the head / big end tensions for this engine also the valve clearances, This 22 has also a torque convertor fitted my other machine has just a clutch. this22 was assembled new in Melbourne Australia on its plate.
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Re: Ruston Bucyrus Cranes/Draglines.

Post #118 by gah1950 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:48 pm

hello banjo steve,
i would put my money on an nck andes,its not a big navvie,it does,nt look as big as an atlas even.
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Re: Ruston Bucyrus Cranes/Draglines.

Post #119 by FOWLER MAN » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:19 pm

gah1950 wrote:hello banjo steve,
i would put my money on an nck andes,its not a big navvie,it does,nt look as big as an atlas even.
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Hi,
I thought maybe an NCK 405 :?: :?:
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Re: Ruston Bucyrus Cranes/Draglines.

Post #120 by martyn williams » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:48 am

Hello Shane,keep us posted on your progress with the 22
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