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    How did you find those expanding shoe clutches on...

    How did you find those expanding shoe clutches on the 43? I had to fit some used ones on an old 43Marion-Babcock and found them not too exciting. Mind you , it was fitted with the "Rolls-Royce" of...
  2. Nothing on the slotter but a bit of history...

    Nothing on the slotter but a bit of history here;Smith and Coventry - Graces Guide
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    I bought a 4" pump from him a few years ago for...

    I bought a 4" pump from him a few years ago for an 1890's windpump (engine) we were playing with, the prices were more like Knightsbridge......but then again I couldn't find one anywhere else so good...
  4. Thread: Lang lathe

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    Lang lathe

    This was quite near here and i'd never seen one so thought of going to see what was under the sawdust......luckily he really meant what he said in the small print, put the add on in the morning and...
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    From my experience with Russian tractors we had I...

    From my experience with Russian tractors we had I wouldn't want to fly one, nor even travel on the highway, though sending them into space certainly sounds a good idea. As Tyrone says though, nothing...
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    You'd have to find a "kid" with the means to move...

    You'd have to find a "kid" with the means to move it, a place to keep it, some knowledge of how to run it, and the desire to actually own it. Seems like long odds.[/QUOTE]

    Maybe so....but there...
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    "an old crawler dragline" That sounds...

    "an old crawler dragline" That sounds interesting, what is it?

    Richard
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    now i'm feeling a bit guilty, i didn't mean to...

    now i'm feeling a bit guilty, i didn't mean to bring about a debate into how awful a neighbour he must have been!
    I agree with all that's been said, though definitely have enjoyed watching him on...
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    Fred Dibnah heritage collection

    I don't think there's much chance of upsetting anyone's plans posting this- Fred Dibnah was a famous steeplejack, steam man and tv "star" over here, i was thinking it was a shame the history of where...
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    Hello, i moved on a Stanley 10 1/2" a few years...

    Hello, i moved on a Stanley 10 1/2" a few years ago, then a few months since the books, such as they are , appeared for it. They will find their way to the soggy far north-east of this country next...
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    I might find out what the Daimler link is, just...

    I might find out what the Daimler link is, just out of curiosity of course:)
    Perhaps it was a Daimler they dropped on the corner....
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    Marking out table

    I know it's broken and stupidly priced but what a pretty table, Victorian or Edwardian?
    I have a Webster Bennett with a single tee-slot, the chess board layout must be a bit of a nuisance sometimes?...
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    I'm afraid I haven't presented the best picture...

    I'm afraid I haven't presented the best picture for scrutiny, my scanning/uploading lacks finesse , looking at the original with a lens gives a few clues.
    I think you can see a diagonal rope leaving...
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    I guess.. but then you would have to allow one...

    I guess.. but then you would have to allow one cylinder to "release" at the same time as filling the other? otherwise may end up with a few problems? why make it complicated with lots of...
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    OT Hydraulic jib crane photo

    Hello, I've been gathering photos and also some bits (pump and accumulator) in the hope of finding one of these cranes...no luck yet!
    I thought i'd share this one as I was puzzling over how they...
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    Whats the contraption sticking out behind the...

    Whats the contraption sticking out behind the feeds?
    I didn't know 'till I bought a book how many options there were on gear ratios, also slower spindle speeds led to heavier bearing arrangement,...
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    Been trying to find clip of last year (or was it...

    Been trying to find clip of last year (or was it the year before?) when you folks had a go with a team pulling a harvester, would love to be able to watch one working on those hills.....
    I know a...
  18. You used to be able to buy new "bulky ends" to...

    You used to be able to buy new "bulky ends" to weld on old forks, doubtful a new one now would be around long enough to wear up the first set? (mmmmm, sounds a bit close to "four candles!")A bit...
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    Pressbrake, that's got to be the one at...

    Pressbrake, that's got to be the one at Pickering. sure looks a wide footprint compared to W and B,less depth though I guess?
    Is the second toolpost really usefull or just if setting up for...
  20. Could you (if needed) allow to overmount the axle...

    Could you (if needed) allow to overmount the axle just behind the wheels and under the pump cylinder? I have moved smaller engines with the wheels at one end but that weight and length would be...
  21. I think the engines were something of a joint...

    I think the engines were something of a joint venture with Lawrence-Scott of Norwich? I believe (some) at least were known as "Scott" engines.
    A man used to call and see me know and then who had...
  22. Sami- I don't know where to reference it but "The...

    Sami- I don't know where to reference it but "The History of engineering, Ipswich ,1950 ed.has a good bit about the compressors they made in the early days going all over (inc.US) for air blast...
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    maybe so....nip down the road to your local...

    maybe so....nip down the road to your local wheelwright and see how lucky you are asking for a skidpan then?
    We had an ancient Cranes traction wagon here (made at Fransham, Naaaaarfolk), it had a...
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    No expert on line-shafts but I did some work for...

    No expert on line-shafts but I did some work for a guy with a waterwheel which had a similar arrangement......I suppose more likely to generate excessive speeds perhaps? wheel I would guess at later...
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    Sami- "slod"

    Sami- "slod"
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