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Posted -  16/01/2008  :  16:27
I've opened this thread to make a place for some pictures of motor vehicles - interesting or attractive or just simply curious. I've started it below with three pictures taken at a steam rally a few years ago. I've got a few more but please feel free to contribute pictures.

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Bradders
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Posted - 18/07/2009 : 21:18
Thanks....Just read that Stanley.....like the bit about Hydraulics being more efficient and adaptable than the mechanical linkages........

Wouldn't have helped in the Austin Ruby  though , eh !.......(cables for the brakes etc)

Just realised you mentioned a "10 Bore shot gun"  !!.......didn't the recoil stop the car anyway ?

 

 


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Posted - 19/07/2009 : 06:24
Good point! It was an old hammer gun and kicked like a mule but I once had 4 rabbits with one shot. I think we were getting a tanner apiece for them and there were many rabbits! If you did that now you'd be in gaol quicker than you could blink. I bought the gun for £1 and when it started to do a double discharge on one trigger I only loaded the choke barrel. I think I left it at the farm when I joined the army.


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Posted - 27/09/2009 : 11:28
1962 VW 1500 saloon

1962 VW 1500 saloon (2)

A lovely 1962 VW 1500 saloon seen at Godrevy Point, Cornwall in September 2009. You sometimes see the fastback 1500 but rarely see the ssaloon, or notchback as I think experts call it. I traced it to this VW Type 3 & 4 Club web page which has some great pictures of VWs.


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Posted - 28/09/2009 : 06:42
Didn't Karman Ghia do a variant?


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Posted - 28/09/2009 : 07:49
Classic car shape reminds me of The Saint's volvo but not quite as sporty. Nolic


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Posted - 28/09/2009 : 09:34
Will these pictures help jog the memory Stanley?


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Posted - 28/09/2009 : 15:55
Yup, that's the one.


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Posted - 04/11/2009 : 16:31


I came across this while I was scanning today. Riddiough's bedford wagon had a shunt and Hatley and Holden's AEC Militant Wrecker with its Harvey Frost crane is taking it to hospital.


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Posted - 09/11/2009 : 07:16


Foden wrecker tidying up in Rawtenstall in 1979.


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Posted - 07/03/2010 : 17:34
I had a surprise set off today. John rang me and said he was taking a wagon to Ellenroad because they were having a steaming day. He came all the way over to Barlick and brought me all the way back. He's a good lad and says that it's a pleasure. That's the way to tell if you have a friend. He asked me which wagon we should take and here's what we decided on.
 
 
Its a Scammel Scarab mechanical horse, so called because the railways used them to replace horse haulage. The trailer can carry six tons and they are automatic coupling, you don't have to get out of the cab to take the trailer off or pick one up. Incredibly noisy like all the old wagons were but great fun! I saw all my old friends who are volunteers and a couple of blokes I haven't seen for years, Hughie Smith and Joe Sampson the old Milnrow blacksmith. Wonderful! Everyone was glad to see me and it was really nice, lots of visitors there as well. A good day out.



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Posted - 08/03/2010 : 16:42
A lovely picture! What's the engine set-up in the Scammel?


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Posted - 09/03/2010 : 05:21
4 cylinder Perkins Diesel completely exposed on the sub frame behind the cab, dead easy to get at and work on, just unclip four toggles and lift the cover off. 4 speed box and automatic hitch and de-couple from inside the cab. The front support of the empty trailer folded up under the trailer when you backed into it and the brake and light connections are automatic. Payload 6.5 tons, 9.5 gross train weight. Turning circle is ridiculous, it turns in its own length. Notice the horse's head on the front. Originally it was called the 'Mechanical Horse' because that was what it was intended to do, replace horses. John's is a fairly late model and has only done 20,000 miles because it was used for internal haulage on an unknown RAF site near Carlisle. I think it would be at the big ammunition dump just north of the town. Lovely little example and hardly run in! The reason it is painted in BR livery is because the railways were the biggest users of them.


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Posted - 09/03/2010 : 05:37


John's Crusader is coming to nicely. Hughie has almost finished painting it, it just needs signwriting. This was the alternative transport for Sunday's trip but we decided to take the Scarab because it was more fun. This one served john well for years, Detroit Dieslel two-stroke engine, about 500hp, big winch on the back and I think it's rated at 80tons train weight. STGO2. ['Special Types Group Order]


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Posted - 12/11/2010 : 12:23
fantastic thread,I'm sure you deserve friends like John Stan, and them your friendship


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