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What ever happened to this?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Heritage' started by Ploughman, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Ploughman

    Ploughman Well-Known Member

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    Found this clip about the recovery and restoration of a Steam Navvy.

    Is it still around anywhere?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1552&v=Ug6hmnUvTps
     
  2. Russ Bulley

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    See the notes below the video. See
     
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    Ploughman Well-Known Member

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    Interesting but not the same machine.
    The one I posted was a Ruston on rail wheels.
     
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    From the film clip in my first post it certainly looks like the same machine.
    If it is then all the renovation work at Ruston's was not in vain.
    The situation then looked a bit hopeless.

    Now it appears to be safe and secure.
     
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    A fascinating piece of kit and if anyone wants to see the insides and how they work take a look at this.



    This is the model of another manufacturer's version made by my friend Alberto, who has also built a 5" Big Boy
     
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    Nice one, loved the '70's video and glad she's still up and running.
     

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