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8 minutes ago, Andrew P said:

Great pic Kevin, but to me it does beg the question, as to why in heavens name was it designed with such a short roof?

On hot day, Sunburn and exhaustion for the Crew and on a wet day, which the GWR seemed to have a lot of, two very wet, cold crew that might catch a cold, or worse still influenza etc.

 

I seem to remember reading, that when they first started building cabs, rather than

just spectacle plates, it was the crews that objected the most!

It seems that they regarded it as an insult to their manliness.

 

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2 minutes ago, [email protected] said:

 

I seem to remember reading, that when they first started building cabs, rather than

just spectacle plates, it was the crews that objected the most!

It seems that they regarded it as an insult to their manliness.

 

And not just on the GWR.  When Keadby shed received it's first cabbed locos the crews refused to work them at first stating similar reasons! 

 

Roja

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19 minutes ago, Mick Bonwick said:

I have a vague recollection that I'm supposed to remind somebody about something, but I can't for the life of me remember what it is.

 

So do I?

 

:yes:

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Remind me not to make daft suggestions about daft vehicles in future...

Though we do seem to have got a lot of mileage out of this one. (That's Reliant economy for you, running on Dominion Motor Spirit at just 1s4d a gallon. )

The van looks great and very realistic in grey. They always look even more toylike in red or green.

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6 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

Remind me not to make daft suggestions about daft vehicles in future...

Though we do seem to have got a lot of mileage out of this one. (That's Reliant economy for you, running on Dominion Motor Spirit at just 1s4d a gallon. )

The van looks great and very realistic in grey. They always look even more toylike in red or green.

See I do listen........

 

sometimes!!

 

Now I have the tractor to build which was also someone's suggestion!!

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I was musing over whether the trike could do a 'wheelie' and then I realised that it was probably front wheel drive.....but it conjured up an amusing image :D

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31 minutes ago, Tony Teague said:

I was musing over whether the trike could do a 'wheelie' and then I realised that it was probably front wheel drive.....but it conjured up an amusing image :D

 

They're rear wheel drive and you can get the front wheel up, though it's not very kind to the clutch!

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Something that was front wheel drive, was the BSA Scout three wheeler, which was a Morgan rival. 

Someone used the wrong kind of mushrooms for the daily full English in the Small Heath canteen one day and the design department came up with a van version. 

Take a look in the back and ask yourself: "Why would you make a van with a wheel in the middle of the floor?"

But they sold quite a few!

 

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I'd like to own one, just because...

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20 minutes ago, figworthy said:

 

Has he got beyond page three of that paper yet ?

 

Adrian

 

They're all page 3...... :blush:

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22 hours ago, KNP said:

See I do listen........

 

sometimes!!

 

Now I have the tractor to build which was also someone's suggestion!!

You want to be glad we didn't recommended one of these. 

 

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