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Hi everyone hope you’re all having a good time .

With all the interest in Ruston loco’s I’ve decided to move ‘Firth Road ‘ here from layout topic’s . 

Merry Christmas 

Graham
 

 

 

 

 

 

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44/48HP 186032 on test in Firth Road, 1937.

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone. 
A milestone day today for ‘Firth Road’ ,

for the first time in 6 months  the two sides are bolted together again, :-)

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 A very rare shot of an LWS outside Boultham Works Gate in 1957

i think the engine ‘test pits’ cooling  towers are the background .

curtesy of R&H 

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19 hours ago, lincoln40a said:

 A very rare shot of an LWS outside Boultham Works Gate in 1957

i think the engine ‘test pits’ cooling  towers are the background .

curtesy of R&H 

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Do you have any more courtesy of r & h ? Maybe other  trials. It's most interesting 

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9 minutes ago, gpplumy said:

Do you have any more courtesy of r & h ? Maybe other  trials. It's most interesting 

I've got several shots of an LWS on test, on a main line somewhere. I'll see if I can dig them out.

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1 hour ago, gpplumy said:

Do you have any more courtesy of r & h ? Maybe other  trials. It's most interesting 

The photo is taken with my mobile phone while scanning the R&H archives . Unfortunately the negative archives are all mixed up so i can’t be sure if we will come across anymore .

Graham

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We can only hope. I take it your involved with the archives 

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44 minutes ago, gpplumy said:

We can only hope. I take it your involved with the archives 

Yes I’m a volunteer 

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Glad to hear. Me and my partner have a great interest in rustons and then the steelworks in scunthorpe. 

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The beginning of the 1960’s and the company was rock n rolling in another direction.

copywright R&H

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What is possibly  Ruston Proctor’s original in-house built steam loco prior to scrapping with its R&H replacement This view of Boultham works yard was taken from a similar position to the 1960’s photo above ,the open ground to the right was served by a gantry cane with a 360 jib not unlike a dockside-crane later replaced by the open ended shed in the 60’s view.

When I was an apprentice in the early 70’s the open end had been shut off and the building adapted for the YWA engine assembly line .

The previous photo depicts the then new skid mounted ,TE Gas turbine with an alternator.

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Being working on this since last Sunday more off than on !

Ive given it a quick blow over with a rattle can before I glue the tank tracks and sides on .At which point all the suspension parts I’ve glued together this week will be out of sight !

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On 19/01/2020 at 12:36, lincoln40a said:

 A very rare shot of an LWS outside Boultham Works Gate in 1957

i think the engine ‘test pits’ cooling  towers are the background .

curtesy of R&H 

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I can't be the only one thinking "look at the size of the buffers on that!".

 

Interesting project, great photos, thanks for sharing them.

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