Happy New Year

Gentlemen,
Tomorrow I am on a delivery run to Internal Fire, I am
taking a Single cylinder Pelapone, a large well pump, several boxes of
electricery, a large filing cabinet and anything else Dan Howden and I could
get in the van. On the way there I am collecting for a friend two BSA
Gensets from just inside the Welsh Borders. I am stopping the night at the
museum to be there for the New Years Crank Up and then returning late on the
1st of Jan with a Lister K for Miley Bob of Hull way, if another friend can
get the details I might also be stopping at Swansea to collect a pair of
Lister DK's.
Because of the above I am taking this opportunity to wish you all a Happy
and Prosperous (!) New Year a day early especially as I will not have a
computer to hand.
If you are going to IF I will see you there.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
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Bon Voyage and have a safe trip.
I 'hope' the 'BSA' gennies are in fact Chore-Horse units, but all will be revealed when you get them.
Peter -- Peter & Rita Forbes Email: snipped-for-privacy@easynet.co.uk
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You guys deserve some recognition for the work you do for this hobby. Eric Brain once approached me as a potential 'profiles' subject for SEM (me, who doesn't rally and has never 'restored' an engine in the usually accepted sense of the word!), if he still lurks in these parts I hope he might think that there is more promising material to be found in you.
NHH
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NHH
I'll second that, Nick. He's a great guy!!
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Charles Hamilton
Nick,
I do correspond with Eric on occasion, that is until my last computer crash which means I don't have his email at the moment (hint Eric)
I don't do what I do for any glory and neither does Dan, I (we) do it because it means we can help a museum get along without worrying about how to fetch and carry stuff. In relation to other volunteers I only scratch the surface. Paul has to rely on volunteer help because like all museums of the type funding is very difficult if not impossible to come by and if I can save him a couple of pounds then something else gets done. On a selfish note I get to play when there as well so I get my kicks as well. This year Dan made a decision to give work a rest and has spent a week at a time there and is going again soon, as I said I only scratch the surface.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
Gentlemen,
I'm back home again after a very cold -5C during the day and b****y freezing during the night, I did have an oil filled radiator in my bedroom of the caravan which kept it nice but in the morning in the kitchen area of the caravan I got my little stove which uses aerosol cans with the gas in going and within seconds it had frozen and no gas would come out so a primus I carry was used, Paul the one you gave me in October.
We had a small panic first thing yesterday morning when Paul found all incoming water from the mains was frozen solid so nothing to put in the engines apart from those we had filled by 10 gal bottle the night before, eventually a line of hose pipe was laid out from the house to use that supply but that had its limits as it is spring fed into a tank so we could not drain that. Hazel organised the Cawl, the lumpiest soup you could imagine steaming hot as well in a large container that took two large men to shift from the house to the museum shop. There was also a steady plod of the public during the day and they seemed to enjoy them selves watching us try and start some of the engines, particularly the JP4 Gen set the Gary and I delivered in October. Paul had reassembled it and had it running but yesterday four men, two on the starting handle and two on slings could not get it past compression of one cylinder set on half compression. I got to start the six cylinder pelapone engine, Paul had me cranking it over with no joy when he announced to the viewing public " oh dear I had better switch on the mag" by which time I was buggered. Anyway on my way home I stopped half way to pick up the two Lister D's and I have put some pics up to show what I can get in my van.
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I took no pictures at the museum as we were busy all day and I forgot to fetch my camera from the van.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
Martin, looking at the photos it must have been in your mind that it would be a more that usually good idea not to Hit Something on the way home! If that lot came forward to see you it would be better than anything Mr Atkins could come up with! ;o))
It must have made you smile to put aside the modern stove & use an older model!
Regards,
Kim.
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kimsiddorn
I'm wondering why you/they were trying to pull it over compression? Yers it can be a valid starting method - I used to drive a JP2-engined railway loco & that was the easiest way to start it in warm weather, partly because the decompressers weren't easy to reach, but generally decompressing would be the easiest way. When my JP3 genset was in regular use I could start it singlehanded unless it was extremely cold, when a second pair of hands would be very welcome.
Tim
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Tim L
To try and start it, it was that cold the oil was like glue.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
Kim,
If you look forward I have racking and a bulk head between the engines and me, the biggest lump the K type had a restraining strap to anchor points in the van to hold it back and the D's were a tight fit so no chance of coming forward.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
Gentlemen,
I have been a little busy the last two days, Mike Henriksen came and collected his two Lister D's, I did remark at the time that he might not get one in his trailer but with a little jiggering we got both in, Dan dropped by loaded with a Lister CS in his trailer today for a cup of tea and a bit of trading and left here with Mike Milestone's Lister K in his van and some orange fencing and a submersible pump for Paul at IF and this afternoon I delivered the two Gen sets to Peter Forbes. The van feels very light and springy now but tomorrow after a sweep of the inside I will put back all my work equipment, that will settle her down again
Martin P
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