Re: [O14] Re: Weekly parts tractors
- Geoff, thanks for looking. I'll have to do a bit of research into them. You've got me curious now!
--- On Wed, 31/12/08, Geoff Baxter <hollywood@...> wrote:
From: Geoff Baxter <hollywood@...>
Subject: [O14] Re: Weekly parts tractors
Date: Wednesday, 31 December, 2008, 9:38 PM
I am afraid I can't tell, there are no real markings on the engine
that I can find. I call it a Lister because the original owner, who
had the local tractor service workshop, told me it was a Lister
engine made specifically for BMC.
--- In O14@yahoogroups. com, Martin Field <paglesham@. ..> wrote:
> Geoff, a three cylinder Lister??Â What sort?Â I have a 3 cylinder
Lister in my boat.Â The very first SR3 ever sold. In fact the show
engine from the 66/67 boat show.Â If there was a tractor with one
in, I'd just have to model it.Â I can't believe it would be a JP3,
because they're incredibly slow and heavy, 1 3/4 tons!!
> --- On Tue, 30/12/08, Geoff Baxter <hollywood@. ..> wrote:
> From: Geoff Baxter <hollywood@. ..>
> Subject: [O14] Re: Weekly parts tractors
> To: O14@yahoogroups. com
> Date: Tuesday, 30 December, 2008, 9:30 PM
> The bucket loader was not that popular over here, although I have
> seen one example that was made locally. Unfortunately I cannot
> remember where it was to get a photograph.
> I will go down a bit later and get you some more shots. Mine has a
> simple platform on the 3 point linkage, known over here as a 'carry-
> all'. I was originally intending to use it as a slasher, but on
> trying one out I came up against the one flaw in Harry's design,
> single clutch.
> With a Fergie, if you have something like a rotary slasher on the
> back connected to the PTO, when you reach a corner and go to change
> gears, stepping on the clutch only disconnects the motor from the
> rear end, and the slasher acts as a huge flywheel, forcing the
> tractor to keep going because the slasher and rear wheels are still
> connected. Later tractor designs used a two-stage clutch to get
> around this problem.
> So I bought a Nuffield 350 instead to do the slashing. It has a
> lovely 3 cylinder Lister diesel, and is near indestructible.
> --- In O14@yahoogroups. com, Martin Field <paglesham@ ..> wrote:
> > Geoff, that's great, thanks!!Ã‚Â Maybe we can call on your good
> offices as we all progress throught the job of upgrading the little
> > Do you know of any sites that might have shots of a good home
> front bucket system?
> > The Ferguson one is very elegant, but too big.Ã‚Â
> > Failing that, some idea of where one would attach arm pivots and
> ram pivots on the chassis.
> > NormallyÃ‚Â I can find anything round here, being super rustic,
> haven't located a Fergy!!
> > Cheers, Martin
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- On the subject of tractor tracks and narrow gauge. Sorry just off
gauge but have a look at the picture on page 148 of Boyds tome on the
Tal-y-llyn. A good way to combine tractors and railways.
Keith HC deepest Pembrokeshire
--- In O14@yahoogroups.com, "paglesham" <paglesham@...> wrote:
> Hello all and best wishes for the new one.
> I'm surprised I'm the first to mention it, but let me recommend the
> new weekly parts magazine for 2009, Tractors and F-arming, which
> nice 1/43rd scale old tractor on each issue. The first of which is
> ubiquitous (600,000 made!)little grey Fergy.
> And it's a little jewel of a model, too! The first issue is only
> 99, so even I've pushed the post christmas boat out and got one.
> issue is a 60s Fordson for £4-99 and then they go up to £7-99,
> fortnight. That's a wee bit much for me every two weeks, but by
> quality die-cast standards that's still a very good price for a
> limited run model. Frankly you need at least one just to leave
> tracks at the edge of country lanes if nothing else.
> With the slightest of refinements you'll have a very good model
> I never did a brass master for a 1/43rd scale tractor, so this is
> vehicle I had to buy. I did 1/76th, 1/35th and 1/32nd, but never
> scaler. I'm a fussy divil, but I'm more than pleased with this
> The earlier Fordson which will make into a Muir Hill loco is
> for Issue 5.
> Cheers, Martin