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  • Scrap - Stationary engine

    This tiny scrapyard near me is now all but empty, John Slender having died and his next of kin at last cleared out the accumulation of decades. Though listed as a car scrap yard I seldom saw many cars in there. The main turnover being general non ferrous…

  • Scrap - Stationary engine

    This tiny scrapyard near me is now all but empty, John Slender having died and his next of kin at last cleared out the accumulation of decades. Though listed as a car scrap yard I seldom saw many cars in there. The main turnover being general non ferrous…

  • Scrap - Fordson x2

    This tiny scrapyard near me is now all but empty, John Slender having died and his next of kin at last cleared out the accumulation of decades. Though listed as a car scrap yard I seldom saw many cars in there. The main turnover being general non ferrous…


  • Scrap - Lanchester

    Remains of a complete Lanchester car buried under debris. Perhaps not that rare - there were two of them here. This tiny scrapyard near me is now all but empty, John Slender having died and his next of kin at last cleared out the accumulation of decades…

  • Scrap - Fordson

    I think I am right in identifying this as a Fordson. If not, I am sure someone will put me right. This tiny scrapyard near me is now all but empty, John Slender having died and his next of kin at last cleared out the accumulation of decades. Though liste…

  • Scrap - Fordson

    This tiny scrapyard near me is now all but empty, John Slender having died and his next of kin at last cleared out the accumulation of decades. Though listed as a car scrap yard I seldom saw many cars in there. The main turnover being general non ferrous…


  • Scrap - Bamford

    This tiny scrapyard near me is now all but empty, John Slender having died and his next of kin at last cleared out the accumulation of decades. Though listed as a car scrap yard I seldom saw many cars in there. The main turnover being general non ferrous…

  • The Romance of the Filament

    Let There Be Light - and there was, whole glimmers of it. Latest progress with the interior of YYB 118. Still some lino required on the late decision new floor hatches and then lots of aluminium floor treads to go down.

  • YYB 118 During

    Nicotine stained paint removed with a combinbation of an orbital sander and harsh and dangerous domestic kitchen chemicals - which did indeed strip a layer of paint right off.


  • YYB 118 before and after

    A close up to show the state of the cappings. Most of the old material was suffering from water and cigarette burn damage. It had in general faded to a brown colour and then in places been spruced up with a coat of red enamel paint - which was mostly flak…

  • YYB 118 after

    A little corner of progress though some might think now lacking in character compared with the previous photo.

  • YYB 118 before

    Not that pleasant.


  • Dennis Lancet UF engine

    Dennis 8 litre engine just before going back into Dennis Lancet UF YYB 118. The engine has three inbuilt sockets that were originally intended to take screw jacks on castors but, much as I would like them as collectors items, I doubt any exist, so three t…

  • Dennis engine and gearbox.

    The Dennis 5 speed gearbox has an over-drive ratio that is engaged by specially shaped sprung dog clutches. It is a so called pre-select, but not as AEC and Daimler drivers would know it. 5th gear position is selected while maintaining drive in 4th and th…

  • Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway

    Bagnall 2216 of 1923 "Unique" at Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway in 1972


  • Bagnall fireless locomotive.

    I don't know what number this loco is (or was -I think it was cut up some time ago). Taken I think at Carnforth, but definitely 1976.

  • Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

    Well, not quite... in 1972 I found this locomotive on a short length of line in a car park at one or other of the RHDR stations. I seem to remember someone saying that it was a possible additional locomotive for the Vale of Rheidol (then BR owned) but of…

  • Ashford Steam Centre

    Not at all sure what this locomotive is. No doubt someone can put me straight. Photo taken 1972.


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