Riccal Rally (Selby) Dec 27th

Discussion in 'Events' started by rustyironengine, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Now in its 8th year, a great way to blow the Christmas cobwebs away. About 50 stationary engines usually turn up, plus other attractions. Turn up about 10am until 3.30pm. Hot food in the barn.

    On the A19 just north of Selby.

    Regards

    Andy M
     
  2. TangyeDan

    TangyeDan Active Member

    YO19 6QR in your SatNav. Should be taking a couple of engines all being well, depending on what I can get out of the shed...

    Cheers

    Dan
     
  3. gazmill

    gazmill Member

    Should be taking a couple of engines all being well, depending on what I can get out of the shed...

    Or the conservatory :lol:

    Gary..
     
  4. This consevatory must be a new addition, you didn't have one a month ago :roll: :wink:

    Regards

    Andy M
     
  5. gazmill

    gazmill Member

    I meant to quote Dan but i cocked it up :roll:

    Regards Gary.
     
  6. TangyeDan

    TangyeDan Active Member

    There may be a bit of a dilemma here... Since the APR went into storage in the conservatory I have fitted a new door, narrowing the entrance to approx 25" - no prizes for guessing that the crank on the engine is approx 26" :-(

    Still, taking the crank and flywheels out and refitting them will give me something to do on xmas day afternoon :D

    Cheers
    Dan
     
  7. gazmill

    gazmill Member

    I'm glad to hear your not cutting an inch off the crank 8O

    Regards Gary..
     
  8. TangyeDan

    TangyeDan Active Member

    I would but the sparks from the angle grinder tend to make a mess of the carpet in the front room :lol:

    Dan
     
  9. Dan,

    Could of been worse if it was a horizontal Bamford, but maybe not you probabley would not have got it through in the first place. :lol:

    Andy M
     
  10. miley_bob

    miley_bob Member

    All this talk of conseravtotry engines is making me feel nostaligic towards my Ruston PB which I sold yesterday. We had to manhandle it through a very narrow door 1/2" clearance either side of the engine, and into somebodys kitchen, where he plans to keep it. When we left it was half blocking the kitchen door way. Mind you the chap that bought it was happy and he didnt think anything to having 3 WW2 machine guns in his kitchn either, so good luck to him.
     
  11. TangyeDan

    TangyeDan Active Member

    I measured it wrong - the crank is actually 27"... :( But with the door off its hinges and the engine at approx 45 degrees I managed to sneak it through!

    Just covered the neighbours and inlaws cars with Crossley two stroke spots with a test run of the TSH as well, so all in all a decent morning :lol:

    All in the van now ready to go - hopefully see you Thursday!

    Cheers

    Dan
     
  12. If you are taking the TSH we need to stay up wind of you then :lol: . Nothing personnel.

    Regards

    Andy M
     
  13. TangyeDan

    TangyeDan Active Member

  14. gazmill

    gazmill Member

    A great day out and well worth the trek. The crossley behaved its self all day and we actually had to stop it at the end of the day which is a bit of a novelty:).

    i'll definatly be going again.

    Gary..
     
  15. Andrew_S

    Andrew_S New Member

  16. TangyeDan

    TangyeDan Active Member

    I'm usually wrong, but isn't the one you've titled as a ''Big Ingeco'' a Nelson Bros. Jumbo?
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    You are indeed correct - Guinness-induced brain fade... :lol: Caption amended.

    Thanks!

    Dan
     
  17. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Dan,

    You little fibber, your text this morning led me to believe that you didn't have any pop.

    Better be fresh for tomorrow, we cast off early me Hearty :D

    Martin P
     
  18. gazmill

    gazmill Member

    You are indeed correct - Guinness-induced brain fade... :lol: Caption amended.

    Thanks!

    Dan[/quote]

    Perhaps it should have been rum induced brain fade :lol: , seems more appropriate.
    Dont forget the oars tommorow :D

    Regards Gary..
     
  19. Looking at the weather forecast they may need to get the souesters out and possibly the distress flares for when it all goes wrong. Have you both got waterproof cameras. :lol:

    Who's having the free ride holding the cornetto. :lol:

    On a series note hope it all goes OK, and lets see some photos of your exploits.

    Regards

    Andy M
     
  20. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Gentlemen,

    Operation Kelvin went without a hitch and niether Dan or I got wet in the river or by rain, infact its been a very nice sunny day.

    We arrived at 10:30 and met Dudley, we then crossed the river on a scaffold constructed bridge which bothered Dan because it started to oscillate under our feet.
    We had the use of a four wheel trolley and a shear legs and block and tackle to lift the engine and place the engine on the trolley. This was then wheeled to the pontoon and with the aid of planks and steel sheet we got the trolley onto the pontoon, it was at this point Dan announced "I don't do boats", so whilst we went back over the bridge Dudley moved a Barge and then poled the pontoon around the Island to the bank nearest the car parking area.
    We positioned the pontoon so that we could use the ramps from my trailer as the bank was steeper here and pulling/pushing the trolley up the bank would have been impossible. I then unhitched the trailer and turned the van around and then fitted the towing eye to the van, the trolley was then connected to the van and with Dan and Dudley guiding and moving the ramps we pulled the trolley off of the pontoon with the van.
    We then reconnected the trailer to the van and loaded the engine said our goodbye's and left for home after a short stop at a pub for a sandwich and a shandy. Left home at 09:30 and was home 14:30.

    A good day had by all, Dan will put pictures of the operation up this evening all being well.

    Martin P
     

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