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Re: 22 RB transport

Post #11 by gah1950 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:14 pm

hello all.
a very interesting photograph of shorts scammell with the navvy loaded,i think that one of the short bros is in the middle of the group and quite possibly the photo was taken in the old weighbridge yard cwmbach,i can remember the scammell well.
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Re: 22 RB transport

Post #12 by martyn williams » Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:11 pm

I think you may be right Graham,looks like Gabriel Short. I have been trying to find a photo I took in 1971 of Mabberley Parkers RB 22 drag shovel and a Harvey plant D8 being unloaded on a pipe laying job at Perthcelyn Mountain Ash.Its anoying that I can't find those photos as there were some interesting items of plant on that job including a 580 C fitted with a ripper, a Priestman Beaver,a BTD6 dozer and a 4 wheel drive Fordson major with a modified front loader crane frame.
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Re: 22 RB transport

Post #13 by FOWLER MAN » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:24 am

gah1950 wrote:hello all.
a very interesting photograph of shorts scammell with the navvy loaded,i think that one of the short bros is in the middle of the group and quite possibly the photo was taken in the old weighbridge yard cwmbach,i can remember the scammell well.
regards graham.


Hi Graham,
Ive looked again at the Shorts Post and I think thats definitely Gabe Short by the back wheel of the unit, and Vernon holding the paper in the centre of the group by the 19. I think your right about the location too.
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Re: 22 RB transport

Post #14 by martyn williams » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:11 pm

My own RB22 loaded on a Scammell and ready for work :thumbup:
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Re: 22 RB transport

Post #15 by gah1950 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:40 pm

hello martyn,
have you got a hire for her? cwm, nantgarw, or even the phunacite, thirty years ago you would be tripping over them around this area.lol
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Re: 22 RB transport

Post #16 by martyn williams » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:50 pm

Yes Graham, on hire to Cossletts at his quarry :lol:
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Re: 22 RB transport

Post #17 by martyn williams » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:58 pm

Hymac also loaded ready to go on a job :lol: things are picking up in the scale model construction work.
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Re: 22 RB transport

Post #18 by FOWLER MAN » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:06 am

Hi Martyn,
Very nice, :thumbup: I'm green with envy. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: 22 RB transport

Post #19 by Renaultman » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:49 am

L.C. Lewis is a hell of a good book. Going off at a slight tangent here. Reading other books, there are countless storries about the Euclid/Terex factory in Scotland delivering R45 and R65 dumptrucks to South Wales by driving them down the what was then the A roads with a Morris Marina as an escort vehicle, those were the days. You couldn't imagine driving a terex TR-60 from Scotland these days.

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Re: 22 RB transport

Post #20 by XS650 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:58 am

Suppose in the 50/60s the dumptrucks and scrapers weren't that much slower than the heavy lorrys on the road, so putting them on a low loader wasn't that much of an advantage ( and roading cheaper of course ! )
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