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Bredbo (Cooma) Truck and Machinery Show March 2024 Photos

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1 month 3 weeks ago #251428 by wee-allis
As I strain my rememberer, the valve cover hold-downs remind me of AEC for some reason. Weren't they cast aluminium flower shaped heads on the bolts or were they nuts. No joy in getting old.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #251429 by grandad
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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #251431 by wee-allis
Thanks to Grandad it looks like a Meadows. Unless it has had a heart transplant.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #251437 by Dave_64
Many thanks to Grandad for posting additional info re the Scammell ' Mountaneer', I thought I had read somewhere many moons ago about them being fitted with Meadows engines, although a lot lower ratings than the 240hp I proposed, more likely around the120-140 range.
The data sheets also list a Gardner as an alternative engine again around the same output.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #251438 by Dave_64
Just as a bit of an addition, Meadows were a large marine/ automotive engine supplier back when the Poms were still producing quality mechanicals.
I had only ever seen one, Meadows that is, set up as an emergency generator setup at a chemical plant I used to deliver to many years ago.
Happened to be there one day when they fired her up for a monthly run.
Had a sticker pop riveted to the frame giving outputs etc, about all I can remember about it was 24 volt start, looked huge but bloke who was fiddling with it said it was only about 130 hp, had a huge generator on it, he said that it would have been built for searchlight use during the war, over London.
Made a good yarn anyway, suppose like a lot of that war surplus stuff, made its way out here
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1 month 3 weeks ago #251463 by xspanrman
There was a lot of machinery at this show. The Ruston Hornsby engine was powering 3 automatic drilling machines. Amazing bit of gear.
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