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Old 24th June 2017, 11:11 PM
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Old 25th June 2017, 09:24 PM
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I see you saved the best one till last

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Old 25th June 2017, 09:55 PM
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3395 Phil. glad u remember it mate.
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Old 25th June 2017, 11:00 PM
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I know it was over 30 years ago, but in my head its still mine Chris.

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Old 25th June 2017, 11:44 PM
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Another cracking set of photographs - many thanks for posting them.

Echoing the sentiment above - the Dalesman does look particularly fabulous in green.

Cheers Carl.
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Old 26th June 2017, 07:52 AM
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...the Dalesman does look particularly fabulous in green.

Cheers Carl.
And sounds as good as it looks!

When it was pulling the trailer up the hill yesterday, conversation stopped in order to listen to it working! Wow, what an engine!

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Old 26th June 2017, 08:51 AM
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I see you saved the best one till last

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Seconded. What a fabulous engine!
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Old 26th June 2017, 12:01 PM
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If any of you guys know where "Harewood Bank" is you will know what I mean.

We used to take The Dalesman to the steam rally up there in top gear and the sound was absolutely amazing, no gear noise at all just the engine barking up the chimney and a slight rise and fall of the front spring on each power stroke. We used to just give the simpling valve a couple of prods on the sharp bend near the top and that sounded even more awesome echoing through the trees.
When driving through a town on the level, most people could not hear it approaching it is so quiet, we had a few people step out in front of us until we realised, after that we usually let everyone know we were coming through in the usual way.

It was sometimes a bit un-nerving until you got used to it, but when it is working hard the crankshaft flexes and if you are sat in the steering seat, the flywheel is right in front of you with a fair old sideways wobble going on.

Happy days.

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Old 26th June 2017, 01:20 PM
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It was sometimes a bit un-nerving until you got used to it, but when it is working hard the crankshaft flexes and if you are sat in the steering seat, the flywheel is right in front of you with a fair old sideways wobble going on.

Phil
I used to crew on Fowler 11111 when owned by Geoff Mathews and watching the flywheel on that whilst pulling hard up Watford Gap in Dorset was frightening.
More used to Burrell manufacture these days, and 'Joe Chamberlain' flexes a little. The crank for that came from Ted Freeman who had it as a spare for The Dalesman. It was the original out of Joe Chamberlain.
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3937 does the wobbly flywheel trick when pulling hard, as you say, it's somewhat unnerving at first. BB1s will set the flywheel flapping when they are pulling hard on the rope, but at least that's off to the left and somewhere on the horizon with one of those.
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