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Steam on the stubbles

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by grebeman, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    These two ploughing engines, although out of sight of one another, are pulling this cultivator back and forwards across the field, communicating to one another by engine whistles alone.

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    Having been wound in towards the engine in shot (a compound Fowler), the driver whistles the other engine which in turn takes up the slack in the cable, thus turning the cultivator around and then proceeds to pull it back across the field, this engine being out of gear so the cable is pulled off the winding drum

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    The cultivator glides pass with just a swish from the trailing cable as it drags through the stubble

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    The cultiavtor appears over the brow of the hill heading towards the engine (a compound McLaren) pulling it in, the cable being coiled up on the winding drum under the engines boiler


    Barrie
     
  2. Awesome old school tech
     
  3. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Brilliant !
     
  4. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    What was that I said in the other thread/set about doing things the old-fashioned way? - Same thing applies here :smile:
     
  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    It's not called a Vintage Machinery Rally for no reason, it certainly lives up to its name :smile:
     
  6. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    How English is that!! Lovely images!!!