30th November 2009
Almost as an antidote to the excitement of steam gallopers and steam rollers, Davy has started work on the Winget Type 2 stone crusher. As was seen earlier in these pages, this has been blast cleaned. It will now be dismantled for overhaul and repainting. The chassis is badly rotten and will be shortened as part of the work, the need to mount an internal combustion engine ahead of the crusher being obviated – this one will be belted for steam power!
After this project, I am considering the possibility for the cosmetic overhaul of the Phoenix tar boiler (see below). We then could really do with a towed scarifier…
Below: Davy Sheen is seen preparing to move the crusher into the workshop.