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Richard's Ruston

Post by nortonmotors on Mon Dec 10 2012, 16:05

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Still to find, or make:
.fuel filler cap
.shield for starter dog/crank end
.R&H transfers
.'proper' wheels
R.

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Re: Richard's Ruston

Post by nutgone on Mon Dec 10 2012, 18:20

Looking good though, very nice job on the paintwork. Very Happy

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Re: Richard's Ruston

Post by nortonmotors on Mon Dec 10 2012, 19:24

Not quite sure how I posted the same photo twice. Here's what was supposed to be the second.

Apart from the tank, which came already painted off eBay, the rest I did with a 3/4" brush and, after assembly, did the bolt heads & nuts with a tiny brush.
I think the tank had been sprayed, and is a slightly different shade, so I may do a brush job to match the rest of it.

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Help!

Post by nortonmotors on Mon Dec 10 2012, 19:30

What am I doing wrong?
That photo is not the same as Ruston-14 in my pictures library.

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Cracked it!

Post by nortonmotors on Mon Dec 10 2012, 19:45



Working on the 'rat-in-a-maze'/'infinite number of monkeys' principle, I think I now understand the instructions re posting photos. But then I've been wrong before ............. Crying or Very sad .

THIS is the other side of my PT, including all the smeared fingerprints not visible in the excitement that she actually runs.

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Re: Richard's Ruston

Post by Ianhw77k on Mon Dec 10 2012, 20:49

What a cracker! Lovely job you've done there mate Smile

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Re: Richard's Ruston

Post by nutgone on Mon Dec 10 2012, 21:30

You know what, if you used a decent high-tack primer, you could paint up those wheels. They wouldn't look perfect, but they'd pass off a lot better until you source some others. You could even get creative with a drill & small hole cutter, maybe a file, or junior hacksaw, & make them a little more interesting. Once painted gloss black they wouldn't stick out so much & would look older to the passing eye.

Although I don't mind them myself, as the whole thing looks so neat, they kind of look neat with it.

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Re: Richard's Ruston

Post by nortonmotors on Mon Dec 10 2012, 23:24

Thanks guys!
One thing I didn't think when making the trolley is how far I have to bend over to swing the handle.
The other thing is that I built it on the bench and had to shore up the shed roof before using a block and tackle to get it down to trolley level. Plan ahead.

Nutgone: it will probably stay with those wheels. Drilled holes and painting them is an excellent suggestion.

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Re: Richard's Ruston

Post by stationary stu on Tue Dec 11 2012, 12:18

Looking good Richard, if your after some wheels contact miked on the forum as he has a lot to sell and get maybe a set of 12inch and it will lift the engine a bit higher to help you start it.
http://www.stationaryengineforum.net/t5866-for-salecast-wheelsloads-of-them
I think it may be just ebay where you can source a tank cap unless someone has one in the back of there shed.

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