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Old 4th November 2019, 11:41 PM
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If you can tolerate a less than perfect video clip then here is a bit of action from the Lake Goldsmith Timber Mill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4Cz...ature=youtu.be
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A couple of stills of the engine so you can get a better look at it.

Happily running on wood.



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Here are a few more random pictures. Didn't get a lot of opportunity to get shots as there was a lot of rain Saturday and Sunday I had a few things to do. This is just a general lot. Will also add some detail ones in the members engines section when I get them sorted.





























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I was wondering about the Aveling Traction engine?
I never see a compound piston valve like this?
anyone has more info?
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I was wondering about the Aveling Traction engine?
I never see a compound piston valve like this?
anyone has more info?
looks to me like a D type roller has sprouted wheels
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Im gathering the impression that our fellow enthusiasts down under and in NZ, don't really subscribe to the little traction engine side of life! They are nearly all big buggers and lovely to see. thank you
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https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/...m-rally/?cs=12

Looks like they had a bit of a bad do with the steam shovel this weekend to.
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I believe a casting broke on one of the outriggers robbing the machine of support on that side.
The operator managed to slew the bucket around and catch it so it didn't go fully over.
Fortunately know one seriously hurt but perhaps a few un expected dry cleaning bills.
The show went on as normal but it did look a bit sad reclining at about 45 deg stead of standing up.
No doubt they will have it back as it should be fairly smartly.
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Im gathering the impression that our fellow enthusiasts down under and in NZ, don't really subscribe to the little traction engine side of life! They are nearly all big buggers and lovely to see. thank you
The little ones were not a lot of use because they didn't have enough range.
Tis a long way between drinks around here and you need a decent amount of fuel as well.
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I was wondering about the Aveling Traction engine?
I never see a compound piston valve like this?
anyone has more info?
She is indeed a converted roller but it was done a very very long time ago.
In fact it is one of the first machines to come to Goldsmith 114 Rallies ago.
It started out with a front axle and wheels off a clayton wagon that was in the scrap under a tree.
When someone decided to restore the clayton he gave the bits back and someone found him some more.
Not sure what they are from.
Likely has been like this longer than it was a roller and I can't remember it missing a rally.

Affectionately known as Tiny it used to be used for a "Tug of War" with any children who felt inclined to have a go.
Alas such things are no longer permitted.
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