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General Discussion / Re: 2019 'Clarendon Classic'.
« Last post by Austral on 22 September, 2019, 10:26:36 pm »
Good luck with the nbn. I found out that it means No Bloody Network, as we were without phone or internet for a month or so whilst the balls up was sorted out. I'm glad the mobile was and still is, with another provider.
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General Discussion / Re: 2019 'Clarendon Classic'.
« Last post by Austral on 22 September, 2019, 10:25:54 pm »
Good luck with the nbn. I found out that it means No Bloody Network, as we were without phone or internet for a month or so whilst the balls up was sorted out. I'm glad the mobile was and still is, with another provider.
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General Discussion / Re: 2019 'Clarendon Classic'.
« Last post by cobbadog on 22 September, 2019, 09:39:48 pm »
What another brilliant rally this was. Caught up with a couple of different Forum members and saw Patrick but was bussy discussing engines as we all do. When I get my pics sorted I will put a couple up. May take some time as we are having the nbn connected hopefully tomorrow and then on our knees and hope it works.
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General Discussion / Re: 2019 'Clarendon Classic'.
« Last post by Triumphline on 21 September, 2019, 10:19:13 pm »
A sneak preview of some of the engines at the 2019 Clarendon Classic. I took nearly 400 photos today so it will take a little while to sort them out :0
Patrick
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Driven Machinery / Re: GMF/Cooper 32VDC Generator
« Last post by Steam Nev on 20 September, 2019, 05:11:01 pm »
Have just found this diagram which is what i have been looking for just have to identify the terminals on the generator now which shouldn't be that bad.
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General Discussion / Shiney Wreck
« Last post by cobbadog on 19 September, 2019, 04:15:31 pm »
For years I have this old Shell fuel can or maybe it had Shellite in it, I don't know. So since I have to respray the fuel tank on the Cropmaster I am going to paint the can as well and put some decals on it. So this is what I am starting with and I will not be knocking out the dents although I did try heating the can and blowing it out with some compressed air but decided not to push the boundaries.
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General Discussion / Re: Mount Coolan
« Last post by Ian on 18 September, 2019, 08:15:52 pm »
Hi

Another interesting fact about all those old escarpment roads was that during WW 2 most of them were undermined by Military Engineers and packed with explosives ready to blow if the Japs had invaded from the North.   I  was involved in an investigation into the tunnel on Harvey's Range because there was no record of the explosives being removed at the end of the war.  We spent several weeks digging out backfill only to find that the tunnel was empty.

Cheers

Ian
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General Discussion / Re: Mount Coolan
« Last post by Ian on 18 September, 2019, 08:01:25 pm »
Hi

If we take  a hard look at the Old roads into the goldfields of Western Qld going from Ports like  Bowen, Tlownsville, Port Douglas and others.  There is one common denominator that they had to overcome and that is the escarpments to the west of the coastal plains on the edge of the great divide.  To the west of Townsville we have the Mingala Range and Harvey's Range, these would have been fomidable obstacles in there day, however they overcame them.  While in the ADF in Townsville l was lucky enough to be able to drive a army landrover up the old Herveys Range bullock track, in was quite mind blowing to think that the old guys did take fully loaded bullock wagons up that mountain road.   YOU GOT TO TAKE YOUR HAT TO THEM.

Cheers

Ian
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General Discussion / Re: Mount Coolan
« Last post by isandian on 18 September, 2019, 05:08:38 pm »
A bit like the boilers, engines and batteries out west of Tibooburra that were set up in the 1880's. They must have brought them up the Darling by paddle steamer, then across by bullock team. There must have been nearly insurmountable obstacles. Then the whole gold rush petered out not through lack of paydirt necessarily, but a total lack of water.
Ian
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General Discussion / Re: Mount Coolan
« Last post by cobbadog on 17 September, 2019, 04:48:14 pm »
So many things were transported by steam boat up and down the coast. The Manning River has a heap of sunken boats off the inlet because it was and still is a tricky bar to cross and not many try it.
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