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  1. I have been to a chain, wont mention the name and they did a service check of my car and gave me a list of things "needing to be done" refused and said to them the car had just been serviced and they couldn't do the work they wanted to, took the list to my local garage showed them and they went through it and couldn't find any of the work that was supposed to be needed, it turns out this national chain has a reputation for finding work that s is supposedly needed.

  2. Started on the fettle, its going to be a slow one as other work and work takes priority.

    One handle broke of as lifted up other seized, looking in the lid I appear to have an original set of spares in a plastic bag, first job will be sort the handles, and now found original un bleached paint heading to find a match beginning of November.

    Looking in the lid the label has instructions, have a copy of the operating ones which is about half way down, cant really make out the first half, they don't appear to agree with any in the manual.

    Does any one have a clear picture, I can work out fonts etc to reproduce once got the thing cleaned.

    Thanks in advance.


  3. 2 hours ago, Chris Hall said:

    Anyone know any company supplying 1/4” steel plate/sheet?

    Everywhere I find either has 1/4” thick steel in narrow strip or supplies 6mm as 1/4” rather than a true size. I would normally be happy enough with 6mm but as it’s to weld to 1/4” plate, I think the .35mm difference will be visible and difficult to mask.

    We have a few steel workers around here in Wakefield, where are you based roughly?

  4. I have bought 2 of these and they need a bit of work to be used without getting splinters. 

    Does anyone have a specification for them, as yet I have not cleaned them one is painted so not sure what the timber is, I am guessing pine. 

    Help please 

  5. Got home and started to look at it, would ask for advice, need a metal worker hopefully in Yorkshire to fix handles as they are rusted solid, also need to try and separate the handle plate from the body. The good news is there are a set of parts still in a plastic bag. 

    The instructions are in the lid and parts which in the manual show parts are one piece. 

    There are parts in the kit needing cleaned, just working bit by bit. 




  6. Went to collect the cooker today and as agreed some pictures of it, I think it was left outside since the catalogue was published, given help to get it to the car and not yet had a good look at it.

    The carrying handles need to be freed obviously the rust cleaned up, the pump handle seems slightly out of line with the pump.

    Looking for my copy of the manual to see how far to strip it down to get sand blasted.

    I note the HYDRA label doesn't look as though it was ever fitted.

    I think the original colour was deep bronze green but stand to be corrected.

    Want to get my other cookers sorted first before I look at this one.







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  7. 8 minutes ago, ruxy said:

    Garage project  -   DIY  Doodlebug  ?

    A Challenge, getting the No 2, No2 Modified and No12 stoves working Got a No3 which trying to decide what to do with

  8. 2 minutes ago, private mw said:

    Nice you got a bargain 👍

    That's what I thought, i have a few stoves and slowly getting them serviced and working looking at the picture I will do a photo survey first, see what's needed Fettle Box are good for washers etc.

  9. Just now, private mw said:

    I started thinking it was something with wheels or tracks post up some pics when you get the time 🙂

    No don't have the funds for that kind of item especially when the extras added on top, they took a £50 deposit before you were allowed to bid so the costs were spread out for me, wasn't going much higher, think if advertised better a lot more interest.

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