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Old 13-11-12, 10:27 PM   #31
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My display boards are usually a foot or so from the fence angled so that they can be easily read from the other side. That way if someone wants to take a photo of my engines they don't have to worry about getting the board in the pic.
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Old 13-11-12, 11:28 PM   #32
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Matt:

Why not keep the board off to one side to allow a clear view of the stuff behind?

(First thing that came into my mind on looking at the picture)

Doesn't matter with the Ruston as it is tall enough to be seen over the top of the boards, which are at ground level.

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Yeah I happened to have forgotten the proper board that time, I usually put it in front of the bucket for the trickle cooler
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Old 14-11-12, 12:12 AM   #33
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My display boards are usually a foot or so from the fence angled so that they can be easily read from the other side. That way if someone wants to take a photo of my engines they don't have to worry about getting the board in the pic.
Thats exactley what I do! It seems people are more likley to read it if it's right there in front of them, I sometimes put a folder of restoration photo's next to the info board as well. It's supprising how many people do actualy take the time to look at it.

A pet hate of mine is the little numbers/passes...usualy pinned to the engines trolley at a jaunty angle with a drawing pin! Personaly I allways put that number with the information board.

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Old 14-11-12, 12:56 AM   #34
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God, I hate that aswell, Numbers go above the the log sheets on the board.


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Thee of my favourite displays this year, info' boards by the fence and I try and keep any "junk" inside my tent or behind it.

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Old 14-11-12, 10:08 AM   #36
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God, I hate that aswell, Numbers go above the the log sheets on the board.


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I usually stick mine on the safety fence with a bit of tape.
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Old 24-11-12, 04:27 PM   #37
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This is the Tarpen set up that Ianhw77k was on about. I found the old Tarpen adverts by doing a simple google search, not sure if you can make them out from this photo, but you get the idea. You can also see where I have been cutting the grass during the Grassmaster Demonstrations!



(the duck tape was a shame, but I had tried to "seal" the posters on with clear lacquer, & it was failing badly, it was soon replaced with something more suitable) The posters on the white board (one is the exhibit log/info sheet) are simply put into poly-pockets (available cheap in Tesco), I sealed the tops (actually put the bottom edge at the top, as it's machine sealed) with sellotape & cut off the edge which normally has the holes in for a ring binder with some sharp scissors. It's not quite as neat as laminating, but it's a hell of a lot cheaper & worked really well (that was a wet rally, in the August bank-holiday this year & those 2 posters survived fine).

I guess it helps having a light board, as it's dual purpose. It's easy enough to make up your own board though, I made this one for my new Tarpen with about 6's worth of wood from Wickes. It took me some time to sand it all flat & then you'll need a pot of Varnish (I bought a ready stained varnish usually used for front doors etc. It cost about 6.50 from my local hardware shop), but once you've bought the tin you've got it for next time. (This time I used a modelling glue/sealer called "Mod-Podge" which both sticks the poster on then you go over the top of it & it dries clear, but it looks & smells suspiciously like waterproof PVA)....



Not the best bit of carpentry in the world, but it serves a purpose. Later I even added a hinge to the leg to stand it up....



I did all this with 2 1800mm lengths of wood from Wickes, & this is all that was left over....



It's just a matter of making the best of what you've got. But I totally agree with the OP, you need to make a display of it, not just bung a couple of engines in a field. A friendly face also helps, & you never know who you'll get talking to. I was offered at least 2 different engines at the first rally I took the above set-up to.

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Old 24-11-12, 06:50 PM   #38
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Our Lister D drives a Lister H1 water pump.
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Old 24-11-12, 08:50 PM   #39
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our wolseley wd 11 drives a climax deep well pump. which lifts a toy shrek
up and down the kids like it and some adults !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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