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Old 09-07-18, 03:13 PM   #11
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There is no such thing as an 'entry ticket engine' but there is the 'entry ticket exibitor' who will use a small, often aircooled engine as a means to a cheap weekend away with their extended family. Usually drives a large car (often a 4x4) tows a large caravan, has a large awning, pup tent and gazebo. They will usually be the first there and the first to leave just after lunch on the last day.
There are others who turn up with a known nonworking engine and pretend that it has failed on the Saturday morning. The following week they repeat the process at the next event.
Then again there are those that will try to get into a rally and send a photo of the exibit, enter said exibit and on the weekend of the rally turn up with something small and common. Excuse is that the real exibit has broken down that week, real reason is the entered exibit was never theirs to enter.
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Old 09-07-18, 03:35 PM   #12
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Yep, there are always the p*** takers looking for a free ride in every aspect of life.

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Old 09-07-18, 11:14 PM   #13
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I've got my "failed Saturday morning" engine, I just can't enter it as I haven't got a clue what it is for filling in the entry form

Odd08CR by Robert Starr, on Flickr

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Old 10-07-18, 11:03 AM   #14
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Rare WW1 Throgton-Spifley - known as the 'cheese engine' as they were used to power a foil wrapping unit which kept the trenches supplied with dairylea triangles throughout the dark days of the Somme campaign.

Shame it broke down on you but I believe that much later it was all but copied by a motor mower manufacturer who changed nothing apart from the number of fins on the head (which is how I identified it as the genuine WW1 article) so spares shouldn't be a problem.

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Old 10-07-18, 12:14 PM   #15
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It's even got the lawnmower starting dog and sprocket, Throgton Spifley were certainly forward-thinking in their design.
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Rare WW1 Throgton-Spifley - known as the 'cheese engine' as they were used to power a foil wrapping unit which kept the trenches supplied with dairylea triangles throughout the dark days of the Somme campaign.

Shame it broke down on you but I believe that much later it was all but copied by a motor mower manufacturer who changed nothing apart from the number of fins on the head (which is how I identified it as the genuine WW1 article) so spares shouldn't be a problem.

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Thanks for the info, I can get the forms filled in and sent off now even got a bit of history for the exhibit sheet.

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Old 10-07-18, 02:08 PM   #17
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Dairylea ? Throgton Spifley ? World War One ? Sounds made up to me. Citation needed I think.
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Old 10-07-18, 02:33 PM   #18
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Soft cheese supply is one of those aspects of the war which have largely slipped through the cracks in the historical record but we are lucky that the researchers for Blackadder Goes Forth happened upon the details in some recently de-classified documents and featured the story in one of the 'lost' episodes included in the box set of that series. Particularly fascinating was the German attempt to sabotage the triangle wrapping machine such that it would produce squares, thus hoping to totally destroy British morale.

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Old 10-07-18, 03:56 PM   #19
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Are you sure it's not WW11 - Burma campaign? Looks more like a Jap to me.
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Old 10-07-18, 04:28 PM   #20
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That's just silly.

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