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Old 08-08-12, 11:50 AM   #21
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Kids love a free gift. I like the look of them myself.
the railway peices? lol
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Old 11-08-12, 05:30 PM   #22
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You could stamp names etc on them. Almost as good as a plaque.
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Old 14-08-12, 09:52 PM   #23
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When I started in the mid 1970's, probably at about the age you are now, I got much the same reaction from school friends. But I was fortunate that as a vintage vehicle enthusiast, my dad at least understood and indeed got me my first engine (a siezed Petter M) as a Christmas present.

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haha, i'd love me a petter M! i'm good friends with somebody who is well into tractors and when he goes looking for old tractors he tries to dig out anything that i can mess with or drive from an engine! he found me a nice mill some time ago, it had been converted for use on a tractor pto shaft, so i need to get the modification off.
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Old 14-08-12, 10:17 PM   #24
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I have a Lee Howl and Lister H1 pump, driving a churn cooler and a trickle cooler , all running off the one engine I decide to bring out, all in original paintwork

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Old 13-11-12, 07:22 PM   #25
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At the moment I ralley a simple 1951 Lister D and I find that if it is driving somthing it looks alot better. So I have it driving a Lister Domestic water Pump and to make it look more intresting I put a bit of food die in the water.I always have a log sheet telling people about the engine.


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Old 13-11-12, 08:05 PM   #26
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Just a little bit to add to the sign boards:

If you compose the board in A3 size on your computer, then get it printed out and laminated to a piece of 5mm foam board, it will last for years and will be legible from a distance.

Nothing worse than an A4 board with small print or handwriting that you cannot read.

Look at the boards on the Ruston at Barleylands, you can almost read them off the photograph:



They are not expensive to do, if anyone wants any help, I'll print them for them as we have an A3 laser printer at home, when it can be bothered to wheeze into life!

You'll have to pay for the laminating and mounting and postage for a mailing tube from me.

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Old 13-11-12, 09:34 PM   #27
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Another good idea, if possible, is to find out what your particular engine used to run or who it was sold to and try to find some old pictures/adverts for it online. Print these off and display them.
Nutgone and I did this with the Tarpen this year and even if one of the old adverts was a bit small, people were flocking to read them. It shows them a little slice of what life was like back then. Advertising has always been designed to attract people's attention.
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Old 13-11-12, 10:02 PM   #28
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I have a plywood board with a little arch bit on top with a rally plaque and an old spanner on

I have a page about the engine, a page about the pumps and coolers, an A4 print of the trophy my setup won , and an A4 lodge plugs advert, seems to go down OK, I always try to keep any sheets, chairs etc in the van to keep it fairly clear behind the engine for taking pictures etc......

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Old 13-11-12, 10:10 PM   #29
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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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Old 13-11-12, 10:23 PM   #30
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I have a plywood board that I have 2 A4 sheets in big enough print to read on the engine and the water pump. Userly set out sheets like this:

Make:
Model:
Year:
Engine Number:
Spec: (Userly only on Listers)
History:
Owner:


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