I have seen a few models of Ploughing engines about at shows, but cannot recall who they belonged or which events it was now to so cannot suggest who to contact to get scale plans from for them.
But the Steam plough club would be a good starting point as some of their members have done a lot of research when rebuilding the full size engines from, in some cases very incomplete remains. Some of the original drawing have probably been copied from archives and redrawn with other drawings created by measuring surviving example to enable new parts to be made. They have had some fantastic models of examples where no original engine survives on display in their tent at the UK National Ploughing event. So if you contact them they may be able to put you in touch with a model maker who has or knows of plans for a BB1.
The Model Engineer magazine here in the UK has published a number of projects featuring steam engines over the years and may have featured Fowler BB1's in the past. (Ive not read it now for years, but have a box of copies somewhere). They may be able to help you from their index of articles to find some relevant back issues.
02:09, February 18, 2020 (UTC)
It looks like a lath, (used for turning metal such as making shafts, bolts and pins etc) which looks like its fairly early machine, (pre WWII) maybe even pre WWI. As it looks like it was from when workshops were shaft driven, before individual motors were fitted to machines. The shaft could be driven by steam, water or a stationary engine, with several machines running off it by belt. The stepped pulleys allow setting different speeds to suit the material and/or size of bar being machined.
Sir William Armstrong & Co were a famous British company who built all-sorts of machinery, ships, tanks and armaments and even steam rollers.
It may be of interest to a museum with vintage machinery such as steam engines/ traction engines or stationary steam engines and over machinery from the early 1900s or earlier. They often have displays of old workshop machinery to show how the machinery they preserve was made or maintained in its working days such as a blacksmiths shop. Over here the Burrell and Garrett works museums have a number of old machines such as laths and drilling machine. Several of the museums based in old mills and Victorian pumping stations also have such exhibits. Some of which are actually work and can be used to make parts to maintain equipment or demonstrations of processes used in the past.
It would be good if it could be saved as they were good solid machines that can still do the job they were built for if cleaned up and freed off. I doubt a modern one would be salvageable in 100 years time.
01:16, February 18, 2020 (UTC)
Hi we do not sell anything on the Wiki, Tractor Wiki is just a collection of Information on/about machinery.
You may be better posting on one of the many forum sites for plant and machinery or Farming, But note it often helps other users to decide to offer help if you include info such as the make of machine (as well as model) so its clear in searches/and previews and your general locality (district and Country) as many sites have users from different countries. Many parts are common to several models and tractors, but may differ in different markets due to local sourcing of some parts or regulations.
You can try leaving a message for Marco Santos on his user talk page User talk:Marco Santos. I'd suggest registering an account first so you have a static address rather than an IP one which can change each time you log on, resulting in you not getting notification of messages left for you.
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Note above post has been edited to remove excess external links and some of the PR puff & correct some typos/bad translation ? - most of the post is informative But it could also be interpreted as an advert which is against Wikia TofU.
Built in the UK or assembled from a crated skid unit and just bolting on the wheels etc are two different things !! - How much UK/EU sourced content is there if they are claiming to be UK Built !!
Historically some of the early 'major' brands of vehicle sold in the UK were just assembled from CKD kits shipped in from the USA and other countries before proper factories were opened and local manufacturing started with locally sourced parts or inhouse manufacture of components, e.g. International Harvester and Ford
Sorry but we dont have enough contributions of surviving examples of known engines or manufactures data to help estimate the date for you.
Some of the specialist clubs for collectors of stationary engines may be able to help.
Locally a relative concept - local to me is the other side of the world to a man in Australia or America !
? thats like asking - how long is a piece of string
if it has a serial number plate with a readable sn on it (some are badly stamped) the approximate year of manufacture can be found
Go to your local dealer - Wikia does not sell machinery
Try asking on the British Farming Forum web site (you have to join/sign up now I think to post) or Join one of the Massey Ferguson related Clubs. I don't personally have any knowledge of MF powershift transmissions to help you. Some transmissions are mechanical and suffer were on the selector linkage, but others are hydraulic and have internal servo valves that wear or clog up if the transmission fluid filters are not cleaned / replaced or the seals can go in the valve assembly or internal pipes.
Hi - When you have some info please update the tractor articles section for Chile. Its not a market that the current Wiki editors are familiar with, hence the lack of info ;)
description is abit vauge as to model of engine !
Try contacting Lombardini direct and ask if they have any agents in Africa ?
Thanks Mark for the additional info and download link for the Edbro 350 manual
Try asking at the Classic Machinery Network web site were they have a number of machine manuals for download.
The photo looks to be at the finish of the HCVS London to Brighton run so the owner is probably listed in the event program. Not sure if ive seen it at other any events which i have a an entrant list for (unfortunately thats not one of my own photos as i've not been to that event yet so dont have a programe/entry list).
Try searching other web sites with truck photos for that reg no.
Hi Steve Thanks for the message. Glad to here you enjoyed your time there, as so often today all you hear is people complaining about firms they worked for unfortunately.
Sorry but I cannot answer your question on what happened to John Thomas since then. All the info i have is in the article and was based on what is in Stuart Gibbards Ford Tractor Conversions and magazine articles on the few surviving examples.
Any additional info on the firm and the tractors produced and who they were sold to would be welcome.
Thanks BulldozerD11 (Dave)