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    Tramway wharf, Marple
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    welder,painter, maker
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    Yeo, Prince, Ironsides
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  1. Here's an interesting one.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294978494647?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=RZMFLjamTZC&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=zAHicM3sQmO&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  2. Hi folks, I picked up a spare JS3 for Prince, hoping the injector pump would be in good nick but unfortunately the body had corroded so badly inside that the cam followers were absolutely stuck fast.. I've taken it apart now and used some parts on another pump but if anyone needs any odd parts then please let me know. It'd mainly boil down to bolts, springs etc but you never know what people might need I do have the camshaft for it but there is some pitting to it, not enough to affect the timing in my opinion but it's not perfect.. If anyone needs any free bits then I can send them for the cost of postage. S
  3. Hm yes there is one similar at the Whaley bridge transhipment shed but there would be no way to support it that high at my place.
  4. Thanks, that could well be the sort of thing that was at the wharf.. I'll see if I can find other pictures to see how it was supported. The main thing with the land at my wharf is that it's really quite long and thin, so with the tramway tracks there isn't much room for a massive base.
  5. Thanks Ian, I do have a pamphlet on cranes of the Peak forest which shows them but they're the larger 3ton ones. I'd love one of these!
  6. Yeah but a 12ft tall oak post with iron bands is rather distinctive
  7. Yes the pillar at buggy and the one at new mills (plus ones at Hyde, Bollington and others) were all from cantilever jib cranes.. I'd love to explore some of the lost wharves of the Peak forest
  8. Yes I've seen that photo and it is my first choice at the moment for recreating a crane at mine. It was built about 50 years later than my wharf so I do feel it's more advanced than the original 30cwt one would have been.
  9. Yes that is a cantilever jib crane, probably the same tonnage as the one that was at mine. The Peak forest canal and the Derby canal were both engineered by Benjamin outram so he seemed to use the same equipment on both but I can't find any images of a smaller crane.. You can see how huge that one is!
  10. Hi folks, I know this is a bit niche but I'm researching what cranes would have been installed at my wharf in Marple for transhipment to a tramway based here before the locks were built. Records say there was a 3 ton crane (probably for unloading the loaded wagon bodies to waiting chassis) and a 30 cwt one which I believe would be for loading the returning empty wagon bodies as a back load to Bugsworth basin.. The larger cranes are well documented as 'cantilever jib cranes' and are quite huge things but I have seen no images of any 30 cwt cranes.. Does anyone here have any knowledge of what sort of crane may have been used? The wharf had a plateway for the tram wagons to run right on the coping stones and in one area there are lots of holes in a very different pattern to the holes for the rails so it is possible that the crane was actually mounted on the stone edge and supported by something further back on the wharf banking.. Apologies for the oddness of this post, it is just one of those days where my interest in it has popped up and I wanted to ask you all. S
  11. It definitely won't fit at my place in Marple
  12. For something big. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/House-Boat-conversion-project-Sold-as-seen-/203799134464?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  13. It might be that the iron plates are slightly different. Of the plates I've taken out one has grooves machined into it and the other doesn't. I've been trying to find out why the plates crack but can't get an answer. I'd like to try to avoid it happening again! Finger crossed this all makes a difference to my gearbox!
  14. I managed to find a new set of all clutch plates. Just in case anyone is interested the iron plates are also used in the FR4 and 6 gearbox but use a different part number, I found a pair at Sleeman hawkens in this way and they were £160 per plate cheaper than I'd be quoted elsewhere.
  15. I believe it was one of the short bcn joey hulls built by Harris brothers and used for the Hardy Spicer work alongside tug, Lion. They could both fit into a lock together. I'm sure that a little search on this forum about the above will yield more info.. I used to attend the Village butty events when I was in London and know one of the previous owners.
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