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  1. Very happy to have helped and hope you're on the mend.
  2. A lovely weekend spent at Stoke Bruerne. Lots to do and see and kind weather too. A few of my personal highlights shown in the four videos in this playlist below, which include the photographs ( click1/4 symbol top & right of the picture )
  3. I bought the twin pip, single filament bulbs at my local caravan emporium.
  4. Sometimes these electrical sensors & gauges need a stabilised supply not raw 12 volts. My old cars use 10v, and later models use a 5 volt supply - created by a little black box 'tween supply and the gauge. As Alan says, its important to get a matching set of components.
  5. That orange towpath tractor is now freshly painted blue and is at the London Canal Museum. It was at the Angel canal festival last weekend and has been re-united with its original driver Tony Byfield. https://www.facebook.com/canalmuseum/?__tn__=%2CdkCH-R-R&eid=ARBQ3sO5g17A8_2fJCSUhBPWIZg2LQ03tot8pmuK8J_Tds1rlrBbIay_sk1BeC2oUAjfc-c4kcWAU8XT&hc_ref=ARSBDVenUiSGFZQHyOdlYoaE7v3Pv2RpHQYyO7q-Ifsb8kxTPAHjkMJ44psPA7S_9Kc&fref=nf&hc_location=group
  6. Hello Jeanette,

     

    I believe you help out at the London Canal Museum.

     

    If so, can you tell me more about the Wickham towpath tractor.  Is it at the museum ?

     

    Thanks

    KR

    Colin

    1. jeannette smith harrison

      jeannette smith harrison

       brought a few years ago & had been on loan elsewhere some pictures from the week it was brought  it has just in the last few weeks been given a makeover & re painted & is  to be exhibited at the Canal Museum from last week .I have not been to the museum for a few months as on sick leave since operation so have not seen it yet since its return 

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    2. jeannette smith harrison

      jeannette smith harrison

      hope this helps tony (lives in lock cottage at Watford) ex waterways man for many years supplied most of the info in the book

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  7. On the latest (and last) Cleb 5 go barg boating they were corrected by the canoeist IIRC. They said "Oh yes, boat" and then slipped straight back to barge, barge, barge !
  8. Thanks folks - it must have been "Canals: The Making of a Nation". It was worth another look on Iplayer.
  9. A pal (a caravanner, not a boater) was telling yesterday about a TV programme he saw last week about Canal History. He said it described the digging of a tunnel, with several roof falls and many men killed - possibly Stoke Bruerne. It also featured Braunston as being the "centre of the system". Probably broadcast last Friday or Saturday evening on Quest, or Yesterday - that type of channel. Not much to go on, but can anyone point me towards it ? Thanks
  10. Had an interesting talk with my wife after seeing it last night. I've been boating for 40+ years, her half that, I commented that pushing the tiller to steer the way you want seems so obvious. But she said "unless its explained what the tiller does to whatever is underwater, you'll struggle to understand why tiller left equals boat right etc.".
  11. We got well and truly punted up the arrr backend at Braunston turn sanny station. Luckily I'd only wound the rope round the bollard and not tied up tight, so the rope pulled away. The stereer said he couldn't see round the bend ! Well - I saw him and gave the slow down wave, but he seemed transfixed. My final suggestion of "if you can't see slow down or stop" fell on deaf ears too. Hey ho
  12. Brilliant thank you Rose. Comparing with my picture of 2016 it does look identical, apart from the aircleaner.
  13. That was a reply in one minute ! Have a greenie. Is Bert still with us ? Could he suggest which tug it is ?
  14. From David Blagrove's book "Waterways of Northamptonshire. The description says its taken on the Puddlebanks W of Braunston. Considering I took a photo of the book I think the chaps face is amazingly clear. I don't think the tug is Pintail, but clearly its a similar Pusher.
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