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Adam Roper wrote:In fairness to Listers they knew their market - their machines might have been a bit crude but they worked well and could survive a lot of use and abuse. This is why so much of their stuff survives.
Adam Roper wrote: a lot of Lister design is rather Gumbyish (the Gumbys were a bunch of odd Monty Python characters).
Adam Roper wrote:Ouch!
£20,000 for a gearbox is an awful lot - it must be possible to get a marine unit for less than that......
We bid for the ex Painter's Lister from the Perrygrove last year, but we didn't bid enough....
david colley jnr wrote:Michael, there is a company just around the corner from us that deal with chilled cast iron. It was one of the options we explored but in the end machined EN8 was far cheaper.
MichaelPG wrote:The Fowler forestry inspection truck looks great. Any chance of making it capable of running on both 15" and 2'0", like Skippy?
Adam Roper wrote:I do have a set of wheels in the shed for building a speeder but it is difficult to arrange things for both 2' and 15". However I will think about how it could be done.....
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