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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #15 on: 09.11. 2018 08:54 »
Damn you GB - I was looking to get a Fokker joke in at about this point.

Point of interest - the Fokker Triplane actually isn't , it is a quadplane. There is a lifting surface between the wheels that provides enough lift to counteract the weight of the undercarriage.
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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #16 on: 09.11. 2018 09:14 »

 
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 There was a joke ?    *conf2*     *smile*      saw the Red Baron bits, but just as intrigued by the container cranes behind
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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #17 on: 09.11. 2018 14:49 »
Ok a long way from an Enfield
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Felixstowe Museum is on the site of Landguard Fort, which is at the mouth of the river Orwell, this also being the site of the port of Felixstowe the UK’s largest container port.

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Its one of the museum exhibits. The fort site was used in both wars from mine deployment ( the water kind) though to Sea planes which were on site until the end of WWII, lots of history from the old Napoleonic fort though to WWII gun emplacements. The fort itself and the museum are separate. The fort run by English heritage, the museum by local volunteers. It’s a really good little museum with lot of interesting stuff and cheap as chips to visit.

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Has a 1096CC V twin engine from what I have read so far although the ‘Famous James’ motorcycle website implies these were 750cc. It’s a nice little thing and should create some fun next year as the plan is to take it out and about. It has girder forks at the front which I still need to check over and I have not yet checked the gearbox and clutch, will wait till its going to be used a bit so that anything I fix stays fixed for the season. More info http://www.3wheelers.com/james.html or http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/james.htm


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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #18 on: 09.11. 2018 16:06 »
'Handy van was introduced powered by an air-cooled, v-twin  1,096cc engine'

I can remember this type of light commercial vehicle with motorcycle style girder forks sticking out the front, from my childhood.

I also recall these Scammell three wheeler tractor units: https://goo.gl/jStkmn

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #19 on: 09.11. 2018 17:15 »
Hi Grey beard

Actually the early ones were 247cc I am glad I am not looking after one of those. My confusion on the engine size is that the James site states the largest engine made by James was a 750cc V twin. They put that into a 2 wheeler and pictures of that engine look identical to the one in the van, could just be a big bore kit though  *smile*.

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Yep I remember those Scammells at railway stations
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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #20 on: 09.11. 2018 17:30 »
Remember those Scammells. Could turn around in the same lane. Like today's cars, there's no character to trucks these days. Loved those LWB chinese sixes and eights. Those old trucks were a bugger to drive, though - no pas and the only creature comfort was that you had a windscreen. These days with sprung cabs, air con, curtains, gps, etc etc trucks are more comfortable than a car.
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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #21 on: 09.11. 2018 19:01 »
i remember seeing at a car show a 3 wheeler car , 2 wheels at front with a royal enfield engine that also had a kickstart. cant remember the make of car though.

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #22 on: 09.11. 2018 21:39 »
Berkeley T60 was a three wheeler, and the delightful B105 was a four wheeler. A common mod in the 1970s was to fit a Mini engine in place of the old Connie lump.

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #23 on: 10.11. 2018 10:17 »

 So- crazily enough today, I had an early call to fill in on a job, and about ~11:00ish-am I looked up and saw a Snoopy Bi-plane with a Red Baron tri chasing (following) it......they circled around about 500metres  or so away for a while before the Snoopy disappeared
and Red-B. did a few circles overhead, and then flew off into the sun out to sea....was impressive.....tried to take some pics, but phone is 'up-the-driveway- material'.......bugga they probably doing a dry-run for some local gig for remembrance day tomorrow.....there's a Airplane paddock about 10 miles or so away...that has a lot of histerical planes and do jumpy-out of good ones.....

 
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Felixstowe Museum is on the site of Landguard Fort, which is at the mouth of the river Orwell, this also being the site of the port of Felixstowe the UK’s largest container port.

 How big ? Can't see many there-maybe about 5 ? but probably the camera angle, I counted 17 at Fishermans Island as I came back today over the bridge....first time I saw those was about 15 years ago, half a dozen coming in on a boat to be installed at a new wharf near there where I was working at the time, they looked like big ostriches


 
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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #24 on: 10.11. 2018 11:34 »
 DuTch... Head over to Google Earth. The port of Felixstowe in indeed the UK's largest container port. It is on the East Coast, you should be able to get a fair idea of its size. A large portion of  Chinese Industrial output passes through there and it's just down the road from me.

 

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #25 on: 10.11. 2018 11:38 »
yes it is big 29 cranes, 1.4 miles of quay, 3000 ships per year, 4 million containers handled
see here is you want more
https://www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Felixstowe

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #26 on: 10.11. 2018 11:56 »
Angus - tell Mr Rabb
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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #27 on: 10.11. 2018 12:07 »
Yes, Felixstowe....living proof that there needn't and won't be "lorries backed up for miles in Kent" post Brexit. *smile*

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #28 on: 10.11. 2018 18:52 »
Felixstowe was key during the UK change to containerisation in the 1960' and 70's.