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grahami

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Parkandillick (photo)
Posted: 11/06/2009 10:58:16
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Does anyone have any more photos of this winder (or similar) - it appears to be a classic Robey type, similar to the remains at the top of the Wrysgan Incline. The drum gear also looks typically Robey.

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Posted: 12/06/2009 21:42:09
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Hi I have uploaded the only photo I have of the Robey Winder
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Posted: 14/06/2009 17:29:33
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Several years ago I identified ( or thought I did ) the engine at Parkandillack as a Robey, however last Friday I was proved wrong.
The engine has no makers plate but it does have a number and that matches not the firm of Robey but that of Davey Paxman. There is a good photo' of this engine on the Davey Paxman web-site.
According to information there this engine has 12"x 14" cylinders and a 5' flywheel.
The winding drums were manufactured by Bever Dorling & Co Bradford.
After looking at Graham's excellent photo's of Wrysgan, dare I suggest that this engine is also a Davey Paxman?
One point to notice is that the circumference of the cylinders is slightly above the valve chest as they are at Parkandillack
but on the illustration of the Robey they are flush.

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