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 Post subject: Reconstruction activity France post WW2
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:30 am 

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This video has some really detailed shots of reconstruction immediately after liberation in northern France. There are some really rough back yard repair methods. Check out the filling of a boiler with buckets at 21:39. Bet you never did that before!

https://youtu.be/lFW-IL4Reek

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:41 am 

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I used a cattle sprayer for seven years. Does that count ???

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:18 pm 

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softwerkslex wrote:
Check out the filling of a boiler with buckets at 21:39. Bet you never did that before!


Watch the film The Titfield Thunderbolt! A bucket brigade is a major scene in the film.


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The loco being coaled at 21:11 looks rather like a GWR Dean Goods 0-6-0 as some of them ended up in War Department service in WW2, though it has gained a large air tank on the running plate.

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 Post subject: Re: Reconstruction activity France post WW2
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:58 pm 

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LVRR2095 wrote:
softwerkslex wrote:
Check out the filling of a boiler with buckets at 21:39. Bet you never did that before!


Watch the film The Titfield Thunderbolt! A bucket brigade is a major scene in the film.


I know, but here they are filling the cold boiler through the safety valve manifold.

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 Post subject: Re: Reconstruction activity France post WW2
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QJdriver wrote:
I used a cattle sprayer for seven years. Does that count ???


Was that a Mamod tractor you were filling?

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 Post subject: Re: Reconstruction activity France post WW2
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:21 pm 

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No Sir --- I had a Porter Forney. Those were the days. It would take all day to gather enough dead wood for a fire, and many trips to the well to fetch water. It was HARD water, so I treated it with CALGON. The cattle sprayer was also used for fire protection and boiler washes, I had to do a washout every time I ran her. No water supply in the enginehouse, as you might imagine. You young kids have it easy these days....

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:34 pm 

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I've got to get my slide of the bucket brigade coaling RDG 2102 in Kent, Ohio in 1977 scanned for here at some point, just to prove it happened.


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