Stuff

This section houses the otherwise unhouseable. Any articles which either fit into multiple categories from the site but not quite any one category, or just stuff which does not fit anywhere is here. I really cannot give you a better description than that, so take the chance and read the articles.

Review: Vintage Commercial Vehicles Down Under Magazine

Product Details

Product reviewed: Magazine: Vintage Commercials Down Under
Reviewer: Paul Pavlinovich
Date Reviewed: 30 Jan 2001
Folloup Review: 04 Oct 2002
Overall Rating (0 = Terrible, 5 = Satisfactory, 10 = Magnificent): 9

Product made available for review by: Steven Parinder This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Product is available from: Vintage Commercials Down Under Publishing
Price $A29 including postage for four issues to anywhere in Australia. 

General Comments

UPDATE Oct 2002

The magazine has survived its first year and is moving from strength to strength. Now up to issue number 6. This latest issue is 30 pages! The photo quality has improved considerably from the early efforts and I'd have to say the production standard is now on par with any other dedicated magazine of its genre. Issue 6 included: Letters, News, Events, Show Reports, Artciles, Photo Essays such as Paddock Wrecks, Book reviews; and classifieds.

I just cannot recommend it enough - subscribe and support this Australian production. Steven is to be congratulated on his mammoth efforts in producing such a high quality publication from scratch. Remember he (like me!) needs authors to contribute, so write about your favourite and send in a few pics to Steven.

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Surviving World Steam Locomotive Database

Product Details

Product reviewed: Surviving World Steam Locomotives
Reviewer: Paul Pavlinovich
Date Reviewed: 17 Jan 2001
Overall Rating (0 = Terrible, 5 = Satisfactory, 10 = Magnificent): 8

Product made available for review by: James Heffner
Product is available from: James Heffner
Link to product homepage http://www.pernet.net/~james1/us_steam Price $A 

Click on the image for a clear full size view of the database.

Installation & Environment

Surviving World Steam Locomotives is as the title suggests a database of surviving world steam locomotives. The database is designed to operate under the MS Windows environment. For the review I installed it under both Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0. It installed easily, and performed under both environments well. As is normal with all good Windows software the application includes a simple installer/uninstaller. The application installs into its own directory and includes the stub version of Microsoft Access making the application independent of your installed environment. The application consumed 68.3MB of hard disk space. Since the application is dependant on Microsoft Access it will not operate in any environment apart from MS Windows.

The Windows 98 test computer was a generic desktop Pentium @ 166Mhz with 64MB of RAM. The NT 4.0 test computer was a Dell Laptop Pentim II @ 500MHz with 256MB of RAM.…

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Can you give these giant Rustons a home?

Save one or both of these engines from scrap! Are you a member of a club with a decent amount of space and resources to move these engines? Or maybe an individual who could do it? Then SAVE them!! Contact Peter Ganza This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. The two are located at Hillgrove mine site near Armidale NSW and were put in to supply power to one of the undergrounds before mains power was connected. They actually never performed that duty as mains arrived soon after installing these (so I've been told). They have always been under cover and with a little work will run (again so I've been told by some of the older fellows on site). Have attached some photos (sorry about the blurry one). If you know of any interested persons, please let me know and we can organise a viewing. My contact number is 02 6778 1154.…

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Id Me #5

Hi Paul I have just found your site and would like to see if some one can identify this piston It is 3and 5/16 ths inc in did and 31/2 inch in lengthIt has 3 comp rings all 1/8 thick and 1 oil ring also 1/8th thickslanted slots on the gudgeon sides IT IS STAMPED std ON THE CROWNIt is in a box marked Norton Villiers and it fits very snugly into the box and gives me the idea that it came fro Noton Villiers/ I have a 1963 ACL piston book and have been thru all tyhe engine sizes around this size but can find nothing with 4 rings all 1/8th each but no doubt some on will know it Regards Joe Brown Joe Brown…

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Id Me # 1

Do you know what this is? Bob would certainly like to know. If you can ID this item, please drop me a line via so I can update this page and get back to Bob.…

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What is this? Measures about 2' tall. Marked: The New Boiler Never LeakInjector, Pat Applied For, "Use Only Genuine Boiler Never Leak In ThisTool", Liquid Venger Corporation, Buffalo, NY. It has a very tiny pressuregauge on it that reads up to 120Lb. Came out the Altoona Penna Rail Roadshops. I would like to sell it but I don't know what exactly it is used for.Can anyone help? Thanks, Steve This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Solution - Boiler caulk injector

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Id Me #2

This is an engine badged New Record from a New Record dragsaw. New Record did not make engines and rebadged other peoples. If you can help ID the engine and a possible date range please and I will get back to Ian and let him know. Thanks.…

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Identify Me #3

Hi Paul,I think this may be a Divers air pump, what do you think? Brian in Mooroolbark.…

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Id Me #4

This is from Steve This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This item came from a long closed IHC dealership up in PA. Looks like it wasnever used. Was laying with piles of other unrelated IHC parts. Measures:36"long and the ratchet gear is 7" across. I have dragged this this to showafter show and no one has been able to identify it. Handle is wood withoriginal red paint. Has some stenciling on one side but I can't make it out.What in the world was it a part of? Please post this on your site. Thanks,Steve…

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Identify Me #7

This is likely to be some kind of marine engine. It is currently in Argentina and the owner is seeking to identify it.…

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