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Ruston & Hornsby 6 n.h.p. 10 ton Road Roller

Ruston & Hornsby 6 n.h.p. 10 ton in Salvage Squad, Non-fiction TV, 2002-2004 IMDB Ep. 3.02

Class: Others, Steam engine — Model origin: UK

Ruston & Hornsby 6 n.h.p. 10 ton Road Roller

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Alexander DE

2007-05-02 01:34

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Any more images available? I would like to see details of the nameplate, numberplate (if attached), front logo, cylinders, etc.

bent8rover UK

2007-05-02 01:53

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sorry, it was a one-shot part of the programme.

nzcarnerd NZ

2007-05-02 03:08

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It is a 'steam roller'. Could be anyone of half a dozen different makes. If we all look at enough pictures someone will possibly find another pic of the same machine!

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Alexander DE

2007-05-02 10:31

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bent8rover wrote sorry, it was a one-shot part of the programme.

Then I have to look closer ... :)

banger134 EN

2007-05-02 17:16

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it's an aveling and porter named hercules

Alexander DE

2007-05-02 18:06

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banger134 wrote it's an aveling and porter named hercules

No, it isn't.

'Salvage Squad' did restore an Aveling & Porter 10 ton 6 n.h.p. Type E single cylinder Road Roller, Works No. 10594, Registration YA 6375, named 'Hercules', from 1923, but that is a different vehicle:
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wrenchhead US

2007-05-02 18:32

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There are similarities to the A&P but also many detail differences. It could well be a different model aveling & porter ??.

Alexander DE

2007-05-02 19:01

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wrenchhead wrote ... It could well be a different model aveling & porter ...

Yes, it is different. Even though Aveling & Porter is always a good guess -- they had a 2/3 market share in Road Rollers -- this one is a mid to late 1920s Ruston & Hornsby, quite similar to this one:
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which is a 10 ton 6 n.h.p. Roller from 1928.

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banger134 EN

2007-05-02 19:48

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the salvage squad web site only lists one roller and its the aveling porter

Alexander DE

2007-05-02 20:00

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banger134 wrote the salvage squad web site only lists one roller and its the aveling porter

... which was restored in episode 1.01 ...

In this episode, 3.02, a Massey Harris 780 combine harvester is being restored. Have a look at the star ratings.

Also please pay attention to the details of the vehicles. I posted extra images so you can see they are quite different.

wrenchhead US

2007-05-04 21:19

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Alexander, you are correct. The details match the Ruston & Hornsby quite well. You are also right about checking details as most of these machines were very similar.

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Alexander DE

2007-05-04 21:44

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wrenchhead wrote ... You are also right about checking details as most of these machines were very similar.

I wasn't addressing you, Wrenchhead, as I know you care for details. :)
With these steam engines it is just like with, let's say, US cars from the seventies: for the untrained eye they all look the same. I find steam engines fascinating. If there is a steam gathering near you by all means visit it ... you will not regret it!

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