New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

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New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by RockerPhill » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:49 pm

Hi everyone!

I have a rebuilt engine I am looking to buy from a good friend of mine if price of purchase and transport line up. This is because Flora's has officially died. I'm very sad about it but I must press on!

Flora is still currently at RAF Coningsby, but the engine I'm talking about is in Bristol, specifically Melksham.

If anyone at all can offer any help in transporting it, or helping me to figure out how to transport it, I'll be certainly be indebted to you.

Student loan doesn't stretch as far as a full time job would, so it's proving a bit of a conundrum!

Thanks for reading ladies/gentleman :) have a good day.


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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by philhoward » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:00 pm

Probably best in Scimaritans, Phill - I'll move it.


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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by RockerPhill » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:04 pm

Sorry Phil, I get so accustomed to this thread page I forget sometimes! :oops: :lol:


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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by AllingtonGT » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:36 pm

Mmmmm,
Melksham is about 30 miles due East of Bristol.... I'm in Bath which is in the middle of the two. I can probably get it from Melksham to Cheltenham, Evesham or maybe even a bit further North depending on date and circumstance. Do you know anyone in the Midlands or is anyone here able to volunteer a temporary space until you can get down to collect?
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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:39 pm

I was in Melksham the other day - may have to go back (Protech dampers are there) - alternatively if Geoff picks it up, we could probably store it here in Glos if that's simpler to collect for onward movement to Leicester?


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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by Corky » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:24 pm

I got a GTC engine up to Macclesfield from AJL in Gloucester using one of the pallet shipping companies. It cost about £60 IIRC.

Completely hassle free. Well it was for me anyway. It was Andy who had to strap it the pallet :lol:


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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by AJL Electronics » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:29 pm

I can be a staging post if required.


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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by RockerPhill » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:45 pm

Fantastic start! Thanks to each and every one of you.

The other thing of course is do you sirs really have the space and patience to pack up an Essex in your boot! :lol: :mrgreen:

The shipping recommendation sounds hopeful too if the Scimaritan method proves a tad difficult.

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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:53 pm

you've seen my daily - would take several Essi :-)


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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by ChristopherW » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:00 pm

I could get it from Gloucester to the Family day near Coventry if that's any help



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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:21 am

I can get it from Nuneaton/Coventry to me!


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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by RockerPhill » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:15 am

Chaps, it sounds as though you may have made this possible!
ChristopherW wrote:I could get it from Gloucester to the Family day near Coventry if that's any help
When is the family day? :D


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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by greeny » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:41 am

13/15 May Phil like it says in Slice :lol:


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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by RockerPhill » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:33 pm

greeny wrote:13/15 May Phil like it says in Slice :lol:
Greeny, I'm 22 and Dyslexic, I can't read! :lol: ! Thanks mate :lol: !

This really changes things guys. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to get it transported, provided you all have space!

Jim, I'm slightly frightened as to what you may consider big cargo if the Essex is like a feather to you! :shock: :mrgreen:


I'll also look into courier services just to cover all circumstances; does anyone know the weight of the Essex off the top of their heads? Any courier recommendations?


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Re: New Engine Transportation? Bristol to Lincolnshire

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:24 pm

RockerPhill wrote:does anyone know the weight of the Essex off the top of their heads?
I don't think that even Jim could carry one like that! :lol:

More seriously, the manual says 192kg (less clutch and mountings), some sources I've seen have said 175 ish, I guess it depends just how bare it is?


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