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David Costello25/01/2011 18:47:59
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I wonder if anyone should know the whereabouts of John Hainings agricultural models,he made quite a number,he was of course a well known consultant for ME during the 70,80,s.His models were traction engines,cultivation equipment,some with the help & assistance of Colin Tyler,their articles had "Countryman Steam" headings
I refer to the actual models not ME articles.
Dave.

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Edited By David Costello on 25/01/2011 18:59:55

Neil Tyler16/06/2011 12:11:31
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I knew John Haining and Colin Tyler is my father. I don't know of the whereabouts of John's models but my dad's got sold to a guy called Jack Charlton who had them for quite a few years before ending up at Christies London, where they were sold to a private collector in the states. The models, all in 2" scale comprised of a Fowler BB1 and balance plough, Kitson & Hewitson Slanting shaft ploughing engine (clip drum). The Darby Broadside Digging engine (on youtube, look up 'TYLER DARBY DIGGER'.
 
I will be offering the drawings & casting sets for these engines soon. I am just setting up a website and need to restore some of the patterns. They will be sold through Tylers Steam Models again.
 
Let me know if there is anything else you need to know.
 
Regards Neil Tyler.
David Costello16/06/2011 16:45:20
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Thank you Neil.
I knew John back in the 70,s he used to live near me.I am building the 6 furrow plough using your fathers drawings.Can i assume your website would be "Tylers Steam Models"when you set it up?.
Regards Dave.
JasonB16/06/2011 16:52:43
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Good to hear you will be making these castings available again, I've seen several people ask if they ar eavailable particularly the BB1 and have also suggested to a coupel of others in the past to contact you about the Kitson.
 
PM sent.
 
Jason
Neil Tyler16/06/2011 18:31:49
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Hi Jason & Dave
Yes it will be Tyler's Steam Models website, I will advertise it in one of the mags, probably Old Glory. I will hopefully get the site up quite quickly although certain parts may be 'under construction' for 3 or 4 weeks whilst we make a decent job of it.
I'm very pleased to hear there is interest out there, I have a couple of people interested in the BB1 as well. I just need to find a reliable foundry now!
Thank's for your interest. Regards, Neil
David Clark 116/06/2011 19:18:54
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Hi Neil
Might be better to advertise it in Model Engineer.
I am sure readers would be pleased castings are available again.
regards David
Neil Tyler16/06/2011 19:35:21
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Hmmm. I have been deliberating that one a bit today. Looking at circulation and prices etc. You are right though as they were kind of born in the ME. I shall do both mags for a while and see how it goes. Thanks and regards, Neil
JasonB16/06/2011 20:24:17
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Get it listed in the Suppliers section on Traction Talk which I think you are a member of and also put a post in their model section, also the suppliers section of Model Eng clearinghouse. You should also get it added to the database on Scalemodel tractionengines Yahoo group as thats the largest list I know of that has most models available.
 
And they are all free
 
Jason
Neil Tyler16/06/2011 20:45:14
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I will indeed and thanks very much for your input. all good stuff.
Regards, Neil
Leo Westby11/04/2018 15:21:06
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I know this is a very old thread, but I now own the BB1 built by Colin Tyler. His collection came back to the UK and was sold by Station Road Steam. I am getting it recommissioned to run on steam again.

Neil Wyatt11/04/2018 16:19:53
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Posted by Leo Westby on 11/04/2018 15:21:06:

I know this is a very old thread, but I now own the BB1 built by Colin Tyler. His collection came back to the UK and was sold by Station Road Steam. I am getting it recommissioned to run on steam again.

That's good to hear.

Neil

Leo Westby15/04/2018 20:40:47
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Cheers Neil. Did you know this was the actual engine used in the build featured in Model Engineer between 1966 and 1967? I am in touch with Colin Tyler's son Neil now, and we will be getting together once the BB1 is back from being recommissioned. It's had quite a life, having being on Blue Peter in 1969 (and featuring on one of the Blue Peter puzzles), and in the 1976 film 'At The Earth's Core'. I have put some photos in an album on here.20180410_204117.jpg

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