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 Post subject: Re: It was 20 years ago Today !
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: It was 20 years ago Today !
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:10 pm 
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Unlike the Meadows generator* from your era Bill, none of the Rapier power units had a 240V output. You under training to be a bbc correspondent? :wink:


* That big fcuk off wrist breaker used by the Bofors crews.


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 Post subject: Re: It was 20 years ago Today !
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I recall the Meadows Generator well but certainly not with any fondness. It was a bastard of a thing to start and as you say a real wrist breaker. You could also start it with something resembling a shotgun shell but I have never seen that used except on a training film.

It is a toss up what was worse, the chipping handle in the number 4 position ripping your knuckles ("Held No 4") or the starting handle on the Meadows. :lol: :lol:


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