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Forum: General topics 11-12-2017, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Alan J.
Very interesting, the AB15's we had at Hauxley...

Very interesting, the AB15's we had at Hauxley and Shilbottle took some beating. At Hauxley ,because of the water problems we had, us electricians had to open the cutters up weekly instead of monthly...
Forum: General topics 06-10-2017, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Alan J.
Never thought of the jib size in the headings but...

Never thought of the jib size in the headings but it would make sense to have a 9' as it would put an arc on the full width of the place, on the face they were 6' as that was the daily advance....
Forum: General topics 06-10-2017, 06:33 AM
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Posted By Alan J.
Once the cutter had jibbed in the gummer was...

Once the cutter had jibbed in the gummer was fitted on the cutting end and as the chain threw out the scufflings it directed them into the cutting track behind the machine.
Forum: General topics 05-10-2017, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Alan J.
The gummer was what was used to clean the...

The gummer was what was used to clean the scufflngs from the cut into the track behind the machine. These were coal scufflings at Shilbottle and were filled away by the fillers prior to shotfiring....
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