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Do you want to see a Mechanical Elephant feature in RCN?

YES; and as soon as possible!
11 (68.8%)
NO; don't even think about it!
3 (18.8%)
Run away screaming....
2 (12.5%)

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marcus

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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2008, 03:11:33 PM »
Bob, I am sure Stuart is up to the tusk
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2008, 03:41:12 PM »
   TRUMPETY - TRUMPETY - TRUMP!
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2008, 02:45:26 PM »
 You all asked for it and now you've got it!  ;D  The mechanical elephant article is all done & dusted and is now in the hands of Tony.....   8)   

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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2011, 01:40:44 AM »
Here is a mechanical elephant at Colwyn Bay in the 1950s:



You can tell that this is a proper, approved, official mechanical elephant, as the gadgie steering it is wearing a white-topped hat.....

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She picked it up at a local antique auction in Orlando years ago and it's been taking up space in the garage eversince.




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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2011, 02:02:53 PM »
Great to see there are still mechanical elephant roaming about, what era does yours come? I know nothing of stationary engines and was wondering if it's a later recreation of the theme, or a genuine vintage example?

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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2012, 08:49:55 AM »
The BBC Radio 4 programme "Questions, Questions", which airs on a Tuesday afternoon at 1530, has an item on mechanical elephants in the January 24 programme.  Having heard it trailed at the end of this week's edition I've emailed the production team, telling them of RUMCars' interest in the subject.  Watch this space. 

If nothing comes of it, at least remember to tune in at 1530 on 24 January.  My birthday, by the way!

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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2012, 09:54:24 AM »
At a slight tangent. I wonder if the wheeled elephants have a similar action to the old Mobo Horse kids toy, if you had a J40 you should have had a Mobo Horse too, despite the motive power being different.
I recall a classic car mag doing an item on these elephants sometime ago and it seems there are a few surviving ones out there. Ideal for the London to Venice run as they can do a Hannibal over the Alps.
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2012, 12:08:50 PM »
Have you not read Stuarts two excellent articles on the mechanical elephants in RCN Al?   Dont tell us you dont subscribe?

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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2012, 08:59:39 PM »
Have you not read Stuarts two excellent articles on the mechanical elephants in RCN Al?  Don't tell us you don't subscribe?
  That's right he doesn't but then there are a lot of other Forum folk who don't.  They don't what they are missing - the best Microcar magazine in the English language. Plug, plug the first issue for 2012 will be out in March make sure of your copy NOW!   Jean
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2012, 11:12:38 AM »
Yes nearing a sort out on clubs and cars. Being ill for a month stuck inside has got a lot of guff sorted. THe down side is a backlog of active jobs not done.
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2012, 12:09:18 AM »
...the best Microcar magazine in the English language.

Jim, if you're reading this, I'm sure Jean merely intends this as a swipe at our American dialect, not at Microcar News.
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2012, 05:53:38 PM »
Sorry Jim,  I certainly did not mean to disparage your Microcar News, I very much enjoy reading it but I am a little biased to RUMCAR NEWS.  I did have a hand in getting it off the ground in 1980 and admire the heights to which Chris has raised it to now.  No offence intended but I think it is the best, certainly this side of the Pond.  If other folk want to pass judgement don't delay subscribe today!  Jean
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2012, 02:27:29 PM »
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2012, 06:31:38 PM »
Wow, a 10 seater! That would look great going up and down Oxford Street.
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