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puffer vic 32
« on: September 17, 2007, 11:49:30 PM »

I couldnt pass this by without taking a photo so I nipped home  for my camera.   Vic 32 stopped for a brief rest in the Caledonian canal @ the Muirtown basin, Inverness.   Not many of these oldtimers left but this one is doing work of a different kind,  ferrying tourists around, see the windows on the side of the deck hatch / hold.   Photos taken last Sunday.
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Re: puffer vic 32
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 10:26:35 AM »

Nice fotos taxi - especially detail of rigging
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 01:14:30 PM »

Yep  nice pic's  Taxi  lucky to see one in the flesh  not much chance of seeing one down south. any more pic's  ??
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 04:06:21 PM »

Sorry, I don't have any more pics but I will have a hunt around the web at the weekend when I have more time and I will post links to other survivors.
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Re: puffer vic 32
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007, 05:51:25 PM »

I have a few more taken when she arrived from the West Coast.  More info on www.savethepuffer.co.uk  I had a walk around on board but camera battery gave up so only two pics of engine with it`s new boiler. None of the passenger accomodation in the Saloon which used to be the hold. Check out the steam driven gramaphone on their website !
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Re: puffer vic 32
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2007, 06:12:27 PM »

Re previous post, the model is "MacSpringer", the crew loved it. One more pic of the new boiler on VIC32
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Re: puffer vic 32
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 04:39:29 PM »

I love the gramaphone but did you checkout the bottles of malt on a shelf in the back ground.

I can just imagine being sat there in the candle light, listening to the music with a large make that very large Speyside in my hand.

PURE HEAVEN.

Thanks for the pics Colin H.
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Re: puffer vic 32
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2007, 02:30:52 PM »

Surving puffer info,                       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_puffer                  and steam gramaphone    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoxLK6vgawk
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