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Fire Hole Size?

Post  bjwlancashire on Thu 24 Feb 2011, 10:21 am

Can anyone tell me the size of the fire hole opening in the backhead? It is to help me identify the correct shovel size. A little premature I know but someone is trying to get properminiature shovels made with wood shafts to mimic the full size ones.

I think it looks nicer than one with a bit of steel bar for a handle - no disrespect intended to those who already use such a shovel!! Laughing

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 25 Feb 2011, 12:11 am

fire hole is 99mm wide and 75mm high Cool


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Post  Steve Traill on Fri 25 Feb 2011, 5:51 am

A wood handled shovel is ok to look pretty but in miniature scale an all steel one is practical as well as better if one is to cook bacon & eggs 'on the shovel'. A wood handle would soon burn!

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Post  bjwlancashire on Fri 25 Feb 2011, 10:24 am

Steve

It would take many shovel fulls to prepare breakfast for our hungry bunch Laughing Laughing

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Post  Tim Watson on Sat 26 Feb 2011, 5:23 am

Steve Traill wrote:A wood handled shovel is ok to look pretty but in miniature scale an all steel one is practical as well as better if one is to cook bacon & eggs 'on the shovel'. A wood handle would soon burn!

Beg to differ Steve.

As you well know, my wood handled shovel does a mean bacon roll! I have cooked quail eggs on it but that was a waste of time.

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Post  eng14110 on Sat 26 Feb 2011, 11:32 am

Tim Watson wrote:
Steve Traill wrote:A wood handled shovel is ok to look pretty but in miniature scale an all steel one is practical as well as better if one is to cook bacon & eggs 'on the shovel'. A wood handle would soon burn!

Beg to differ Steve.

As you well know, my wood handled shovel does a mean bacon roll! I have cooked quail eggs on it but that was a waste of time.

Tim

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Have to agree with Tim the wooden handled shovel he has not only looks the part, but is used to cook Breakfast(or in Tim's case brunch) at most of the rallies he attends and does not seem to have suffered any scorching on the handle.

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Wood or metal handles?

Post  Steve Traill on Sat 26 Feb 2011, 3:41 pm

Theoretically a metal handle will outlast a wood one as at some point the metal will scorch the timber which will then work loose however I accept that Tim is the 'Grand Master' of 'on the shovel' cooking and having tasted much of his cooking will say no more!


PS Hi Tim, looking forward to some more brunches this year!!

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New Brass/wood handled shovel

Post  sonick45 on Fri 18 Mar 2011, 6:42 am

I got a gift yesterday which was nice.

It's a Solid Brass shovel (nice and heavy) with a wooden handle.
90mm wide which should fit through the 99mm hole nicely.





Just need to finish the engine now... bounce

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Shovel & a half!!

Post  Tony King on Fri 18 Mar 2011, 8:44 am

Now that looks like a Showmans shovel if ever I saw one, very shiney & very sophisicated, the eggs & bacon should just slip off there a treat!!
I want one!!
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Post  bjwlancashire on Fri 18 Mar 2011, 12:32 pm

Looks like it has been nicked from grandma's fire place Shocked there is normally a hearth brush to go with it!!

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Post  sonick45 on Fri 18 Mar 2011, 12:47 pm

It's a coal shovel yes. sold separately. believed to go with a coal scuttle. (Or a bunker).

it's to small to go with a fire/stove set. would look odd.




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Post  Graeme81 on Fri 18 Mar 2011, 5:13 pm

it should have a burberry handle!!!....hope it doesnt melt when ur cooking the bacon rolls!!! tongue

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Brass Shovel

Post  eng14110 on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 1:36 am

Hi All,
If anyone is intrested you may want to have a look on Ebay:- Item number: 120657387311
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Post  sonick45 on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 2:08 am

Graeme81 wrote:it should have a burberry handle!!!....hope it doesnt melt when ur cooking the bacon rolls!!! tongue

It will look better once the shiny surface and tarnished and i wont be cooking on it. I'll get a long handled steal on for that.

It will look nice when the engine is out on static display but when your working not sure it will be the most practical.






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