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Post# 1033023   5/19/2019 at 04:49 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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A Mayday Labour day gathering at SESteves in London had us celebrating his birthday as well as sorting out his cabin washroom after many months of house renovations, also getting to grips with fixing two rare twintubs for our sins..

Heres Richard Ricky505, Birthday boy Steve SESteve, Steve and Darren SlowSpin66 getting ready to fix n repair a very rare Servis Supertwin.




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Post# 1033024 , Reply# 1   5/19/2019 at 04:51 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Months of house renovations had left his usually pristine cabin in need of some spring time TLC...and just the gang to sort it...

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Post# 1033025 , Reply# 2   5/19/2019 at 04:57 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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First up for repair was this last incarnation of the Colston twintub, based on the Rolls Twintub of the sixties, this model had been streamlined with a larger squarer cabinet, it uses the same wash action as the rolls, a small impeller in the base of the washtub, surrounded by a heater this swirls the clothes around the water for cleaning !!

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Post# 1033026 , Reply# 3   5/19/2019 at 05:00 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Darren & Steve peruse with thinking caps on as to where to start, the spin can mounts are worn , hence leaning drum and the bearing need replacing, so with further ado..

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Post# 1033027 , Reply# 4   5/19/2019 at 05:04 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Delve in and out comes the spin can revealing the base plate with stuck nut to remove..

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Post# 1033028 , Reply# 5   5/19/2019 at 05:07 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The prize is this, the spin can bearing stem and rubber seal,

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Post# 1033029 , Reply# 6   5/19/2019 at 05:10 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Here we go after much cussing, pulling, tugging, the nuts finally released and said fixture came away revealing the parts we had to get to..

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Post# 1033030 , Reply# 7   5/19/2019 at 05:12 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Heres the stem complete with seal and bearings...

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Post# 1033031 , Reply# 8   5/19/2019 at 05:14 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Well Steve and Darren are looking well satisfied, it was a few hrs later ha ha..

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Post# 1033032 , Reply# 9   5/19/2019 at 05:17 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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For an economically priced twinny compared to Hotpoint & Servis we where well surprised to see a grand set of German bearings on the spin mount n stem, now these where still okay it was the proverbial carbon seal that had worn hence water ingress and a start of rumbling, so while all apart a new set will be fitted !!

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Post# 1033033 , Reply# 10   5/19/2019 at 05:19 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And a set of German made spin bearings sn NTN 6203..

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Post# 1033034 , Reply# 11   5/19/2019 at 05:20 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Spin can stem and mount finally free..

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Post# 1033035 , Reply# 12   5/19/2019 at 05:21 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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So its time for tea vicar !!

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Post# 1033036 , Reply# 13   5/19/2019 at 05:23 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Oh, well then ha ha....

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Post# 1033037 , Reply# 14   5/19/2019 at 05:23 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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A satisfied trio...

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Post# 1033038 , Reply# 15   5/19/2019 at 05:28 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile in the wash cabin we set too and get the new backplate with spin bearings fixed back into the Hoover A3060 1100 spin automatic from 1978.

Then fix the leaky heater seal

Test

Then replace a leaky fill pipe

Test

Then Change the leaky door seal which didn't leak before ha ha..


All done, ready for washing..


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Post# 1033039 , Reply# 16   5/19/2019 at 05:30 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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All water tight n tested now for laundry..

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Post# 1033040 , Reply# 17   5/19/2019 at 05:36 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile more tea is always required Vicar, and here we are joined by Darren, Rob (RobM) from nearby and Richard..Now we have know Rob from 2009 on AW and beyond on the other groups and yet we still hadn't met, so he had his baptism of fire, and we all had a great time meeting, discussing and as you can see drinking, we all said its a different experience meeting up together rather than behind the screen !!

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Post# 1033041 , Reply# 18   5/19/2019 at 05:38 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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More shifting n sorting needed, unplug, un hook pipes, mop up water, haul n pull and finally fix up in new place !!

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Well that corner is looking better straight away, now a Philips Whirlpool corner with matching Servis Slimline set on top..

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Post# 1033043 , Reply# 20   5/19/2019 at 05:44 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And the Hotpoint stand is looking just fabulous, the slimline Morphy Richards spin dryer is the pre cursor model to the later Hotpoint, a very rare find, spins @ 3,100rpm with an automatic 4 min timer.

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Post# 1033044 , Reply# 21   5/19/2019 at 05:46 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Even the "New System" Persil Automatic Powder of the era looks happy to be in its new home !!

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Post# 1033045 , Reply# 22   5/19/2019 at 05:51 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Evening time and we are treated to our evening meal prepared, cooked and served by our host Kevin, tonight we are having Boeuf Bourguignon...

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Post# 1033046 , Reply# 23   5/19/2019 at 05:54 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And it was Steves birthday still in his fourth decade, a long time past for some of us.. "A Happy Birthday Steve from all the Washer Gang" XX

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Post# 1033049 , Reply# 24   5/19/2019 at 06:00 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And the Birthday Cake was of his fav washer, his Hotpoint 1504 Toploader from the 70`s.

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Post# 1033050 , Reply# 25   5/19/2019 at 06:06 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The next day we set too after a hearty full English and look to fixing a very rare "One Off" twin tub washing machine, now many of you aware of Servis Supertwins and Simplicity / Speed Queen Supertwins will note that the wash action is one of an agitator with
hi rise vanes giving a "Hi-Zone" wash action, oscillating at 86 opm in a 210d arc wide sweep.


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Post# 1033051 , Reply# 26   5/19/2019 at 06:13 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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So what do we have here...

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Post# 1033054 , Reply# 27   5/19/2019 at 06:19 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Oh, Its a new galaxy being formed as we look and hear, nothing like the rumble back and forth of the Servis Supertwin gearbox we are so used to...

This is a World First and one only never been seen before Prototype Servis Supertwin using an earlier technology from their 1957 wringer washer !!


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Post# 1033055 , Reply# 28   5/19/2019 at 06:24 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The wash action on this twintub from 1963 is based on the earlier wringer washer single tub from 1957, this was brought to market as a much needed smaller washer offer for the UK housewife and kitchens, it could slide under the kitchen drainer and be housed anywhere in a smaller kitchen.

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The wash mechanism is a revolving large turbulator spinning disc which is off set in the corner of a sloping well in the tub, it revolves the clothes through the water instead of back n forth like all other Servis Supertwins.

The empty tub system is another unique type, normally the wash water is pumped out using a typical vane pump spinning off the motor, this system uses the vortex currents of spinning water to empty, you simple move the venture pipe from the middle of the well to the side wall of the spinning turbulator disc, the water spins under the disc naturally, so all you are doing is moving the venture pipe into the stream of spinning water and it exits through the pipe...no extra moving arts at all, UNIQUE


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Post# 1033059 , Reply# 30   5/19/2019 at 06:51 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Heres the ratings plate, the number sequencing is not listed anywhere in any of the Servis Doctrine so its a mystery as to how it came to be,was it a prototype to compete with the Hoover wash system with spinning pulsator and four minute wash,
who knows, if you do please holla !!


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Before we start its time for more tea and some scrummy Lemon Drizzle cake made by Darren and Millionaires shortbread by Steve Owen, Stuffed !!

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Post# 1033061 , Reply# 32   5/19/2019 at 06:58 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The issue with the new prototype Servis Supertwin is one that's well known with owners of the Servis Powerglide Wringer Washers, the pipe that clamps onto the tube base and venturi outlet is a small piece of hose that needs to flex an inch as the pipe under the turbulator moves into position.

This need to be flexible but with age and time they all dry out, crack and leak ! so what to use to repair it or retro fit a new pipe ...So off with the panels for easier access...


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Post# 1033063 , Reply# 33   5/19/2019 at 07:12 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Nowthen - This picture is very significant, having repaired a few Powerglide wringers we find that there are at least three different types of hose arrangement, probably as it evolved so did updates and better fixes / pipes etc..

The venturi pipes exiting the tub has a groove in it, and passes through an open guide which is clamped to the pipe and linked through a con rod to the existing rotary pump dial on the front of the Servis Supertwin.

You can see in the first pic it is bolted onto the pipe, well we tried for ages to get the darn thing off, so after more tea and soul searching Darren finally had a Eureka moment, if we screwed tighter the bolt on the clamp (Instead of undoing it as we had been doing to release it) it will prise apart the holding clamp and the bracket will literally drop off the pipe...

This is where I love this AW club, the meeting of great minds, like minded chums and brain dumps when we come together and find solutions to age old issues , Ha ha, Cheers Darren !!


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So with further ado we set to with various modern car bearing wheel boot covers to cut down, trim, n fit a new piece of pipe that will flex enough to do the job...

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The venturi pipe with groove and new pipe fitting , all done, tested !!

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Now to fix the original twinline hose with a crack in it so it could be used again, bits n bobs of return valves and off we go..

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Water testing and Yay, It works fine and grand..

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Post# 1033070 , Reply# 38   5/19/2019 at 07:23 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And after, its back to washing around the house and garden...Time to test out these new / old Hotpoint Tap Adaptors in Steves new basement utility room complete with anthracite cabinets and stacked Miele set..

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This 70`s Hotpoint 1504 was found New In Box never used, well that old adage "To Use It Or Not" was put to great use, its just fab n fun to be able to use these vintage machines and see how all can enjoy !! Mark (SitgesMark) above pic just loves these, Thomas ya need to get over from Germany ha ha..

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Back in the washroom cabin tucked away at the bottom of the garden...were having a final test n clean up before dinner,,

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Before its time for a well earned "Cocktail Hour" all prepared by Kevin our host with Steve, a series of yummy fruit cocktails, 5 a day deffo is the order of service !!

L - R, Daren, Richard, Steve, Ian, Steve, Mark and Kevin


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Fire Lit...

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Post# 1033079 , Reply# 44   5/19/2019 at 07:46 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Table Set..

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Post# 1033080 , Reply# 45   5/19/2019 at 07:50 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time to eat, tonight its rustic lasagne with salads and garlic baguette, Yum !!
Thank You Kevin !!


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After a lovely evening nextday it was back to the washroom and testing of fixed machines..

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Bedding in the Hoover A3060 from 1978, first 1100 fast spin (of the day) best selling automatic !! Heres Mikey (mikeymatic) setting it up and ready for action..

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The Philips Whirlpools are off and washing dark bedding @60d with HE Tide brought over by Mark ..

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Cuppa while the Hoover does the wash , smoother hoover indeed it is, video to follow !!

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Testing out the rare Morphy Richards spinner, certainly made for a quicker tumble dry as the weather iffy, spinning @ 3,100 rpm for an automatic 4 minute dry !!

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The Creda Supaseed from the 80`s was given a tweeking and fixing of a new door boot and all was good to set more bedding washing !!

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Washing colours at 40d, supa quick wash with three rinses and fast 1100 spin speed !! all done in 50 mins..

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More sorting and checking of plumbing, fixing leaks, tightening hoses after more moves around !!

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This was payback for a cheeky shot taken @ the Merthyr 70th earlier in year ha ha..

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More fun with new old powders for the displays, New System Persil..

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And the advertising leaflet...

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Quick use of the Dyson in the downstairs loo next to the basement utility, love the cat flap built into the cupboard complete with fluffy landing mat !!

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We ran all the automatics on Tuesday morning to finish all the bedding and in the afternoon wheeled into the utility the Servis Supertwin Model 32 MK4001 for its first run after fixing , putting it through its paces, great wash action, video to follow !!

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All that remained was for a tidy up until next time. What a fab weekend of repairs, renovations, food, fun & laughter with copious amounts of ea and cocktails !!

On behalf of us all I would like to thank Steve and Kevin for their generous hospitality, its a little haven of sanctuary in their newly renovated home,
sculpted garden and of course a bonus for me - The Planes !!

Until Next Time !!


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Post# 1033101 , Reply# 60   5/19/2019 at 09:44 by golittlesport (California)        
Great times!

Thanks, Mike, for taking the time to post all those wonderful photos! I really enjoyed seeing them and reading about your gathering. It's always good to see our UK mates celebrating birthdays and washing machines! Cheers!!

Post# 1033102 , Reply# 61   5/19/2019 at 09:44 by Marky_mark (Sitges, Barcelona)        

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Another excellent thread, Mike! Great memories of a wonderful holiday weekend spent with the best people and the greatest machines. Thanks to Steve and Kevin for hosting. Not only did I really enjoy myself, even my “non-appliance” partner did, too!

Post# 1033106 , Reply# 62   5/19/2019 at 10:47 by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
Fantastic thread Mike

An excellent record of a friendship filled weekend, just reading through, and of course knowing most of you, I really felt I was there with you, without the travel lol. That answers a question I've been trying to answer, the split spin shaft seal and rubber seal I've got next to the computer is off a rolls/colston, twinny, I was trying to go through the threads to see if it was anything like the AEG, thinking of the lavalux super and what may be about to repair that.

Lovely to see the supertwin with a difference, look foward to the videos and having a go one day.

Thanks for the thread Mike, won't be long before you'll have another to do lol, more tea vicar lol

Mathew


Post# 1033107 , Reply# 63   5/19/2019 at 10:51 by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
and of course

another fabulous celebration appliance cake.

Could not think of a better way to celebrate a birthday, (though of course couldn't say that to Rob and the family lol) but know you'll all think the same,

Mathew


Post# 1033121 , Reply# 64   5/19/2019 at 15:04 by triumphdolomite (Staffs(UK))        
Another Great Thread

Thanks Mike, it looks like you had a great weekend. I do have serious garden envy though!
Looking at the pics of the Ariston is the outer spin can a slightly modified wash tub? In reply 12 it seems to have the same pressed in ridge near the top that usually acts as the water line. I'm looking forward to video of the Supertwin too.
Ian.


Post# 1033131 , Reply# 65   5/19/2019 at 16:54 by Slowspin66 (lincoln uk)        
Brilliant weekend

Mike you always capture the essence of the events !! Was great bring together with such wonderful friends and such brilliant hosts . It’s always such fun being together and being able to tinker with someone else’s appliances . A really lovely birthday celebration for our wonderful host and dear friend Mr Mckinnell .! The birthday cake was brilliant as ever !! Thanks again for friendship fun and washing frolicked !! Darren

Post# 1033155 , Reply# 66   5/19/2019 at 19:44 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Wonderful.  Always enjoy seeing your collection and excellent work maintaining these interesting washers.  


Post# 1033175 , Reply# 67   5/20/2019 at 04:24 by sesteve (London, UK)        

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Thanks for capturing this fab weekend Mike - lots of great memories with lovely friends and that cake was something else - it even had its own agitator using the lid off a tube of berrocca and filling it with smarties - work of art!!

So good to get some of the old machines up and running again especially the A3060 - the drum and back plate had been right round the country before it finally got fitted due to various moments of forgetting to get it out of the car lol. I've attached a few pics of the outer tub repair and the backplate - the nib had to be cut off as it must be for the later series machines.

Can't wait to get the Colston going again too ...


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Post# 1033176 , Reply# 68   5/20/2019 at 04:51 by sesteve (London, UK)        

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On the colston here are a couple more pictures showing the tiny spin motor and pulley arrangement below. Everything seemed really loose but it is missing a plastic dogclutch as shown in the Qualtex parts book so new ones have been sourced along with the spin mounts and a spin belt. Special thanks to Mike and Darren on this one as I struggled to try and do this myself - not having service information on the spin assembly was really working blind!

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Post# 1033177 , Reply# 69   5/20/2019 at 05:05 by sesteve (London, UK)        

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Its also great to have the Servis up and running again - needs a bit more work to get the washdeck water tight as water was getting onto the lid switch and tripped the electrics - makes you wonder how many people got a zap in the days before such devices!

Mike - did you also say the spin can seemed to be like no other design too? Here's a couple more pics from when I collected it.


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Post# 1033199 , Reply# 70   5/20/2019 at 10:46 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Handsome looking group guys!

Happy birthday to Steve! What does the card say on the far right side of the mantle?
None of you look much over 45. No one can believe my hubby and I are 57.5, and 59 either.
Unfortunate we're not younger, so close to retirement and have no ties here. I might be able to convince my better half to live in London for a while.
I heard on the news the other day that Queen mum needs a P.R. person to manager her Instagram, Twitter accounts, update them, and etc.
The job pays $39,000 U.S. they said, with 31 days off per year.
I'd do it.
Our next trip will likely be to Vancouver, and an Alaska cruise. Then we'll plan a trip to England, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, etc. when we are both retired.


Post# 1033202 , Reply# 71   5/20/2019 at 10:57 by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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What a splendid morning read: all the usual delightful suspects, amazing machines, world class camaraderie, AND the obligatory butt work LOL. Freaking out over the TT that drains via vortex. So fascinating and alluring! Itching for the vid. Thank you so much for your Herculean endeavor, Michael.

Post# 1033207 , Reply# 72   5/20/2019 at 11:51 by Keymatic (Surrey.U.K)        

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Looking good guys !!
Steve: That Supertwin looks great 👌 i wonder why Servis never offered it as an alternative to the traditional agitator model ? bit of a tangler though !!
Great job on the the tub - to - outlet hose, that small connecting hose is a complete nightmare, i would have thought Servis would have re-thought that one. I managed to get a few from a guy in Wales a few years ago.
Happy belated birthday wishes as well.
Cheers
Keith


Post# 1033211 , Reply# 73   5/20/2019 at 12:53 by triumphdolomite (Staffs(UK))        
Servis Spin Can

Steve
That spin can looks like one I've seen in a Mk44 gravity drain spinner.
Ian


Post# 1033224 , Reply# 74   5/20/2019 at 14:14 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        

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Thank you for sharing! So many interesting wonders of the wash world the other side of the pond never got to see.

Ben


Post# 1033295 , Reply# 75   5/21/2019 at 07:14 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Mayday, Labour Day & Rare Prototype Vintage Repairs !!

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Heres the video of Stephens rare prototype Servis Supertwin model 32, MK4001 from 1963. Fab wash action, so was this to test the water against the Hoovermatic 4 min wash, or for export only or..."Can Anyone Tell Us ?" ..






Post# 1033296 , Reply# 76   5/21/2019 at 07:20 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hi Rich , glad you enjoyed our little bit of Brit Wash-In, always a fun time and we do get stuff sorted between the birthday cocktails and food ha ha, hope all great with you !!

Post# 1033297 , Reply# 77   5/21/2019 at 07:24 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hi Mark, ta very much and it was a pleasure to meet Ian who certainly kept up with the conversations, always a worry when we all meet !!


Hi Mathew, you where deffo there in spirit and missed, you will have to get across next time, meantime see you up north for the next one !!
And bring the Teapot - Large....


Post# 1033302 , Reply# 78   5/21/2019 at 08:51 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hi Darren, well another successful train journey on the Stackton Tressell Express, first carriage of course, you guys do all the work in providing the best pics lol...fun friendship n more cake is the order of the day !!


Hi Greg, Thank You, and looking forward to seeing you over some time, although we did have a talk about coming over to you guys some year !!



Hi Mike, I`ll let Steve explain the card, ha ha...too funny. Yes The Queens PR Agent, sounds cushy till it all goes tits up and your firefighting, which doesn't take long these times, when London calls give us a shout you`d be very welcome in washrooms over the UK.


Post# 1033304 , Reply# 79   5/21/2019 at 08:59 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Morning Mickey, we aim to please from the little Isle ha ha, thought you`d love that Galaxy being formed as we wash !! Great wash action but nothing like the 210d Hi Zone. Yes such a design engineers dream of old, you can just imagine them all scribbling down drawings etc. Its not quite as quick as an electric or Hoover tyre pump but for drama purposes it wins hands down !!


Hi Keith, everyone of the 3 I`ve worked on the pipes are all different, they must have adapted them over time, I take it you've never heard or seen documentation for this rare beasty ?? Can you post a pic of those hoses you got spares of please, we`ll be interested to see how they look, but at least we know a car wheel bearing rubber gaiter will work !!


Post# 1033306 , Reply# 80   5/21/2019 at 09:27 by Chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hi Ian, unusual one is this as Steve suggested, the spin can looks like the MK1 and 2 , solid can but has a couple of rows of holes around the base only and doesn't have the cut out vanes for the water to exit around the top rim etc...

It's also not like the MK44 which is full of holes, I've never seen this type of can before, so it looks like it could be another prototype experiment !! ??


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Post# 1033308 , Reply# 81   5/21/2019 at 09:42 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Morning Ben, Thanks, and hope all well with you and over sleepless nights, That's the beauty of AW is we get to see and experience all different machines, you`ll have to cadge a lift with Greg and come over n see n use for yourself ha ha !!

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Post# 1033465 , Reply# 83   5/23/2019 at 12:55 by RobM (Buxted)        
Thank you for a lovely weekend

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Many thanks Mike for posting these. Just got back from a trip around Yorkshire.

Thank you so much to everyone over that weekend, I was made to feel very welcome and really enjoyed everyone's company. Big thank you too to the lovely Stephen, whom I class as a true friend. Stephen and his partner worked flat out to make it a success. Great to hear everyone's views and knowledge. Hope to meet you all again in the future.

Rob xx


Post# 1034668 , Reply# 84   6/6/2019 at 21:03 by optima (Cumbria England)        
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Loving it Mike, Especially the Colston Ariston Twin Tub. You must do a Video of it in action.

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Post# 1034676 , Reply# 85   6/7/2019 at 01:01 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Heres the re-build of the Ariston Colston twinny on the latest thread Craig, think Steve will be able to video it before me ha ha..!!



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