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« Reply #390 on: August 10, 2020, 11:59:22 PM »

When filling a bucket, it can get very heavy for a wee child or woman to hang onto, so you just drop the bucket handle over that little horn and when the bucket is full, turn of the tap and pick up the full bucket. It saves splashing any water around and wasting any, it's a rather simple idea that works extremely well. :-)
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« Reply #391 on: August 11, 2020, 12:15:29 AM »

For those that have never heard of the word Furphy, here's a tad of reading --------------------------------

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furphy


Now that little story even contains one or two whopping big 'Furphy's'.

  "Many Furphy water carts were used to take water to Australian Army personnel during World War I in Australia, Europe and the Middle East.[1] "


Whoever wrote that sentence above, did not even bother to find out if that sentence above is TRUE, or just a Furphy ( commonly referred to as B/S  )

Not ONE original Furphy Water Cart, ever went overseas with the Australian troops in World War 1.
They were used in the Army staging camps in Melbourne and Sydney whilst the troops were waiting to be sent overseas, so when a bunch of very bored soldiers were gathered around the Water Carts, many B/S stories eventuated.

Spread by the soldiers who supposedly "were in the know".

  "  In his book Memories of a Signaller, Harold Hinckfuss "

Appears he's even telling Furphy's, eh, remember that not ONE Furphy Water Cart ever left Australia's shores, for the European or Egyptian theaters of war.

The water carts that went overseas were made by two other companies, they used a similar sized water tank as a Furphy, but they were NOT Furphy Water Carts.
Furphy of Shepperton, Victoria were only a small company and were not geared up enough at the outbreak of the First World War and were UNABLE to fill the required order in time, that is why the order for Water Carts went to the other two companies.

So that is how the word 'Furphy' became an everyday word for Australians, it's a polite way of saying ---- "your telling Bull$hit".

By using the words --- ' that's got to be a Furphy', ---- it saved your teeth from getting a sever battering from some D/H, who has taken offense with you, if you used the words B/S directly to his face.

Just another weird bit of trivia, that some will see the humour and others wont.  :-)
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« Reply #392 on: August 11, 2020, 01:13:59 AM »

sometimes the desire is the father of thought. Thank you for the story.
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« Reply #393 on: August 11, 2020, 07:46:08 AM »

Greenie another interesting cart, well done.

Ray, Just guessing...might the horn be to hang a bucket while it's being filled?
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« Reply #394 on: August 11, 2020, 10:34:32 PM »

When filling a bucket, it can get very heavy for a wee child or woman to hang onto, so you just drop the bucket handle over that little horn and when the bucket is full, turn of the tap and pick up the full bucket. It saves splashing any water around and wasting any, it's a rather simple idea that works extremely well. :-)

Ah, I see! Thanks.
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« Reply #395 on: September 02, 2020, 09:08:50 PM »

Just finished the Chinese/ Mongolian two wheel cart. It is my first project since getting tremors in my hands and loosing much of the feeling in my finger tips. The scale is 1/12 th.  I used photos and drawings of an original furnished by Brian Simpson in UK.


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« Reply #396 on: September 02, 2020, 09:10:42 PM »

Another view.


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« Reply #397 on: September 02, 2020, 09:12:04 PM »

And again.


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« Reply #398 on: September 03, 2020, 12:25:12 AM »

Bill,
that came out great - what an interesting and quite unusual prototype! Which scale is it?

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« Reply #399 on: September 03, 2020, 01:35:59 AM »

The problems in your hands do not show up on the model. Most satisfactory. -- Russ
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« Reply #400 on: September 03, 2020, 07:52:08 AM »

Volker, it is in 1/12th scale.
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« Reply #401 on: September 03, 2020, 07:56:31 AM »

Thank you Russ.
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« Reply #402 on: September 04, 2020, 05:48:58 PM »

Stunning! You've done an excellent job on an interesting and unusual wagon.

I'm sorry to hear about the problems with your hands.
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« Reply #403 on: September 04, 2020, 08:38:31 PM »

Pssst  Ray, -----------  a C-A-R-T has only 2 wheels ---------------- a Waggon has 4 wheels,  -----  so the dictionary tells me.  Grin  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #404 on: September 04, 2020, 08:40:19 PM »

Good one Bill, looks quite OK to me.  Shocked Shocked Shocked
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