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Old 02-12-2009, 05:39:20 PM
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Hi everyone, does anybody know whatever happened to a firm called Mumford Medland from Winnipeg. They were the Ruston Hornsby Agents for Canada and the company records would be good research tools.

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Hi as far as I know Mumford Medland of Winnipeg MB became Wajax.I remember the old Mumford Medland place up in Murray Industrial Park.The old Canadian fairbanks Morse building is still on Princess Street.It says Canadian Fairbanks Morse above the door etched in Tyndal stone,and now it's a clothing store.
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You could email Ray Hooley in the UK, he holds the archives for R & H and may have some information.

Ray's contact details are in his website on the contact page:

http://www.oldengine.org/members/ruston

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Hi Rudy, Peter

I think that you are onto something Rudy with Mussens being sold to Wajax back in 1985 but so far I cannot find out about Mumford being sold to either Mussens or Wajax. I suppose this is a backwards way of doing research but I thought it might lead somewhere since I was originally looking for information on a Ruston 6H sold by Mussens to CPR possibly.
I will get in touch with Ray again and see if he can shed any light on the subject.

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Hey Al, I have sent an email to the rail museum in Winnipeg to see if they have any contacts.

For those of you that dont know, both AL and I are looking for more information on the Rustons that were sold in Western Canada. We have both contacted Ray and purchased his materials. I think we are looking now for more detailed information that is perhaps local.

I personally am interested in the company and its history as there are always good stories.
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Hi Rudy, I've start to do reverse information searching on my Ruston project.You see my engine came from a CPR pumping station and so since CP never buys just one of anything I thought I would have a look around my area to see if any of these pumping stations survived, many of my friends in the area tell me that they do exist out in the bush so I'm trying to track them down and go for a hike to see if anything has survived in them. Now if only I could get my hands on a old railway map showing the places. Hmmmm. BTW the project is coming along nicely with the engine now completely stripped down ready for cleaning and reconditioning as much as possible.
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While looking out my CR books for answering a query in the 'general' section above, I found a letter inside from Mumford Medland Ltd., 576 Wall Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

It was addressed to National Grain Co Ltd., Dauphin, Manitoba.

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Can you do a good scan and post it (or email it to me?)... I would be interested.

AL, the restore is looking great!! I hope you put the pump back on it.

I am waiting for space in my shop so I can start on mine. A few pictures. I just uncovered it while we had a bit of warmth. I was able to adjust it so that I could try to turn the flywheel. It is stuck It wasnt supposed to be stuck I am hoping it is just a bit of moisture and the sub zero conditions but i may have to haul it apart (which I was hoping not to have to do). It was running a grain elevator up until 10 years ago.

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Cool pic's Leo. Could you send along a few hi resolution pictures to my e-mail. I'm especially interested in the piston ring oil injection quill and a little more detail of your camshaft. I see you were lucky enough to have air start on your engine, lucky indeed most of these engines from what I understand were "hand start". BTW I went to several UK web sites in my hunt for information on my engine you might be interested in them. The Museum of Internal Fire were really helpful and they have plenty of resources available. They gave me free access to there web resources but I'll send along the 10 quid anyway because they were so helpful. Here's the addresses.

http://www.internalfire.com/index.php

http://www.enginemuseum.org/index.html

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Hi Leo, I was just looking at your pictures again, turn your engine if you can to outer (bottom) dead centre where your rings are at the bottom of the liner and crank your Manzel Lubricator like crazy and inject some oil into your piston rings this may save having to pull the piston.

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Can you do a good scan and post it (or email it to me?)... I would be interested.

AL, the restore is looking great!! I hope you put the pump back on it.

I am waiting for space in my shop so I can start on mine. A few pictures. I just uncovered it while we had a bit of warmth. I was able to adjust it so that I could try to turn the flywheel. It is stuck It wasnt supposed to be stuck I am hoping it is just a bit of moisture and the sub zero conditions but i may have to haul it apart (which I was hoping not to have to do). It was running a grain elevator up until 10 years ago.

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