Ransomes Chain and Gear Automaton Minor
I thought I would post some photos of my Ransomes Chain and Gear Automaton Minors I got out of the workshop in this glorious weather at the moment. I thought it better to share these two on this forum rather than individually on the Showcase as I wouldn't be able to show the two side by side. I hope you enjoy them.
The chain Minor is a nice mower and in better condition than mine, I think I have the wrong chain on it or the wrong sprockets as its at full stretch, quite slack and doesn't quite gel together properly. Another mower stuck on the to do list, should really pull my finger out and stop fishing.
Your Minor looks great. If you can sort the drive out it'll be really good. The box you have for it looks in very good condition. I have a couple of boxes, one in good condition, one poor. The good box belongs to the 10inch chain but I believe it is interchangeable with the 10inch gear. Luckily the colour is quite similar.
Sorry forgot to say I suspect the chain is at fault as opposed to the sprocket as it would be very apparent if the sprocket was different.
Thanks Sean, will have a proper look in the not too distant future. Many more to tinker with beforehand. Love your collection photos,
Thanks Lee, I'll post up some more photos. Don't know which ones yet but may have a few surprises. I am awaiting a very special mower by courier but they seem to have mislaid it at the moment. :(