Some of you may have now seen the Repair Shop video featuring the Ransomes Ajax restoration.
What the programme didn't include was how the nearside snapped front roller bracket mysteriously became complete when the mower was re-assembled. This was in fact down to our club shopkeeper Colin Stone who supplied the said part, also giving advice on the merits of retaining the original transfer.
As with many programme makers, they are takers, not givers, and no mention of Colin or the club was made to acknowledge the advice given.
I noted on other forums that the painting of the cylinder in green was criticised, however as mentioned recently on other threads we have seen many Ajax's particularly Mk3's with original green cylinders.
A couple of amusing bits from the film, the commentary is stating that "Ransomes were making mowers in their distinctive green livery since 1832" at that point they show an Anglo Paris advert with a blue mower!!
The show presenter Jay Blades towards the end says "Nice to see someone smile over a lawn mower, you don't often see that" , where has he been I ask myself?
I'm writing this on behalf of Colin who probably will not get to see the video until its on YouTube, as he doesn't pay a TV licence, all above board though, I'm envious that he's seen the light and doesn't have a TV.