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Bayley Wheeled Escape
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No: 40320   Contributor:   Year: 2016   Manufacturer: Austin   Country: United Kingdom
Bayley Wheeled Escape

2016 Emergency Services Day, Newark. I saw this Ausin Loadstar and being involved with the restoration of horse drawn carriages it was taken aback by the sheer size of these escape wheels. They would cost a huge sum to be made today and thats only if a wheelwright could be found with the knowledge to make a pair. Bayley also made London Trolleys for the greengrocery trade and these were bulky and cumbersome just like their escape wheels. That said, i would have this in my collection if space allowed. What a fabulous beast.
Picture added on 16 December 2016 at 11:28
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I assume this very rare Austin Loadstar PE had a hose reel system because the JCDD spec sheet required one. But its difficult to see where the reels were installed, as in those days placing them behind locker covers was not the usual way of doing things.

Its also a bit of a puzzle where the suction hoses were hidden, too!

Added by Rob Johnson on 24 April 2018.
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