Her new life from 1 Dec 2019 - Rick & Joan Fletcher

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Updated:    28 June 2020 - See Page 5

Here is "Ruby" - a 1953 1 1/2 Litre RME Riley in the hands of a new custodian:

Please note that I am not a Riley expert at all - I just have the workshop manual in one hand and a spanner in the other. I am not doing a full restoration of "Ruby" but just trying to keep her pretty much as she was when I bought her - with some of the "tired" bits replaced or rebuilt.   I listen to advice and seek out info and photos from all around the world on the internet. The Riley Clubs have been a great help and Paul from the Sydney club is a constant source of help and advice. The following pages of photos were taken to help me (and perhaps others) in the enjoyable task of getting her registered and usable.

Rick Fletcher - Far S Coast NSW... 0417 416 516


These photos were provided by the previous owner - Bill Skully, Adelaide SA
The engine was partially dismantled as can be seen in the following photos showing the head off the engine and all the bits in the boot.
But it was enough to convince me that I should take a punt, and head off to Adelaide with a trailer and to pick her up.

The head had been removed before purchase ...
...and all the missing bits were in the boot.

NSW Railway Information
for Heritage Operators, Historians and Railway Modellers

Includes the
"Hall Collection" and
many photos of the
Oberon line.

Modelling NSWR at the far south coast

   PLUS:          Construction details of a lightweight plywood pulling boat.
The designer, John Welsford says: "She is an adaptation of a late 1800s Chamberlain Dory skiff, native to the inshore fishing industry of the north east coast of North America . Smart rowers, seaworthy, simple to build and maintain, and nice lookers."

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LOA:     4.60m 15ft 6in
Beam:    1.180m 3ft 11in
Weight:  38kg  85lb

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