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Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« on: March 24, 2017, 05:21:53 PM »
Left Adelaide on 23 March 2017 with the current plan as follows

1. Adelaide to Melb work in Melb until Sunday
2. Leave for Tamworth using the terry itinerary to get to Tamworth
3. Tamworth to Sydney on closing day of Tamworth work in Syd for a week and then back to Adelaide.

Stage one complete with getting to Adelaide Melbourne. Thomas went well, was cold in the morning but all good. Took about 10 hours to get to Melb but a fair whack of that time was stuck in traffic from about Melton and as I decided to call in to the orphanage there was even more traffic. Got to the orphanage where terry gave thomas' some TLC, deep down he has a soft spot for thomas.

So spending a couple of days wearing the green uniform and I can see thomas from my window. I don't think this car park would have seen too many mokes but you never know there may have been some sig corp ones floating around.
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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017, 09:59:12 PM »
So you are at Watsonia?
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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 10:02:13 AM »
Yep, left this morning.

Just stopping so terry can get some donuts at moe
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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 11:36:42 AM »
At moemokes just fixing coxys drive shaft from a weekend outing he had a couple of days ago



Thomas is spraying anti rust all over the engine bay so have tried a couple of things to try and stop oil spraying everywhere. Seems to be coming out of oil filler cap so have degreased and will check after next stop

« Last Edit: March 27, 2017, 12:38:25 PM by Moke 71 »
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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 09:23:20 PM »
Spent the night at suggan buggan bush camping

We got up and over the Mountain today.



Some top lookouts



Have got past Canberra and set up camp for the night, bit damp tonight
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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 09:29:45 PM »
Damn nice country up there isnt it  8)
Did you work out what the oil issue was?
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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2017, 10:13:03 PM »
Certainly looks like the scenic route Dave  8)

At this rate, we might see you tomorrow night.


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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2017, 10:59:23 PM »
Did you work out what the oil issue was?
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Haven't worked out the reason but have stopped him spitting oil everywhere, she'll be right


At this rate, we might see you tomorrow night.

I am not sure what trip leader has planned but it a possibility, we are in no rush and there is some country terry wants to see.
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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2017, 11:08:44 PM »
Introduced terry to cooking army style with the standard issue cooker with a hexie tablet



Terry leaving suggan buggan via the bridge



And Coxy not taking the bridge



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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 11:38:27 PM »
Haven't worked out the reason but have stopped him spitting oil everywhere, she'll be right

I am not sure what trip leader has planned but it a possibility, we are in no rush and there is some country terry wants to see.

No need to rush. There will be plenty of Round Up left whenever you get here. Looks like a good trip

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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2017, 07:15:10 AM »
Cracker of a storm last night so our original open campsite was quickly changed to undercover.

The Murrumbateman men's shed verandah, we only just squeezed in.

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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2017, 04:37:18 PM »
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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2017, 05:47:36 PM »
Nice  ;D

Sky looks much better than forecast for my trip down to Tamworth from Brisbane on Thursday  :(

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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2017, 07:16:35 PM »
Said goodbye to Thomas and Desert Storm this morning at Yass, arrived back home 4.30pm it was a great trip back down the Hume with the Moke going superbly.
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Re: Thomas to Tamworth on working holiday
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2017, 03:38:26 PM »
Thanks for sharing Dave, hope the oil issue isn't a biggie.
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