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Feb 13th, 2018 at 6:07pm

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Thanks to Ranger Nick of http://www.rangernick.com.au/ for the photos.  Someone said they had heard that Nick had one of these so I asked him if we could have some photos for the the History Section of the forum.

This is only the second time I have heard of their existence and know of only one other collector who has one.

Thanks again Ranger Nick.
 

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Reply #1 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:32pm

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I'm drooling, lovely shaped lid.....I want one.

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Reply #2 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:38pm

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Is that a 17” Harding beside it????
 

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Derek wrote on Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:38pm:
Is that a 17” Harding beside it????

Looks very much like one Derek, a lovely pair and I'm not talking about Nick.
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Nice work Derek , good to finally have a photo of one of these in the history section.
 
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I have asked Nick if he has any historical background on the oven.

I think it is amazing when we hear of these mythical old camp ovens and then start to see evidence of them like we have here.

To me this is the essence of what this forum is all about.
 

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This is Nicks take on these ovens and why we see so few of them these days

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Foundry in Bundaberg was commissioned to produce camp ovens for Qld Rail. Once the navvy camps  and fire lighting on track were abolished, the camp ovens were smashed and sold as scrap metal. Sorry I haven't got a nicer story, but that's what happened, hence they are rare.
 

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Going to look at a 18inch railway oven today. Lid looks identical to the photo of Ranger Nicks, but base looks different, dont think it has the 4 ears. Are the legs of the 18 the same as the 12.
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Very few people have even seen one mate so hard to know.  Nick believes it is a genuine one and I have never seen a camp oven with four ears myself before.
 

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Faff, would be nice to get some photos of it to add here as this is the only one we have on the forum.

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