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    You know your old when some kid ask ya whats a Steery.

    Its a plank of wood with two struts sticking out at each end of the plank,the back one was nailed to the plank and the front one was affixed to the front of the plank by a big nut&bolt,the axles were nailed to the struts and the wheels were obtained from housies prams which were robbed outside the washouses....lookout havelock street here I come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    You know your old when some kid ask ya whats a Steery.

    Its a plank of wood with two struts sticking out at each end of the plank,the back one was nailed to the plank and the front one was affixed to the front of the plank by a big nut&bolt,the axles were nailed to the struts and the wheels were obtained from housies prams which were robbed outside the washouses....lookout havelock street here I come.
    It was short for a steering cart.
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    Our Da made us boss steeries
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    You know your old when some kid ask ya whats a Steery.

    Its a plank of wood with two struts sticking out at each end of the plank,the back one was nailed to the plank and the front one was affixed to the front of the plank by a big nut&bolt,the axles were nailed to the struts and the wheels were obtained from housies prams which were robbed outside the washouses....lookout havelock street here I come.
    Don't forget the rope attached to the front struts for steering and also used for pulling.
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    Does anyone remember what a candle waxed board was used for?

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    Is a steery the same as a goey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarsden View Post
    Is a steery the same as a goey?

    Dunno? different districts had different names for things like a Jigger was the name for an entry where I was born and elsewhere it was called an enog.

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    Dunno? different districts had different names for things like a Jigger was the name for an entry where I was born and elsewhere it was called an enog.
    My wife says enog now
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Dunno? different districts had different names for things like a Jigger was the name for an entry where I was born and elsewhere it was called an enog.
    You wern't from Lodgy were you?
    We always said enog for entry.

    "Oller" for waste ground or as they say here in Garston a "Bank".

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    Don't forget your steery had to have big wheels at the back and small ones at the front to make it go faster ???

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    The basic requirements for steery was an old pram, plus 3 pieces of wood.
    plenty of nails which had to be at least 3 inches long and 1 bolt.
    The tool required were a hammer and a poker as we never owned drills when I was young.
    The pram supplied the wheels and the axles,the wood was a piece for the chassis and 2 pieces for attaching the axles to.
    You attached the axles to the wood with a line of nails each side driven into the wood leaving enough nail showing to be bent over the axle.
    The back axle was then nailed onto the chassis
    The poker was heated up till red hot then a hole burnt into the chassis and the front axle bearing wood then the bolt was dropped in.
    Various refinements were added later on like a rear brake,a seat made out of an orange box
    This is where the famous Soap Box Derby which was held annually originated from.
    We used to ride ours down Sandhills Lane as it is a good incline
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarsden View Post
    Is a steery the same as a goey?
    Yeah a goey..Go Kart . Same thing.
    Great fun. You never see kids making them anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disco View Post
    Don't forget your steery had to have big wheels at the back and small ones at the front to make it go faster ???
    No good for handling though, especially trying to turn a little at high speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    The basic requirements for steery was an old pram, plus 3 pieces of wood.
    plenty of nails which had to be at least 3 inches long and 1 bolt.
    The tool required were a hammer and a poker as we never owned drills when I was young.
    The pram supplied the wheels and the axles,the wood was a piece for the chassis and 2 pieces for attaching the axles to.
    You attached the axles to the wood with a line of nails each side driven into the wood leaving enough nail showing to be bent over the axle.
    The back axle was then nailed onto the chassis
    The poker was heated up till red hot then a hole burnt into the chassis and the front axle bearing wood then the bolt was dropped in.
    Various refinements were added later on like a rear brake,a seat made out of an orange box
    This is where the famous Soap Box Derby which was held annually originated from.
    We used to ride ours down Sandhills Lane as it is a good incline
    Never had a hammer, half a house brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarsden View Post
    You wern't from Lodgy were you?
    We always said enog for entry.

    "Oller" for waste ground or as they say here in Garston a "Bank".
    We were bi-lingual, although I preferred enog, jigger sounded very common.....I was from Princes Park don't you know.

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