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Not your average quick tyre change...<br />
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Engineers at the South Devon Railway show fitting a new tyre for a steam locomotive is a lengthy and complex process.<br />
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Unlike your standard car tyre, these 4ft diameter wheels take virtually a full day to fit each one and require some heavy duty machinery.<br />
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The tyres are made from good quality steel sourced from South Africa, which means it can take six to nine months to get different sizes ordered and shipped.