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    Saw this on Derelict Places. Looks like a trailer for a 27Kva generator. The last picture at the bottom of the page.

    http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main...?#.WJmySTgjGqI

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    This was, now scrapped, a Vickers Medium that was dug up in Kent. Photographed by me at The Tank Museum c.1993, if we could only go back to the mid 1990's this would be driving now....
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    What a pitty with the Vickers medium.
    But one could argue if it had been restored, if it wouldn't have been more of replica incorporating original bits, than an original, based on that picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niels v View Post
    What a pitty with the Vickers medium.
    But one could argue if it had been restored, if it wouldn't have been more of replica incorporating original bit, than an original, based on that picture.
    No different from most airworthy Spitfires then.....
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    There is no market for tanks rebuilt from that condition however, the finished value is just not there.

    Taken on as a private project, it's doable. I can't see it happening though.
    Tanks are mighty fine things
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Barrell View Post
    There is no market for tanks rebuilt from that condition however, the finished value is just not there.
    Hmm not sure I agree. If it had the all important black cross, it would have been sold for a fair sum, rebuilt from scraps garner from all over Europe and now be worth a six figure sum.

    unfortunately it was British and as we saw with the Crommwell it took ages to sell, it's 'market value' was really to low and, sadly, it couldn't remain in the UK.

    time to step off the soapbox and return it the corner of the garage.....

    julian

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    Default Re: buried and abandoned tanks

    They just scrapped it.

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    I cant believe that they just scrapped it, the re-sale value is of no consequence as far as I am concerned, as I wouldn't sell it. A nice, very big project but still achievable.

    Jon
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    Quote Originally Posted by TankNutUK View Post
    The leading energy behind Operation Nightingale is Dr Diarmaid Walshe (serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps) who is a Project Manager within the Defence Archeological Group, also working closely with the Wessex Archeology.
    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/diarmaid-walshe-19b92918

    I have his current work contact details. PM me.

    I believe the 'Richard' who is mentioned is Richard Osgood, Senior Historic Adviser to the MOD's Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).
    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/richard-osgood-492b9552


    Dare say we can track Richard down if needed.
    the bloke at the top is neither an archaeologist or Dr. just a bluffer.
    Richard Osgood is the MOD archaeologist, second picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johann morris View Post
    I cant believe that they just scrapped it, the re-sale value is of no consequence as far as I am concerned, as I wouldn't sell it. A nice, very big project but still achievable.
    Here's another one which was scrapped....

    Source: http://www.amphibiousvehicle.net/amp...l/buffalo.html
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