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    Will the replica be a flying example or for static display?
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    Just static.
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    Fourth trip out in Jessie this year.

    Teesside Airshow - May 27th

    Around a dozen MV's turned out for the Teesside Airshow. With the number of aircraft cancellations before the show, and on the day due to weather, it was more of Teesside Show, than an Airshow, but still an enjoyable day out. I saw the BBMF Spit and Hurricane display, but missed the Harvard due to hiding from the first rainstorm under a food van shelter. In the static aircraft park, I saw a very nice Bombardier Challenger 350 executive jet that was obviously meant to be mine; as it had my name on it - G-SCAR.





    Below, the oldest Chipmunk still flying, number 11 on the production line, and a friend's Auster.



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    The Slingsby Firefly, Tutor and an aerobatic team flew, plus the Hughes OH-6 Loach heli, and I think that was it, apart from the RAF Typhoon which flew in as I and most of the public were leaving after the thunderstorm passed. The 7 feet tall security fence along the crowd line didn't help with seeing the show or photographing aircraft on the runway.







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    The BBMF were the only aircraft of interest I ended up photographing in the air. 60 years after the formation of the BBMF, they are still shy about showing the top sides of their aircraft during displays!







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    Late in the afternoon, the gathering thunderclouds and increasing wind speed indicated action needed to be taken. I helped the aircraft owners push the lighter planes into the T2 hangar, becoming trapped there by the heavy rain, while the rest of the MV's cleared off!! So I spent the rest of the afternoon chatting to the pilots in the hangar before the rain eased off and I was able to get back to a rather damp Jeep. The open canvas rear window was pointing towards the storm!







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    Thanks for a very comprehensive show report

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    Ongoing Work

    Jeeps were originally built working on 6 volts. By the time mine retired from the French Army around 1990, it had gone from 6v to 12v, to 24 volts. The brake light pressure switch has never coped well with the voltage rise, and arcs, carboning up the contacts.

    I tried LED brake lights to reduce the current, but the switch still burns out and the lights stop working. Changing the switch is a pain due to having to bleed the brakes each time, so this morning I fitted a mechanical switch, rather than hydraulic. This switch also turns the lights on before any braking action, warning before slowing. The original was the opposite, braking before the lights came on.

    The 'Normally Closed' switch on its mounting bracket. The lights are off so long as the switch is held in.


    The bracket mounts between the brake pedal arm and steering column.


    An 'L' shaped bracket is attached to the brake pedal lever, which holds the switch closed, and the brake lights off.


    When the pedal is pressed, the 'L' bracket releases the switch, and the lights some on. Should this switch fail, I can replace it without interfering with the hydraulics.


    'Jessie' will be out again on Sunday to the Tanfield Railway Steam Gala, but Saturday is the first event for 'Hope' this year, the Sedgefield Frontline multi-period living history event.
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    Tanfield Railway Legends of Industry Steam Gala - June 18th

    Lynne wasn't around on Saturday, but she was home on Sunday, and so brought 'Jessie' to Tanfield, while I took 'Hope' along with my daughter. Two vehicles on display also meant two free tickets for the day!

    Tanfield Railway is the oldest railway in the world, and will be celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2025. The weekend of June 17/18th was their main event of the year, the Legends of Industry Steam Gala. They had two visiting locos, but unfortunately, on Saturday, one started running two hot axel boxes, and was restricted to slow speed shunting. One of the railway's diesels stood in as a replacement.

    On Sunday when we attended, things went from bad to worse, when their main diesel failed first thing in the morning, delaying getting the passenger coaches out of the shed, putting the whole time table back! Their secondary diesel, covered in dust, dirt and bird droppings was called into service to replace the replacement! With the hot weather and lots of visitors, I'm sure they still had a successful weekend. Our Jeeps were on show with a number of classic vehicles at East Tanfield Station.







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    Steve Carr - Be true to yourself, lie to everyone else!
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    '58 'Follow Me' M201 Jeep, '44 'Flying Control' Dodge WC51,
    '43 Ford GPW, '53 Roset Trailer & B-17G Fortress #42-31035
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