Jump to content


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 01/13/2020 in all areas

  1. 3 points
    Hi Ian, They look great, I like the toothed ring for the ABS sensor on the wheel in the middle of the picture 😁. David
  2. 1 point
    When changing from forward to reverse you need to pull the lever smoothly and firmly. If you are slow or hesitate and it drops into neutral you won’t be able to get it engaged again without a lot of grinding or stopping the engine. The clutch on the petrol engages at 800rpm so you will want the idle speed set lower than this.
  3. 1 point
    Could be weak springs in centrifugal clutch and it is dragging at 600 rpm, hence the grinding noise when trying to to shift forward/ reverse
  4. 0 points
    Interesting i know nothing but speaks for itself really, great information, served with provost company royal military police in Germany left for England via Antwerp probably stored in Thetford Norfolk before being sold at Ruddington somebody will come in and interpret it better for you
  5. 0 points
    Clayton and Company of Huddersfield supplied several of their 3 ton Karrier "WDS" lorries to the War Office for use at home and overseas. It is unlikely that mine was one of them. It is, however, considered to be the sole survivor of its class so on that basis I thought it would be of interest to hmvf readers despite its tenuous connection. Chassis plate for Karrier WDS 2927 of 1919 WDS no. 2927 was discovered at Manor Farm, Appleton-le-Street, Malton, Yorkshire in 1977. Somehow the 1970s are now 40 years ago (if anyone can explain how that happened...?) Since that time 2927 has had several owners, coming into my possession in 2018. I hope to finish the restoration of this unique vehicle. As Found, September 1977 Recovery, 1977 Some history: It was road registered AK6063 on 29th January, 1921. A continuation log book shows that whilst in the ownership of James Fairbank of Manor Farm it was taxed until 1936. A petrol ration was claimed for the vehicle during the period 1943-4. One mystery to be solved: AK is a Bradford registration. Why not CX (Huddersfield - where made) or BT (Yorkshire, North Riding - where found). Did the lorry have owners prior to Mr Fairbank? Any information that forum users can share on Karriers in general or 2927 in particular would be greatly appreciated. Arriving at its new home November 2018
  6. 0 points
    It's only taken 10 years to find a photo - but at long last... Hope it's worth the wait!
  7. 0 points
    Indeed - and hard to find. Some WD / ex-WD Karriers, including the 5 ton chain drive type. If only one of these could be put on for every tube strike!
  8. 0 points
    Some adverts (Part 2/2)
  9. 0 points
    Thank-you to everyone who has shared information. I had not seen the "Motor Traction" report before. I have a photocopy of a parts list, also a detailed article from the periodical "The Automobile Engineer". There's also interesting articles on the Karrier lorry and Tylor engine in the Commercial Motor archive. I also stumbled across this report in Implement and Machinery Review:
  10. 0 points
    Some adverts (Part 1/2)
  11. 0 points
    Karrier WDS as supplied to British Army in WW1.
  12. 0 points
    Ours is still in its farm trailer guise but stored in a barn these days. Not very complete but has got an instruction book with it 😂
  13. 0 points
    The next step on the journey.. After putting the first ring on I placed 147 bearings along with their spacers - I have used 3 ton of graphite grease to pack out the bearings and fitted the shim rings then the next ring. Installed the Allen bolts to secure the rings together. Placed the next ring on top of the other rings, disaster I can only find 2 out of the 3 bolts. At this point I will claim that only 7 of the 8 bolts where ever there. New bolt ordered and duly arrived, all 3 bolts fitted in to the last ring, all is secure. Does the ring revolve, spin like a spinney thing... NO... However with a large screwdriver and a little effort it moves..... Now to fit it back on the Body
  14. 0 points
  15. 0 points
    Some time ago I purchased an Austin Champ for spares. After a full inspection the floors,lower panels, arches were needing a total reconstruction .The chassis was in good condition and the engine ran so I decided to repair it as a last project , to take 2or 3 years. I am in the second year and have completed the floors in heavy 16 gauge steel mad new body panels in 18 gauge steel rather than the thinner 20 gauge steel. I have been surprised several times on the condition of the mechanics as the body was extremely poor and the vehicle looked a dog. The fuel tank was like new suspension , steering etc were good and easy to restore only requiring rubber gaiters The rear axle I replaced the crown wheel and pinion with a modern one having a better grade steel . At present the underbody suspensions, diffs, steering , new brake shoe and cylinders have been done . A new brake master cylinder and brake pipes are to be fitted then internal work electrics and body work to be completed. I will attach more picture and updates as it progresses
  16. 0 points
    I'm a great fan of HMVF and am staggered at the amount of effort that goes into rebuilding the vehicles; makes my own efforts on cars of the period seem puny by comparison! Does this switch panel belong to a WW2 vehicle? There are no makers marks that I can see just 54-62-1E. Both switch move with satisfying clicks, but don't know if they are electrically sound. Looks very clean though.. 3.5" overall diameter x approx 2"deep including terminal posts. Face plate is aluminium & has had crackle black finish. Any help in identification appreciated. Best wishes to all for 2020 and please keep the blogs coming...I love them!!
  17. 0 points
    some more pictures of the build .The engine and gearbox is now out ready to be overhauled and the engine bay is resprayed
  18. 0 points
    Shortly after D Day, diesel shunting locos were brought ashore from landing craft on the invasion beaches to aid the RE Railway Operating Companys in their demands for motive power as they began to operate the French railways. I think the dozers towing are Cat D7s? Can anybody throw any light on the trailer carrying the locomotive? Is it track mounted? difficult to see. Mick D Day Sappers bringing locomotive ashore.jfif
  19. 0 points
    DETAILS from a original ministry of supply data
  20. 0 points
    Our group has one of the other locos that were sent out to the middle east to work on the Suez railway, to date we have not been able to find out any detail of its time abroad. Can anyone supply any detail please? https://www.nymr-pway.co.uk/plant/drewry-diesel-no-16/
  21. 0 points
    The famous surviving D Day diesel locomotive, "Overlord", is preserved at the Chatham Dockyard museum
  22. 0 points
    ANNUAL CAMP 1957-activities and events of the 278th Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery (T.A.) in the 1950s. https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/9353?search_term=camp 1957&search_join_type=AND&search_fuzzy=yes Bedford OY and MWD, Morris Quads, Scammell Explorers, Austin K9's, Matadors, Mack NM, Jeep, BSA etc
  23. 0 points
    Its a Trailer, 40 Ton, Tracked, Recovery designed by Cranes. According to the information given on a 1:76 scale plan I have, 75 were built in 1944/45 by Boulton and Paul. Both the front and rear bogies were tracked.
  24. 0 points
    We certainly face that dilemma and have been canvassing suggestions. Some examples of these trucks have the entire wheels, spokes and all, painted "International red", which we are using for the chassis and accessories. This would be a sacrilege in my opinion, so a natural finish of some kind is required. I have long used boiled linseed oil, mineral turpentine and Terebine (40+40+20%) (which I dub 'linturbine') as a treatment on old cast iron on stationary engines, but it had not occurred to me that it might also be suitable for timber. I will do a trial. We expect the wheels to be complete in a week or so, and I will post more photos then. Ian
  25. 0 points
  26. 0 points
    Alex found some great footage of Commer Food Flying Squad trucks in action, March 1945, Venlo, the Netherlands: http://in.beeldengeluid.nl/kanaal/1798-de-bevrijding/4192-1-maart-1945-bevrijding-venlo[/url
  27. 0 points
    Yes I have, I have read that the Scammell tank transporter was shipped out of France and served in the Western Desert campaign which I find quite remarkable given the panic at the time. I have put together a little collection of BEF photos on Flickr-
  28. 0 points
    Probably not very relevant, but here is progress on our new wheels as of Tuesday. Ian
  29. 0 points
    By the way, original rear brake plate swopped with a later one, with a Belgium friend, very nice! Magneto ready too, we're getting somewhere! Cheers, Lex
  30. 0 points
    Slow going with this one! But here are some pictures of where I'm up to at the moment. Ron
  31. 0 points
    I know there are many jokes about the Lucas equipment, but did I read Lucas "king of the roadside" here? 😂 Serious now, you're doing a wonderful job! You're an inspiration to us all! Jan
  32. 0 points
    Chassis just about ready for paint now all the cracks welded and rotting ash replaced with new ash.Lower deck seat bases finished ready for painting ,we have added a tool box which fits under the seat as the bus lacks storage which will get fitted once painted. Dave has started on the upper deck which we are replicating from photos..
  33. 0 points
    Some used to claim the coal originated from outcropping coal seams on the sea-bed. I don't recall observing coal being raked up from beaches around Hartlepool / Redcar after abt. late 1980's - so I suppose it came from colliery waste.
  34. 0 points
    I’ve just bumped into this thread, so have joined up as I can help about the Bell Medal. The Chas R E Bell Challenge Trophy looks as shown on the Bell Medal, is silver and wood, stands 104cm high and weighs 43kg. It was made by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co Ltd and bears a London hallmark for 1908. It was presented to the Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs in 1909 by Charles Bell, President of the R Bell and Co Rifle Club. A Bell Medal was issued annually to each club affiliated to the SMRC, for award in a club competition or however else the club chose, in each year from 1909 to 1939. During that time I estimate that about 55,000 were issued. From 1940 a certificate was given instead. It was normal for a person to win the Bell Medal or certificate only once, but that person was then entitled to shoot in the main competition for the Bell Trophy for life and without having to pay the entry fee. The competition for the trophy was held at one of the SMRC meetings (the SMRC changed its name to the National Small-bore Rifle Association in March 1947) and continues to this day, now alternating between the NSRA’s National and Scottish Meetings. The 2019 competition was held last August at Bisley Camp and the 2020 competition will be shot in July at Lauder in the grounds of Thirlestane Castle. The current course of fire is 20 shots each at 50 metres and 100 yards, shot in the prone position with a .22 target rifle. Since the Bell Medal lasted so long, it was inevitable that more than one set of dies would be used to produce it. In fact 13 dies of the obverse and nine of the reverse have been identified and the engraved examples that I own or have seen means I can tie most of the dies’ period of use to a very few years. Fortunately the photos you provided were very good and your medal is clearly made from the first dies used and was thus issued between 1909 and 1913. As part of my research on the Bell Medal, I have also collected the names of about 16,000 winners (out of 55,000 awarded), so there is a chance that I may be able to locate a record of its presentation to one of your ancestors. If you care to let me know the name of your Grandfather, I’ll be happy to check. Don’t worry about his relative youthfulness in 1909 – quite a number of the medals were won by youngsters, for example school pupils and members of the Church Lads Brigade in particular. I notice that your surname is Carr, but that may not be the name of the Grandfather you are talking about. There was a Bell Medal won by J T Carr of Grimsby Fisherlads in 1912, but this is presumably too far south! However another Carr, this time with initials T E and a member of the Walker and Wallsend Union Gas Co Rifle Club, won the Bell Medal in 1913, which is just inside the timeframe and very close to the required locality. The other Carrs who won medals in the right period had initials J W, T A, T W and two W’s, but they are all well away from the Tyne area. If there are any other surnames in your family in the 1909-13 period which might be in the frame, I’ll be happy to check them out as well, including the other Grandfather’s surname, of course! Age is not an issue – the winner could have been a teenager or into his 70s. Also bear in mind that some Bell Medals were won by ladies, quite a few rifle clubs having lady members and there also being some clubs exclusively for ladies.
  35. 0 points
    Wakefield ASDA today refuelling, I am not sure what it is
  36. 0 points
    John has fitted a door as well and fabricated new tilt bows as well but has yet to post the details of those, (although I was sure we did....) I'm also waiting a new batch of SCC.2 Brown from my local auto colour matcher, its low on his priorities but he's a nice old chap and has a good eye and works just over the road from where I do, so i'll just have to keep prodding him. hopefully things might start happening again, Shed leave tickets seem hard to come by these days. . Need to get down to johns. and measure things up so Mr Brown of PegasusDrive can crack on with the canvas
  37. 0 points
    and in goes the drivetrain! Attached Thumbnails
  38. 0 points
    And while we are on the subject of lamp brackets, we are undecided which lamps to put on the Peerless. We have a nice set of Miller headlamps and either P&H, Adlakes or King of the road side. Looking at this photo of the Peerless recovery truck which we intend to recreate, I dont recognise either the headlamps or the side. The side looks a little like an Adlake but is not. Any thoughts anybody please?
  39. 0 points
    Thanks, It's going to take a little bit of love to extract the info off the data plate unfortunately. For now, here's a photo taken in miserable light...
  40. 0 points
    Here in the region they did replace a restored german gun back on it's "pedestal".
  41. 0 points
    Thanks most of the trucks have a 39/40 look about them in film but I thought these tanks looked a bit later. Link to film - http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/mary-princess-royal-countess-harewood-attends-war-days-parade-newcastle
  • Create New...