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  1. Hi Bryan, ah yes I have these, absolutely fantastic shots, see every little detail. I was bowled over when IWM produced these. The pump house L frame detail has enabled me to recreate it exact in CAD, if only the owner of the AM463 had kept his agreement to return his last chassis to refueller status, its currently barren aft of the cab. My mission is to CAD model everything accurately, I dont do Mickey Mouse work ! Anyone wish to own an Albion AM463 350 gallon refueller looking like the above, with all sorts of shiny brass fittings, PM me ! Airshows would pay to have this with their aircraft, gets the cameras clicking. I found a company willing to do the tank for about £370, the rest of it is pretty easy, especially for anyone into welding. BOBC
  2. Hi Simon, see the PM sent, 3D scanning of the Albion AM463 of which there are 6 there , of their specific listed fittings which I can send images of , would be extremely welcome. These pumps you wont get to, sited in the rear compartment silt like concrete denies access, however other structures are accessible. I have measured and photo'd such pumps that also exist in a similar manner though with two gauges and taps so shape as such is 'obtained' for the pump, though I wish I owned a scanner, save hundreds of hours of work ! The Brockhouse 450 gallon refueller used them but mirror image to the way they were featured in the Albion AM463. BOBC
  3. Maybe the RAF decided to use them as well, rather than 're-invent the wheel' ....oh dear couldnt resist that one 🤣 Early accumulator trolleys had solid hubs and a 'dog kennel' shape to the wooden box, then they went more squat shape, flat top with wide chamfered corners/sides and these 12 port wheels appeared. BOBC
  4. Hi Butcher, I think you are referring to Fordson39's accumulator trolley towed behind the Fordson in the photo, as his bomb trolley with its green hub has 6 studs, counting the lightening holes I count 12 on the accumulator trolley and 12 on the yellow hub. Need a larger pic of the accumulator trolley to see the stud count. what are those three (one missing) pointed spiggots on the yellow rim ? BOBC
  5. Hi, If anyone sees one of these pumps for sale as a mirror image of the one seen here please PM me, I might not see a new thread, as its the type needed to recreate the worlds last surviving Albion AM463 350 gallon 3 boom refueller. Also let Stuntman know and he can email me privately. I havent given up on that Albion AM463 3 boom iconic BoB fighter station refueller project and it could come to life if we had such a pump, lack of saw the owner decide on a new course of action, a paraffin delivery service vehicle having found a little hand pump, he likes things that actually work. If anyone knows of the destination of the grey one that seemingly was destined for meltdown that Stuntman didnt buy please post here as it must be preserved, its the same design as in all the Battle of Britain pics I have , such as this lovely shot which will enlarge up superbly:- https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205208469 and even with a crack needs saving. No one is going to pump petrol at a display with it anyway. BOBC
  6. Hi, I see I never replied to this reply, simply because we made contact another way. Excellent news to see a Bellamy 900 being given the care and attention it deserves, having seen how the restoration of this has progressed since this pic was posted. However its a shame no one else of 1918 views appears to have towed bowsers such as I pictured or even the equipment from them. Looks like they either missed seeing this post or dont visit HMVF. It is so important these historic iconic vehicles without which the RAF wouldnt have flown, are preserved , after staring at the same museum exhibits for the umpteenth time in museums, such make a long awaited and refreshing change to our view of WW2 and celebrate the role of the groundcrew, whom the pilots thought the world of, but museums cast aside when it comes to equipment used. Before what little that remains is lost to the scrapman or nature, we all need to do what we can to save such. Even if a reader of this spots a piece of equipment let us all know of it. BOBC
  7. Hi, Hope you can get hold of me via your PM I sent. Great to see this coming along., if only more had cared for Bomb Trolleys over the years, and not blinkered on aircraft. I can't ID this as the Type C Mk 1 had no trough type cross members and it had tubular front and rear members with the two discs for attaching the trunking for the small hoist. The trough type cross members are Type C Mk ll and Mk lll, the Mk ll also having tubular cross members but solid arms out to axles, I wonder if there is a Type C Mk ll late version then ? have you or anyone got photos of this trolley with its 'crossbreed' spec in action ? BOBC
  8. Hi, Are you still on this lengthy mission, I can help with Albion AM463 variants, bomb trolleys, and a few other items on your massive list. PM me and I can start sending images and data over to you. BOBC
  9. What is an A type trolley, they started with Type B, that with the central T beam . Bomb colour might be same as used on the disc on lanc head armour ? My RAF colour chip chart only has aircraft colours. I know someone with a WW2 colour chip set in original box and will ask them. BOBC1940
  10. all colour photos on internet show early trolleys in raf blue grey about same as uniforms, e.g. waaf on tractor, later on olive green got used. I am seeing trolleys Type B and C mk 1 in the darkish blue grey like the uniforms, then a darkish green in colour photos on later models. BOBC
  11. Hi Mark, how are you managing with the restoration, only just found this thread. any pics of its progress welcome. are you still lacking vital data, I might have some photos if I dig deep. I have now sent you a PM as I aim to help you all ways possible. You have the only Type C Mk l that I am aware of and we must all do what we can to assist. The channel cross members though are not the W supports that sat atop the side frames in the U brackets that made the C type Mk1 distinctive along with its front and back leaf spring pairs, tubular cross members and adjustable orientation (fwd or up) elephant trunk-like (though very short ones !) devices for mounting small hoists. BOBC
  12. correct and yes hyper rare, and correct again. ( Brockhouse 450 gallon ) now posted to. BOBC
  13. Is this still surviving, suggest ring a few aviation museums as such are very useful for transporting items . Try also SpitfireSpares maybe. War in the Vale place at Evesham, Wings museum, etc, James at the Sawmills at Clevedon, BOBC
  14. Hi, Anyone know of location of this Zwicky pump or parts in need of a good home ? Note the configuration, the filter/ hopper thing at right. Also interested to know of one of these where its a mirror image and one gauge. Please just PM me if so. BOBC
  15. Hi, as per subject. Driven and towed refuellers, I wish to establish contact with like minded and interested folk, share data and finds and create a network, also one very unique and nationally important project also to be discussed and saved, maybe a combined effort ? PM me please. BOBC
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