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  1. I think this is going to be one of those if see will look and check
  2. David You brought back nightmares with the Navy VUR, every stop mileage and time recorded, horrible if you were doing a stop start day
  3. Thanks, thought I ha replied but no signs. I remember about 20 years ago on the first occasion of towing had to write a number on a plate, must have been a Sankey. Assume the towing vehicle would have a plate to go over this one
  4. I have been working on and off on the penman trailer, just noticed a set of numbers which first thought were a registration number but wrong format, found the original picture. looked on the RLC website but nothing there. Any clue?
  5. Can I ask if this includes aircraft?
  6. This is a bit disturbing: pyright Orkney Library Archives/ScapaFlowWrecks.com Image caption The German battleship Markgraf was among those scuttled in 1919 Four World War One battleships sunk in Scapa Flow in Orkney in 1919 are being sold on eBay - with an asking price of just over £800,000. The vessels, which were part of the German High Seas fleet, were deliberately scuttled 100 years ago. When the listing first appeared on online auction site eBay, some assumed the advert was a hoax. But the seller explained that they had been bought from a defunct salvage company. The vessels will now be sold to the highest bidder. The day the entire German fleet surrendered The ships - the Markgraf, Karlsruhe, Konig and Kronprinz Wilhelm - are scheduled monuments, which recreational divers are not supposed to enter. But Drew Crawford, agent for retired Tayside diving contractor Tommy Clark, said the owner of the wrecks would be allowed to access them. They cannot be removed from the seabed. Image copyright Ebay Image caption The listing describes the ships as "pre-owned" and says the buyer must collect Mr Crawford told BBC Radio Orkney it might be possible to obtain licences to retrieve artefacts from the ships, although the commercial salvage of the wrecks themselves would no longer be allowed. He said: "The wrecks ended up under the ownership of Scapa Flow Salvage. "That company went into receivership and they were put out for tender at the time, and Mr Clark purchased them from the receiver. "There's a sense of pride associated with these absolutely iconic vessels, but ultimately he's come to a time in his life where he's not going to do anything further with them, so it's a case of passing the baton on to the next owner." Image copyright UHI Archaeology Institute Image caption Markgraf lies on the seabed The fleet had been interned in Scapa Flow after surrendering in the Firth of Forth. Admiral Ludwig von Reuter ordered the deliberate sinking of his ships in WW1 because he feared either the resumption of hostilities if treaty negotiations in Paris broke down, or the seizing of the fleet by the Allies as war reparations. During the 1920s and 30s a number of the vessels were lifted from the sea bed by commercial contractors, and broken up. Some historians argue that saved Orkney from the worst effects of the post-war recession. 'A lot of interest' And the presence of the wrecks in Scapa Flow has made the area a destination of choice for divers, keen to see the remains on the sea bed. Mr Crawford said: "We anticipated that there's a very small number of people that would be interested in such a purchase, and would have the funds for such a purchase. And that it was necessary to cast the net as wide as possible. "We've had a lot of interest. A lot of people from overseas have been in contact. We've been pleasantly surprised at the number of people who've been in touch, and the interest that we've had to date." The anniversary of the scuttling is being marked with a series of events across Orkney - including conferences, exhibitions, specially written plays, and a commemorative service at Lyness cemetery in Hoy, where a number of German sailors shot by the Royal Navy during the scuttle are buried.
  7. The address is different on the website; Unit 4 Tower House Lane Business Park Tower House Lane Saltend Hull HU12 8EE
  8. If you hear before then please let me know
  9. I am in Hull week commencing 24 June, can do a drive by to see if they still there?
  10. Yesterday chanell secrets of the railways is the trailer I saw
  11. Isn't the history channel doing something about the gold being removed, think its on Tuesday the 18 June
  12. Is this the next phase? https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/does-this-hatch-lead-to-hitlers-lost-riches-treasure-hunters-discover-entrance-hidden-beneath-a-tree-that-they-believe-leads-to-bunker-where-£250million-amber-room-is-stashed/ar-AACGaEh?ocid=spartandhp
  13. Update Received from the Secretary "I have the following information from Murdo Fraser MSP. His amendments were presented in the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee and debated. There was considerable support for an exemption for historic vehicles but discussion as to whether it should appear in the Act or Regulations. I quote from Mr Fraser “Responding to the comments, the Transport Secretary Michael Matheson MSP acknowledged that there was an issue with historic vehicles. He said that he and his officials would look at how they might best incorporate a protection for historic vehicles into the Bill, and he would be happy to discuss this with me in coming weeks, as the Bill progresses.” As a result Mr Fraser withdrew his amendments at that point. I think this a really good outcome and will ensure that the Federation find a way of monitoring this subject as it develops and also try to open a direct conduit to officials".
  14. I have contacted the manufacturer but he doesn't have any instructions for the unit. Has any one a copy or any information Thanks in advance
  15. The University of Abertay may be the building, the original entrance
  16. Is that Perth Road or Bell Street? I take it you were there at some point
  17. No Perth Road, opposite Harris Academy. Which building are you thinking of in Bell Street?
  18. Hope he got the recognition he deserved, sign writers frequently did not, I knew one who was in the RAF
  19. Thanks for this, it jogs a memory and asks a question. In Dundee, there was a building, now owned by the University which had what looked like divisional flash's on the stone entrance columns, is there similar guidance. My father was the Maintenance Officer and pointed them out to me, they appear to have gone now
  20. Bought it from a reputable supplier said NATO engine blue so assumed okay, paint from them has had no issues before, even the black paint which was on the cylinder head has gone
  21. Thanks, the cylinder head was new and painted black sprayed the engine blue straight on and mechanics fitted it, noticed today after first 25 miles when checking for a run tommorrow
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