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  1. Hi guys, I have got hold of a WW2 RAF bomber crew signalling lamp - 5A/6230 - which is minus a light bulb. Does anyone have a spare one or know where I could get one from please? It has a small 3 pin plug on it does anyone have a spare socket for it or know where I could get one from please? Any help or advice would be appreciated.Thanks. Kev.
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    1944 leather jerkin

    Hi Guys, I have just obtained a WW2 military leather jerkin,the leather of which is dry and needs 'feeding'. My Dad always swore by saddle soap but I am seeing reports that because it contains lye it is not recomended on leather. What do people use nowadays please?Thank you. Kev.
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    RAF signal lamp bulb

    Thank you all very much for your very informative and interesting replies.It is surprising where a simple request,as I thought, takes you! The item was advertised as a ' WW2 RAF Air Ministry signalling lamp' and I bought it as such,to find out that it is in fact a NATO lamp of between 1956 and 1988 is not good!! Would I be right in concluding that this style of lamp was used during WW2 and beyond into the NATO period , the ref number changing to a NATO one when we joined NATO? And that it was used as an inflight signalling lamp in bombers so that radio silence could be maintained? I am still after a bulb for it, I am assuming that it will be 24v.Can anyone supply me with the bulb's stores ref,a bulb, or let me know where I can get one from please?Thank you. All the best, Kev.
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    1944 leather jerkin

    Thank you all very much for your useful informative replies - very much appreciated. Neatsfoot oil- gosh I havent heard that mentioned in a long time!- my Dad started the war as a cavalry man and Neatsfoot oil along with saddle soap were 2 products that he had a lot of time for. Kev.
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    RAF signal lamp bulb

    Hi Bryan, Thank you very much for looking that number up - I attach some pictures of the ID markings on the lamp and carrying box.The number is definitely 5A/6230 but strangely the lense is numbered 5A/2335. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.Thanks. Kev.
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    RAF signal lamp bulb

    Hi Mogmaner, That was silly of me ! I should have used a ruler straight away,still here are 3 pictures of the socket with a ruler for reference.I hope that that helps. Thanks, Kev.
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    RAF signal lamp bulb

    Here is a photo showing the pins,the inner circle containing the pins measures 5/8"ths.It is the socket that this plugs into that I am looking for.Any help or advice would be much appreciated.Thanks. Kev.
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    RAF signal lamp bulb

    Here is a photo of the plug, it has 2 sets of numbers on it - H7038D-416751-12 and 7045D-466-12-3P-9156. I am having problems posting more than 1 photo per post so will need to do another to show the plug pins. Kev
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    RAF signal lamp bulb

    Hi Clive, Thanks for your informative reply - much appreciated. I attach a photo of the bulb socket as you suggested and hope that it may be recognised by someone. Kev.
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    RAF signal lamp bulb

    I am still looking for a replacement bulb and have come across a 26v 350w bulb - 5L/2334 which looks about the right size but what concerns me is the wattage - 350 - this seems rather high for an in flight morse signalling lamp.Any thoughts anyone please? Thank you Kev.
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    Signal lamp batteries

    Hi Clive, Thank you very much for your reply and the link to 'Tabby Tales' - they certainly make interesting and informative reading. All the best, Kev.
  12. I have a 'Lamp Signalling Daylight Short Range Projector MK11 L.A.M.' - It is a morse key signalling lamp. The instruction plate states that the batteries are 8 'S' cells connected in series - presumeably to give 12 volts - I assume that there must be a single 12 volt battery that would do the job nowadays - could anyone kindly let me know what I should use? I was thinking that a small 12v motor bike battery might do? Can anyone let me know what L.A.M. means as shown on the lamp? Thanks. Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Kev.
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    Signal lamp batteries

    Hi Clive, Thanks for the information about the ranges, very useful indeed and just what I was looking for. All the best, Kev.
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    Signal lamp batteries

    Hi Guys, Thanks for your informative replies - appreciated. The method of replaceing 'S' batteries is certainly worth considering - although I dont think that I will try to make up repro ones! Yes the lamp is a mkII (2) - should have used the right keys on the keyboard! I can see that L.A.M is the manufacturer, but who are they? Lucas? I would still like to know what exactly is meant by 'short range' - anyone know please? All the best, Kev
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    Signal lamp batteries

    Just another thought, what is considered to be 'Short Range' in this context? Half mile?Mile? Any ideas? Thank you. Kev.
  16. Hi All, I have a 1944/5 Norman T300 twin cylinder 110v generator which I show at various rallies.I am looking for a photo of such a generator actually being used in a military setting to use on an information board, Can anyone kindly help me with this please?Thank you. Kev.
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    WS19 loudspeaker system

    Thanks for that link I will drop him an email and see if he can help. Kevin.
  18. I have the headphones for the set (ws19 mk2) but am now wanting to set up a loudspeaker system for it. I have a control box 3B mk 2/1 and a spare male drop lead connector,to set up a speaker system is it just a matter of connecting the wires from a speaker to the correct pins ( 2 & 3 the green and black wires I think) on the drop lead? Or is this too simple? What rating ,ohm and wattage, speaker should I use? I have a 4 ohm 170 w and a 8 ohm 15 w speaker available. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.Thank you. Kevin.
  19. I have got my 19 set up and running at last and am now wanting to use it both as a working rally/show exhibit and also for my own enjoyment as an indoor set up. Could anyone kindly advise me - firstly - what size (as in amp hours etc) 12 v battery I need and secondly recomend a 240 v AC to 12 v DC converter to use please? Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thank you. All the best, Kevin.
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    WS 19 Battery size

    Hi Guys, Thank you all very much for your detailed informative replies - very much appreciated. Having given the matter some more thought and bearing in mind my useage of the set ( receive only) I think that the best option for me is to use batteries - a 12v 85ah as PT suggested. Just for information the set is a mk2 will both English and Russian writting on it.It does work in that it does receive,I cant transmit as I do not have a license and at this moment in time have no plans to get one. PT - I was pleased to be able to get this set up and running at last - just leaves me with the 209 to get going,in this respect I have been able to locate and speak to the person who modified the set and hopefully he will be able to advise/show me on how to bring it back to a running condition again. All the best, Kevin.
  21. Hi Guys, I am looking for a 6/6 pin dog bone to complete my ws19 - does anyone have a spare one by any chance please?Thank you. All the best, Kevin
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    Wanted - a WS19 dog bone

    Hi Guys, Thanks for all the information supplied,now sorted.Thank you. All the best, Kevin.
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    WS19 variometer seating plate

    Hi, Thank you very much for that link -I will watch that item with interest. All the best, Kevin.
  24. Hi Guys, I am looking for either a variometer seating plate or the dimensions of it so that I can make one up.I know the shape from Wireless for the Warrior vol 2 and I estimate that the dimensions are 6" long,4" wide, with 1" uprights - does that sound about right? Any help or advice would be much appreciated.Thank you. All the best, Kevin.
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    ws19 to variometer coax cable

    Hi PT, Thank you for your reply. Thats good to know that Louis Meulstee thinks that RG213U would make an acceptable replacement for the origenal cable.I will bear that in mind. All the best, Kevin.
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