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About ajmac

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    Alastair McMurray
  • Birthday 12/23/1978

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    Lincoln, UK
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    Engine Building, Engineering History, Victorian Buildings & WW2 Armour
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    Gas Turbine Controls / Commissioning Engineer

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  1. ajmac


    Great photos, are there any more of the engine and gearbox In the chassis?
  2. As usual it’s a Loyd Carrier based question, however I’d imagine it applies to many other vehicles too. There is a service rifle No4 Mk1 clip in front of the driver on a Loyd, as well as Bren Stowage setup on the back of the engine cover. Would weapons have been allocated per vehicle or would they have been personal issue items that may or may not have been stowed in these positions?
  3. ajmac

    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Interesting that the early Loyds had those inspection plates but the later 'mass produced' versions like mine did away with them.
  4. ajmac

    Loyd Carrier

    It’s on its wheels now. Engine and gearbox in in Q1 2019. The kids showed an interest when the Loyd had its first roll out this week.
  5. ajmac

    Combat dealers is back :(

    Its all good fun. Colleagues at work watch the show and it seems to come up in conversations in a positive fashion. If you have any kind of in depth knowledge of an area I'd advise against watching any TV program concerning it or watching a news item on it as its is sure to be a huge let down.
  6. ajmac

    Lee Enfield No4 Mk1 spares

    Good call Pete, I ordered the spare from him this evening. Thanks,
  7. Do as anyone know where I can obtain a spare screw for retaining the safety on a British manufactured No4 Mk1.
  8. ajmac

    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Rocket progress!
  9. ajmac

    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Pete, Those triangular..ish radiator brackets are supposed to have a couple of bends in to jog the rad height.
  10. ajmac

    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Glad to help save a Starter Charger Pete!
  11. ajmac

    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Still might be worth thinking about welding in the gussets as they must have been added for a good reason mid production, I guess because the breaks are not the best and tended to fade, drivers were bending the tillers trying the get the machines to steer!
  12. ajmac

    Loyd TS&C T69261

    There is always an exception, but if you want a Loyd TT project you need to be looking in Norway, France or Belgium.
  13. ajmac

    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Stowage Diagram for the TS&C
  14. ajmac

    Loyd TS&C T69261

    TS&C Control Board Control Board item detail Selector Switch Panel Rheostat Control Panel The 30v and 12 v Dynamos for the slave batteries.
  15. ajmac

    10cwt mortar trailer.

    I've found the WD number lists to not always reflect reality, when I compared the list that included Loyd carrier 'T' number allocation to the actual contract cards that were hand marked up as and when contracts where altered during mid contract execution it was apparent that the lists accurately reflected the original vehicle production number in the supplier contract but not the production reality. For instance, from the Tank museum contract cards it appears that all Loyd contacts were cancelled in November 1944, resulting in entire production runs included in the WD number lists being totally cancelled. This leads to much confusion today as people treat the WD lists as gospel production figures. Does any archive hold the trailer contract cards?