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About ajmac

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    Alastair McMurray
  • Birthday 12/23/1978

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

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  1. ajmac

    Loyd Carrier

    This is the missing handle support, I photographed an original a few years ago.
  2. ajmac

    Loyd TS&C T69261

    I don’t think you used enough clamps on that 😀 Nice to see those old back plates having a new lease of life, I thought they would end up in the scrap.
  3. ajmac

    Loyd Carrier

    That looks good Pete. Yes I have the missing end in the workshop. I also have a photo with dimensions showing the missing starting handle support. The easy bit to bend up and weld on for me to do!
  4. ajmac

    British WWII Camoflage Scheme

    I'd spend some time scouring through NW Europe wartime photos of your type of vehicle, you are sure to find an example of what you want and then you can justify your decision in the face of purists. All late loyd came out SCC15 with no cammo, but what was done in the field is not so exacting. I've captured a movie still of a Loyd going over a bridge in NW Europe with a late model WD number clearly visible and disruptive wave pattern on the metal and the canvas!
  5. ajmac

    Panther found in Ukraine?

    I first saw it on a response to one of the Weald Foundation Facebook posts.
  6. ajmac


    Great photos, are there any more of the engine and gearbox In the chassis?
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. ajmac

    Lee Enfield No4 Mk1 spares

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

    Loyd TS&C T69261

    Rocket progress!
  14. 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.