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  1. ps did you see they tank bits I posted in merredin.... not sure if any of that track or wheels were of any use as they were lojoking at selling also
  2. totally unintentional....... but I did realise after I posted most of my is riddled with hidden airstrip so most likely bits all over the place but really remote... ie 7 hours of desert road driving well a bit less as Mr has no speed limits so was sitting on 130...140kmh when I went up that way when I was a kid the govt had banged oversized star pickets into all the runways as the drug runners were using them
  3. maybe we can scale it off my boot.... I'll me asure it tomorrow... is it a big difference?
  4. everything is bigger in Aus 😂
  5. I might be going up that way in a few months
  6. my guess is maybe peanuts as they don't know what it is..... I should of asked if any othere hunks of steel were laying around... from memory about 3 hours ne of Alice springs
  7. Spotted this in the middle of nowhere at a place called Tilmouth Well really off the beaten track...I would bet they don't know what their footpath is
  8. all sounds good... I hate seeing something like this going outside the family.... maybe they all moved down here after the war
  9. I like it all started with a magazine for a gun
  10. great thread...great fab skills
  11. Well I assume it's UK as the address is to a Mr E.W. McDermid (I think) at Prestwick Ayrshire... can't read the street. Anyone got any contacts in that area that might be able to find relatives?
  12. I wonder if vapour degreasing would clean the entrapped oil out. Best cleaning system ever made. Normally found in RAAF (RAF) NDI labs. The original chemical is banned but I believe they use a replacement.
  13. ok finally went past this place and was open.... Was amazed to see the Dorchester. Some bits for sale in the rust pile I worked on both the rotary wing displaysand in my youth...so brought back a lot of memories
  14. I saw the Dorchester in Merredin today. The owner has passed away and is heading to the east coast after being bought by another collector for a tidy sum
  15. I took some close up of the markings as perhaps the gunner guys might be interested
  16. I just saw this on Facebook, wondered about the date etc etc
  17. I just got back to the big city......I'll dig the book up tomorrow. I remember at trade school we used to have to mark it out with presets as couldn' scrap aircraft tubing
  18. Those small little engineer books used to state mandrel radius and also offsets depending on thickness. I have one of those books at home but I am in the middle of a desert at the moment. But as you are leaning towards there must be someone who can bend it up exactly the way you want..... maybe motorcycle restoration place..as smaller exhausts....just have to think of something that uses small bore piping... boat plumbing????
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    Flying tank

    I'm guessing the landing would hurt
  20. fesm_ndt

    Flying tank

    I saw this on Facebook and I don't recall seeing the photo before
  21. fesm_ndt

    Old chassis

    I saw this on Facebook with a cheap price...anyone know what it Is?
  22. As in really bad? I am curious if it was ever a military one
  23. I can see them....... another weird glitch????
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