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  1. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Some "fire red" metallic paint and it would be quite the unique bauble. Of course with the compulsory OH&S warning tag attached "Warning: Heavy object, dangerous if dropped on foot, bend your knees when lifting". ;-)
  2. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Steve. To preserve brass data plates etc their is a speciality coating available called Incralac. I used some over 30 years ago and the brass is still as fresh as the day the coating was done. In Australia back then it was made by Wattyl, but is an American invention. Essentially it is a very high quality varnish. It was available in 100ml tins and in spray cans. Still available by the looks of it: <https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjp6oeflt3XAhWBnJQKHf8GCsAQFggoMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wattyl.net.au%2Fnztechnical%2Fdocument-library%2Ftds%2Fmetal%2FWM326.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1n7vZhXu62r_cYBcsnXFwf> Regards Doug
  3. I bought a Shielder

  4. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Trevor I know that tuned pipes can be essential for certain 2 stroke engines, without them, they just won't produce power. But I have never heard of a 4 stroke that needed "tuned" pipes in the sense you are thinking.. The advent of what is now popularly called "extractors" came about in the aero world trying to extract every last once of power from large radial engines. Basically, the outflow from the preceding firing acting as a venturi like effect. The most noticeable use was on the engines in the Caribou transport plane and caused the distinctive crackle of those engines. Have a look at any photo of a Merlin or Allison and you will see that the opposite was the norm, as short as possible exhaust pipes: as it turned out, in the mistaken belief that the least resistance to exhaust flow was the most efficient design. I suspect, but will stand corrected, that the technology in use in WW1 due to the very basic designs and poor efficiencies did not extend to such exotica. As to the actual reason for this design, I have not a clue. Regards Doug
  5. Dorking covenanter recovery

    Can I have the link please? Regards Doug
  6. Dorking covenanter recovery

    Thanks. Even keener to see the actual episode now. Regards Doug
  7. Dorking covenanter recovery

    John Thanks for that. When I search from Oz, there are no links visible on the history site for any episodes at all. So I suspect that there is some sort of filter being triggered by my country of origin internet routing. Quite a few UK sites do that. Sometimes a message pops up saying that is what is happening, most of the time not. Usually it is worded along the lines of "This content is not viewable outside of the UK.". If and when episode 3 becomes available, would someone please post the direct link in this thread? Regards Doug
  8. Leopard series 1

    Would anyone have a Leopard series 1 driver/operator/crew manual? Either for sale/lend or be willing to scan it for me? Regards Doug
  9. Dorking covenanter recovery

    I think there is some sort of filter being applied because I am searching from outside of the UK. Would you be so kind as to post a direct link please to episode 2? Thanks Doug
  10. Dorking covenanter recovery

    Tony Thanks. I just checked and not available where I live. Sigh...... Regards Doug
  11. Dorking covenanter recovery

    What is the name of the programme and episode number please? I would like to see it, but as I am in Oz, need to know the specifics? Regards Doug
  12. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Steve. The wastage is indeed annoying, but because you cannot see whether 100% coverage is happening erring, on the side of excess is the only way to try and ensure everything is indeed covered. As you will have discovered once it it time to pour out the excess it is on the way to setting and it would not be advisable to try and do another tank. Perhaps sacrificing a paint brush and getting in 10 minutes of painting something exposed to the weather and that would look ok in metallic silver would be a way of using some of the surplus. However chances are high you would come to a sudden halt and when everything had hardened have to cut the paint brush off whatever it had become a part of. Regards Doug
  13. Welcome back!

    Thank you. Gold star for customer service! Regards Doug
  14. Welcome back!

    Joris. Can we have a default or global setting please for the "notify me of any replies" button so that we don't have to remember to click on it every time we do a post? Thanks Doug
  15. Daimler Ferret steady plates

    I think I may have at least one.