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    New book on WW1 Vehicle Signage

    Hi Rod, possibly of interest to others as well, so I'll ask here rather than via PM - where would one obtain a copy of the book? Kevin
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    Great Dorset Steam Fair WW1 Convoy

    Wonderful!
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    You are probably the only people in the world who can 'nip into the back' and pull just about the right 100+ year old part off the store shelves - outstanding! I've had trouble in several motor factors getting parts for our hatchback 🤣
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    WW1 exhibits /events for 2018

    It was a grand 'do', and no mistake - so pleased I went in spite of it being too bl**dy hot! 😅 At least I wasn't wearing khaki serge though, or the winter overcoats that the bus crew had on... 😮 Here are a few photos of your Marshall - it was nice to see a fellow traveller from Gainsborough: Still working my way through the photos I took, but the first batch are on my Flickr page: https://flic.kr/s/aHskF9KVi9
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    Tracks to the Trenches - 2018!! (13-15th July)

    I sadly missed the previous two events, but will definitely be visiting this weekend, whatever the weather 😄
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    Panzer 2 turret

    Cunning & incredibly well executed, if what we've seen so far is anything to go by!
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    Webbing afair...

    Probably WAY off, but my first thought was that it looks like a telephone lineman's belt...
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    bedford MWD side board conflict

    I'm not at all familiar with the real thing, so please excuse me if I have the wrong end of the stick, but if your carriage bolt is correct then I would have thought that the only way it would work as intended is if there's a counterbored hole to drop the bolt head below the surface of the wood. Kevin
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    MK3 Covenanter restoration

    Just by dragging it out of the ground, you've done a hell of a job! Anything you manage with it now is just the icing on the cake. Having seen your Cromwell though, expectations are of course sky-high
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    Guy Martin - Mk IV Female Tank replica

    I finally managed to catch the programme on 4Seven last night & thought that all-in-all it was pretty good. The tank itself looked superb & definitely is something I plan on seeing next year. Mr Martin's happy-go-lucky folksy act wears a bit thin after a while for me though, but that's just personal preference. The fact he seemed to have deliberately not even done the most basic of reading-up about the subject at hand just came across as a bit daft as well. Hopefully the footage of the state of Lincoln's High Street & the lack of room to manouever/clearances might put to rest some of H&S/PC gone mad brigade. As should the fact that they couldn't even keep it on the dead straight road they eventually did drive it on...
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    Guy Martin - Mk IV Female Tank replica

    The slight problem there is that no-one in the UK had experienced conscription in the modern sense until it was introduced in 1916 (or probably ever expected it, given the contemporary propaganda that we were still 'sticking it to the Hun'). It's reckoned that well over 2.5 million men were conscripted in the UK by the end of the war. This quote is interesting when one is considering the response to conscription, "...compulsion did not go smoothly. By July 1916 93,000 (30%) of those called had failed to appear, that summer and autumn likely-looking men in public places were rounded up." When you think that a large proportion of the conscripts were fed into the meat-grinder of the Western Front, Bob's comment is perhaps sadly quite apt.
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    Guy Martin - Mk IV Female Tank replica

    Not at all, I just can't abide misinformation being presented as fact, especially in the present 'post-truth' world.
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    Guy Martin - Mk IV Female Tank replica

    No, I don't. I do however know a few people who do, and surprisingly they're just normal folks doing their best to get by under very trying circumstances, rather than some new incarnation of either the Gestapo or the Anti-Christ as some would appear to suggest... I also work alongside construction and demolition companies, and have worked on & off in Lincoln for 30 years, so I like to think I know a bit about manoeuvering heavy machinery in & out of congested sites in the middle of this particular town centre - more than Channel 4 & some others seem to, at least. I also saw Guy Martin & his assorted bunch of whatever-the-hell-they-were mooching about town at the last minute trying to work out if they could actually fit a bloody great big tank down the street after all - they obviously decided they couldn't, but of course it's better if they make out that it's all the council's or 'Elf & Safety's' fault, eh? As you originally said, "everything is possible" - it's just that some things are so bloody stupid that you'd have to be an attention-seeking fool to consider them in the first place (in my most humble opinion, of course...). I'm reminded that this is the same fella whose 'world record attempt' in a human-powered hydrofoil on Lincoln's Brayford Pool was curtailed because he hadn't considered that the weeds might foul his pedalo... And he wants to drive a Tank through crowds of shoppers?
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    Guy Martin - Mk IV Female Tank replica

    The Lincoln one is a little bit more original, though, as it never had a sub-station built into its bum...
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    Guy Martin - Mk IV Female Tank replica

    Yep, and looks very nice too
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