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About Artifficer

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  • Birthday 04/04/1945

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    M V's REME WW2 Kit/history
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    retired Engineer Army/Fire service
  1. Artifficer


    I have an axel, 2 hubs, 2 drums, brakes and wheel cylinders, 1 standard wheel, 1 late split rim wheel and various small parts. I'm down in Surrey. Artifficer
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    T reflector

    Last weekend at Combined Ops at Headcorn in Kent, a chap with a very good Bantam trailer had been tail-ended by a BT truck in full daylight bending it badly, fortunately he was OK. An IMPS member was killed some years in similar circumstances, any thing that makes an olive drab vehicle more visible is a bonus. When I served in HM Forces our vehicles all had detachable hi-vis boards when traveling on public roads and they where entirely authentic, for years I've done the same with my Jeep and trailer. Better safe than sorry, rather than just trying to look authentic on the road. Each to his own Regards Artifficer
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    T reflector

    Hi Winchman Use a detachable trailer board as we do on British Airborne trailers, then you can keep the trailer standard. Artifficer
  4. Dave Is that £40 each? if so that's brill , if £40 for the lot, FANTASTIC!!! Post A photo of your trailer so I can see what model it is, they seem to run to 3 numbers and 2 marks each but info is scarce. Rob
  5. Hi Dave Don't use pewter they will break easily, I got mine cast for my binned stores trailer by White Eagle Foundries in Hailsham Sussex using an original as a pattern and cast in gun metal. Entirely successful but needed a lot of fettleing. Regards Rob
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    RE: British Rations

    Biccis Brown Just like eating manhole covers, cheese possessed, fun if you threw a tin in a fire and ran like hell. There is a recipe on the internet for oatmeal blocks, give it a try! best of luck Artifficer
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    What is this ?

    Hi all I agree with Paul, we have a gooseneck flare can at RAF Kenley and the spout is longer and straighter than the one on the forum. We tried it out some years ago and you could see the light from the far end of runway 03 at night despite the light pollution from London. Regards Robin
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    WW2 British Airborne Trailer

    Hi Guys Have a look at Milweb trailers, there's a pair of generator trailers for sale, 1 without genni. Lots of lovley bits plus a genni suitable for restoration. I've known the vendor for 30 years and he's had lots of experiance with airborne trailers, he's down in Sussex so a bit of a treck if your north of the Thames. Regards Robin (Tiffy)
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    Airborne compressor trailer

    Hi John Another choice trailer find for Tony, I bet Nettie is pleased. So one was sold in 2013, £2500 for a compressor trailer, thats inflation for you. Regards Rob
  10. Don't you mean:- Sail Army! Fly Navy! Walk Sideways!!! Artifficer Reme RAFA Kenley
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    5.5" gun...many questions

    Hi James Ref:- 5.5 brakes, check the power lead for ristance, continuity, correct polarity/wireing, we had problems with dodgy leads on the gun in the 70's. Also check the servos for same, we had real problems with them at the end of their service life, one ended up in the front room of a house in Devizes. Regards Robin
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    Recession ? what recession ?

    Hi John As youknow I aquired "T"'s 3 years ago, I payed £210, found at the Great Dorset Steam Fair, but that was for 10 "T" plates, two slightly tatty but the rest fine. They helped to complete several restorations, I sold most at £35 & kept one as a spare Possibly my best find ever!! I've just contacted the seller and he might have more, if so I'll put them on the forum at a fair price. Present prices are realy inflated. Watch this space. Regards Robin
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    Brown canvas for SCC2 painted trailer

    Hi Simon I had a tent fly sheet made in heavy brown canvas for living history events, it breaks up the sea of olivedrab. It was made by Grahame "Noddy" Vant, he's down on the edge of Romney Mash near Tenterden kent Home 01580 766204 Mobile 07734 248346. he also made tilts for some MW Bedfords and My 2 Airborne trailers. Great work, I know he is part retired and busy with lots of work for mil vehicle owners. Good luck, his work is brillant! regards R J Grainger
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    Imperial War Museum What Happened?

    Tony Great for uninformed adults and ill educated kids. Lots of interactive screens and very few Historic objects. I was describeing to a ferien how a rotary engine worked. ie crankshaft bolted to the airframe propeller bolted to cylinders, breath in like a 2 stroke via transfer ports & hollow crankshaft & out like a 4 stroke via valves. She brought to my attention not only did I have her attention but a whole bunch of adults & school kids. One teacher asked was I an offical guide? I explained I knew because my Granddad told me about his time in the RFC and it sparked my interest and I read a book about it & looked at a WW! Sopwith Pup inA musuem where I could see it up close & personel. Now they hang it 20 feet above our heads to show off the million of pounds worth of concrete that has been crammed into ths spaces. Architecture great but not a musuem as we know it. But what would I know I'm only 69 and only been a soilder for most of my life. As far as teachers go I know nothing!! As for involvement I do talks to schools and they get to handle all the artifacts even Dac weapons shock horror!! Funnyly enough I get invited back!! Rob REME Artifficer
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    R/Enfield WD/CO Insurance

    Try Hagertys, they include recovery, even from abroad. They recovered my mates F30 Ford truck from Normandt at no extra cost. Regards Artifficer