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About matadormike

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  • Birthday 06/21/1988

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    North Yorkshire
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    Historic Vehicles, Railways and a few others
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  1. 1950 AEC Matador timber tractor Chassis no. 085310827 (I think it's ex RAF or RN) High speed diffs, runs and drives although needs restoration. I no longer have the time to do it justice so it's got to go. Also included a set of 4 nearly new 1400x20 bar grip tires, new gaskets for engine and some extra bits and pieces Any questions or for more details please call (preferably evenings or weekends) 07799 805960 Located North Yorkshire OIRO £4500
  2. I think I managed to get 4 from here a while back, it was a few years ago though http://www.britishrubberco.co.uk regards Mike
  3. I thought that spartan looked familiar, I took my H licence test in it last July! I remember it being spritely but I don't think it smoked quite that much at the time. Mike
  4. This is the thread we've posted about the model we're building http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/10888-ferme-du-pont-17th-light-railway-operating-company/
  5. Here's a link to the manual https://archive.org/details/cu31924030765121
  6. Hi Nick, Thanks, brown had crossed my mind, I may end up going for that. The lanchester looks great by the way. I got the pontoon drawing from a WW1 bridging manual, I'll see if I can find the link. Myself and a couple of friends are building a model based on the 2' gauge light railways in use behind the front lines, I'll add a link to that as well shortly, it's booked for the tracks to the trenches event in September. Cheers Mike
  7. Hi, I am part way through building a model pontoon bridge section like this: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215536 http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205237342 http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205237899 Here are a couple of photos of my progress so far Can anyone help me with the colour it needs to be? I'm thinking an olive drab, although I'm not sure. A friend of mine sent me the following extract from a book, I think it was 'One More River To Cross - The Story Of British Military Bridging'. "Pontoon Mark II (The Clauson Pontoon) The timber framed pontoons were clad in American white pine, with 3/8” side and 7/16” bottom planking; both sides of the cladding were covered with canvas, secured by five layers of India rubber solution, and the canvas was then coated with marine glue." Unfortunately this doesn't really help with the colour. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Mike
  8. I've hired a flat bed from a local plant hire company a few times, it's not exactly cheap but it saves a lot of wear and tear over long distances
  9. you'll need a V55/5 form https://www.gov.uk/dvlaforms When I registered my Spartan it was through a local DVLA office, you'll have to go through Swansea now. Have a look here http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?43806-Good-News-at-The-DVLA&p=405813#post405813 Edit, you'll also need these I think https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/v355-5-guide-to-filling-in-the-application-for-a-first-tax-disc-and-registration-for-a-used-motor-vehicle-v55-5 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exemption-from-mot-testing-v112g https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/declaration-of-exemption-from-mot A CVR(T) will be MOT exempt since it's tracked, if its old enough it might be nil vehicle excise duty as well. Mike
  10. Glynwood were prepared to insure me on my spartan when I was 23, you will likely have to be a member of a society like the MVT or similar. http://www.glynwood.co.uk (No connection other than a happy customer) Mike
  11. It might be worth asking Terry Brooks, he might be able to help. http://www.milweb.net/dealers/trader/terrybrooks/ I took my cat H test with him in his CVR(T) Spartan Mike
  12. Have a look here http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?42675-aec-matador-cab Welcome to the forum Mike
  13. I managed to register mine reasonably easily about 18 months ago, the only issue was that I didn't have the MOD release form so I had to get a verification letter from the MVT Once I had that there wasn't a problem, except for having to take it to my nearest vosa station before they would finalise the paperwork This was through a local dvla office though, I don't know whether things will be more difficult now Mike
  14. I took my test with Terry and his diesel Spartan last year. I can also highly recommend his course. Mike
  15. Lovely, I don't think the Hawk and Tucano pilots on training flights round here would approve though...
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