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  1. I'm kitting a ferret up as a Royal Engineers rece, for the 1950/early 60's so I need some help in identifying minefield marking kit for that time period. I've got 4c detectors, tape, pioneer kit, the canvas bonnets, but I can't figure out what the metal mine marker picket and signs and light should be like, does anybody on here know or have any pictures or spare kit they would like to get rid of? cheers Richard
  2. we have a 27 1/2KVA to go with it to make the set up, love to get them set up together outside one day. too much to do, not enough time!
  3. got one of these, runs sweet, lathe etc still in the back of it, unfortunately at the moment it's trapped in my shed next to a Bedford RL with a REME workshop on it, so we don't get to drive it now.
  4. Found a third one, its very different in detail to my one, the one in Nelson Green's yard or the other pictures I've seen i.e. in wheels and tracks about the Ruddington sales, so is this one the prototype? It is just like the one in the "sales brochure page" that can be found on the net and also the one pictured climbing the grade in the Janes book, any thoughts gentlemen? It doesn't have a chassis plate either, just a brass plate on the chassis with a number on it. I can list loads of differences in the build details, but I haven't got my anorak on right now so I will leave that for a later post! haha
  5. well we have it moving thanks to a long chat with a chap called Mick Norton, Ex RE. forward and reverse work, gear selector works, lift and bucket works, steering kind of works, the pump squeals like its in pain, and we have to stop it to change from forward to reverse. and advise on the forward-reverse selection issue? 20190504_130538.mp4
  6. yes it runs, need some info on what all the levers do though before I start it and damage anything! I have history of that with the Smith Rodley 10 ton crane if any of you have seen that post haha.
  7. Thanks, Richard, Iain I've done a few searches and there's loads on Marshall tractors, only the odd picture of the Gainsborough loaders.
  8. Gone and done it again and bought something big green and rusty and with no information on the web. anybody out there have any info, pictures stories to go with these beasts? its number is 02 DZ 67. cheers Richard
  9. I've not met anyone who actually drove any of my vehicles but at a show once with our Humber Pig, an Irish chap came up and said "I remember these well" my dad asked "what where you in" he replied " no, I just got a good kick in in the back of these a time or two" not that that ever happened in reality! haha
  10. Yes like I said earlier, "he who has the most toys wins" the nuclear option was always an option during the cold war when we had a much bigger army, there where plenty of short range battlefield nuclear shells and missiles around. You will remember one of BAOR nicknames was "Stalin's speed bump" so nothing pathetic about a dozen reapers dropping brimstones or hellfires on their heads, I'd be happy to take all the help I could get. As if they invade across Europe, they would be at the channel before the first conscripts had put down their mobile phones and learnt which end of a rifle was the dangerous part. Anyway that isn't going to happen as the next war will be economic and done through the internet. after that, then we will have the shootie bang bang one. But lets just hope not.
  11. from there being no examples of old armoured vehicles used in anything dodgy we now have several examples, here's another. these people are not part of our hobby or anything to do with us, but one bad apple reflects on the rest. in todays political and social climate, I can totally see why authorities would want to take our toys!
  12. Its all pretty easy to work out, its just a threat matrix and probability curve, you just don't want to end up in the wrong end of it haha
  13. neither do I, we need to keep our noses clean, and not be anti establishment or a bunch of loons honing around in old army vehicles, or we will end up being legitimate targets. Enjoy our freedoms. Don't forget that we are the exception, most in the world only get to play with a military vehicle when its a burnt our wreck on their high street. but look up Marvin Heemeyer on the net, he made his own!
  14. Yup spot on the money! it's not a grand "EU" conspiracy, and that's why they may want them filled with concrete.
  15. and yes I guess the reason for the risk is all political. If somebody hates another group of people for colour, religion, accent, language, I guess that's political. we are returning to an age of popularist leaders, and the polarizing of the right and left. and I'm sure you can think of some good popularist leaders from the past! that's enough of that. I like my tanks and want to keep them too!
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