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  1. Spotted on a farm North of York today. No idea what or whether it lives here or not. I am assuming it is ex military somewhere.
  2. For some reason the auction of everything at Fort Paull has been redated from June to September 1st. https://gilbert-baitson.co.uk/diary/?event_id1=50008
  3. JUst put the bucket lip under the side of the skip where it lay on the grass and lifted. No damage other than bent wing mirrors.
  4. Used them on the Airfields in BAOR. Biggest problem with them was top speed of about 35 mph. I had the "Pleasure" of convoy lead of 35 vehicles including 10 Barfords (slowest vehicle) from Bruggen through Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Dover back to Perham Down Tidworth in 1981 or 82. Photo from an ADR pamphlet. Top photo 2 Barfords waiting to back in. Lower photo Barford tipping. All Greedy Board fitted. Fitting the boards took them over the Public Road limit so only fitted when on the Airfield. It also moved the Cof Gravity higher so more susceptible to rolling over. I recall one day uprighting about 4 of them when I was on stockpile duty on an ADR excercise.
  5. Asking on behalf of somebody else. I am going to assume this is an Ambulance. Thanks Bryan I've been left this picture of what I think is a Chevrolet CMP C15A army truck. (I could be wrong!)The picture was taken in 1945/1946 near Naples.Can anyone say more? Can the cabside number tell us anything? The number is A 5932731.
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    OS Maps

    Just noticed you mentioned Loch Awe. It is in the list at 52.
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    OS Maps

    Sean These are the England maps I have. I also have some Scotland approx 1948- 50 1" maps, let me know if you need a list. That is if Surveyor hasn't bagged them first. Bryan UK ENGLAND SERIES M MOD 1 INCH - 1 MILE MAP NUMBER QTY TITLE GSGS 7TH SERIES 1972 16 1 HAMPSHIRE - WILTSHIRE 1/4" - 1 MILE 1960 12 1 SOUTH EAST AND LONDON 4628 1/4" - 1 MILE 1955 19 1 WINDERMERE AND ULVERSTON 1" - 1 MILE 1928 103 1 DONCASTER 1" - 1 MILE 1951 112 1 NOTTINGHAM 1" - 1 MILE 1948 113 2 LINCOLN AND GRANTHAM 1" - 1 MILE 1951 147 1 BEDFORD AND LUTON 1" - 1 MILE 1947 160 1 LONDON NW 1" - 1 MILE 1949 161 1 LONDON NE 1" - 1 MILE 1952 162 1 SOUTHEND ON SEA 1" - 1 MILE 1949 5219A 1 STANFORD TRAINING AREA 1-25,000 1975 SERIES M726 1-50,000 1976 41 1 BEN NEVIS 1-50,000 1976 91 1 APPLEBY 1-50,000 1976 98 1 WENSLEYDALE 1-50,000 1976 108 1 LIVERPOOL 1-50,000 1976 150 1 WORCESTER AND THE MALVERNS 1-50,000 1976 151 1 STRATFORD UPON AVON 1-50,000 1976 152 1 NORTHAMPTON AND MILTON KEYNES 1-50,000 1976 153 1 BEDFORD AND HUNTINGDON 1-50,000 1976 154 1 CAMBRIDGE AND NEWMARKET 1-50,000 1976 155 1 BURY ST EDMUNDS AND SUDBURY 1-50,000 1976 1-50,000 1976 161 1 ABERGAVENNY AND THE BLACK MOUNTAINS 1-50,000 1976 162 1 GLOUCESTER AND THE FOREST OF DEAN 1-50,000 1976 163 1 CHELTENHAM AND CIRENCESTER 1-50,000 1976 164 1 OXFORD 1-50,000 1976 165 1 AYLESBURY AND LEIGHTON BUZZARD 1-50,000 1976 166 1 LUTON AND HERTFORD 1-50,000 1976 167 1 CHELMSFORD AND HARLOW 1-50,000 1976 168 1 COLCHESTER AND THE BLACKWATER 1-50,000 1976 169 1 IPSWICH AND THE NAZE 1-50,000 1976 170 1 THE RHONDDA 1-50,000 1976 171 1 CARDIFF AND NEWPORT 1-50,000 1976 172 2 BRISTOL AND BATH 1-50,000 1976 173 2 SWINDON AND DEVIZES 1-50,000 1976 174 1 NEWBURY AND WANTAGE 1-50,000 1976 175 1 READING AND WINDSOR 1-50,000 1976 176 1 WEST LONDON 1-50,000 1976 177 1 EAST LONDON 1-50,000 1976 178 1 THAMES ESTUARY 1-50,000 1976 179 1 CANTERBURY AND EAST KENT 1-50,000 1976 180 1 BARNSTABLE AND ILFRACOMBE 1-50,000 1976 181 1 MINEHEAD AND BRENDON HILLS 1-50,000 1976 182 1 WESTON SUPER MARE AND BRIDGEWATER 1-50,000 1976 183 2 YEOVIL AND FROME 1-50,000 1976 184 2 SALIBURY AND THE PLAIN 1-50,000 1976 185 2 WINCHESTER AND BASINGSTOKE 1-50,000 1976 186 3 ALDERSHOT AND GUILDFORD 1-50,000 1976 187 1 DORKING, REIGATE AND CRAWLEY 1-50,000 1976 188 1 MAIDSTONE AND THE WEALD OF KENT 1-50,000 1976 189 1 ASHFORD AND ROMNEY MARSH 1-50,000 1976 190 1 BUDE AND CLOVELLY 1-50,000 1976 191 1 OKEHAMPTON AND NORTH DARTMOOR 1-50,000 1976 192 1 EXETER AND SIDMOUTH 1-50,000 1976 193 1 TAUNTON AND LYME REGIS 1-50,000 1976 194 1 DORCHESTER AND WEYMOUTH 1-50,000 1976 195 1 BOURNMOUTH AND PURBECK 1-50,000 1976 196 1 THE SOLENT 1-50,000 1976 197 1 CHICHESTER AND THE DOWS 1-50,000 1976 198 1 BRIGHTON AND THE DOWNS 1-50,000 1976 199 1 EASTBOURNE AND HASTINGS 1-50,000 1976 200 1 NEWQUAY AND BODMIN 1-50,000 1976 201 1 PLYMOUTH AND LAUNCESTON 1-50,000 1976 202 1 TORBAY AND SOUTH DARTMOOR 1-50,000 1976 203 1 LANDS END AND THE LIZARD 10 1976 204 1 TRURO AND FALMOUTH 1-50,000 1976
  8. We had a similar situation but much larger. The Pivot pins on our Railway ballast hopper has 65mm dia pins as a pivot point on the hopper doors. We found out the hard way thaat small 5mm stubs located in the pin housing and to undo or make up you needed to hold the shaft from turning and keep the stud end located firmly in the socket otherise the stud would shear off.
  9. Does anyone have any photos of the Dyson trailers used for AIRFIELD USE as Bomb Mat Carriers for the Airfield Damage Repair units of the RE's. Early versions needed a Crane or Heavy Bucket loader to load up the mats and offloaad on site when needed. Later versions around 1980 onwards were self loading and did not need the Big bucket loader. Also, Another that I think was a Dyson, is the trailer used for carrying the Screed board, telescopic and only allowed for airfield use.
  10. Only got to play with one of these at Wainscott the once about 1984 - 5. Seem to recall poor visibility but masses of grunt.
  11. When we were on a construction project in Canada (Waterleap 1982) back in 1982 we had 2 of thse type of buses allocated for trips out around the area. One instance was whn we were invited by an ex pat to visit his Fish and Chip restaurant about 30 miles away from our base in Meaford Ontario. There was a max of 150 of us and about half did not go on the trip so about 75 turned up on the night. I seem to remember it being a bit cramped so a 40 limit on numbers per bus would seem about right. The F + C's were not really worth the trip but we showed up to say thanks for the invite. One of the various vehicles that I did not get a photo of. As an aside to this. There have been attempts by various councils to get vehicles like these only newer used for school transport, stating that they are safer. They will only be safer if the operating instructions that are in use in the USA and Canada are imposed over here. When the stop lights on the bus go on everything on that road in both directions must stop until the lights go out.
  12. Just found this item, possibly not good news. https://www.bruntingthorpe.com/aviation
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    OS Maps

    This is what I have on Scotland. UK SCOTLAND SERIES M722 MOD 1 INCH - 1 MILE MAP NUMBER QTY TITLE GSGS 7TH SERIES 1972 45 SOUND OF MULL 2 46 LOCH LINHE 1 47 GLENCOE 1 48 LOCH TAY 1 49 BLAIRGOWRIE 1 50 FORFAR 3 51 IONA AND COLONSAY 1 52 LOCH AWE 1 53 LOCH LOMOND 2 54 STIRLING 2 55 PERTH AND ALLOA 3 56 ST ANDREWS AND KIRKCALDY 2 57 ISLAY 1 58 KNAPDALE 1 59 FIRTH OF CLYDE 3 60 GLASGOW 4 61 FALKIRK AND LANARK 3 62 EDINBURGH 3 63 DUNBAR 2 64 BERWICK UPON TWEED 2 65 KINTYRE 1 66 ISLE OF ARRAN 1 67 AYR 3 68 BIGGAR, MOFFAT AND SANQUAHAR 3 69 SELKIRK 2 70 JEDBURGH 3 72 2 GIRVAN 2 73 NEW GALLOWAY 2 75 DUMFRIES AND GRETNA 3
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