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  1. ploughman

    Stolly without a brolly (or anything else to protect it)

    Have you forgotten something? Or was the journey in a snowstorm?
  2. It was usual practice with Engineer regiments for the sub units to go off on various detachments but the Regiment remained based at its home location. The sub units then returning to base on completion of detachment. Similarly personnel got posted or transfered out individually unlike with infantry units etc were the whole unit and families were moved en bloc. The sub units or Squadrons had a base amount of staff to fulfill normal tasks but also had some added personnel from ACC,(That dates me) REME and others as required. In the case of the ACC (Army Catering Corps or Andy Capps Commandos) during normal operations they remained in the central cookhouse and only went with their allocated Squadron on detachment. For REME some staff were based in the Regimental workshop unit with a few staff working alongside the regular RE fitters down in the Squadron MT or Plant section. Again if detached then the numbers would be boosted if required. As an aside the loco in the photo is Gazelle a former exhibit at Beverley museum. Currently located at the Colonel Stephens museum at Tenterden Station on the Kent and East Sussex Railway.
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    The Sun newspaper - 22nd August 2018

    Also featured on the BBC Wiltshire news page. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-45268154 A Jewish woman has spoken of her fear after seeing people "dressed in SS officer uniform" at a living history event on National Trust land. Nazi items were also sold at the West Wiltshire Military Vehicle Trust (MVT) event and an original Star of David arm patch Jews had to wear was on display. The woman said: "They were also selling reproduction berets with the SS skulls on them and the Third Reich emblem." John Wardle, from the MVT, said the items were on sale legally. The National Trust has warned the charity not to do it again.
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    Green Gloss Paint

    Thanks for the comments. Will probably keep it as plain green. As you say it would have been in that colour for the majority of its service life. I cannot recall seeing any in DBG when I went through Church Crookham in 78 and 82
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    Green Gloss Paint

    Answered my own question today. Went rooting about in the dark recesses and found a bit of unrepainted DBG lurking under the Gear lever boot. Guess that means that a repaint is on the cards sometime in the future. Thanks again.
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    Green Gloss Paint

    Thanks for the replies. Thought DBG was a possibility but wondered if there was a gloss version of the IRR Green but not IRR if you get my meaning.
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    Green Gloss Paint

    Was checking the detail on MERLIN for my Series 3 Landrover CL. Found the entry and noticed that the colour is listed as Green Gloss Date in service 1-1-78 - 6-7-98. Does anyone know the detail of what paint should be used? Other than it being Green and Glossy. 😃 A RAL number would help as well. Thanks.
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    H test pointers

    Did mine in a Cat D6 dozer, easiest test ever. Track forward, 90 right, 90 left, track forward then reverse the way you came. Roller test was similar but slightly trickier as you had to stop between 2 cones. Later had a refresh of the Track test in a Sultan on the A1, doing a circuit via Northallerton out of RAF Leeming.
  9. Just changed the Alternator belt on my S3 CL Petrol 2.25 Since fitting it the ignition light does not light up. Other lights such as indicator and fuel gauge ok Vehicle starts ok though, but no idea if the battery is just coping at the moment. No meters. Is this due to :- Disturbing the earth connection? Slacked off all 3 mounting bolts and retightened them. Damaging the circuitry? Did not touch any wiring that I know of. Alternator fault? Something else?
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    Spotted today....

    Saw this Jeep at Newbridge Pickering N Yorks last friday. Suspect the owner may be one of the loco crew.
  11. Due to the potential strain that could be imposed on the loops and hooks when tightening load securing ropes. Would screws be used ? I would have thought that bolts and nuts would be needed. You might get away with it for the Footman loops but not for the Lashing hook.
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    LR Series 1 4x2

    I think CP was generally applied to items of specialist Construction Plant.
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    Thornycroft Big Ben

    Metal stitching is quite common in Railway preservation circles. The firm linked have worked on stitch repairs to steam cylinders on locos. https://www.metalockengineering.com/en/typical-repairs/metal-stitching/
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    The Hunt for a C-130 Hercules

    On the BBC news website today. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-43800089
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    Yorkshire MVT Crank Up - York Castle


    Couple of shots of mine from today. One of which is of an interloper amongst the jeeps.