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lynx42 Rick Cove

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About lynx42 Rick Cove

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    Warrant Officer 1st Class
  • Birthday 04/30/1948

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    Paynesville Australia
  • Interests
    Restoration and display of military items from Buttons to Bombs and vehicles.
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  1. Here in Australia, I have had this Fore Limber lying around for many years with the idea of restoration. (Another Gunna!) It was manufactured by R.S.J and is dated 1/1918. Serial No. E.171564. Will it ever be restored by me. Well it is on the restoration to do list so who knows. The biggest problem is the rivets holding the timber to the steel. If you have an idea where I can obtain them, well that might move it up the list. I have marked the correct location of the ID plate for those asking for the location. Regards Rick.
  2. Some images I have gleaned from the web. Cannot tell when or where they came from as I have had them for a while. Hope they help as they are official photos of WSC's for Airborne Forces.British.
  3. You are doing amazing work. Keep it up. I do hope the Phillips head screws will be covered up. The credited inventor of the Phillips screw was John P. Thompson who, in 1932, patented (#1,908,080) a recessed cruciform screw and in 1933, a screwdriver for it. After failing to interest manufacturers, Thompson sold his self-centering design to Phillips in 1935. There is nothing which gets my goat more than Phillips head screws on a restoration predating the invention by Thompson of the square headed screw slot Phillips Head screw. As I said, amazing work.
  4. I have one of the Austin engines. It is No. 136 with a hand etched ID plate. It has a cast steel engine base so probably was not a generating set. I found it in Mallacoota Victoria in 1976 and only managed to acquire it last year. It is complete but I haven't got it rinning as yet. Not sure what the radiator should be like either.. The generator is just sitting there to fill up space.
  5. The price is in the description, 'Bentley'. I was chasing pistons for a Rolls Royce 20/25hp engine and the price was out of this world. I cross checked the catalogue and found the same catalogue number was for a 6 cylinder Dodge truck piston. Checked it out and the pistons were the same at less than 1/4 of the cost of the RR pistons. Guess what pistons are still in the RR engine.
  6. My immediate thought was that the truck closest to the camera was a 1933 British Bedford WGH like these two.
  7. Are these your models or is someone else making them as well. (Found on Col's Models.)
  8. Great viewing and a bit of a laugh at times. Only one good shot of an Albion A10 is where the horse drawn wagon comes out onto the road from the farm and he has to stop. Plenty of other identifiable makes as well. What would the Prince Henry Vauxhall car sliding about be worth today?.
  9. A South Australian Light Horseman sitting on the rear wheel of an up turned truck in the Middle East in 1916. What make of vehicle is it? (I don't know, but it is not an Albion A10.)
  10. Looking at the third photo of the Benz engine, it identifies this truck as a Benz as well. The engine is the same. Great clarity in the photos and fantastic record of history.
  11. The young British pilot, Lieutenant Stowew, with his Armstrong-Whitworth FK3 No. 6219, landed in error on the Bulgarian territory in early 1917
  12. The young British pilot, Lieutenant Stowew, with his Armstrong-Whitworth FK3 No. 6219, landed in error on the Bulgarian territory in early 1917
  13. WWI Albion A10 wheels on Ebay. www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Y-Type-Cast-Iron-Wheels-From-Early-Petrol-Lorry-Or-Steam-Engine/333045202507?hash=item4d8b0a7e4b%3Ag%3AaQgAAOSwxrJcMfY-&fbclid=IwAR1IhuNdVFBugLbi2GmuHSTljnfxxKfFOgjjo4ulnCijHHblyc0-97ox06k
  14. Spotted these and I think that they are from a Albion A10. www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Y-Type-Cast-Iron-Wheels-From-Early-Petrol-Lorry-Or-Steam-Engine/333045202507?hash=item4d8b0a7e4b%3Ag%3AaQgAAOSwxrJcMfY-&fbclid=IwAR1IhuNdVFBugLbi2GmuHSTljnfxxKfFOgjjo4ulnCijHHblyc0-97ox06k No connection, but I hope they help someone. Regards Rick.
  15. Rick,


    Rod Garnett of the slotted screws!

    Local to me is a chain drive Albion in someone's front yard.

    It's been there at least 15 years.

    If I took some photos and sent them to you could you tell me what model it is?

    I don't have the interest or space to do anything with it but I thought of you as the only one silly enough to care about it.

    Being chain drive it's very early.




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