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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
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    Restoration and display of military items from Buttons to Bombs and vehicles.
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  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
  3. The young British pilot, Lieutenant Stowew, with his Armstrong-Whitworth FK3 No. 6219, landed in error on the Bulgarian territory in early 1917
  4. The young British pilot, Lieutenant Stowew, with his Armstrong-Whitworth FK3 No. 6219, landed in error on the Bulgarian territory in early 1917
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.




  8. Just a few photos off the web.
  9. A friend sent this to me and I thought I would share it. Please watch it. https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wq0X0bwMprQ?feature=player_embedded Regards Rick.
  10. Interestingly, the large tenders shown after the Rolls Royce Armoured Cars are Talbot 15cwt lorrrys.
  11. Vehicles of No. 2 Armoured Car Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), they are 1914Talbot Armored Cars. Known as the "Admiralty Talbots", these armored cars were among the touring vehicles acquired by the RNAS at the beginning of WW1.
  12. The way I had it explained to me was that the molasses water mix allows a algae to grow and as it need oxygen to live it obtains it from the rust which is as you know is a reddish- or yellowish-brown flaking coating of iron oxide that is formed on iron or steel by oxidation. The algae attacks the rust and survives on the oxygen. What is left is a fine powder of iron in the bottom of the tank and a clean item.
  13. I received my signed copy last week and I am very impressed with the amount of research that must have gone into it. I am still to work out the correct markings for a vehicle from the company my Grandfather served with from 1916 to 1919. The 3rd Division Supply Column Motor Transport.
  14. What a great display. If my Albion A10 was there I would not be able to park it with the others. The Albion has a unusual way of keeping up the oil on the chains. You fill the rear hubs and it escapes from the inside of the hub into a "V" shaped collector which directs it down onto the chains. It then drops onto the roadway. This was OK in 1916 but it took a bit of convincing the authorities that that was how it was built as under todays laws you are not allowed to drop oil onto the road. No oil leaks allowed. I would have hated to have left my mark on that lovely concrete in the photo.
  15. You might not have been there with the Thornycroft, but you were there. This is a Facebook grab photographed by Catrina Moore and Sharon Dobson.
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