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  1. WW1 exhibits /events for 2018

    Hi Duncan, 60 Coy will be attending Beamish, Dorset Road Run and Steam Fair. Other do's are in the pipeline and are as yet unconfirmed.
  2. WW1 exhibits /events for 2018

    Hi Jim, yes, I believe the trailer is ex Pickfords and of the same era as the engines. Braking is by wind on bands in the first instance and can be supplemented by reversing the motion of the engine, which will then fight itself to a standstill if necessary. This needs to be done with care and primarily from the rear in order to keep the load straight. Tomo
  3. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Steve, I can't help feeling that the press is not the tool for this job. The pipe needs to be filled with sand tamped and capped then pulled round by hand with an extension tube to give you the necessary leverage. There are a number of youtube vids showing this method. Obviously, the key is a firm anchorage for this approach. Good luck. T.
  4. WW1 exhibits /events for 2018

    No, the rear or trace engine is mainly for braking the load on downhill sections.
  5. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Could be done very simply by fitting a solid plate to seal the flange then immersing in water and blow down the open end watching for bubbles! Failing that a gob of pre emptive exhaust pipe sealer should do the trick. Tomo
  6. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Steve, Could you test it with air or water?
  7. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Whatever the material was, the transparent sections would need to be flexible and able to be stitched into the canvas surround, which rules out Mica in my opinion. The effect of the wind is visible in the film clip. Also, the rectangular openings appear to have a small radius at the corners which would make sense for stress relieving purposes. I would hazard a guess that celluloid would be the most likely choice.
  8. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Steve, Evidence may be seen here, previously posted by Charawacy back in 2015. Look out for the ack ack boys appearing at 6.18 and all will be revealed.
  9. 2 Gallon Can

    Another interesting, pre 1918 pic showing a veritable nest of petrol cans being guarded by the ASC. I have to say they look to be predominantly light grey in colour! Pic is an Alamy stock image.
  10. 2 Gallon Can

    I found this on IMA's site. 2 Gallon petrol can, dated 1918, large arrow on handle with wonky spout, made by 'Grant'and obviously painted GREY. This item is now sold but pics are still available on the site. Clearly this is a big subject and there is more than one correct answer !
  11. 2 Gallon Can

    +Very good Sir ! But I think this may have changed during the war. There are many photos clearly showing the P. O. and W. markings on a dark background.
  12. 2 Gallon Can

    The WW1 colour was black for oil and water cans. Petrol cans were to be left in the makers colours. all had P. O. or W painted on both sides in white, according to the content. This was taken from an ASC memo dated June 1915 seen by Tim Gosling. It may be possible that this referred to reconditioned tins?
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  14. 1914 Dennis Lorry

    That would have been the process using old school lead based paint. Unfortunately, in my experience, modern paint is no longer up to the job and we now use Williamsons canvas adhesive to stick it down prior to painting with flexible floor paint. Nice van by the way, what model is that?