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Dear All, I am a volunteer member of a narrow gauge railway museum charity called the Moseley Railway Trust (http://www.mrt.org.uk), who operate the Apedale Valley Light Railway in North Staffordshire, UK My main interest is in the Light Railways (& trench tramways) of WW1. I have been involved with & lead several rolling stock projects and locomotive restorations so far. One of the next projects that I am considering is a "crewe Tractor" - a small locomotive designed for the light trench tramways. It was based upon a Ford Model T chassis & could revert to road use if required. I would be very interested to hear from anyone with a complete chassis that might be suitable for the above please?! Tucket Brothers seem to be the main commercial source of these vehicles in the UK - but I guess there may also be private sales too? At the moment I'm still researching the design & sourcing rail wheels before going too far. I'd appreciate any leads or advice that this forum could provide please? I'd really like to get hold of a simple 2D plan of the vehicle chassis & would really appreciate any leads please. It may be of interest that i'm also the event organiser for the Trust's major "Tracks to the Trenches - 2014" WW1 centenary event where we hope to be able to present a lot of these types of "tractors" & vehicles. The event has its own website here: www.ww1-event.org I look forward to hearing from you all soon. Thanks in advance, Gareth Roberts
hi Here are three photo's which will be of interest to Model T enthusiasts. They are from the Library of Congress website. The first one which is at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem is pretty good resolution. All photo's have the LOC link so you can view and download the original . Thankyou for taking the time to look . Any information is welcome. DesertBlooms88
Dear All, Just a quick introduction. My main interest is in WW1 vehicles - primarily the tactical narrow gauge (60cm) temporary railways used by all sides (www.wdlr.org.uk). I have a personal collection of several of the British & american freight cars/wagons. I am also a significant shareholder in a French WW1 steam loco (due to steam next year). I was heavily involved with the Salvage Squad episode covering the WW1 armoured narrow gauge petrol loco several years ago. I have been reading the forum posts on the WW1 lorry recreations/restorations - these are very intreiguing & have many similiarities to the Ng wagon project I have been working on. I am starting to research a new project at the moment - a convertable road/rail tractor based on a Ford model T. There were about 120 of these "created" by the London North Western Railway at their Crewe works in c1917. They were know as "Crewe Tractors" - I have some photos on my webserver - http://www.wdlr.org.uk/wdlr/images/crewe_tractor/ I hope to get some useful advice from this forum! Best regards, Gareth