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I was cruising over middle England on google earth and I happened upon a cache of scammells and matadors plus a smattering of land rovers tractors and goodness knows what else.

sr = Scammell wrecker

M = matador

st = Scammell tank trans??

sa = scammell artic

101 = land rover 101

 

I will not give any info on where I found them, what I will say is I would love to get an invite to wander around the collection.

 

Regards rog8811

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You may have just stumbled upon Andy's fantasy barn...must be getting pretty full now for all those to be outside!

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You may have just stumbled upon Andy's fantasy barn...must be getting pretty full now for all those to be outside!

 

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

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There was a place like this with loads of MV's around the Ashbourne - Leek area, could be seen from the road.

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Thought I would add this photo from google earth to an existing thread....funny the things you find :) somewhere in Lincolnshire.

 

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Hi Rog8811,

 

I never even thought of looking at the scrapyard with google.

 

Here is a Google Earth view of it.

 

 

 

I have probably seen only a third of it!

This is also where those bonneted trucks (Israeli Commandcars) are as well as the Scammell Pioneer, Saracens, Bedfords, Magirus Deutzs, Marmon Herringtons, Dodges, etc are.

 

Cheers,

 

Monty.

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How about a Lancaster flying over Huntingdon:kiss:

 

 

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Someone was on the alert while looking at google earth...

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I was cruising over middle England on google earth and I happened upon a cache of scammells and matadors plus a smattering of land rovers tractors and goodness knows what else.

sr = Scammell wrecker

M = matador

st = Scammell tank trans??

sa = scammell artic

101 = land rover 101

 

I will not give any info on where I found them, what I will say is I would love to get an invite to wander around the collection.

 

Regards rog8811

The owner of these vehicles lives in a fantasy world of his own with some very strange ideas on vehicle restoration, the Scammell artic was bought by him in immaculate condition it was delivered to his yard then driven across a waterlogged field until it got stuck that was 8 years ago and it still stands in it same spot :nut:. A matador was bought in very good restored condition on driving into the site it slipped off the road onto its side into the hedge it also still lives in this position after 7 years !:cry: i could air my views about owner but will not do so as jack would ban me for life

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The owner of these vehicles lives in a fantasy world of his own with some very strange ideas on vehicle restoration

 

That is something I didn't want to hear :(

 

How long before they are all beyond economical restoration? Such a shame, I would give any one of them a loving home :cry:

 

Regards rog8811

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Hi Rog8811. Nicked you idea. I googled what used to be a scrap years ago. Near Carlisle. There used to be all sorts of Cars. Trucks. Fire Engines. Ex Army stuff in here. It must be 25+ years since i was there.

 

It looks as if it now workshops. But parked at the gates are these.

 

Thought you may be interested in these. I dont know who owns the workshops. The pleace is called Grinsdale Bridge. Near Carlisle.

 

Does any one know how old these google maps are?

 

Cheers.

 

Bill.

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Nice one Bill, I always look from the nearest road as well, the interesting stuff is so often behind the hedge or gate :embarrassed:

 

Not military but I did find this which made me laugh..... found in the peaks somewhere so a long way from Peckham :D

 

Regards rog8811

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Hi Rog8811.

 

The pics of the Old Army trucks i posted are some where else on this site, but cant find them now. The guy who posted them was from Cumbria.

 

Some years ago there was a Trotters Reliant Van a Private collection in Keswick.

 

Cheers Bill.

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Hi Rog8811. Nicked you idea. I googled what used to be a scrap years ago. Near Carlisle. There used to be all sorts of Cars. Trucks. Fire Engines. Ex Army stuff in here. It must be 25+ years since i was there.

 

It looks as if it now workshops. But parked at the gates are these. [ATTACH=CONFIG]31695[/ATTACH]

 

Thought you may be interested in these. I dont know who owns the workshops. The pleace is called Grinsdale Bridge. Near Carlisle.

 

Does any one know how old these google maps are?

 

Cheers.

 

Bill.

Are these Leyland Martians?

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Just noticed this

Does any one know how old these google maps are?

In Bills post.

 

At the top of GE there is a clock icon, click that and a new slider appears, you can adjust the map age with that...it will display date photo was taken (the Huntingdon lancaster disappeared from view some years ago, but the slider brings it back :) ).

There is no choice with the road photo's as there are only the one set.

 

Regards rog8811

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I think the Street View pictures were all taken from about April/May 2009 until the end of August/September 2009 so they would be pretty up-to-date.

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Just noticed this

 

In Bills post.

 

At the top of GE there is a clock icon, click that and a new slider appears, you can adjust the map age with that...it will display date photo was taken (the Huntingdon lancaster disappeared from view some years ago, but the slider brings it back :) ).

There is no choice with the road photo's as there are only the one set.

 

Regards rog8811

 

Never say you can't teach on old dog new tricks! Thanks for this!!

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The turrets look like Sherman- single large hatch on right side and the size compared to the pick up truck the thing on the extreme right could be a carrier probably a Universal but could be a Loyd or even an Oxford

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Considering only 500 Scammell Pioneers were built in ww2 the survival rate is amazing.

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