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Cool photo, but we really need a video......

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Hi Niels v , She is waiting patiently for shipping space , and has moved off the production line to make way for my 1942

  Covenanter  .......

Cheers Andrew.

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With the correct paperwork through, the Valentine is ready for transport. Final water blasting and checking we loaded onto the flat rack. I had to extend the side of the rack , as they only come in at 2.2m wide, and we need at least 2.5m for the track to be properly supported. Once this was achieved I brought in my 40ton crane for the lift. After lifting and positioning it a few times  to get the correct location on the rack, we were in the final stages of lowering and were only a couple of inches off the deck, when how typical, the main pump hose blew on the crane!....call in the hose doctor for a fix. She has about 85tons of restraints on her. These are all inspected by a Marine Surveyor to certify the shipment for boarding onto the ship. Next in we have the swing lift which loads onto the truck in a minute and then gone. Cheers from The Tank Factory...........until next time!

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Coventanter ! , another one?

The Valentine was a helluva project, no idea these things were so complicated, here's a quick before and after to wrap it up

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gina my 1941 churchill was white and the covenanter as well. i don't know when they switched to silver but my 43 cromwell was silver originally.

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Hi

Pictures are excellent. I am busy building a 1:6 model of the Valentine and need hobbles of information. Are there a manual available that you use to rebuild this project and how do I obtain one.

 

Thanks

Joahn Victor

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Hi Andrew

What documentation did you use during the restoration of the Valentine and where can I get hold of this documentation

 

Regards

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