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I may well end up sorting out my shed. It's got that despearate. 😪

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19 minutes ago, Tony B said:

I may well end up sorting out my shed. It's got that despearate. 😪

Makes 2 of us, stuff to get fixed and some to go in eBay

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Yeah lovley weather, lots to do to fettle the vehicles and time to do it, except! Your not supposed to go outside! 🤮

A mate of mine is now supplying second hand BMW parts to Italy! Apparently they have nothing better to do out there.

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l am now finding just how much stuff l have collected l sent some MFO boxes in to  storage a while back which were full of military vehicle reports and files the kids are not interested so it best l sort it all out here are two more there are all sorts from full sets of classroom wall vehicle instruction sheets some with out any sign of ever been put up cut away colour  posters  of ww2 weapons fb1.thumb.jpg.777fda1834e45e4f25b2a4f3e2fb9c99.jpgfb2.thumb.jpg.dc53056a884fb4dbe54f2f3a97fe000f.jpgfb2.thumb.jpg.dc53056a884fb4dbe54f2f3a97fe000f.jpgmal.thumb.jpg.41b0acbc684de715b5ec84d791084b0f.jpg

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just a few more one box is full of sales brochures and trials   reports the gipsy photographs are in a maroon hard back folder with AUSTIN OF ENGLAND in pale blue with the company crest and two full files on the complete trials1329420632_pax6.thumb.jpg.acec83200db62f42f32a368873ddba4f.jpgsim.thumb.jpg.69716d99226660a99f3a9f2c7e74c9d8.jpgag1.thumb.jpg.39a248bb42ccd8fd5d65f4cb25028eab.jpgag2.thumb.jpg.50660c429f6aba373a2ccfe5c7d1bc81.jpg

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Oh I want  aGipsy back! My first vehicle was a G4M10. That loks like the M15 LWB version. Great to drive, you could also get front wheel drive only for occasional use. The front hubs on mine were a capstan drum design, self unbogging.

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today has been a LAND ROVER  file sort out here are a few trials reports  covering  just a selection there are also files on the CUTHBERTSON TRACKED / MOY CONVEYOR   SAS 3/4 TON and others112.thumb.jpg.37c83ba408252191c9aa5de7524a871e.jpglwtlr.thumb.jpg.c8d876b647132b751048e62d26040ddc.jpg

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To first answer the question about scanning documents yes l do and normally only to happy to do so but time to check list and pack and in some cases to wrap up in acid free tissue is taking up more time than l expected that and the fact that the document depositary are going to try and collect the boxes next Monday.  but for now here is a bit of a mixture from a box given a few years ago by a friend of my  father's  who stayed in after ww2 service with 2nd infantry brigade reme attached to 6 Gordon highlanders  MEF            It contains mostly CMP MAINTAINANCE MANUALS and data books but in most of the manuals are the unused caution transfers . As well his book on north Africa and a picture of him on top of a dingo  he is the one in the pale coveralls  on the one on the left it was taken in 1948 on the road between CELLE- BELSEN a road l have travelled a number of times in the past amd.thumb.jpg.f9417c292ccff7c2a11fab691016b817.jpg

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Fantastic information, is there anything more to see :  Report No F T/B 929 Truck 3/4 Ton Landrover Malkara power supply please.

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there is a temptation when packing to stop and read some thing you have forgotten about or it catches your eye if I post something it then goes in the box then  when filled sealed. To day has been packing more files most trials reports  contain photographs here are a few which l took out and copied before replacing them back in the correct file  and packing away in the box. My wife has been packing and sorting loose photographs of which there are hundreds collected over more years going back to my early working daysbern.thumb.jpg.66ad46c62315c59ff95093ebcc59b8a2.jpgbor.thumb.jpg.2ae61c2f760c7933a11660c2d7190ef8.jpg

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RICHARD in the first boxes l sent in to storage there is some files on  the OXFORD some of which did appear on the forum but only a  small amount. Just to explain as l have said my children have no interest in things military and l do not want them to have to  sort these out so a long time ago l planned what I want to happen to all of this and have made arrangements. To show that l did collect all and sundry when not many could see that some things need saving  something from the railway side of things this will be my last post on this subject as even now we will not  get everything catalogued as there are dozen and dozen of FV DRAWINGS as well as  manufacturers drawings some three feet by four feet RASC  training  booklets as well as more FVRDE trials filesuni.thumb.jpg.3b394d684594b068a1f9e48d9afe46b8.jpgtubby.thumb.jpg.c248124dd94eaac3735b227c55819227.jpg  all of  which won't be ready for collection on monday

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Wally,

Re. Oxford, I thought I should ask, I did find some reports at Bovington, but always interested in learning more. I can see your predicament, a friend whose father recently passed away is now having to sort out his collection, no mean task as I can vouch.

Not seen that Unipower 4 tonner before, it would have been an awkward one to climb in and out of I reckon.

regards, Richard

 

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16 hours ago, Richard Farrant said:

Not seen that Unipower 4 tonner before, it would have been an awkward one to climb in and out of I reckon.

regards, Richard

 

Richard, that looks like a Unipower Invader which was rated up to 16T although the caption says 14T. Engine would have been a Perkins V8 same as the Leyland 16T prototype with the Boxer type cab.

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When the unipower was first trialed it was on dual tyres on the rear this was found to hamper its.cross country performance so for final trials it ran on singles  and for military use rated at 14T

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Well as that scot said the[ best laid plans of mice and men] well you know the rest Monday came and the boxes were collected but we only had done two thirds and we have a few more to sort out. The last to pack before Monday were more trials vehicle ledgersmh5.thumb.jpg.7aaf4b6bf463e0f819aa316b602bd0bc.jpgdacz.thumb.jpg.d14a2462f804c9d66f3c0c75681a7f58.jpgjgill.thumb.jpg.51ffad0af00c260c8e3d7402bb9eda83.jpgak9.thumb.jpg.6402c9d0b8acf1f86bebaf557eb61a9f.jpg and the FV drawings these were the  easiest  as the drawings are in two parts first  ledgers with copies of the full scale drawings these are A4 while the full scale ones are A1 and for storage needed to be packed laid flat

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RICHARD the MUIR-HILLs listed are not from a 419b card but from the ledger it contains disposal  records for a number of plant vehicles the likes of BRAY FERGUSON FORD VIGOR CATS ALLIS CHALMERS MARSHALL EAGER BEAVER AND my favorite the RODLEY-SMITH amongst others

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Any information on Vigor disposals would be appreciated if you have the time.

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JOHN the problem l have is something will catch my eye when l am sorting out and l scan it then I post it on here and it then goes in the box As l have no idea if it is of interest to any one else but me and the plan is to reduce  the amount l have that does not mean l am stopping collecting as only this week a friend e-mailed me he has another box of documents for me the amounts l get in the future will of course get less as people retire  from  work ever box is always  a surprise 

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