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As many of you will know, this is driver Stan Wass in 1955 with one of the M.o.S. Constructors. I think he was only 25 at the time this photograph was taken. Sadly, we have recently learnt that Stan passed away on 2nd November 2008.

 

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Here are a few that had already been posted ! Starts with one restored by N.O.S as displayed at War and Peace Show Some years ago ! Photostosendtoccmv002.jpg

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This is the Constructor driven by my father on Christmas Island during operation Grapple ! When Britain tested her first Hydrogen bomb ! It is one of only two of this type as shown in Pat Wares great book "Tugs of War "Pg.124 ! Many thanks to N.O.S for pointing this out to me ! dadsscammellbestpic6.jpg

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This picture shows the balloons being tethered together to give enough lift to raise the bomb to its detonation altitude ! 5.jpg

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Previously posted by N.O.S. before Black Sunday ! Taken in Crouch's yard now sold for preservation ! :-D 12-03-2008202234.jpg

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Not a pleasant way to go with a Rolls C6TFL 300 BHP engine replacing a Rolls C6 NFL of 175 BHP and keeping the same rad and boiling up every 50 Miles!!!

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What happens when air brakes fail ! Taken from Milweb Ad ! Very sad !:cry: 33277.jpg

 

 

OUCH..........

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Super Constructor 30 tonne. In lower picture with Crane 50 tonne semi-trailer.

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Hi 6X6, Before I saw the larger Constructor pic you posted I thought your avatar pic was of a chap in the back looking through a big pair of binoculars, which goes with what you say at the bottom, the I hope this was intentional as it's great!

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OUCH..........

Says something for the strength of the truck when you realise it rolled twice before coming to rest as in the pic - as it went around it literally bounced on the spare tyre which sits at rear left of cab a little proud, but sadly not enough. I think it was driven home too! Damage generally limited to cab and other tinwork.

 

A good advert for fitting a spring brake chamber in case air is lost as in this case? Easier to do on Constructors than WLFs, but working on that one......

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Hi 6X6, Before I saw the larger Constructor pic you posted I thought your avatar pic was of a chap in the back looking through a big pair of binoculars, which goes with what you say at the bottom, the I hope this was intentional as it's great!

 

I see what you mean but no, I'm not that clever !

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Scammell Constructor, 20 ton Tractor, 6 X 6, Ballast Body with some sort of AEC.

 

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Very nice couple ! Is it a recent pic and have you had a go in them ? Andy F.

 

This 'photo is about 6 or 7 years old. I did briefly have a drive of the ill fated Militant.

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