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  1. Doc, The karrier has never looked better, it probably never looked as good while in use. The Fairbanks would have admired your efforts. Martin.
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  2. All are Original photos from my collection. Keith
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  3. Good afternoon all, New here, Mark (Mongo) from the UK. Predominantly interested in armoured cars, specifically those potentially driven by my grandfather as part of the 12th Lancers and later GHQ Liaison Regiment (Phantom). This includes Lanchesters, Guy Armoured Cars, Humber Scout/LRC, Jeeps and WSC's. Here to learn more about vehicles in general, as most of my history has been based on personnel. Many Thanks Mongo.
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  4. Maybe you need to get swmbo to agree to a tent repair, then repair it with 5 tons of RSJs and a truckload of insulated cladding.
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  5. Original photo from my collection The BAOR mobilised former pow soldiers into the German Civil Labour Organisation (GCLO) on some of the trucks [ 502, 529 ] . This provided paid work and accommodation for thousands of men. By late 1947, over 50,0000 Germans were employed as labourers, drivers, mechanics and in many other roles. In 1948-49, the GCLO played a major part in supporting the Allied effort during the Berlin Airlift.
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  6. I've been asked the meaning of these. I = Suffering from an infectious disease V = Suffering from VD Probably just in a hospital setting. Troop ships were required to carry 6 Jackets, serge, unlined (blue) for troops with VD. A humiliating but stark warning for everyone on board no doubt.
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  7. You do have some nice landscapes in the UK. Her its mainly flat country.
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  8. Found these on my pc that i have had for years. I think i have a few more i can put up if you want. Keith
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  9. I should add commercial vehicles by definition carry goods or people for reward. Military vehicles do neither and beneficially have their own defenition . If you can demonstrate the vehicles provenance it should allow your solicitor to quickly close the topic Jenkinov
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  10. I thought I might clear up some misunderstandings about how the landing craft PA30 11 used in the movie Saving Private Ryan ended up in Northern Ireland.. Myself, Robert Gyle & my business partner Mark Huffam owned a film facilities company called G&H Film & Television Services , based in Holywood, Northern Ireland. Mark was an associate producer on the movie. Our company was asked to go & inspect PA30 11 which was lying on a beach 100 miles away in the small fishing port of Burtonport in Southern Ireland & the craft was owned by a local trawler man who had bought it the m
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  11. My 1920 Austin tractor is all single chamfer "small" Whitworth. Incidentally, I get my nuts and bolts from Trojan Special Fasteners in Birmingham. They'll make exactly what you want, but no good ordering ones and twos; I usually order in multiples of 10 feet as this is the standard length in which the hex bar is supplied. Hope this helps. Andy
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  12. As the end of 2020 fast approach’s ( thank God !! ) I thought I would do a quick update the on progress of the Fordson since my last post..... ZERO!!!!!!!!!! ......... the down side of working on your driveway , bad weather and short winter evenings coupled together with work being busy, lockdowns, COVID and isolation... the project has currently stalled for the moment but will resume when the weather improves or if I win the lotto and buy a massive fully equipped workshop!! I know we’re all in the same boat and it’s been a testing year for everyone but look on the brigh
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  13. Sadly no parts or message were received from TI Engineering, so progress has been limited to making gaskets and fitting the cover plates to the cylinders. I was able to recover some of the original nuts but also had some N.O.S. which are slightly shorter in the hex but otherwise identical. The originals are mostly of the reduced size of Whitworth nuts, (one size smaller across flats) and finished with a single chamfer. Both short and long hex versions can be seen here, the originals are on the right. If anyone has a good source of these nuts in Whitworth sizes pleas
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  14. I can't answer your question about sizes of shirts, but as for the rest the answer is "fashion". It became very popular to blouse the combat jacket by tying the bottom drawcord tightish at the waist and then pulling the skirt down. This resulted in the skirt pockets being folded in two and, if a belt were worn, its being round them making using the pockets impossible. At the same time it bulked out the upper part of the jacket making it look a bit like a battledress blouse. It was a very popular thing to do for a while, but, to me, never made any sense and I didn't copy it. The hood
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  15. I've managed to sort some parts out today, some for patterns some to use and some partly remade all working towards getting the engine frame work and covers done. I've got the front frame ready to locate and drill in position. The front frame once in position will then give me the location of the 3 middle floor plates as they bolt together. I've held off finishing and fitting these floor plates as I wasn't sure how to locate them. The rear frame is also done and this just needs cutting to length and drilling. First I need to finish making the 2 uprights and fit the front frame to give me the h
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  16. Chain oiler looks a lot different now it's cleaned Didn't even realise the centre was glass, but at least I managed not to break it. Not sure I want to paint it back into silver
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  17. In 1983 the Albion was used in the first big Australian TV production, a 10 hour story called “The ANZACS” here she is on set in a ‘French village’. And also with a 1916 Talbot ambulance for company on site. A vintage lane in England? No our driveway a few years ago. So where is she today, On loan to the Bandiana Military Museum where it has been for a number of years. She was on display at the Australian War Memorial for 3 ½ years before going to Bandiana. We often get her out for a run and will see her for a belated birthday drink in a couple of week
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