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    Oxfordshire mostly
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    WW1 mechanical transport. Also modern vehicles this being anything made from 1919 to 1945.
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    Civil servant - real job. Writer - fun job.

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  1. Very interesting. I dont know the answer though. You might want to try the Great War Forum. Under the other equipment discussion there is a relevant thread on horse drawn equipment.
  2. Some more photos of the springs in place with the lamp bracket on the other side.
  3. Little progress of late because of the "Lockdown" where the team has not been able to get together for some weeks. So much was planned to be done over the Christmas and New Year break which came to nought - but Steve has completed the Dennis Radiator patterns at his home whilst Tim has continued with his writing - several articles completed for various magazines and lodged with them for publication. Tony managed to remove 18 of the rusty 21 Coach Bolts securing the Brake Drum to one back wheel and now awaits some help to finish the job. He has also stripped down and cleaned the brackets to hol
  4. There we go. Subsidy pattern body as well.
  5. Thanks. I thought i recognised them. Did the civilian Karriers still have the can holder?
  6. That looks great. Which bits are you still on the lookout for?
  7. So it is. I didnt notice that. I googled "Frouth" and the closest match it came up with was "frothy urine". Draw your own conclusions........
  8. All 21 nuts holding the Brake Drum to the wheel now removed - hoped the Drum would just slide off the bolts which remained stuck in the wheel but only a slight crack appeared between the Drum and the wheel and the Drum remains firmly stuck.None of the 21 bolts are orthodox Coach bolts as we know them with a square section under the cap but they have a tiny sharp bit in that "square" position presumably designed to dig into the wood to stop the bolt turning.The larger seven centre bolts are 9/16" in diameter with an 18 tpi UNF thread and are 5 1/2" length.The outer ring of 14 bolts are 3/8" in
  9. The Sprocket has now been removed from the Back Wheel and has gone to the Sand Blaster.The next job will be to remove the Brake Drum - this is fixed to the wheel with a total of 21 Coach Bolts - one through each of the 14 spokes and 7 through the hub. Those 7 actually also hold the hub to the wheel as well as holding the Brake Drum to the wheel..All are heavily rusted. The 14 bolts can come out now but some care necessary with the 7 through the hub as we do not want the wheel falling apart. Starting with the outer ring, the remains of the first 5 nuts removed.
  10. All seven of Rear Wheel Chain Brackets now removed from the first wheel - it is questionable if any of them are fit to fight again but it will be simple to get a new set laser cut - 14 so seven for each wheel.The next job is to get the big sprocket off which is secured with 14 nuts and bolts to the Brake Drum. Again heavily rusted and coroded so more fun ahead!
  11. It is indoors now Steve and they have painted it LGOC red, well red.
  12. Still no end to the pandemic and the team has not been together for some time. Steve has continued making the patterns for a new Radiator for the Dennis at his home in Leicestaershire whilst Tim has continued with his researches and writings at his own home in Oxfordshire. Tony back at base in Devon has been working on a new threaded Puller to enable us to get the very firmly stuck second back wheel off the Peerless.Some work now being done on the back wheel that we have taken off the old chassis and at present, work is going on to remove the wheel chain retention brackets - all heavily rusted
  13. The article is a bit misleading and it states that it probably only relates to classic cars built after 1990 (how strange is that?): However, Mr Laidlaw has warned some classic models may be exempt from the added tax charges if they are of “historical interest”. This may be possible if experts believe the model is rare and could be included in a historic motoring collection. Models which tend to pass the threshold include cars which were built before 1990 and are no longer being built. Cars of significance or those who have achieved some level of sporting success may also b
  14. Simons Locomobile is about one minute in on this one: GDSF WW1 Homecoming convoy entering Blandford. - YouTube
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