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Tony Lawrence

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About Tony Lawrence

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    Warrant Officer 1st Class
  • Birthday 09/26/1947

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  1. I have a 10cwt 4.2 " mortar trailer with early handles on central spar or Lightweight with early hitch or electrical repair with later hitch/handles. You are welcome to come and measure.
  2. As most people will know, War & Peace evolved from the annual IMPS club show that was first at Tenterden and after a few years at the Whitbread Hop Farm. In 1994 it was renamed as Back from the Beaches, followed in 1995 by the Victory Show. We then came up with a new name for 1996 (courtesy of either Nigel Hay or Keith Palmar) of War & Peace. It was still the IMPS club show and our Events Secretary, one Rex Cadman really had the bit between his teeth and continued to try to enlarge the show. In this he was rather successful and by the late 1990's the show had grown to three days a
  3. Deepcut have many of the key cards - go online and quote the X number or post war number and they will tell you if they have any info. If they have it will cost you £25 to get a copy .
  4. The rope hooks on the corners of the chassis are also on the 4.2" mortar trailers, as well as the cleats on the woodwork so nothing unusual there.
  5. Contract number is definitely correct for a GS No. 1 trailer. The chassis number is unusual ( A3253/879 ) as every chassis number I have seen have been OE ******. The data plate is also unusual in that all my Orme Evans (OEC) plates are stamped steel whereas this one appears to be cast brass. Also the X number does not appear to be in the sequences quoted in the 'B' vehicle WD numbers (Rob van Meel's reprint). Nothing like having a little mystery!
  6. Could it not be Orme Evans - definitely wartime as it has an X number.
  7. Just seen going clockwise on the M25 near Cobham services, two Renault FT17 first war tanks on a low loader.
  8. Two more unidentified tools (at least to me). It is good to find people interested as I seem to have zero interest at home (my wife doesn't understand me!)
  9. All very well but when one does not know what they are to start with (and as you know I am a bear with little brain.....)
  10. These are some other strange tools I have cleaned up, including some sort of puller with a WD arrow. These tools all came with the trailer - I do not know if they are part of the original fittings. Any ideas would be welcome.
  11. The project is finally finished except for the tilt which I am having made but this will take several weeks. My son-in-law helped me put the valve grinder back on the trailer. It is so heavy that an engine hoist was employed. The still has been left as it was except for adding some lettering to the outside and renewing the instruction plate by scanning it into my computer and a friend photoshopping it to re-vitalise the peeling off paint. I then put a printout back over the original using Tackiback film so that I still have the original underneath. I have not taken this apart to reno
  12. With the advent of good weather the restoration has come on in leaps and bounds - photographs are the best to show progress. I have kept the original wood even though it is not in the best condition (but it is imperial measurements). One interesting thing is the use of Phillips screws. One or two could be put down to later replacements but the main box is completely constructed using these screws as are many of the other wood units (such as the rear tool drawer) and footman loops attached to wood. The other puzzle is the electrics. There is an obvious line of cable clips taking the m
  13. Can anybody identify this light fitting - it looks like a motorcycle tail light or an instrument illuminating light. The characters on the side are FV14933 Dropbox.exe
  14. I came across this link on another forum but on this snowy day it made for some interest. http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=265109 I wonder how many are still around
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