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    Old and new British Lorries, BEF vehicles , Fire appliances, 1970's Brit Bikes.

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  1. I posted some links and stills to some postwar colour Scottish TA Regiment films and and the blue colour of the Saltaire badge varies from a deep blue to a light blue even in the same outfit. Scroll down to the last two stills of the armoured cars for a quick instance - BTW-This is a stunning restoration , no corners cut , can only gaze on in wonder as I find it hard to keep one old motorbike on the go! Craig
  2. Curious as to why Saladins used .Were the RE repair teams tasked to inspect runway bomb damage whilst the air attack was still on ? Craig
  3. I know post war there were 3 ton and 6 ton 'Mechanical Horses ' and the trailers were very different in size . Farmers favoured the 6 ton trailers. So make sure yours is right size. Craig
  4. Paul , great information thanks, my big interest is BEF vehicles so if I am reading right only the later BY5 carried Folding Boat Equipment. Therefore the BEF of 1940 would not have FBE trucks? Fancy Albion having a different engine in each subsequent variant over such a short period , what a nightmare for spares stock! Craig
  5. Great restoration. So nice to see a Brit rarity rescued from the dead. Could you tell me what year it is? And do you know the years of the BY1 and BY3 production? Questions questions! I have seen many photos of them with the BEF, usually wrecked in France. So wonder what model they had in 1940. Some made it to Dunkirk beaches where their boats were of some use. They are seen near the 'lorry piers' which were constructed by the R.E. 's. Pic below is a Dunkirk lorry pier with possibly a folding boat . I will see if I have any Albion F.B.E pics Craig
  6. Could it just belong to someone who liked US markings ? Might be an MV enthusiast if the Jeep is also his or hers .
  7. What is a Gloster Saro conversion lightweight ?
  8. Couple of QL refuellers in post war service from the Laing archive on Historic England website.
  9. So they didn't notice 6 TONS of motorcycles until well into their journey and the auctioneer missed 450 Land Rovers, every single one. The vehicles most punters went there to buy.............mmm Hard to believe
  10. Surely with the thousands of vehicles auctioned over many years the odd mistake must have been made. Like leaving something in a truck or mis describing a lot.
  11. Always thought of these as an AEC product really ( and AEC were very good at dump trucks) . Though they carried Leyland , Thornycroft, Aveling Barford and I think Scammell badges at various times . Where were they made? did they survive AEC Southall factory closure in 1979 ?
  12. Is this something else Airfix got wrong!😀
  13. Yes very much so and 'Flat Tanker' bikes. Suppose it is natural progression , people want to have or restore the cars of their youth so everything shuffles on a decade or so as people leave this mortal coil. ' Was it ever thus'. Watching the entertaining ' Bangers and Cash 'TV series about Classic Car Auctioneers Mathewson 's Derek the auctioneer says their is very limited demand for pre-war cars now. Makes me smile when the classic vehicle fraternity say we have no youth coming through, If they mean teens and twenties very few will be interested . When I was young in 70s I wanted t
  14. There must be many thousands , particularly motorbikes as they are so easy to store. I live in a small town 15k pop. and I bet there are many surprising old vehicles tucked away just in my town . You occasionally hear about the odd one. This must be even more prevalent in rural areas where people tend to have land and big sheds or barns. Many middle aged / old men I know still have the bike(s) of their youth mouldering in the garage, of course this means mainly 60s- 80s stuff these days. Digressing slightly I wonder as time marches on and WW2 becomes ancient history will
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