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  1. I agree with Ron it is similar to the Watsonian VG21 Chassis I used for my outfit. 1960s era.
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    Ron, a bit off topic but will you be at Netley on Friday? I your usual place at the top of the field? Thanks.
  3. Ron I see a member of the 'Ring Piece Club' is selling a bike on eBay. Nice looking bike.
  4. I am not trying to cause trouble but one option would be to dress up the 'civilian' version to replicate a WW2 bike to sample the 'delights' of a small 1940's 2-stroke? As already pointed out by wdbikemad original bikes and parts are getting expensive and well out of the range of us folk who can't afford the real thing but who like riding old bikes. Another issue is that if I was riding a valuable bike I would be reluctant to use it casually as an every day bike for shopping/fun as I do my replica side car outfit. The big problem, of course, are the crooks who sell replica bikes as genuine bikes. For example BSA Goldstars!
  5. On eBay at the moment original Instruction Books and Parts Books for 1940s Royal Enfields.
  6. Brilliant. What like about forums is that a topic like this can bring up other related topics.
  7. My contribution to the 'Ring Piece Club'.
  8. There should be a badge for the 'Ring Piece Club', not sure where I would wear it though! As you are the founding member I will collect my badge form you at next year's Netley. All this is making me want to get on the bike and have a ride up here in sunny Lancashire. Cheers.
  9. Awwww Ron, and I was so looking forward to making one! Mind you everthing else is made up on my outfit I still dress it up with one to keep the myth going.
  10. Thank you. That is a great help. It seems that the 'broad arrow' comes in a variety of shapes so I should be able to make a stencil form these examples.
  11. Thanks Ron. I have seen a circle of canvas around the filler cap on a BSA M with a stencilled broad arrow and date I fancy copying. I assume it was catch drips and protect the tank when filling?
  12. Hi. What I thought was a simple search on Google for an example of the WD stencil for marking my WW2 bike. But I couldn't find one, does anyone have a printed example I can make a stencil from please?
  13. Thank you Chris. I feel another motorcycle build coming on to suit these tyres.
  14. Who produces those tyres, please? They look similar to the ones fitted to WW2 bikes. My WW2 sidecar creation doesn't need them now but I was looking for similar tyres when it was a solo.
  15. I read on the poster that Friday 6th July has 'minimal entertainment content', what does this mean? I assume all exhibits, stalls, etc will in place but nothing much going on in the arena?
  16. Thanks Chris Very interesting document showing many useful details of bikes.
  17. Please tell me more about where you get the stencils cut in the low tack sheet? I have used low tack film and cut my own 'traced' from computer printed text.
  18. A friend asked what is the current situation regarding our collections of legal, deactivated weapons, for which we have all the correct documentation, when it comes to insurance? Do owners think they are covered by our home/ contents insurance with certain high value items listed or do they need a separate insurance policy? Has anyone claimed following a theft or fire damage?
  19. Can anyone advise me please on the purchase of a WW1 era Luger as used by the German troops, preferably, 1914-16. I have seen a few but because I do not know anything about these guns I need your help. I assume I look for matching numbers, dated, reasonable condition for its age? Are these reliable indicators?
  20. Thank you both for your informative replies. It all increases my admiration of our forces and my dislike of senior politicians.
  21. Can someone, preferably who is serving or who has served in the Army, explain to me why after the old land rovers in Afghanistan were criticised for having little or no armour protection, many of the new army vehicles have an open frames? I know the new vehicles have mine proof hulls from beneath but I have always wondered why troops are given vehicles with open sides like the 'Coyte TSV', vulnerable, I assume to small arms fire?
  22. Thank you both, that is very helpful. Preston Arms Fair this weekend so I will start there.
  23. Apologies straight away because I asked this question last year but I have lost the answers, plus I now have the funds to buy a bayonet. So please will someone recommend a suitable bayonet for my Gew.98. Danzig !915 rifle. I don't know much about these guns and bayonets but I wanted an example of a German rifle for my collection. Also it would be helpful if you could suggest a dealer who may have one for me. Bayonet and scabbard to suit please.
  24. I am glad I posted this item. It has brought back memories of early family rides on the 'mighty' Excelsior Consort. I also like the idea that we can dress up more modern bikes as pseudo-military machines like my WD/C replica sidecar outfit and it is another excuse to post a picture of it !
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