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  1. There are no RA units with the 5 digit FFNs you quote in the list I have, and the presentation is way too large as well. FFNs were usually only about 1” lettering above the colour bars, as part of the preparation for overseas movement markings
  2. Perhaps too large for a Field Force Number (which can be up to 5 numbers) above coloured bars which would be used for mobilisation purposes. More likely to be a unit serial applied on a coloured (?red/blue) arm of service square. Is all the number readable? If it is (possibly) 74 on a red/blue square, that would indicate a Royal Artillery Field Regiment in an Armoured Division from 1944. Is there any further Divisional marking on the other side of the cab?
  3. Don’t be fooled by the label on the pump at the moment. Pays to check. The local Sainsbury’s now shows the 95 octane unleaded as E10 on the label on the pump but won’t actually change over to E10 until 1st September... Had to ask to find out that nugget of information
  4. The back is now completed and just needs paint. New bins have been made and await painting. Tailgate now finished as well
  5. The former MAT Crusader, which used to be displayed on a Warflat wagon at the NRM outstation at Shildon has apparently been moved and replaced with a Universal Carrier. Does anybody know what has happened to the Crusader?
  6. To the extent that you can trust period colour photos, here are some K2/Ys in SCC2 on an airfield. Paintings from life are another source of colour information, although inevitably an interpretation by the artist
  7. Looks like a Standard Vanguard utility
  8. Think I will be contacting RCH as well to see what they can do.
  9. Thanks for that. It makes sense to see the blocks in that light.
  10. The new MWR pattern tailgate is just about finished. Just need to add the two blocks across the top, although I’m not really sure what purpose they serve.
  11. Thanks for the leads. Correct canvas looks to be R16 cotton canvas in Brown from Kayospruce.
  12. Good luck trying to find anyone who can supply SCC2 coloured canvas! If you find anyone let us know as I’ve been looking for ages with no luck. As far as I’m aware, both Worthing’s and Allied Forces aren’t interested in doing British stuff any more. Must be a business opportunity for someone out there to really concentrate on British and Commonwealth canvas
  13. Brake linkage bellows are available from Paul Beck Vintage Car Spares near Malvern ref 7W-2205 Brake Dust Cover Seem to recall that the external wipe seals could be found at one of the one marque classic car spares dealers although can’t for the life of me remember which one. I just changed to an internal wipe seal instead after polishing up the surface
  14. Thanks, that’s what I expected. Will have to see if there’s any potential to move the sockets within the existing screwholes in the faceplate.
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