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  1. There seems to be a fold down footstep attached to the inside tailgate. I think I have seen this on another surviving MWR. Wonder if this was a standard MWR fitment or a post war addition. My MWR is also fitted with a standard towhook
  2. i saved these pictures of the same brass OEC plate off the web a while ago. Probably came from the long HMVF thread on 10cwt trailers. Looks as if the census number is only 10 distant from yours, Your census number X 5439529 is listed on page 87 on the copy of the Chilwell list that I have from the batch X5438651 to 5439610 - Make is listed as Brockhouse - did they buy out Orme Evans during the war?
  3. Tony you are probably right. My excuse is a long day at Goodwood yesterday
  4. OEC is Owen Equipment Company I believe, one of 4 or 5 different manufacturers of these trailers, each firm having their own particular foibles
  5. Peter, You are very welcome to come over and look at my 10cwt GS in North Notts if you need to check or measure anything. Has the earlier type of hitch though
  6. 30 seconds of Googling “Caunter Scheme” will pull up any number of photos showing the hard straight edges used in this scheme. The Austin is a superb recreation of this short lived camouflage, using the correct colours of Portland Stone, Silver grey and Service colour or slate Incidentally that photo of a CMP truck in Caunter thought to be an original contemporary colour photo is apparently a still from a recent Czech film
  7. Everything but precise dates of entry into service unfortunately. Not much of interest to most people I guess.
  8. Does anyone know when the WS19 came into widespread use as a replacement for the WS9? Is it likely that WS19 sets would have been retrofitted into the A10 cruiser tanks in North Africa and Greece? thanks
  9. Nice work on the generator box Tom. Mine has just been repaired, blasted and primed, along with the battery box, locker and passenger seat. Comes back next weekend.
  10. As an aside, on my MWR, which I think has a body that started out as a GS body before conversion to MWR standard as it still has tailgate bump stops on both sides, that gutter panel rearward facing lip has been bent up through 90 degrees so that it instead screws into the additional board added around the top of the body.
  11. If you look closely at my picture, it is the holes in the wood that are slightly countersunk to take the bolts head, not the coach bolts themselves. The carriage bolts have standard domed heads. There are no holes in my original gutter panel, other than for attachment and for the two footmans loops for the cab canvas straps which may anyway be a post war/rebuild alteration as they appear to have been moved from the cab rear wood below the gutter panel. It’s a logical move as the lower edge of the panel could fray the strap if the loops remained in their original position
  12. Aren’t those four carriage bolt holes countersunk so that the heads of the bolts don’t protrude? Definitely no holes within the gutter panel. The woodwork is all original on my MWR and you can see the countersinking on the picture below
  13. The similarities between the Mickey Mouse patterning on the MWD and the MWR suggests that there was actually a set way of applying the disruptive patterning within the factory. Wally, according to some experts Mickey Mouse is actually a stylised combination of the dapple and foliage schemes
  14. Mickey Mouse was never a formal pattern, just one variation of the foliage scheme shown in Military Training Pamphlet MTP46/4A, details of which can be found on the web. Disruptive painting was discouraged from August 1944 anyway.
  15. Vintage Car Parts might have something suitable, Richard. They have a large range of handles.
  16. Don’t know if this is right Forum or not. Please move if appropriate. Seems that the decision to charge for third party hosting has been reversed. Looks as if all the forum pictures that were hosted via photobucket and had been replaced by that dreaded Photobucket logo are now visible again. You wonder if the brand is terminally damaged though as a result of the original decision to charge.
  17. I have assumed it was a dark blue fouled anchor on a light blue background, and a light blue 30 on a dark blue background but that’s just an assumption based on the colours of the badge applied to BD blouses I notice that there is an MWR behind the Merc in the picture in the Mobility section.
  18. Standard panel pins a fraction too small in diameter for some existing pin holes sadly. Bite around edge in those cases is marginal. Fit the countersinks though. In addition there are three pin holes through the panel into the middle frame in line with the two carriage bolts. No pin holes at all on the other side panel, although there were screw holes beneath in the frame. That panel must date from the post-War rebuild as it only had post war colours on it. Sidescreen sockets from Vintage Supplies fit perfectly and lock the panel down onto the frame. Just sanded the chrome to give paint a key
  19. Thanks Richard that helps and that little countersink in your panel ties up with what I see on one of my panels as well. The other doesn’t have any nail holes at all; hence my confusion. Better see what’s on offer at B&Q......
  20. Hi Richard, how do you intend (if at all) to secure the metal cab sides to the wooden framing across the top and down the front edge behind the door capping. I am refurbishing the back half of the cab at the moment, and on the evidence of what I have found during the strip down, it could be panel pins, csk screws or nothing at all -and that’s the evidence from just one side.
  21. Arial dates from 1982..... I’ve just had the same problem x12 working up decal and colour options for some 1/35th model kits
  22. simon king

    Paint

    298 and 499 are close equivalents/substitutes but not the actual shades for SCC15 and SCC2. Near enough for all but the very picky though - especially as there would have been some manufacturing variation likely anyway. There’s a place in Retford (Paintman Paint) that sells a matched KG3 paint although I have never used it and have no connection to the firm
  23. There is usually some WW 1 wheeled input to Tracks to the Trenches which is held at Apedale, near Stoke on Trent. This year it is being held 13th to 15th July. More info at the Moseley Railway Trust website. The only place to see Baldwin, Hunslet and Hudswell locomotives and Simplex petrol tractors towing the correct WDLR rolling stock on a ballasted and field railway system running into reproduction trenches. The German and French light railway systems will also be represented.
  24. If it’s the same stuff as used on the drivers footboard of ajmac’s Loyd Carrier resto, it’s called Pyramid Nosing and is used in the fabrication of steel stairways
  25. That warm air feed from the heat shield must have been fitted for a reason. Have you discounted possible carb icing as a reason for the issue?
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