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  1. 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.
  2. Arial dates from 1982..... I’ve just had the same problem x12 working up decal and colour options for some 1/35th model kits
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    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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. Right angle drill attachments often allow you to use power drills in confined places where space dictates that it would be otherwise only possible to use a hand drill.
  8. After 18 months, I've finally finished the cosmetic refurb of the 19 set to wartime appearance with all the B set controls present. I picked up a scrap 19 set chassis with no faceplate at Stoneleigh which still had the rare B Set tuning wheel in place - as well as a quench coil for the future restoration of another 19 set to go into the wheelarch locker as a spare. I cleaned it up, repainted the numbers and fitted it this morning Job done Thanks to Chris, Nigel and Mark for helping with spares to complete the job.
  9. That’s just the standard Caunter Scheme, so sand, silver grey and slate. Google Caunter scheme and use Mike Starmer’s colours as a guide. If you buy his book on the Caunter scheme, you will get the patterns and colour chips for the three colours. sk
  10. If the sand trick doesn’t produce the required result, 1 3/8” is just under 35mm which seems to be the maximum diameter for commercially available pipe benders. Could you ask your go-to plumber?
  11. That last OY with the roundel seems to be another truck with a field modification to include a hatch/hip ring over the passenger seat
  12. The Tank Museuem had an example of both the Neptune and the Argosy for a while but they were ultimately scrapped.which seems remarkably short-sighted as by then they were likely to be the sole survivors.
  13. Looks like a replacement tank as well, which is not a good likeness to the original shape, particularly at the corners. That might explain why there are no hold-down straps for the fuel tank. Presumably that’s not a problem if it is not in use though. Wouldn’t want to drive it though if the tank is being put to it’s intended use. As Pete has said, don’t buy as a restored vehicle for a restored vehicle price. Instead consider as an assembled starter kit for a detailed factory or motor pool restoration depending on your intentions and be prepared to part with more money to do the job proper
  14. That’s a 20cwt GS trailer. There are a couple of restorations by Ian L and Guy66 on here
  15. A picture is worth a thousand words Hope this clarifies things
  16. Hi Danny Couple of photos of mine - has a bearing on dimensions the two L-brackets are staightforward - 1/8" thick strip A = 2" B = C = 2.75" D = 3.5" For the long bracket - for a start it differs from your drawing 1- the top corner of the trailing edge is angled/chamfered - 3/4" off overall length (of your dimension F) and width ( of your dimension G) 2 - the strip is just bent through 90 degrees So........................ from 3/16" thick strip (your dimension I) E = 10" F = 6.5" to start of chamfer or 7.25" overall G = 2.5"
  17. Yes - thanks for that - saw that but was trying to find the actual order that went to unit commanders in both US and Commonwealth units telling them to paint unit serial numbers and colour bars on vehicles prior to D-Day. I wanted to see if there is any reference to specific number /colour combinations in the order. I am sure the same order went to all Allied unit commanders I know there were initially separate combinations promulgated for use by US and Commonwealth units (bar Canada who had their own system) but i wanted to see whether these separate combinations remained in use during/p
  18. I,ll measure mine tomorrow for you. I am assuming it is an original
  19. I think SHAEF sent out a single order to all Allied unit commanders (British and US) in the run-up to D-Day concerning the need to mark vehicles, material etc with unit serial numbers accompanied by the three coloured bar marking. I am sure I have seen a copy of this order on the web somewhere but I can’t find it now. Can anybody point me in the direction of this order please. Many thanks
  20. Anybody know much about this -apparently to be the subject of a Channel 4 documentary marking the centenary of Cambrai. Seems that the hull has been made by JCB and that it will use modern mechanicals. Press are reporting that there appears to be some hiccup with driving it through Lincoln due to Health and Safety concerns
  21. It seems that signatures only appear if you are signed in to the site. Is that the intention or is that a foible of the new software? My preferred option is to review the site and only sign in if needed. We all had to learn how to use the old system so learning the new system shouldn’t be too hard, particularly as you can seem to immerse yourself to the depth that you want. Can’t be doing with all the touchy feely stuff like reputation/kudos/likes etc etc or having the site wishing me a happy birthday but if that sort of thing floats your boat then you’re going to be a happy bunny.
  22. Somebody had better tell the RAF Museum as well as they have one in RAF markings on display at Hendon sk
  23. The “lime green” seems to be (or close to) Green G5, although my understanding is that this was usually used as a disruptive colour over khaki green G3 rather than being used with SCC2. Never say never though!
  24. Pete have you tried Robert at Dataplates4U- that's where the plate for my GS trailer came from.
  25. If you look at Tony Lawrence's thread on here relating to the restoration of his mortar trailer, that type of hitch seems to be a common post war alteration and has been seen on a number of these 10cwt trailers.I have begun to wonder if "mortar trailers" with a tailgate at the back are actually Mk II GS trailers, as opposed to the Mk I trailers which have curved mudguards and different woodwork including a shorter body to allow the fitment of a toolbox
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