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About terryb

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  • Birthday 05/20/1959

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    Birchington,Kent
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    Tracked, tracked, oh, and tracked.....preferably with a gun!
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    Engineer by day, tankie off duty.

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  1. when they were released with paperwork, it was straightforward to register, but they stopped the paperwork, so it became impossible to register them. I have the paperwork 😉
  2. terryb

    WW1 RAILWAYS

    are there any groups who have ww1 railways equipment? Some years ago, there was a group displaying one at w&p-any ideas how I get in contact with them? thanks Terry
  3. so basically there are three types of replicas; 1. ones that try to replicate originals, built by enthusiasts 2. those built to order by professionals for film or museum 3. those built by an enthusiast, to please themselves, built in their own style, with a certain artistic licence, without having to religously mimic another trouble is 1. people will always pick fault with it. 2. big budget replicas are beyond the reach of most of us 3.what the hell, I like it. I built it and I'm enjoying it
  4. ....and damn good they were too!
  5. looking for a large shell for a display-does anyone know of one that might be available? thanks
  6. Hi Terry, do you own a Saurer 4K 4FA ? I saw on a thread you were looking for one a few years back..

    Best,

    James.

    1. terryb

      terryb

      yes was looking, but after speaking to a few owners decided against is as difficult to work on, and parts are scarce & not cheap. went down the 432 route-very impressed, they are tough, easy to work on, and still plenty of spares around.

    2. L3610N

      L3610N

      well as i have no experience on any tracked vehicle ‘Difficult to work on’ is a given, and my starting point :) , I’ve chatted to a few owners of the saurer now and they all seem happy with their machines and its performance and reliability, I've even found a firm in Austria who have all the spares i may need, although, that is why I purchased two in the first place!

  7. a simple, cost effective solution would be to change it to a readily available spin on filter-simple to change, might be an idea to speak to Robin Craig on this forum.....
  8. don't laugh, but some time ago I acquired a spartan that someone had done a civvy diesel conversion on, and noticed some gook on the road wheels-turns out 7 had shed their rubber complete as doughnuts, do he scuffed up the wheels with a grinder and araldited them back on! don't laugh-as far as I know they're still on there!
  9. Use only mineral brake or clutch fluid such as Citroen LHM. Highly likely it will be the steering tiller master cylinders weeping, as most stored cvrt's had stagnant water covering where they sit. Simple cheap fix though-land rover series 111 master cylinder seal kit-but make sure its for mineral oil (green colour coded)
  10. is there an outcome yet, or is the case still ongoing?
  11. The demise of Withams selling a seemingly endless stream of armour to temp new blood into our hobby stopped. The BIG show has stopped. Covid has crippled all shows and museums. Is it just me or has our hobby just gone off a cliff? Lots of kit for sale and it doesnt appear to be selling. Six figure armour (WWII) seems unaffected, as its a strong investment to those with deep pockets. Difficult to value these with such a diminishing market. what do you think?
  12. Interesting story of the chap who had his category H revoked after taking his test in a tracked Argo. The company had merely slapped on a set of plastic tracks, without notifying DVLA, so his test was not legally taken in a tracked vehicle!!!
  13. Off road tests were allowed some years ago, but now a H licence test must be conducted on the Queen's highway in and out of traffic-hence the legal requirements of registered,insured, etc etc. I think it is still allowed to have a 'commander' with you during the test if your vehicle has restricted views it really is essential that you take your test in the type of vehicle you want to use.speeds and controls of tracked vehicles vary massively. I would not recommend taking your test in a tiny plastic 250kg 10mph argo, that has been converted into a 'tracked' vehicle, then driving around in
  14. it really is essential that you take your test in the type of vehicle you want to use.speeds and controls of tracked vehicles vary massively. I would not recommend taking your test in a tiny plastic 250kg 10mph argo, that has been converted into a 'tracked' vehicle, then driving around in a 50mph 8 ton cvrt or 12 ton 30mph 432-recipe for a nasty mishap. this is one of very few countries where you can still drive armour on the road, and all it takes is for our bad news media to get hold of a story...........
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