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About george

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  • Birthday 10/19/1946

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    Plymouth UK
  • Interests
    Model making and all round petrol head.
  • Occupation
    Retired but now make master patterns for model companies

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  1. Hi, Do you have anything on the 15" howitzer ?? We were in contact ages ago when I was doing some research on the 6" howitzers. George.
  2. Problem is knowing the number. I have searched for specific subjects, with poor results. If you know the number then fine, but searching for "anti aircraft artillery WW1", and variations of that theme in the search box, brought nothing but WW1 aircraft. The search engine used to be helpful, but seems not to work as it used to. I have in the past used their resources with excellent results, so am not a newbie. Just seems there has been a re-jigging.
  3. Too right, it used to be so easy, but since its Disney-fication some years ago, is now almost impossible to find what you're looking for. Why did they change it ? Who knows. I remember too, they had a magnificent collection of models depicting WW1 subjects, guns, wagons, another set of WW2 Humber vehicles made by apprentices, all to 1/10th scale. In fact as a schoolboy in the 50's - 60's, I was fascinated by a set of cut away models of a Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane. I believe they MAY be in storage at Duxford, does anyone have details ?
  4. Thanks for these, some interesting info. Work on our kit has stopped for a while to gather a bit more info and some parts need re-working (my error) Thanks again. George.
  5. thanks, have a look at the Resicast website, Graham Seller is the owner, a Brit having lived in Belgium (Mons) most of his life. Most of the models on the site have been mastered by me and there is a great chap Christian who paint them. We have done a few items on the Light Rail, Simplex 20 and 40hp, wagons, artillery, 18 pdr /4.5 howitzer (WW1 and WW2), 9.2" howitzer, 60 pdr, 8" howitzer, FWD (UK and US versions), 6" howitzer....quite a selection. All 1/35 scale. I do not do figures, equipment only. Been involved for years, and again, many thanks to HMVF members who have given
  6. Whoops, didn't notice ! My son bought me a book for Christmas, it has a page a day for comments, and enough pages for 5 years. I record comments (!!) on a daily basis that amuse me but not for public consumption. OK ????
  7. Great and thanks for getting back to me. To start, I make master patterns for a company called Resicast in Belgium. They produce 1/35th scale kits in resin, I am not into model engineering on large scales. They are not toys, but we have a reputation of producing scale models. At the moment we are doing a lot of WW1 equipment, through the good intentions of HMVF members I have been able to source a lot of info. I am currently working on the 15" howitzer, that is quite an undertaking as so little info exists. The current crisis has given me time to pursue my hobby, and as the wife says, no
  8. I am looking for details of the Coventry works 15 inch howitzer. I have a side elevation drawing from the manual, and the early Ken Musgrove drawings seen on the "landships" web site leave a lot to be desired in all honesty. IWM have a copy of the manual published by HMSO. But difficult to source. I did find some extracts from the manual listing the battery loads for wagons and drawings of how the gun was emplaced..interestingly, the barrel has screw threads to engage the gun tube into the cradle ?? A company D P and G Military Publishers had ordnance manuals, listing nearly 100 differen
  9. I am in the process of building a model of the 5 ton steam wagon, I have some blueprints and a copy of the parts book, I do have one question though, where was the coal carried ?? There appears to be a partition in the drivers cab area, but this would be a guard between the driver and the chain drive. I would appreciate any extra details you could share. Thanks George.
  10. Alex, I might be able to help, I have a bit of info. PM me George.
  11. Been a while since I was active, some of you may recall I am a model maker, and am now looking for details of the rear axle(S) arrangement on the Matador Crane or tanker version. Model 0834 (I think). I am after any rebuild shots of the rear chassis details, or the arrangement to 6 wheels from the four. Thanks in advance for any help. George.
  12. Cannot say, I have not seen it "in the flesh", but was told they have one on display. George.
  13. Hi Bob, I was at the Telford model show at the weekend, so missed it. The Telford show and the Classic Car show always coincide...and I always go to the Model show with my eldest son. We both make models and are petrol heads as well....so have to compromise...... Pity the guys were not there though, would love to have some inside detail. There is another example possibly original, at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovil..!! George.
  14. Sorry for any confusion re contacts.....TBH I am using a new lap top.....my other one has all the data for getting on to my sites, I had to re log on with all new p/words etc etc...….at 72, I realise my once photographic memory has now run out of film. Sorry George.
  15. Hi, Got my copy and it is a magnificent work. Contact (mick.hibberd@ntworld.com) I think they are going fast. George.
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