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About Artifficer

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    retired Engineer Army/Fire service

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  1. I wish I'd asked a family member who worked at Fort Halstead, he worked on light gum ballistics. He passed away 3 years ago, his name was Peter Fuller, a top ballistics and high speed photography expert, your friend might have known him. Regards
  2. Rob After further research it might be a L & E M1DL, sorry a bit of finger trouble there. Check out olds British jacks. Robbie
  3. Hi Rob On the question of the hydraulic jack, looking at the drawing in the hand book the jack handle looks to be flat. The company who seems to use such handles is Lake and Elliot. They made a 1 ton jack (S646) and several have been on E-bay for as little as £5. This model is 7" closed so would seem to be the right one. There is a Lake and Elliot jack rage online, they made similar jacks up to 8 ton. I seem to remember when Light Gun first arrived at 100 Regt there was a similar jack around but I think they where also used on some 1 Tonne Forward Control Rovers. Regards Robbie
  4. Hi Steve I've sent photos as a private message. Artifficer
  5. A copy has been posted on the forum under 10 Cwt lightweight trailers Artifficer
  6. Steve find photos attached of the plates. The T plate in the middle is for sale. Artifficer
  7. As you can see its just like a water tank on wheels, the spring hangers are welded to the body it's strength is in it's monococue construction. The axel is pretty much universal for the trailers. when I built the one I posted all I had was the hard bits, axel, wheels, tow hitch, springs, break assemblies, hubs, linkages. I folded all the rest, except the centre spine, spot and mig welding all the rest. lights plugs and electricals are available at a cost. I make data plates and have a "T" plate for sale. Artifficer
  8. An ex-BQMS cooks for us at W&P, often up to 30 plus and uses a Hydra burner. I made up ww2 type pot supports for him, he also uses a ww2 oven and his roast beef is superb. Two of us took our seconds to the IMPS meeting at W&P, sorry Ross it was better than the Doritos. He produced a 3 course dinner for 48 people at W&P all cooked on a Hydra burner Artifficer
  9. Hi Steve PM me and in the mean time I'll take some photos on Wednesday to post. Which type of airborne trailer are you intending to make? No1 which has no chassis, just a centre spine or a No2 which has a full chassis. First photo chassis of Airborne binned store trailer, 2 Binned store trailer,3 No2 lightweight and 3 No1 lightweight. I sold the No1 trailer last year. Regards Rob
  10. I have an axel, 2 hubs, 2 drums, brakes and wheel cylinders, 1 standard wheel, 1 late split rim wheel and various small parts. I'm down in Surrey. Artifficer
  11. Last weekend at Combined Ops at Headcorn in Kent, a chap with a very good Bantam trailer had been tail-ended by a BT truck in full daylight bending it badly, fortunately he was OK. An IMPS member was killed some years in similar circumstances, any thing that makes an olive drab vehicle more visible is a bonus. When I served in HM Forces our vehicles all had detachable hi-vis boards when traveling on public roads and they where entirely authentic, for years I've done the same with my Jeep and trailer. Better safe than sorry, rather than just trying to look authentic on the road. Each to his own
  12. Hi Winchman Use a detachable trailer board as we do on British Airborne trailers, then you can keep the trailer standard. Artifficer
  13. Dave Is that £40 each? if so that's brill , if £40 for the lot, FANTASTIC!!! Post A photo of your trailer so I can see what model it is, they seem to run to 3 numbers and 2 marks each but info is scarce. Rob
  14. Hi Dave Don't use pewter they will break easily, I got mine cast for my binned stores trailer by White Eagle Foundries in Hailsham Sussex using an original as a pattern and cast in gun metal. Entirely successful but needed a lot of fettleing. Regards Rob
  15. Biccis Brown Just like eating manhole covers, cheese possessed, fun if you threw a tin in a fire and ran like hell. There is a recipe on the internet for oatmeal blocks, give it a try! best of luck Artifficer
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