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Artifficer

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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 Regards Artifficer
  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
  16. Hi all I agree with Paul, we have a gooseneck flare can at RAF Kenley and the spout is longer and straighter than the one on the forum. We tried it out some years ago and you could see the light from the far end of runway 03 at night despite the light pollution from London. Regards Robin
  17. Hi Guys Have a look at Milweb trailers, there's a pair of generator trailers for sale, 1 without genni. Lots of lovley bits plus a genni suitable for restoration. I've known the vendor for 30 years and he's had lots of experiance with airborne trailers, he's down in Sussex so a bit of a treck if your north of the Thames. Regards Robin (Tiffy)
  18. Hi John Another choice trailer find for Tony, I bet Nettie is pleased. So one was sold in 2013, £2500 for a compressor trailer, thats inflation for you. Regards Rob
  19. Don't you mean:- Sail Army! Fly Navy! Walk Sideways!!! Artifficer Reme RAFA Kenley
  20. Hi James Ref:- 5.5 brakes, check the power lead for ristance, continuity, correct polarity/wireing, we had problems with dodgy leads on the gun in the 70's. Also check the servos for same, we had real problems with them at the end of their service life, one ended up in the front room of a house in Devizes. Regards Robin
  21. Hi John As youknow I aquired "T"'s 3 years ago, I payed £210, found at the Great Dorset Steam Fair, but that was for 10 "T" plates, two slightly tatty but the rest fine. They helped to complete several restorations, I sold most at £35 & kept one as a spare Possibly my best find ever!! I've just contacted the seller and he might have more, if so I'll put them on the forum at a fair price. Present prices are realy inflated. Watch this space. Regards Robin
  22. Hi Simon I had a tent fly sheet made in heavy brown canvas for living history events, it breaks up the sea of olivedrab. It was made by Grahame "Noddy" Vant, he's down on the edge of Romney Mash near Tenterden kent Home 01580 766204 Mobile 07734 248346. he also made tilts for some MW Bedfords and My 2 Airborne trailers. Great work, I know he is part retired and busy with lots of work for mil vehicle owners. Good luck, his work is brillant! regards R J Grainger
  23. Tony Great for uninformed adults and ill educated kids. Lots of interactive screens and very few Historic objects. I was describeing to a ferien how a rotary engine worked. ie crankshaft bolted to the airframe propeller bolted to cylinders, breath in like a 2 stroke via transfer ports & hollow crankshaft & out like a 4 stroke via valves. She brought to my attention not only did I have her attention but a whole bunch of adults & school kids. One teacher asked was I an offical guide? I explained I knew because my Granddad told me about his time in the RFC and it sparked my interest and I read a book about it & looked at a WW! Sopwith Pup inA musuem where I could see it up close & personel. Now they hang it 20 feet above our heads to show off the million of pounds worth of concrete that has been crammed into ths spaces. Architecture great but not a musuem as we know it. But what would I know I'm only 69 and only been a soilder for most of my life. As far as teachers go I know nothing!! As for involvement I do talks to schools and they get to handle all the artifacts even Dac weapons shock horror!! Funnyly enough I get invited back!! Rob REME Artifficer
  24. Try Hagertys, they include recovery, even from abroad. They recovered my mates F30 Ford truck from Normandt at no extra cost. Regards Artifficer
  25. Hi Easty100 Best place for EMER's would be the REME Musuem at Arborfield, after all they are a REME publication and not issued to users. Timbo's advice is a good call Rob Nixion knows about all there is to know on Arty. I've worked on Bofors 40/70, 25 Pounders, Light Gun, FH70 and some of the SP Guns like Abbot. Pity I'm now retired from REME and can't help you with the job. Regards Artifficer
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