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  1. This is a Royal Enfield (works photograph).
  2. Can't remember who sent me these pictures, but they both show an acceptance marking as well.
  3. This is all sooooo beautiful! When will you start selling tickets for a ride on this bus? 😊
  4. Ai! A metric drill, and you need an imperial hole... 😂 No, serious, you're doing a great job Steve! 👍
  5. Oops! Ant, sorry, I made a mistake! All "S" prefixed contracts (with the exception of the Welbike "S" prefixed contracts) had steel plates, the earlier "C" contracts had brass plates. So you'll need a steel plate, which is difficult (impossible) to find... Here's an example...
  6. Your bike comes from contract S/1945 Ant. This contract had a brass plate wrapped around the rear frame member. Replicas of these brass plates can be found... Later contracts had a steel plate riveted to the rear mudguard. These steel plates are not replicated...
  7. Well done and thank you very much for sharing Ron! This is very interesting information from the test department! 😃
  8. It's an "M" Colin. So far it's the only one with an M prefix in my Register, and I have no idea at all why it has a different prefix… Stupid mistake maybe? "Oops, I took the wrong stamp..."? Can’t imagine what it could mean. We've always assumed that the "V" prefix stands for Villiers carburetor, but the Amal bikes don’t have an A prefix, so I’m not convinced…
  9. This is a well known photograph, and I have to admit that I hadn't noticed the Flea yet! 😊 I knew that I had a slightly better resolution version on my computer, but then I noticed that this one was cropped, and the Flea is hardly visible... 😟
  10. More than a month ago I missed an interesting photograph on Delcampe, due to a problem with my sniper. I contacted the seller, but obviously there was nothing he could do, the picture was sold. But last week I was contacted by the seller, the buyer had not paid yet, if I was still interested? Of course I was! This is how I have become the custodian of this picture after all! I've done a 600DPI scan (that's all my scanner can do), here are two details. The bike and the Minerva. If you compare the picture above with the picture below, it is easy to see how the side car was modifi
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    Another magnificent job Ron! And great to see the correct Royal Enfield style census number. The war time photograph by the way was taken at the April 11th 1943 Medway Challenge Cup, "a team event run between various companies in an R.A.S.C. Division, including a number of riders from H.Q., in which the three best performers from each unit were taken as forming the team, each rider being marked individually throughout the event. Competitors had had little previous experience in motorcycling on cross-country courses and the prime object of the contest was not only to improve their standar
  12. The Belgian Government bought several contracts of Royal Enfield 3HP models. The outfit in the original photograph is a 6HP. I have put all the information that I have on the 5MMGB outfits in a thread on the Great War Forum: https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/258012-5-motor-machine-gun-battery-research/
  13. Just had a look at the details of the Russian contracts. There were two large contracts: the first one was delivered in October 1914, the second contract dates from 1917. The 1914 models had a front mudguard which went between the fork legs, from 1915 onwards the forks went through the front mudguard (like in the picture above). So this can't have been an October 1914 Russian motorcycle. And the 1917 contract was for motorcycles with a colonial frame. This frame gives more ground clearance, but it also has a different petrol tank, which is quite easy to recognise. And they had different handle
  14. These are Belgian cobblestones, I recognise them! 😂 No, serious now, some Minervas went to Russia, that's true, and Enfield also sold a few contracts to Russia. So maybe this isn't Belgium (or the North of France) after all...? Need to check my Russian Enfield documentation...
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