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  1. What you need is a hydraulic rivet squeezer 🙂 (I am surprised that you haven't made one?)
  2. Off topic for this thread, but here is how it got fixed:
  3. Isn't the whole thing probably an observation post? So the pigeons are just the 1914 equivalent of radio aerials.
  4. How does the top tank attach to the radiator core?
  5. I think it's legitimate enough, there are even special files for the job: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bahco-1-104-14-3-0-Lathe-File/dp/B0002YQ5PI
  6. Next day from Amazon, even. Though probably not in Imperial Sizes.
  7. Die Springs are often square section. A square section spring is slightly stiffer for the same outline dimensions. Very readily available, too: https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop/fasteners/die-springs/2307
  8. I think that I would seriously consider epoxy. In fact the ring is so good that I am going to suggest a way to show off 🙂 Get them to make a bigger complete ring. Cut it in half horizontally, then press divots in the bottom half with a specially-made press-tool. Cut slots for the spokes and then cast bakelite round the wheel. I don't think an authentic reproduction is out-of-reach. But I also don't think it is worth the effort.
  9. https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/gilbert-baitson/catalogue-id-ibgi10619/lot-536061a5-96ec-48bd-a986-ac2100d32c22 Is a 1914 Bleriot lamp.
  10. https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/gilbert-baitson Mainly _very_ Pre WW2. But there might be some stuff there.
  11. How bad is the switch? If the metal is intact then I would imagine that the rest can be re-made? You can get suitable Tufnol / Bakelite from eBay (amongst other places). I used some to make some replica Ner-a-Car light switches. (Now _there_ is a hens-teeth item: https://bodgesoc.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-last-bits-and-pieces.html )
  12. Well there are complete trucks trundling around that started with a lot less.
  13. it would look a lot better on solid tyres, in my opinion. But would also be less practical.
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