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  1. Simon, thank you for this wonderful report. I can see you all had a really enjoyable weekend and your Militant looks absolutely the Dog's Whiskers. Have I been in a time warp or something ? The last time I saw any pictures of your Milly it was still in bits and now you're showing it. You've been working really hard over the past few months to have got such an impressive result. A fantastic looking, and very rare,:thumbsup: AEC.
  2. Stephane, may I suggest this model ? It is not the breakdown type but it would be possible to slightly shorten the wheelbase and build a tiny replica of the wooden lockers using matchsticks. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SCAMMELL-PIONEER-TANK-TRANSPORTER-AIRFIX-02301-1-72-NEW_W0QQitemZ400038148964QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN?hash=item400038148964&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4%7C65%3A10%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A200 Alternatively, I did once see a wonderful model of a Scammell Pioneer made entirely from matchsticks and then plac
  3. Priceless pix. Thanks for posting. :thumbsup:
  4. Photographs of Scammells in a book. Not intended to be a source of technical information. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-MILITARY-SCAMMELL-ILLUSTRATED-book-history-data-ec_W0QQitemZ350197696141QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Books_NonFictionBooks_NonFictionBooks_SM?hash=item350197696141&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1687%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50 I've recently had a further exchange of emails with Stephane and, thanks to Babe Fish, he has said he's interested in buying an Explorer or, a recovery Pioneer, in need of restoration. Does anyone
  5. Well done abn. I've just emailed a French link to Babel Fish to Stephane. We'll soon be cooking on gas.:cool2:
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by DJM110 G'day All, I haven't a clue as to how to post pix, Dennis and George, I use 'photobucket' but there is also 'tinypix' and no doubt other means as well. Opening an account with 'photobucket' or 'tinypix' is free and their site should explain how to upload pictures from your computer's 'photo library. Once uploaded to these sites you can edit, or resize, your 'photos so that they are suitable for posting on notice boards or forums. If you get stuck, start a thread in "Other Chatter" appealing for advice. This has question come up before but I co
  7. What a wonderful parade ! Thank you very much for posting the link. I can imagine the hard work that went into making this Land Rover extravaganza possible and, also, it's nice to see all your LR's have their headlights in the correct position. It seems to me that one can directly trace when "things started going wrong in the world" from when Land Rover moved the headlights outboard. Here's a picture of my one taken yesterday in deepest Somerset. Looking forward to seeing a few pix of your fleet posted on here when you have the time. Thanks.
  8. A few days ago, I received a PM from Stephane written in his exquisite Frenglish and assumed it was one of our more playful forum regulars having a go at winding me up. I couldn't see why a new French forum member, if that was who it was, would chose to PM me. Why me ? Thinking it was someone having a laugh, I replied on this thread to Stephane's PM by leaving the post with a picture of the Scammell climbing the Eiffel Tower. Well, since then I've received further emails from Stephane and I'm still not entirely sure what it is that he would like to know. I think, but I'm not certain, that
  9. As you can see from the tax disc this Pioneer hasn't moved since 1995. Over the years a number of people have tried to buy it but the owner is reluctant to part with it. Yesterday, a good friend of mine was firmly told it is "not for sale". I've been asked not to reveal where it is located. Here's a few pix.
  10. Fabulous story, fabulous pictures. Congratulations to all concerned. Brilliant :tup::
  11. I think an old Scammell would be an ideal vehicle for you as the multi-fuel Gardner engine will run very well on red wine straight from the bottle. You may also know that the standard issue French beret is a perfect fit as a headlight cover on these early Scammells. Just out of interest, did the modified Scammell Pioneer that scaled the Eiffel Tower 1938 survive into preservation ? By the way, did you ever teach written English in the British Comprehensive School system ? There's something about your style of writing that would be very familiar to anyone who has had the good fortune to be
  12. Three 'Queen Marys', two with their Commer 'Q' type tractors. Pity that lorry mounted crane got in the way.
  13. Well done Richard ! Another brilliant bit of research by you. Thank you. :thumbsup:
  14. You're right, it does have some funny foreign letters/numbers on the reg. plate. I'm not quite so sure about Ford badge. The right shape but a bit too big ?
  15. Yes. I took those B&W pix yesterday. I had hoped those photographs looked as though they had been taken in 1958 ! Oh well. This was it's first time out of the barn and into the daylight for almost four years. It started immediately, built and held it's air and all the electrics worked OK. (Praise the Lord !) It's never been to a show so I'm thinking about taking it to a small local do in a couple of months time. Simon, I'll PM you this evening with the 'photos of the interior of the body you asked for. I'm sorry it's taken so long but this gun tractor was blocked in by another lorry an
  16. Thank you both for your replies. I've been through my somewhat limited collection of books and I haven't yet been able to get a positive identification. It does indeed look like a Ford badge on the side of the bonnet and the design has got that pre-war American style. Cheers.:thumbsup:
  17. I didn't really want to reveal the full depths of my ignorance but...........what make is this lorry ? I can see it's not British because the makers have actually employed a proper designer to create that fabulous looking cab. Thanks.
  18. Is it from one of those aircraft profile recognition charts..........and this is a an unmarked Flying Saucer when viewed from above/below ?
  19. I hope you're lucky. Thanks for posting the 'photo. Why are we messing around with historic military vehicles when we could be cruising around in something like Steve's ultra cool Greyhound ? :idea:
  20. Thanks for your report, and pictures, of what must have been a very enjoyable day spent with two very nice looking Antars. :thumbsup:
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