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Smithy

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  1. This thread seems to have hidden itself somewhat in another thread. I'm sure we would all appreciate seeing some pictures from those 40 years.
  2. I think this is the third time they've had to move now. If Scampton is saved, whenever it does close, hopefully they can return to their original home of many years.
  3. Looking good. Enjoying this thread, especially as all the work appears to be happening on your driveway and garage.
  4. Hi, have sent you a DM about it.
  5. Speaking with a friend he suggests that the No23 would've been applied at a HO Depot when in storage. Have you ever heard of The Green Machine book - will be of interest.
  6. Great stuff! What is the history of this one, if you don't mind me asking, former showland vehicle after demob?
  7. Looks like one may exist still:
  8. Scammell Crusader and another Scammell on a low loader going clockwise on the M25 at Junction 17 on Saturday 17 January.
  9. I'm sure in the early years they were included in certain editions. May be worth dropping the Editor a line in case there is anyone in house who can help with your request.
  10. Just logged onto the iPlayer to have another look and got the attached screengrab. Think we can say that it is indeed an AEC Militant. Well worth a look at the beach scene on episode 5 about 39 minutes in for anyone interested.
  11. Anyone spot the AEC Militant cab which was near to an explosion on the beach scene from two episodes ago? A shame as they did manage to get some of the period vehicles correct.
  12. Great to see and hear that the Militant has had a good first road-run. Really interesting to see this project continuing to come together.
  13. Really good to see progression on this interesting vehicle. I continue to follow it with admiration and look forward to seeing the finished product. Thanks for providing the updates and pictures.
  14. Spotted the Dodge Command Car heading back up the M40 on a trailer on Sunday afternoon. It has already been listed on Milweb!
  15. Yep that's Nikki, along with his newly finished living van with patio, and as has been pointed out he is on his way to Llandudno.
  16. What looked like a German WW2 lorry being transported up the M40 last Sunday morning. Looked to be authentic but was wondering if may have been made up for a movie.
  17. Welcome to the club! There is a good Facebook group with a lot of knowledgeable people on it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gipsy.club/ Scott
  18. Interestingly, well it was to me, two of the museum exhibits appeared on Mega Shippers - Million Pound Movers last week with the moving of the Churchill and Sherman from outside ready for restoration.
  19. While in attendance at Rempstone Steam Rally the weekend before last I came across this interesting 1913 Chataignier & Croad roller, which is of French construction but using British parts, and worked in St Etienne. Now the owner had a story that it was used during the First World War before being put back into public use in the inter war years. When France was overrun at the start of the Second World War it was captured and used by the Germans with insignia being found on the coal tender to suggest this. Finally it fell into American hands and was eventually left behind in Hol
  20. Had four days on site this year, thought that vehicle numbers had increased from last year ( look how many were in Medway) and stall numbers were around the same as 2017 - if you remember there was a large gap at the end far end then as well. For me Thursday and Friday felt a bit like the old W&P with good turnouts in the arena, a large number of people watching from the bank, and general good fun with friends both during the day and night. Everyone will have a different opinion, and yes it will probably never be quite like the old show, but the move back to the Hop Farm has ce
  21. Spotted a CMP, which looked like it was part the way through a restoration, on the back of a lorry near Junction 18 of the M25 last Monday - 25 June.
  22. Nice to chat to you today Jeremy. The MW looked as good in the flesh as it has done online. Trust that you had a hassle free journey home. Scott
  23. Spotted this one in Northern France last year at the Pas de Calais Libere event that is held at Souchez each year. Scott
  24. A lovely piece of workmanship - which you should be very proud of. Have followed this one from the start and certainly a favourite of mine given the time period it relates to. Top work!
  25. Hi Steve, yes I perhaps should have explained better. Any servicemen who died up to 31 December 1947 would be recorded on the CWGC database - and receive a CWGC headstone. I was referring to the fact that if it was a civilian doctor who died, as Larry stated may have been a possibility, then he wouldn't be commemorated as he didn't die as a result of enemy action. Thanks, Scott
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