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1/6th scale Baily Bridge Pontoons


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Some years ago I determined to get myself one of the model Bailey Sets that the RE used for training purposes. These things were mostly made of wood, with some brass fittings. Little did I know just how difficult it would be to get a full set of these things, nor how much of an obsession it would become.

The bridge led me to also seek out a suitable sized RC tank and I managed to pick up a 1/6th scale RC Stuart from the US(which is waiting a new upper-hull, a paint job and a re-badge to 8th KRIH). The tank took me to a 1/6th scale tankie figure, (i.e. Actionman size), and I'm now in the process of building a 1/6th scale Cromwell (hence the question in research about the FD housing and cover plate).

BTW, if anyone comes across any of sets of 1/6th scale Bailey, or any components thereoff (even broken bits). Do let me know...cash waiting in my emergency Bailey fund (suitably salted away from prying wifely eyes).

 

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I used to have one of the 'boat-shaped' parts, many years back, when I was still a lad playing with Action Man, (now I'm 43, and playing with real Saracens and Ferrets!. I always wondered what it was, (-the boat thing), I thought it was some half-finished homemade Action Man boat, that my dad had made, or got from someone. It may still be in my Mum's loft, I'll have a look....

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You are scaring me as to the size of the whole thing, as I have also bought but not yet received a scale bridge set, the M4 Treadway type.

 

Yes Robin, it tis I! I wouldn't get too scared mate the bridge you've bought is closer to 1/12th scale. Which is about half the size of this one. Still pretty big though!

 

 

I used to have one of the 'boat-shaped' parts, many years back, when I was still a lad playing with Action Man, (now I'm 43, and playing with real Saracens and Ferrets!. I always wondered what it was, (-the boat thing), I thought it was some half-finished homemade Action Man boat, that my dad had made, or got from someone. It may still be in my Mum's loft, I'll have a look....

 

Those are false bows and they were used on the pontoons to make it easier to move them around on the water when getting them into place! If you do find it and you're happy to pass it on please do shoot me a PM and we'll work something out!

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