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Lifting frame I D please


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Did they not rebuild Chieftains at Chilwell? I used to live round the corner but I think the workshops had closed by then. I remember seeing a convoy of challenger 2s going in there once, one fell off a trailer near the depot and destroyed someone's garden.

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These sort of items were often made and tested by Central or Base Workshops and supplied to other REME Workshops. The weight is high for an engine so maybe a tank engine. Definitely not for a Rolls B range engine as their lifting beam is different. The second hole could indicate it would be used as engine only or engine & gearbox.

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The number 41925 , remove the rust , pre-fix probably LW or LPHW or LBT , indicating Lloyds British Proof House . If so , then ask a local Loyds test house to check the national certification register , hardly ever seen a engine beem not branded with a clue to purpose ..

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The number 41925 , remove the rust , pre-fix probably LW or LPHW or LBT , indicating Lloyds British Proof House . If so , then ask a local Loyds test house to check the national certification register , hardly ever seen a engine beem not branded with a clue to purpose ..

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MoD tested in-house, I know as I was involved in testing cranes and lifting equipment in REME workshops, if we made anything like this it was tested and marked by Workshop number.

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The /5 indicates to me that it was No.5 of a batch of ? Typical of a Test House , then the proof certificate would cover a quantity - such as XXXX 41925 / 1 to 20 inc.

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I would expect a vehicle manufacturer or engine manufacturer to be contracted to supply along with other specialist tools.

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The /5 indicates to me that it was No.5 of a batch of ? Typical of a Test House , then the proof certificate would cover a quantity - such as XXXX 41925 / 1 to 20 inc.

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I would expect a vehicle manufacturer or engine manufacturer to be contracted to supply along with other specialist tools.

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You would be surprised how much special tools and equipment like this was made "in-house" by REME, having worked there for 22 years, I saw a lot of equipment, probably much different now though.

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Did you have a official broad arrow stamp ? Or at least create with 3 blows of a chisel on all such items ? I have seen many MOD items such as this that has been put out for test by a independant 3rd party , in fact on occasions I have been employed as witness.

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