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It's great, and often overlooked, the important contribution to keeping historic information which would otherwise be lost.  Kudos to you Wally, your friend and everyone who squirrels away stuff that would otherwise be lost to history.

 

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The top photo is for clive  the  bottom one is from a trials folder to answer about the german carrier sorry my interest was confined to bitish and soviet armour post war which is why l need manuals t

The race is on to get everything out of the loft builders here to start on Monday l have pulled a few files out here is one on the purposed  replacement for the 109 in 1962 and a picture  of the woode

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Being a Design Engineer by trade and everything now done on a computer, you have to take your hat off to those Engineers back then.

Those drawings are so important to be kept, such a good source of information for future generations and restorers.

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Top one is the builders drawing it is 2 . 1/2 metres long by one metre wide they are for the AEC matador these are from my new boxes this box contains builders drawings of some of the following RE plant for such as the BLAW- KNOX BK12 MK4  motorized grader towed rollers dozers cranes ( etc) Militants MK 1 /MK3  loading ramps for HQ RAILWAY GP RE   Scammell Crusader recovery  Fire crash Foam MK6 GP  Eager Beaver   MK 2       SCIMITAR  Muir-hill A5000  Lightweight series 2A and many others due to the size of some of them l will have to order a plan chest so as to store them flat as they show signs of long term folding

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 I already had the builders drawing which is dated 15/2/42 but with out the amendments shown on the one posted which is dated 28/5/43 .What did come as a surprise are the  builders drawings for the Churchill Toad flail tank these appear to have come from the firm which was located in Workington 

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2 hours ago, wally dugan said:

 What did come as a surprise are the  builders drawings for the Churchill Toad flail tank these appear to have come from the firm which was located in Workington 

Hi Wally,

The Toad drawings might have come in useful about 13 years ago when I was restoring the lane marking assembly for the Toad that went to the Jacques Littlefield collection (it is now in Australia)

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RICHARD the trouble with these type of documents its only after they have been disposed of that later there importance is realised  and the people who should have saved them are not interested. FACT a well known museum  was  offered   a vast collection of documents  but replied that they were not interested but after years of them been found  to be of great importance to researchers  they  grabbed  them l still have their letter on file

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48 minutes ago, wally dugan said:

RICHARD the trouble with these type of documents its only after they have been disposed of that later there importance is realised  and the people who should have saved them are not interested. FACT a well known museum  was  offered   a vast collection of documents  but replied that they were not interested but after years of them been found  to be of great importance to researchers  they  grabbed  them l still have their letter on file

Wally, that is so true.

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