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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicles
PostPosted: Thu 30 Jun 2016 10:41 am 
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Thanks for directing me to that site Ted; it will be hours of fun!
I found photographs of "Wobbly Wheel" rollers and I have had very little luck with them previously. I'm building the Matador kit at the moment. :)
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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicles
PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016 11:56 am 
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This is an interesting photograph for a couple of reasons:

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205210935

I am advised that the unit is identified as 3210 SCU on its way to the 2 TAF advanced landing ground BR at Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer. However, some sources state that 3210 SCU didn't land to until 8 June.
The second QLD has the mudguard strengthening brackets that some folk believe were a post-War modification. They were introduced in 1944 so it's not necessary to remove them from your Airfix QLs, unless you want to depict a vehicle from earlier than 1944.
The same vehicle appears to have what looks like a maple leaf in place of the red circle in the roundel. Can anyone shed any light on that?
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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicles
PostPosted: Mon 04 Jul 2016 18:27 pm 
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David, it was fairly common for the maple leaf to form part of the RCAF roundel, even on some 2 TAF air recognition roundels. THE IWM caption to that picture doesn't ID the unit but does say it is taken on 6th june; I will have a dig into the landing tables to try and see if they help; I cannot ID the long poles and the items enclosed in canvas covers on the lead QLs
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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicles
PostPosted: Mon 23 Jan 2017 08:01 am 
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Some of you may have seen my conversion of the Airfix Thornycroft into the long wheelbase WF8/NR6 version that mounted the Coles Mk VII Series 7 crane, notable for the lack of progress.
Ian Hanratty from Friendship Models is intending to release the Amazon with WF8/NR6 Coles Mk VII Series 7 based on a conversion by Sean Hooper that you can see on Britmodeller. Ian is hoping to have it available by the end of February.
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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicles
PostPosted: Wed 10 May 2017 21:03 pm 
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An early attempt at profiling this vehicle. I have used the Airfix K2 as a starting point with the chassis an the bed of the rear body. I purchased a diecast lorry to rob it just for the radiator. Its not foremost in my builds but more a case of when 'I can get time to think about the various bits required' Can you guess what it might be ??
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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicles
PostPosted: Thu 11 May 2017 07:51 am 
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Albion AM363 Ambulance, Heavy. One of four ambulance bodies on this chassis. BTW what die cast lorry? (I've got this on my project list)

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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicles
PostPosted: Thu 11 May 2017 11:54 am 
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Just to bring the thread into the cold war:

A mainstay of the flightline for many years: the AEC TG6RB Mammoth Major. Some were eventually re-cabbed with Leyland S45 cabs.

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@Lincolnlanc - It's an Albion. If you need drawings and photos etc, I'd start at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albion_Mo ... rnal_links which has links to the main Albion clubs as well as the owner of the trading name.

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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicles
PostPosted: Tue 16 May 2017 18:59 pm 
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daveh wrote:
Albion AM363 Ambulance, Heavy. One of four ambulance bodies on this chassis. BTW what die cast lorry? (I've got this on my project list)
IIRC it was a 'BASE toy' that carried a tank, first photo, red cab with yellow body.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Base+ ... jUUr5KpCVM:
Hope this helps Daveh ?
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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicles
PostPosted: Wed 17 May 2017 07:26 am 
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Nice one Ian- I shall investigate further, tks

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