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KeithJG

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« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2015, 12:45:48 »
Yes, you are correct filmer01 as i also remember that scene.....

On that website there are a lot of images where the location and even year need editing.

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« Reply #56 on: October 23, 2015, 17:43:56 »
Sorry to be picky Herb Collector, but that was taken outside the Brigade Station at the top of Chatham Hill. Very distinctive windows and even the right background.

I remember it well, was the highlight of every bus trip to the shops as a little boy. I also remember seeing it at some open day when I was allowed up close.
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« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2015, 17:11:23 »
Kent Fire Brigade - Shand Mason Fire Engine.
NA3T. GMOO300. Photo taken at Maidstone Fire Station.
See http://www.na3t.org/road?search=Kent+fire+brigade for more photos of Kent Fire Brigade vehicles.
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« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2013, 22:12:02 »
A lovely piece of kit! :) Makes my Hosecart look like a Matchbox Toy!!!! :)


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« Reply #53 on: November 27, 2013, 20:05:53 »
Not just any old engine then :)

Glad you liked it!

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« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2013, 17:42:52 »
Hi John38 :)

What a wonderful drawing! I'm not sure if you wanted me to identify it or not but here goes! :)

She is a Mid-70's Mk 9 FCT (foam crash truck) but also doubled up as a Water Tender (for non-aviation fires). Built on a Thorneycraft Nubian Major 10 ton chassis with a wheelbase measuring 15'x8'2", it was powered by a Cummins V903 diesel 306 gross hp engine.

The equipment included a 1,250 gallon water tank, (the tank on an "everyday" fire engine is 400 gallons, in some cases less), a single-stage centrifugal Mk14 water pump driven by a PTO from the chassis, a 130 gallon-Foam Liquid Tank, a Trinity type 2500 monitor with an output of 590 gpm at 180lbs/sq.in, with a minimum throw of 180'.

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« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2013, 20:57:30 »
For AFCRochester

One I prepared earlier, for the Fire Chief at RAF Wildenrath, who came from Bromley (Kent Connection).

I drew it in 1982

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« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2013, 10:27:42 »
Far away :)

Yes it did. The conversion was done either in the late 20's or early 30's.

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« Reply #49 on: November 06, 2012, 12:21:22 »
Rochester's 'The Colonel' appears to have started off with solid tyres on wooden spoked wheels all round in 1916, then evolved to solid tyres on steel disc wheels at the rear, and later to pneumatic tyres on steel wheels at the front - judging by the pictures I have seen on this forum. Did it end up with pneumatic tyres all round?

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« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2012, 16:27:30 »

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« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2012, 16:18:57 »


Ex- Hampshire Fire Service Dennis D now CAV's Works Brigade's pump at Courteney Road Gillingham.

Since this photograph was taken, the blue rotating beacons on top of the cab have been replaced by a bar-light.

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« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2011, 20:36:56 »
We are getting off thread. So I am drawing a line under this communication. To go further please PM me. Suffice to say I think that the photo was taken between the dates I have stated. S4.
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alfie68

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« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2011, 20:31:04 »
Hadn't thought about the cause, would that have been common then?

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« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2011, 12:57:01 »
Well spotted. I thought it was a push chair. A very young Polio victim? S4.
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« Reply #43 on: November 09, 2011, 10:36:09 »
Hi,

Thanks S4, did you notice the wheelchair, at the back of the engine.  This has really made me look at the picture in a completely different way.

 

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