what is it? (40mm gun content)

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sort of inherited /saved from skip some military providence possible Shrivenham artillery hall. rumours of hand made. mostly brass has had an army paint job. most if not all things work probably weighs 8lbs some minor damage but would make a fantastic restoration project for someone with time and skills. I am seeking information at the moment but would appreciate anything from this hallowed forum!
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some detail im trying to find out if its a kit or hand made just about everything articulates or will with some TLC
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sort of inherited /saved from skip some military providence possible Shrivenham artillery hall. rumours of hand made. mostly brass has had an army paint job. most if not all things work probably weighs 8lbs some minor damage but would make a fantastic restoration project for someone with time and skills. I am seeking information at the moment but would appreciate anything from this hallowed forum! View attachment 359723
I would get advice before getting it restored, it may be worth more left alone. Re the kit it's quite possible it was either a presentation piece or instructional tool.
 
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this is the brass cover with the drive post for the front wheel raisers a shocking amount of detail all covered in thick paint
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very likely as it came from a venerable but still vertical RA hofficer instructor 1940 ish
 
#8
I would get advice before getting it restored, it may be worth more left alone. Re the kit it's quite possible it was either a presentation piece or instructional tool.
Makes sense. I have seen instructional models of both Bailey and MGB bridges in a similar scale.
 
#9
sadly i only possess the skills to ruin it! and don't think i will be putting it on ebay.
 

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I suspect it's what my Uncle Rob (Northumberland Hussars, Light Anti-Aircraft) dragged across the Western Desert, over a D-Day beach into Sicily, over another D-Day beach into Italy and over a third into France.

Mind, his was full size and needed his truck to pull it.
 
#15
Well yes, but to be fair my seniors suggested i wasn't really in the RAF at the time. i was a disaster even by RAF standards.
 
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Makes sense. I have seen instructional models of both Bailey and MGB bridges in a similar scale.
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I immediately thought some demon Grayling flies would be nice.

Then my thoughts drifted and I thought a pretty Thai student , working her way through College would be even better.

But now , thanks to you, I know exactly what I want this Christmas.

I want a scale model Bailey bridge.

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Merry Christmas
 
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A couple of days ago daughter No 1 asked me what I wanted for Christmas .
I immediately thought some demon Grayling flies would be nice.

Then my thoughts drifted and I thought a pretty Thai student , working her way through College would be even better.

But now , thanks to you, I know exactly what I want this Christmas.

I want a scale model Bailey bridge.

It's got to be a triple , triple , enough parts to span ....... Oooh , my living room.
I want some Christchurch cribs, one of those cranes, some det cord and lots of PE.
And one bfo RDD Concrete

Nothing else will do.
Merry Christmas
Sad but i understand :) I taught my wife to recognise Bailey when they were still used on the roads in Cambodia...

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#18
Sad but i understand :) I taught my wife to recognise Bailey when they were still used on the roads in Cambodia...

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Less than one mile, as the Crow flies, from my house in Crete, is a Bailey bridge over a river.
I used it a lot for about 5 years. The structure is fine.
The decking however leaves much to be desired. Totally unmaintained, and a considered adventure, each time it was crossed.
 
#19
I'd be getting in touch with the RA museum, see if you can get a proper id on the model. Then get onto an Auction house that specialise in Arms and Armour, to get it properly valuated. But for Christ sake don't try or get any one to restore it.
From your photos it's in very good nick, a light cleaning but that's all.
 

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