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#1 by chocks , Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:11 pm

Anything from a Boeing to a Bubble Car. Vintage, Classic or Modern. Motor Cycle, Car, Truck, Bus, Train, Plane .Whatever interests you. (As long as it's not a Military Machine)
Let's see where we go with this one?

 
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#2 by chocks , Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:13 pm

My opener.
I have no idea what type of trucks these are but there's definately a local interest here.

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#3 by chocks , Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:29 pm

Since the recent changes at work, this is the only truck we have, on old 7.5 tonne Daf 45. If we need a larger truck, or we have to go into London we have to hire one.
My boss told me yesterday that I'm having a brand new DAF CF in 5 weeks time, now I know it's sad but I'm looking forward to it.
It has to be better than this old thing.

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#4 by Mr T ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:56 am

I loved driving the old milk floats when I was a milkman years ago. Snow never seemed to stop them. Keep the battery charged and they would last forever.

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#5 by chocks , Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:04 pm

Yes Terry, They'd go anywhere in any weather wouldnt they.


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#6 by Frothy , Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:19 pm

I loved these milk floats when I was a kid.

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#7 by firemaster , Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:58 pm

past my test at 18 was working on the yard at birmingham dairies bournville depot, the guys used to put "L" plates
on all sorts of milk floats, vans, and an old series 1 landrover, i learnt to be adaptable and a lot more.

 
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#8 by Frothy , Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:16 pm

I used to like seeing Green Goddess's around when there were fire strikes
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#9 by firemaster , Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:33 pm

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last lorry i had before i took over as transport manager, stopped at stokes bay gosport for the night,

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#10 by chocks , Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:40 pm

Quote: Frothy wrote in post #9
I used to like seeing Green Goddess's around when there were fire strikes



I used to drive the Green Goddess, during the first fire strike in the 70's. It's a beast that bites mate. A horrid vehicle to drive!

 
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#11 by chocks , Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:44 pm

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last lorry i had before i took over as transport manager, stopped at stokes bay gosport for the night,



My old stomping ground there Firemaster. I was stationed at Lee on Solent for a couple of years. You didn't find my signet ring did you Firemaster? I lost it in Stokes Bay back in 1974. I go back there every two years or so just to look for it


 
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#12 by firemaster , Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:49 pm

what sort of speed did you get out of them chocks, not driven one but but owners say 30 mph is fast enough because of being unstable,

 
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#13 by firemaster , Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:52 pm

stopped at stokes bay quite a few times, saw a lot of funny going on some nights

 
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#14 by chocks , Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:53 pm

I don't think any of the ones we had were capable of 30 but we used to manage about 25 to 28 MPH out of them and they were dodgy then. You had to take corners at about 20mph just to stop them rolling. They were awful things, Trust Me!

 
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#15 by Frothy , Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:06 pm

I won't have anything bad said about the Green Goddess

 
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