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Monty's Caravans - pics wanted please
Shermaniac
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 03:13 AM UTC
Does anyone have pictures of either/both interior or exterior of Monty's map caravan based on the Fordson Thames located at Duxford.

Any other pictures concerning Monty's caravans would also be appreciated.
John-B
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 06:24 AM UTC
Alan,

Geoff Lacey (315A South Lane, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 5RR) drew all of Monty's Vehicles available as a set in 1/76 scale. Some interior detail and colour are mentioned. Please include an SAE when writing.

Geoff and I measured the trucks when they were dispayed in the IWM at London prior to Duxford. I believe he has pictures too.

Regards, John-B

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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2005 - 08:18 PM UTC
Alan

There were a couple of articles in Military Modelling but the focus was on the Leyland Retriever.

I can probably find them if you're interested.

David
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 09:54 AM UTC
Hi David ,
thanks ...... if you could ID the issue that would be great, no need to send copy etc as I have every Mil Mod ever published.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 07:13 PM UTC
Alan

I've been away from my PC for a while but I'll track down those articles and give you the details ASAP.

David
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Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 11:40 AM UTC
Alan

The first article is specifically about scratchbuilding interior detail for the Matchbox Leyland Retriever. It is in the July 1981 issue.

The second article is more general and includes some useful photographs. It is in the September 1995 issue.

Brookland Books Allied Military Vehicles Collection No 2 has an article about the Leyland and Mack caravans and has some useful detail drawings.

Norman Kirby's "1100 Miles with Monty" mentions the Tac HQ's vehicles but doesn't provide details and I'm still trying to find out what the 'tank', 'armoured car' and 'coffin-shaped' car were. I suspect the latter may have been a Humber Ironsides but I haven't been able to confirm it.

David