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Old 20-06-07, 13:46
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SBG - Short Box Girder. SBG Mk2 & Mk3 was in use in 1939; obsolete in 1944 (replaced by Bailey bridge), although SBG Mk2 components were used in SBG assault bridge carried by Churchill AVRE in 79th Armoured Division.

SBG Load 2:
On frames: 4x Hornbeam sections; 1x Launching nose on top of hornbeams; 1x Launching cradles on rear ends of one of the hornbeams; 4x Ramps on top of hornbeams; 2x Bankseats on top of hornbeams.
In toolbox: 9x Dogs; 4x Cradle & Ramp pins; 4x Launching rollers; 4x 6 fathom lengths of 2" lashings.
In hornbeams: 3x Handspikes; 8x Carrying bars; 4x 5' Pickets; 1x Maul.
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Old 20-06-07, 13:47
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Old 20-06-07, 13:49
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FBE Floating Bay Load
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Old 20-06-07, 13:50
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FBE Landing Stage Load
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Old 20-06-07, 13:55
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Please note that above drawings all relate to FBE Mk3 equipment.

Earlier FBE Mk1 & 2 had totally different bodies and loading:
Boats were carried on trailers (Les has already uploaded a picture)
Truck carried road bearer sections on a wooden trestle ramp structure.
There are quite a number of images about of earlier Mk1 / 2 trucks; if anyone has not seen them I can upload or send privately.

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Old 20-06-07, 13:58
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Pontoon carrier body for MkV & VI pontoons and Bailey centre pontoons
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Old 20-06-07, 14:01
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TSB - Trestle and Sliding Bay. Used to carry trestle equipment for MkV pontoon bridge. The sliding bay was a length of roadway to accompany trestle equipment. Obsolete in 1944 (replaced by Bailey pontoon bridge).
TSB Trestle load
On frame: 14x Roadbearers, long, plain; 2x Roadbearers, long, button; 2x Ribands, long.
In the well: 1x Transom; 2x Transom legs; 2x Struts; 21x Chesses.
On side shelves: 1x Saddle; 4x Chesses; 2x Chesses, stiffening.
In the forward compartment: 2x Shoes; 2x Shoe extensions; 2x Jacks; 3x Racking channels; 3x Racking bolts; 1x Trestle transport case; 4x Ropes; 2x Lashings; 3x 5' Pickets; 2x Mauls.
Sliding Bay load:
On frame: 14x Roadbearers, long, plain; 2x Roadbearers, long, button; 2x Ribands, long.
In the well: 25x Chesses; 2x Rafting levers.
On side shelves: 2x Chesses, stiffening; 5x Racking boxes; 4x Roadbearer lifters.
In the forward compartment: 8x Ramps; 5x Bridging spikes; 2x Hammers; 2x Holdfast anchors; 2x Ropes; 2x Lashings; 3x Sliding Bay guides.
TSB body was used on Albion BY1 & BY3, AEC Marshall and Leyland Retriever; also fitted to Diamond T 975 but never used since equipment was obsolete so these chassis were fitted with Coles cranes in UK.
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Old 20-06-07, 14:06
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No I am not talking about US Trackway on Brockway (great machine) or FWD!

Albion BY1 with 20ft Track Bridge
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Old 20-06-07, 14:08
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Bridge launched; trackways were cable hauled over cab to launch position; don't think I would want to be in the cab during this procedure!
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Old 20-06-07, 15:24
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Assault raft consisting of Bailey / MkV pontoons, FBE Mk3 superstructure.

Albion BY is early FBE (Mk3) unit with original fuel tank repositioned above tool box rather than production version with fuel tank at running board level. Picture probably taken at EBE Christchurch in 1943.
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Old 20-06-07, 16:21
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AT this rate David we will bridge that gap with a Cadburys snack.

Gonna go ancient now in fact to the inter war period with these images

first raft unit lorry cant make up my mind if its a half cab Albion or Burford
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Old 20-06-07, 16:22
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Leyland medium derrick lorry
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Old 20-06-07, 16:24
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Late 1930s raft carrier 90% sure its a Crossley IGL
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Old 20-06-07, 16:25
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And early Morris D type tractor and semi trailer pontoon carrier
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Old 20-06-07, 16:40
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Quote:
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Late 1930s raft carrier 90% sure its a Crossley IGL
Les,

Crossley IGL (8?) with TSB Body.

David

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Old 20-06-07, 17:41
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Les,

To follow your Leyland Derrick, here is a Crossley IGL8.

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Old 20-06-07, 18:39
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Now a Crossley IGL7 Derrick
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Old 20-06-07, 22:26
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Something a little different, a Karrier K6 4x4 GS loaded with bridging equipment
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Old 20-06-07, 22:27
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Albion with pontoons, in colour to
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Old 20-06-07, 22:28
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Albion trackway
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Old 20-06-07, 22:31
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David

i,m interested to know more of this diorama you are building for a museum,is it in the uk or france. Prehaps Bromton RE museum
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Old 21-06-07, 14:10
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Quote:
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Something a little different, a Karrier K6 4x4 GS loaded with bridging equipment
Les,

1. Nice to see an image of Karrier K6 (quite rare to see in photos), although sometimes seen (winch equipped) in RE use.

2. Load is 3x Stormboats with ramps (for jeeps - a bit top heavy - or 6pdr gun) from Section 4 of an Assault Equipment Platoon RASC Bridging Company.

As always I envy your photo library, always something new!

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Old 21-06-07, 22:34
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FBE linked together to form a ferry, the front end appears to be sagging a little must be a fair bit of weight on top from the two Morris gun tractors and the 8cwt Ford. The guys on the front seem unconcerned, the vehicles belong to a R.A unit of 3rd infantry division and are crossing the river Thames
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Old 21-06-07, 22:57
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Just to change the scene a little here are a couple of images of U.S bridging equipment during the build up to the Rhine crossing
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Old 22-06-07, 06:50
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Les,

The first of your US images was interesting in that it is unusual to see Autocar U-8144T & Pontoon Trailer carrying a rubber trackway pontoon in addition to normal steel pontoon.

I suspect you have opened the door to a series of Brockway images which I will process when I get home this afternoon!

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Old 22-06-07, 15:48
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As "threatened", here are some US bridging images:
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Old 22-06-07, 15:50
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And another one....

Someone, please tell me if these are too boring or off subject for forum!

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Old 22-06-07, 15:52
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French operated Brockway
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Old 22-06-07, 15:55
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Brockway; close-up of boom controls from manual; if anyone interested I have TM9-813 (also covers "normal" White 666 GS and Corbett crance chassis).

David
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Old 22-06-07, 15:57
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Quote:
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And another one....

Someone, please tell me if these are too boring or off subject for forum!

David
I think they are a bit off subject(very US), but if you have more, I am bored yet.

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