Another Projects Wanted List, & Parts To Swap

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I am looking for a number of parts & instruments etc, for a couple of panel/cockpit projects. One is an extinct WW1 type, the other is an extinct WW2 type. Some of the parts I require are - HOLTS LANDING LIGHT PUSHBUTTON SWITCH "MK II ?" (PHOTO BELOW). ROTHERHAM AIR PUMP. ROTAX HANDPUMP. ROTAX NUMBER 21 FUEL C0CK/TAP. AGS HANDPUMP. No 8 SWITCHBOX (PHOTO BELOW). MK IVa AIRSPEED INDICATOR (PREFERABLY READING IN KNOTS). MK V AIRSPEED INDICATOR. MK VI AIRSPEED INDICATOR. MK IA TEMPERATURE GAUGE (PHOTO BELOW). MK V OR VI OIL TEMP GAUGE. MK IVa RPM GAUGE (READING UP TO 2200 RPM). MK V RPM GAUGE. MK VI RPM GAUGE. MK V INCLINOMETER. PETTY AIR RELEASE VALVE. JONES AIR RELIEF VALVE. GAUGE FOR JONES RELIEF VALVE (READS UP TO 5lb'S PRESSURE). TYPE 'A' CLINOMETER "FORE & AFT LEVEL" (ADMIRALTY MK II) 6A/60 OR 6A/129. DOVER TYPE STEERING WHEEL (WARP WHEEL) AS FITTED TO SOPWITH BABY ETC ETC. TYPE 1963 R.A.F MORSE KEY. BOOST GAUGE MK I. BOOST GAUGE MK II. VICKERS FUEL C0CKS "EARLY TYPES". ALTIMETER MK XIV 6A/577 OR 6A/578. BOOST GAUGE MK IIIC 6A/699 OR 6A/701. FUEL GAUGE, SMITHS TYPE MK II "90 GALLON TYPE" (READING EITHER- 10 30 60 90 OR- 10 30 60 80 90. 2 WAY SWITCH UNIT ETC FOR ABOVE 6A/647. OIL PRESSURE MK IXE OR IXC (HARD TO READ ON PHOTO). OIL TEMP TRANSMITTING TYPE MK IA. ARTIFICIAL HORIZON MK I 6A/599 OR 6A/1289. DIRECTION INDICATOR MK I. ENGINE SPEED INDICATOR MK IIC "1600-3200 RPM" 6A/442 OR 6A/476. RATE OF CLIMB MK IA 6A/618. RATE OF TURN TYPE B MK IA. BLIND FLYING PANEL MK IA 6A/616. AIR TEMP TRANSMITTING TYPE MK II OR MK III. CYLINDER (ENGINE) TEMP MK I (WESTON TYPE). VACUUM PUMP SELECTOR C0CK. EARLY AGS PARTS (TURNBUCKLES ETC ETC). HAWKER HENLEY PARTS. Also looking for suitable instruments, parts & drawings etc for my Snipe repro, & a Hawker Hector panel (see photo below) etc. I have the following items available to exchange- REMAINS OF THE AXLE & WHEELS FROM THE CODY V WHICH WON THE 1912 MILITARY TRIALS. AVRO 504K TAILPLANE (ROUGH). AVRO AVIAN WING FILLETS (FOLDING MECHANISM COVERS ?). WW1 FARMAN LONGHORN/SHORTHORN ELEVATOR CONTROL ARM. WW1 MAGNETO FOR AN RAF 4A ENGINE. MAGNETO FOR AN EARLY SALMSON AERO ENGINE. WW1 AMERICAN STARTER/BOOSTER MAGNETO. P3 COMPASS (BRISTOL BULLDOG ETC). 1920'S FORE & AFT LEVEL (CLINOMETER) FROM AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AIRLINER (HP 42 ETC). 1920's-1930's INCLINOMETER. BRISTOL JUPITER GAS STARTER DISTRIBUTER. HUSON COMPASS. TYPE 223 COMPASS (INCOMPLETE). EARLY AERO-ENGINE SPARKPLUG SERVICE/TESTING STATION. WW2 AMERICAN (SCHWIEN) VACUUM OXYGEN REGULATING VALVE. WW2 AMERICAN OXYGEN REGULATOR. WW2 ENGINE SPEED INDICATOR MK IIB 6A/393. WW2 ASI MK IXG* (KNOTS). WW2 SPITFIRE UNDERCARRIAGE LOCK PART ? # 30008 2171 (DAMAGED) WW2 AMERICAN COCKPIT LAMP. WW2 ? DH CONSTANT SPEED CONTROL. WW2 AMERICAN RADIO (TRANSMITTER TUNING UNIT) TYPE TU-6-B. 4 WHEELS & TYRES "FAIREY BARRACUDA/BLACKBURN FIREBRAND ETC". 1950'S SELECTOR SWITCH. + a few other odds & soddits. Bob T.
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I can help with a few bits, PM sent

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NOT MUCH BUT IT'S A START !, A couple of photo's of the handful of Hawker biplane & other parts I have so far for my attempt at a Hector panel etc, they are a bit of a mixture, some are from a Hector, others are from various members of the Hart family. Some how I also managed to obtain a couple of the ultra rare Televel gauges, one came out of an RAAF Wapiti, the other is from a Sunderland or Stirling. Bob T.
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Pm Sent ! P+P, I know where those c0cks came from :dev2: Bob, whats the last pic on post 3 from? I have a few of them but never knew what they were for. Cheers Ewan

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Hi Ewan This one ?. I believe that it is some kind of braking mechanism for wind driven generators, but other than that, I haven't the foggiest I'm afraid. Cheer's. Bob T.
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Yes thats the one. Maybe someone on here will recognise them. I've always been mystified by them and their purpose. In the shed they were with a load of broken remains, but interestingly the remains were stamped with RAF Kidbrooke, probably shipped over early on with aircraft deliveries and the like.....

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I'm a bit puzzled by the photo I have of the WW2 type's intrument panel, it seems to be fitted with a MK III boost gauge, but it is on an adaptor plate, indicating that it might have originaly have been fitted with a MK II boost gauge, but I would have thought that the MK II would have been obsolete before WW2 ?. The type did not go into production until 1939. Any thoughts on this ??. Bob T.
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Yes thats the one. Maybe someone on here will recognise them. I've always been mystified by them and their purpose. In the shed they were with a load of broken remains, but interestingly the remains were stamped with RAF Kidbrooke, probably shipped over early on with aircraft deliveries and the like.....
Looks like a standard electric motor brake, used in applications such as elevators to rapidly bring an electric motor to a stop, ie when a lift reaches a particular floor. I have seen them used on pre 1960's mine shaft winch applications and conveyor belt drives to allow precise stop/start of travel. I have never seen a wind generator with one of these mounted. If a wind generator was over charging the accumulator (battery) cut out switch would divert current to earth, and the wind generator could happily windmill on. I cannot imagine a cable arrangement from the cockpit being pulled to apply a brake to a wind generator, it would be unnecessary. It might be logical in a motor powering a bomb lifting winch, where you would want precise stop/start. On an application like a set of mechanical shears for sheep, it may have been used to trim the moustaches of RAF types to a precise pattern....do not put the asbestos brake pads on your weeties for breakfast, bag 'em up, comrades. No Hector pic displayed.

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Hi P&P The brake unit says- BRAKE REF No 4383. FOR GENERATOR REF No 1618A. R.A.F SERIAL No 10. Hector cockpit photo is inbetween the photo's of the Holts landing light switch, & the jettison button in the first post :D "& I thought my eyesight was bad lol". I'm deffinately interested in the ASI, I have one of these already, but it has a later style of dial on it, where as the one you have looks exactly like the one in the panel photo I have. Bob T.
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[QUOTE=sopwith.7f1;2046076]Hi P&P I thought my eyesight was bad". It must be if you are attracted to the Hector ! Very busy cockpit, quite different to Hind/Demon. Happy to swap ASI, tell me what to do.

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Hi P&P Beauty as they say, is in the eye of the beholder :p. Please send ASI wrapped in used £50 notes & send to----- :D. I'll send a PM. Bob T.

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Hey Bob I've emailed P+P as I will get him to send the Jettison Button with the ASI. No need for swaps, it going to a good home :D Best of luck with your projects ! Cheers Ewan

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Hi Ewan Thanks for the offer, if the swap goes ahead I'll send you a bit of cash for the switch. As for my projects, I had a bit of a sort through my various odds & soddits yesterday, & found a few instruments that will fill a couple of holes in the WW2 types panel, & have made a start of sorts on the WW1 type's cockpit, but nothing worth showing at the moment. Are you working on a Beaufighter project ?. Bob T.

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Just building up a decent collection of pieces at the moment, where to from here is anybody's guess, but like everything you gotta start somewhere, being a bigger aircraft it tends to fill up space in a suburban shed pretty darn quickly !

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Just building up a decent collection of pieces at the moment, where to from here is anybody's guess, but like everything you gotta start somewhere, being a bigger aircraft it tends to fill up space in a suburban shed pretty darn quickly !
I wish I had the luxury of being able to find any original parts for the WW2 type I'm planning, but nothing seems to still be out there. I know that a largish number of drawings exist for it, so hope to be able to arrange to go & look through them to see if the ones I need are there, once I am feeling a bit better. I will keep a look out for suitable parts for your project, & will let you know if out turns up. Bob T.

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Yet more bits for exchange. Bob T.
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