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Hero

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Hello Guys


  I am looking for photos and drawings of the Pedrail Machine?? I would appreciate anything you may have.


Thanks


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Tim R


 



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I've got a couple of pictures at home, though probably nothing you haven't already got - I'll scan 'em tonight. Plus you can find Bramah Diplock's patents online, they're rather interesting (both his pedrail wheels and chain-tracks).

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A bit late, sorry, but here they are Tim:



From Glanfield: 'Experimental twin-bogie Pedrail tracks, 1916, built from parts salvaged from Col Crompton's landship. His Mk I chassis and running gear would have looked like this, although 7 ft longer and with upturned ends'.


Tri-Nitro Tom Tulloch and Louis Jackson wanted to mount on it a flame-thrower provided by Capts Livens and Vincent. Wilson took it on a couple of test runs in June 1916, but it wasn't very mobile and the tracks broke easily. Later a tram-car-like body was fitted - they appear to have removed the odd rollers at each end - after which it was abandoned. This is it on Porton Down (photo from Fletcher, 'Landships'):




This is Murray Sueter's idea, which he discussed with Churchill in February 1915, for a Pedrail Landship to weigh 24 tons (the drawing, from Macksey & Batchelor's 'Tank', strongly resembles Sueter's original drawing dated 4 March 1915 which I've seen in the Stern archive but didn't have copied).



-- Edited by Roger Todd at 16:49, 2005-12-16

-- Edited by Roger Todd at 16:50, 2005-12-16

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Thanks a million Roger, I have the first one and last one, But I have not seen the second one.Thanks


All the best


Tim R.



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Is the attached any use?

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Hero

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Thanks Robert


  I dont have that picture. I appreciate it.


All the Best


Tim R.



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