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Re: Roy in UK

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12-13-2012 23:05:13

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Hi Jim,I am glad you got your Marshall running. Interesting old tractors aren't they? I remember my neighbour using one of those right up into the early 60's to haul / power a threshing set , i.e. drum + a baler . When he was travelling down the road you could hear it for miles, "thud-thud-thud- thud!"
I can't help you much about the Wartime gas producers, sorry. I know in France they called them "Gasogene" tractors, The idea was used for cars and trucks too. There was a BBC TV documentary series programme called "Wartime Farm" and in one episode they actually re-created one, using an old 1930's ambulance

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12-31-2012 15:13:56

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 Re: Roy in UK in reply to Roy in UK, 12-13-2012 23:05:13  
When was that shown? We had the Edwardian farm shown down here last year, it looks like the same crew. As already said above the Field Marshall (and that was a series 2) is well after the war, but I couldn't help to notice the Howard Rotaspreader body and the Vicon Acrobat rake they were clearing up, looking like they had been there since the first war. Other film gaffs is a Rotaspreader in Dads Army, and a Fordson New Major in the Battle of Britain film!

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