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by QCS
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: thankyou all
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: thankyou all

I've 'sneaked' out a couple of time in my GPO moggie but not broken the five mile limit we've had here in Wales until last Monday. 'Kitchener' - I remember him well - I knew him many many years ago! He was my superior when I was first commissioned as a not long out of school youngster - hated being ...
by QCS
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Information
Topic: Harvey Frost GPO screw jack
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Harvey Frost GPO screw jack

Does anyone know which GPO vehicle used a Harvey Frost 1 ton screw jack 'Registered Design 851257' ? tn_IMAG5031.jpg And compared with the Shelley LJ31 that came with the GPO Morris Minor 1000 van kit tn_IMAG5037.jpg And other version of the Harvey Frost without the top extension piece tn_HarveyFros...
by QCS
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: Step Ladder for GPO/PO/BT van on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Step Ladder for GPO/PO/BT van on eBay

Anyone looking for a 'Steps, Five Tread' for your GPO/PO/BT van ?

See eBay item number 174305105523 for a 'BT' marked one or a 'GPO' marked one for a 'bit' more item number 303578778020 ;)
by QCS
Mon May 25, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: I spy
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Re: I spy

Did you pass Mr Cummins on the way ;)
by QCS
Thu May 07, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: I spy
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Re: I spy

My little 1967 GPO van has sneaked out a couple of times - once was to actually sort out a problem for a friend was having trouble with his BT line which had lost dialling tone/no incoming calls but his broadband still working. Sorted that out with a Voice over IP telephone. Now in process of settin...
by QCS
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Information
Topic: BULL MOTIF
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: BULL MOTIF

PoolGuy wrote:ESM are honouring all the BM discount codes etc. Looks like it should be a fairly seamless change in most cases.
Went to Andrew Eggleton and got the same parts at 2/3rds the price with free postage!
by QCS
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Information
Topic: BULL MOTIF
Replies: 4
Views: 664

BULL MOTIF

Just in middle of placing an order with Bull Motif - had filled my basket and went to pay at 3pm. Clicked 'approve' on Paypal and it went to a webpage that didn't exist. Said go back to previous page. but still didn't work. Then Went to Bull Motif's Morris Minor page only to be directed to ESM's web...
by QCS
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Key for GPO padlock.
Replies: 2
Views: 1657

Key for GPO padlock.

I've got the chain and a padlock used to secure the ladder on the rack on a GPO van. [url=https://imgur.com/Q0onBac][img]http://i.imgur.com/Q0onBac.jpg[/img] [/url] However the key is missing from the padlock :( My local 'Master Locksmith' says they can't manage to make a key. First time they've let...
by QCS
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: Crewe Heritage Centre - Crewe
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

Re: Crewe Heritage Centre - Crewe

How exciting that you are able to dial up other preserved phones abroad. Hope you get a 'GPO Radiophone' up and running for your van. Luckily I have the control unit, microphone & loudspeaker for a Pye Radiophone as used for the GPO public network, so shouldn't be too hard to 'knock' one up that co...
by QCS
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: Crewe Heritage Centre - Crewe
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

Crewe Heritage Centre - Crewe

Off to the above location tomorrow as they have a vintage vehicle event as part of the http://sparepartsfestival.co.uk/crewe/ event Taking my little van and some telephone equipment I've now managed to set up and get working so I can have a number of phones of the period working and able to dial all...