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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2021, 10:10:13 AM »

As said, definitely an 80" tub and rear chassis.

As it stands, probably not worth that much, but to someone who has a rear damaged 80" Land Rover it would be priceless.

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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2021, 10:51:11 AM »


My first caravan, a CI Sprite, bought new in 1971, required someone to jump out, to engage the "detent" to prevent the OVER-RUN brakes engaging when reversing.

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Similar to a Narrow Track Sankey, where the brakes are taken out of operation by putting a "U" shaped collar on the shaft. Collar seen here "stowed"...
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2021, 07:19:29 PM »

Another vote for it being an 80" tub - its only got two hoops for the canvas (86" and 88" {which is an identical tub} both have three) and also the sloping sides for the 80" doors.
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2021, 07:25:06 PM »

Sankey train!

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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2021, 05:56:39 AM »

Hi,

Passengers are not allowed to be carried in/on trailers

But in France the tourist towns have "trailer trains" consisting of (presumably) agricultural tractors (dressed up to look like Thomas the Tank Engine), pulling a procession of trailers fitted with charabanc style bodies, similar to the trains of Sankeys shown in the photo posted earlier. I can't remember if the trailers were single axle, of had turn-table steering.

Whatever, they "jarred" with my idea of legality. I bet they are fun to reverse.

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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2021, 09:46:26 AM »

Another vote for it being an 80" tub - its only got two hoops for the canvas (86" and 88" {which is an identical tub} both have three) and also the sloping sides for the 80" doors.
Plus it has no corner cappings at the rear.
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2021, 09:59:21 AM »

Road trains were/are quite common in many of our seaside towns - we have them in Norfolk.

I don't think it's legislation that makes them less common - things like rising costs and the economic slump in our seaside towns that cause their demise. The Cromer road train stopped a few years back as no one could be found to run it when the owner retired.

Great fun for the kids ...

This picture is of the Great Yarmouth road train.
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2021, 11:07:32 AM »

My wife always refers to them as Wally Trolleys...
Some years ago I was involved in doing some Defenders for Busch Gardens - they were proper Walley Trolleys! Not sure if they are still using them.

A good 80" tub has to be worth saving alone if it hasn't been too badly butchered. From what I can see, it looks pretty unmolested. The back axle has value even if just for the shafts and bearing / hub assemblies for refurbishment. If its still got the diff fitted (which I think it must have given the halfshaft set up), that's very desirable for the Series One fraternity. If the rear springs are OK, they are worth saving / refurbishing / tempering. Chassis remnants probably not worth much without an identity and even then its a bit of a legal hot potato if the front half still exists with an ID.
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2021, 12:22:46 PM »

Fairground and circus operators and farmers are able to tow multiple trailers legally

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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2021, 02:09:07 PM »

Farmers can tow two trailers if they are brave enough, but they must be empty. If laden, only one is permitted.
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2021, 05:29:19 PM »

Oops! A two wheeler with a 4-wheeler behind both loaded with straw bales behind a MF 35 with front end bale loader in 1973 was a bit naughty then.

It was a bit of a surprise for the car driver who pulled out to overtake it too!

Just another summer's day in darkest Herefordshire  :cheers
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2021, 08:34:08 PM »

With MF35 Brakes, that must have been fun! 135s with MultiPower used to scare the proverbial out of me at harvest.

I've done a lot of carting to help out on harvests. Fun seeing how long a queue you can create on the single lane sections of the A303 in the summer. Even more fun driving a FastTrac as you can speed up to a sensible speed then slow down again...
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2021, 10:24:48 PM »

Hi,

Passengers are not allowed to be carried in/on trailers

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Urban Myth, put about by the Caravan Club.

We always carry loads of passengers in the trailers behind traction engines and rollers. The fact that they are steam hauled bears no relevance. Farm tractors carry passengers sitting on bales of hay perfectly legally. (Children must sit on the floor)

What the Caravan Club omits to tell anyone, is that it's illegal to carry passengers in "single axle or close couple axle" trailers. And that covers nearly all caravans.

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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2021, 06:45:35 AM »

Graham
There is an advert on the LRSOC forum for an 80" tailgate, it shouldnt sell for that price but it gives you the evidence that if parted out that trailer is worth smething.

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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2021, 08:58:26 AM »

Thanks for the heads up Peter I’ll let Marge know  :tiphat
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