malcolm uk wrote:Of the three 'replica' vehicles at the LMM only the K4 (exhibited high up a pole at Goodwood FoS) is something like correct. But the artifacts are what makes a visit this year worthwhile (if they have the 'reserve' collection on display). It seems Steve and Nigel gathered the material from the postings above.
I'm glad you said that as I was consultant (along with Doug Nye) on the K4 for Goodwood!!! It's actually pretty good, made form the copies of the Vosper drawings I had, even some of the fittings were supplied by the company that did so in 1938/9.
I went with Paul (F-H) to Jack Lovell's to collect the Filching "K7", and Jack didn't recognise me from the time I had visited with Ken Norris, and put him straight on the inaccuracies in the early version, so his remarks when we collected it, were, er, interesting! I painted the "buck" in some of the last tins of Leo's blue, so it was nearly right, in colour at least, but bloody heavy!!
I also recall, mid 90s, a Graham Murgatroyd offering to buy a full set of drawings for a full size, nut and bolt replica of K7, but I don't know where he went. I recall he had a company that made/supplied metal fixings.
Nigel is right though, the only solice I got from parting with my stuff, was the knowledge that it would all be seen, just not by me!
Steve Holter, UK and France, and sometimes reality....................