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Karrier Gamecock GYJ 41
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No: 28142   Contributor: Barrie Green   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: United Kingdom
Karrier Gamecock GYJ 41

GYJ 41 is a Karrier Gamecock Water Tender seen at Anglesey Vintage Vehicle Show 14/5/2011. No signs on the vehicle other than a notice in the cab suggesting that it is 1957 vintage and new to Dundee.
Very unusual extension ladder with a Merryweather plate....looks to me more like a section from a wheeled escape...I may well be proved wrong.
Picture added on 16 May 2011 at 06:53
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He was lucky to get it there, problems with the starter, then a lack of petrol, meant it didn't move over the weekend.
Hope you enjoyed the show, apart from the rain of course.
Andrew.

Added by Andrew Wright on 17 May 2011.
In Part 1 1st edition MoF on ladders there is reference to a 40ft extension ladder sometimes known as an Edinborough ladder. Issued to some fire forces in lieu of an escape. The ladder has a solid heel board cf 45ft Lacon.It is "of robust constuction". I have never seen one but the one above could fit the description especially with the Scottish connection.

Added by Neal Glover on 17 May 2011.
It looks like only a double extension type ladder, and the Gamecocks are fairly short, so I doubt this would make 45ft, if it really is that long would there not be a much bigger overhang?

Added by Michael G on 18 May 2011.
the engine belongs to me and was based in kirrimuir , the ladder was fitted when I got her, thank you for the information Neal.The problem was finally found on the Wednesday after the show, all I did was remade the connection on the HT lead to the coil thanks for you help Andrew.

Added by Derek Hughes on 23 May 2011.
My pleasure Derek.

Added by Andrew Wright on 23 May 2011.
Nice to find this pic of GYJ41. Just to let you know GYJ40 Is under restoration and was also bassed at Kirrimuir.

Added by John Marsh on 03 October 2013.
GYJ 41 ended her career at the Tayside Fire Service volunteer station in Kirkmichael, Perthshire and was finally replaced by a Dodge in 1986. I had the dubious pleasure of driving her then and and can vouch that she was a bitch to start on a winter's day or night. We regularly had to use the handle and as a last resort there was just about enough of a slope out of the station for a bump start.

Added by John Milne on 05 October 2015.
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