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Know your ladders COMPETITION!
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No: 2617   Contributor: Dr. B.A. Hutchinson   Year: 2000   Manufacturer: Other   Country: United Kingdom
Know your ladders COMPETITION!

This is a photograph from a TL demonstration at Preston Hall in the North East of England. As tou can see there were 5 preserved Tl's, all with different ladder sets. So for those who know their Tl's can you identify the ladders and if you are very good the chassis that they sit on? I will post the bottom half of the picture at the end of the week.

Those with local knowledge will be disqualified!

Picture added on 03 April 2007
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Metz, Merryweather, Late model Metz, Merryweather

Added by John Walker on 04 April 2007.
....and a very good start from our australian tl expert!
3 from 4 are correct, but what about the real challenge, the fifth ladder set only partially shown in the top right corner?

Added by Barry on 04 April 2007.
Sorry John, I meant to say our 'Antipodean' Tl expert not 'Australian'! For those who have missed earlier posts, John cares for the 125' Dennis Metz in New Zealand.

Added by Barry on 04 April 2007.
Ah, Barry, you just saved yourself in time there !! I'll amend my guess to Metz Merryweather Magirus Metz Camiva.
Please bear in mind that it's a bit difficult to see from this far

Added by John Walker on 04 April 2007.
Sorry, I got that wrong,
Metz, Merryweather, Magirus, Merryweather, Camiva

Added by John Walker on 05 April 2007.
Yes, that's better, 4 from 5 now!
However, where is the rest of the world? We can excuse our American friends as this is strictly a British/European affair. So come on 'Bonba Boy' and all of those who think that beauty lies in a new Scania ALP......

Added by Barry on 05 April 2007.
Bah I love the new LFB Magirus's and the Old Dodge Carmichaels.

Added by Briantwigley on 05 April 2007.
Barry, You didn't sneak in a Seagrave perchance

Added by John Walker on 06 April 2007.
John, I wish I could have done. There are some U.S. machines in the U.K. but they all live in the south of England. I will put you out of your misery on Monday. I must say, I had hoped for a few more entrants to the 'competition'.

Added by Barry on 06 April 2007.
i am coming. The 1st&2nd TL looks like Merryweather, 3rd Metz, 4th&5th Magirus. Sorry to you who search for me. Im not aware with this photo.

Added by Bomba Boy on 07 April 2007.
Metz F17 Chassis, Merryweather A-Type AEC Chassis, Magirus Dennis Delta, Merryweather A-Type AEC Chassis, Magirus Dennis DF

Added by Rick and Mark Loudon on 09 April 2007.
Come on, lets see the bottoms!

Added by Ryan on 09 April 2007.
Looks a bit like "insider trading" to me...........!!!!!

Added by John Walker on 09 April 2007.
Yes, Rick and Mark Loudon are disqualified for having local knowledge, but even still they were not completely correct. So first prize has to go New Zealand. The 'bottoms' and the correct answer will be will posted later today.

Added by Barry. on 10 April 2007.
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