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29-08-2011, 08:37
Hi all

Dose any one have or know where I can finds some decent side on pics or even better techincal drawings, of the queen Mary type trailer used by the RAF in the 70/80s possibly 90 that was towed the Seddon atkinson 401s.

Thanks in advance.

ted angus
29-08-2011, 10:37
Here you are Ferny !! noter there were several versions of this one short & long wheelbase and different hieght tailboards. I will try and find out more from my files, If you have a photo of the one you want to do I will see what else I have in the form of notes


29-08-2011, 11:48
Hope these are useful.

29-08-2011, 13:41
Thanks guys very helpful

This is the exact trailer I am after


Thanks Guys

ted angus
29-08-2011, 16:17
Ferny I think beyond doubt my drawing is your trailer. Your's has the low tailboard, but from your photo I cannot see enough to guess wether its lwb or swb, however the trailer overall dims for both are the same ; the difference being the axle position. But from what I can see I would say its the swb ??


29-08-2011, 18:35
Thanks again gents very helpful.

29-08-2011, 19:26
And I have to ask, why are they called Queen Marys?

29-08-2011, 19:50
Something to do with them being as long as "The Queen Mary" ocean liner I belive!

ted angus
29-08-2011, 20:58
A quote from the official history of Taskers in WW2
Canberra -TASKERS designed and manufaxctured the QMs

21-09-2011, 10:07

Duxfords example, well it would be if I had the angle right!

21-09-2011, 14:09
keb: Interesting. The tractor unit of the IWM's example is an S-Type Bedford, dating from the late 1950s, which was widely used by the RAF and the RN for this purpose. Interestingly, the trailer that is coupled to this Bedford is a genuine wartime example, with updated electrics and brakes to match the more modern tractor unit. The IWM is looking to acquire a more suitable tractor unit from the wartime period, either a Commer or a Crossley, to better match the very original trailer.

Peter Kirk
21-09-2011, 17:28
Duxford is too crammed to take decent photos of anything. I wonder if museums will ever adopt the principles now used by zoos and let the airframes roam free :)

21-09-2011, 17:39
as long as you dont feed the exhibits its probably okay

P Bellamy
26-02-2013, 17:11
Queen Mary trailer in use as a bridge near Alconbury:


23-05-2013, 16:25
Hello there. I am interested in making a Queen Mary as well, but I want mine to be a WWII version. What are the differences?



Phillip Rhodes
23-05-2013, 16:48
There is a Queen Mary at Wickenby...!

Photos here: http://www.rafmtd.co.uk/restoration/restoration.html

24-05-2013, 12:49
Is it still looking for a new home Phil?