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    Quote Originally Posted by russellrovers View Post
    hi my april 49 is orange ex pmg or telecom jim
    In 1949 Telecom did not exist, and all PMG vehicles were Red. But it could have been OTC, the other ancestor of Telstra. Orange would work for them.
    John

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    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

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    Original vs repro

    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    In 1949 Telecom did not exist, and all PMG vehicles were Red. But it could have been OTC, the other ancestor of Telstra. Orange would work for them.
    when i cleaned the chassi that was the colour who is otc jim

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    Overseas Telecommunications Commission managed Australia's overseas telecommunications. It was merged with Telecom Australia to form Telstra. Telecom was the telephone arm of the Postmaster General's Department.

    All part of the privatisation of telecommunications in Australia.
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    Many govt. depts and councils to this day paint 4WD's and plant in a visibility yellow or orange. Forestry in Qld painted their s in a sort of beige which I was told was a colour that did not appear naturally in a forest so made the vehicles/plant stand out. I can't remember the name of the colour.
    I remember the SWB series 2 and 3 Land Rovers that the forestry guys had on Fraser island late 60's,and early 70's were all that beige colour.They were all soft tops.We actually have some pics of them somewhere but can't find them ATM.
    No winches or anything,just bog standard.
    In those days they used to service them themselves on the island.PArts were flown in by plane,on occasions the plane would circle very low and drop parts instead of landing.
    The shorties were pretty good in the sand,they out did the LWB models,company vehicles that my father had at the time,all day.

    We used to,as kids,get sick of digging,winching,and more digging,getting the LWB vehicles out of the soft sand.
    For those that know the place,even up around Middle Rocks was a winching exercise.
    How things have changed.
    paul

    D4 MY12 white,2.7, rear air,e diff,xenons,arb bar,7 seat ,18" bfg KO2

    Puma Defender 110 (son's)ARB
    bar,snorkle,rocksliders,rack,KM3's,BAS chip

    '56 S1,been in the family since...'56

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieseldrinker View Post
    Hi guys,

    Iím new to this thread but am very interested to find out whether the 1957 109Ē I am currently restoring was used on the snowy scheme and see if there are any further details that can be located.

    Chassis number is 123701060 and the original NSW reg number was AZZ 678. The sales records indicate that it was sold to the ĎElect Commissioní which Iím taking to be the Electricity Commission.

    The truck was discovered on a deceased farmers property in Goulburn NSW a couple of years ago and came to the UK in January this year. Iíve had it since June and am in the process of restoring it. A tray back has been fitted at some point in its life and I plan to keep that and Iím also taking it back to its original grey paint.

    When I bought it the Land Rover was painted bright yellow, which is a colour Iíve seen painted on a Toyota used on the scheme. When I removed the yellow paint from the drivers door there was evidence of a circular emblem with signs of pale green paint, very similar to that on the SMA logo.

    From reading this thread it sounds like there may be a register kept if the vehicles used on the scheme so I wondered if somebody would be able to check if my vehicle is listed on there please. Even better, whether any photos exist of it in its original form.

    Hope somebody can help. Many thanks.
    Hey Mate , did you ever find some one with access to SMA records ?

    I am restoring a LHD 1952 Dodge Power Wagon, I believe to be an ex Snowy, and have drawn a blank in my search for records. I was referred to Anaminaby Hydro museum who can't help, nor can various Hydro History Facebook pages . My chassis number is in only 105 different to a known SMA DPW , no one else was importing in 52-53 . A RHD batch of DPW were assembled here in '57-58 .

    I have heard from a good authority the records were discarded as the vehicles were disposed of, but theres always hope.

    The black & white picture is a 52-53 DPW , would love if it turns out its mine. Did they have to logo on both doors? mine is only on the left door.










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