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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 23:18 pm 
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Have been trying for a while to get everything together for the WS18 set. I think that apart from the aerial adaptor (for use as a base station with something like a No.11 and F section rods or even a D section aerial?), it's basically complete.

One thing I noticed when I was doing research, is that theres not too many good clear high res pics of complete setups. I hope to aleviate that...

So, here we go:

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Battery (1968 dated but same as WW2 issue)


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Spare valve case and valves


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No.4a 4-pin microphone and No.8b duel plug morse key


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Original copy of the working instructions


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Date and makers mark location on inside of the canvas cover.


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24x 1ft copper plated aerial sections. I have heard that the 25ft ground aerial can be used with the set, probably with the aerial adaptor?


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Sigs satchel No.1


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Small pack for carrying batteries


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Headsets and spare battery (again, 68 dated as well)


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This set has the later type of belt where the 08 pattern belt was cut down and 1 inch webbing straps stitched to it so its more comfy around the wearer.


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Dates on shoulder straps


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Battery socket detail


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Inside one side of a battery (before I sealed it up)


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Battery fit in small pack


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Hope it helps with what to look for.

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Brilliant! Many thanks for these photos. Very nice to see the complete set, especially the batteris.

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You are a star! Im currently in the process of restoring and refitting my 18 set and while you can usually find pics of the awning and instrument faces you never get pics of the straps, belt and ancillaries!

Thanks ever so much, you've made my project a lot easier!

Do you know if there is an name or code for the green shade you have on yours, mines a wierd duck egg blue!

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Hi Gadge,

No worries, just hope it helps people. Plus, I have found everything in the pictures over exactly a year (got the set in March last year through to the batteries last weekend). So it is still possible to find everything required for the set.

The 4-pin plug socket for the lower left corner of the transmitter panel can still be found on their own.

I've no idea what the green colour is unfortunately mate. Although the paint on mine I think is its original coat. So maybe fins something similar to that to re-paint yours?

If anyone wants close ups of particulars, just give me a shout :)





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My one is standard British army late war green - a bit like NATO green but with a dash more olive (and some oregano and rosemary - ooops -wrong recipe!)

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Yeah mines a bit non standard as it came from a radio hams collection and its been retrofitted for transisters rather than valves so is probably a runner too!

Weidly i picked up a very good condition signal lamp set, you know the boxed type with a morse key attached to the lid. The metal box on that is the chocolate brown colour, does anyone know if 18 sets came in this colour as well as green as I want them to look like part of the same signals set up.

(my other signal lamp is in a green box but its in naff condition compared to this new one..)

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You just need the No 5 Power Unit to charge your WS18 and WS38 batteries on the move... looks like the WS18 with a winding handle on the side.

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You also may want to get the No 11 aerial base so you can use the F section aerials to create a small static aerial mast.

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Oh, Nice photos though.

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Hi Tim,

I really would love to find a No.5 generator. Have some good photographs of one somewhere.

I already have some extra F sections:

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Along with 1 full original No.11 aerial base, and a 2nd original top to which I had a solid reproduction base made:

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I also have the No.1 mk.1 F section case that the No.11 aerial base fits onto:

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I also have a D section aerial as well, with spare F sections for the top:

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I know where two of the charging sets are in a very poor shops 'museum' half submerged in a pile of rubbish webbing.

I am tempted to ask them to sell one.

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Nice to see the rest of the kit too... have all of that somewhere around the house.

I have a complete No 5 PSU which I was lucky enough to get unissued out of the transit case!

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Also have the No 7 PSU - sledge mounted version for the WS21 (? think - memory a bit fuzzy).

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Nice Paul!!! Will you be at Houghton with the kit?

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