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British AB Trailer Nr 1 - identifying OE5319

Article about: Hi, I have a trailer with the chassis nr OE5319 and no dataplate but it must have been made by Orme Evans. I have another one with chassis nr OE11408 and the dataplate showing X5896838. So u

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    Default British AB Trailer Nr 1 - identifying OE5319

    Hi,

    I have a trailer with the chassis nr OE5319 and no dataplate but it must have been made by Orme Evans.

    I have another one with chassis nr OE11408 and the dataplate showing X5896838.

    So using Rob van Meels book as a reference I must conclude that OE5319 is an earlier model and produced under contract S2559 or S6833. Unfortunately the table in Rob's book does not give the chassis or WD nrs for these 2 contracts.

    Does anyone have additional data that could help me to identify the contract nr and the WD number for chassis OE5319 ?

    Worth mentioning that both trailers are in good condition.
    I bought OE11408 a few weeks ago. It was used in the Norwegian Army and has never been registered as civilian. Just standing in a barn for years so it's got the rear hook, the floodlight and white plate, and the original Lucas switch and junction box underneath. The only modification that the Army here did was to attach US jeep type cable sockets front and rear.

    Thanks,

    DavidH
    Oslo Norway

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    well done.

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    Come on guys. With all the boundless knowledge we have on this Forum, someone must know the answer to my question.

    DavidH

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    I've rubbed down some of the rear panel and can just make out X527... as the start of the WD nr so this must prove that the chassisnr OE5319 belongs to contract nr S2559 and the series X5274887 - X5278086. So if anyone has an identifiable chassis/WD nr within that range then I can calculate what my correct number is.
    The remaining letters are very worn but it could be 52778.. or 52779... and the final figure might be a 3 8 or 9.
    I'll keep rubbing - carefully. I might be luckier on one of the side panels.

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