Monthly Archives: February 2015

Workshop Wednesday – Trucks, trucks, trucks

Here’s what we’ve been up to in the Shopland Collection Workshops this week… Pete has made a start on the Bedford MW, seen here with the door on to test fitment.   In an effort to keep the place tidy, we’ve stacked essential clutter inside the QL Tipper truck so we can work on it […]

Make Do Monday – Leek and Potato Soup

During the rationing years a lot of meals consisted of soups, which were a good way to make use of vegetables grown in the garden. Lindsay of Gordano Home front has got this lovely war time recipe to share with us. Ingredients: 1 pint of vegetable stock or water 2 medium sized leeks 6oz potato cut into small cubes Salt […]

Workshop Wednesday – Let There Be Lights!

Rich’s hard work has paid off and the QL truck now has a working lighting circuit! There’s a few small jobs left to do, then the dash panel can be bolted back in. The truck’s paint needs a tidy when the weather warms up, and the ripped canvas will soon be repaired. Not content with […]

Make Do Monday – How to sew on a patch

Now, I don’t know about you but I am pretty good at keeping my clothes in one piece. One of the Workshop Wednesday crew has however got a few rips in their work trousers so I thought I would show you how to sew on a patch in this Make Do Monday post! I did this […]

Workshop Wednesday – If in doubt… add flames

Another productive Workshop Wednesday! Rich battled on with the QL truck’s new wiring loom, with a nice wiring diagram, lights rigged up in the cab and plenty of solder and new colour coded cabling. This pic shows Rich ‘looming’ over Corwin (sorry…. it was late) Mike was busy greasing up the various bolts on the […]

Make do Monday – Fruity potato cakes

Lindsay has got another lovely recipe for you to try at home, again very little sugar but the marmalade gives the cakes both sweetness and a lot of flavour. Ingredients: 4 oz cooked potatoes 2 oz plain flour 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 oz Margarine 1 oz sugar 1 tablespoon of marmalade 1 oz […]

Workshop Wednesday – Tidy Gun and QL Wiring

The 4.5″ Gun has been a feature of the workshop for some time, as the full restoration rumbles on. Every component needs to be freed off, cleaned up, repaired and refitted as appropriate. This Wednesday we took the opportunity to clean the general gubbins off the gun and give it a brush down – the […]

Make Do Monday – Honey cakes

Over the weekend Lindsay from Gordano homefront baked this recipe for Honey cakes which is a nice and easy wartime inspired recipe, consisting of only one teaspoon of sugar! Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of sugar 2.5  ounces of margarine 2 teaspoons of honey 6oz self raising flour 1 level teaspoon of cinnamon Method: 1. Beat sugar and […]