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  1. SomeBloke

    The Non-Emergency Thread

  2. SomeBloke

    The Non-Emergency Thread

    Removing an overpass bridge on the M1, in 1 night. Couple of blinkies in it too.
  3. SomeBloke

    The Non-Emergency Thread

    So, I got bored and thus JazzDad decided to ask me about "Gritter lorries" (the sort that put salt on the roads) and this gave me the idea of a thread regarding various Highway Maintenance and Road vehicles. - This thing is pretty slick. (Yes, I think that IS an extended crash bumper on the...
  4. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    (Not Technically, a response...but great)
  5. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    Speaking of which, I have actual footage of the new JDI European Response Unit.
  6. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    It's more to do with economical impact and petrol prices, rather than actual size of the roadways. Lorries are allowed to go pretty much anywhere unless restricted by road tonnage limits. A lot of our goods/emergency vehicles, are shaped the way they are, not so much to fit in the roadways...
  7. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    It's mostly down to the Fleet managers to allocate a variety of vehicles for tasking, within certain budgeting confines. Also probably a few contracts with manufacturers that mean they get a better deal. As for the airhorn, I agree, but it's not really something we use a whole lot in the UK.
  8. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    Some fairly interesting light setups going on here. Also, Heddlu means Police in Welsh. It isn't a place.
  9. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    Some serious Retro stuff going on 'ere And..
  10. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    You mean like this sort of thing?
  11. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    Some serious lighting going on here
  12. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    Yep, CoLP (as they love to be known) are for the "City of London" which includes Westminster, the Financial District and Government nonsense. If I'm right, Stirling actually made the Met-Sound siren boxes, or had something to do with the Met, as a few of the "Museum" pieces of the Met have...
  13. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    Actually, the sequel to the "Met Sound" siren is in use with quite a few Londonish/South East forces (Essex, City of London) in the form of Stirling SS2H4 siren boxes (I used to have one). British Transport Police used to use them too. As for the Met, it's usually budget lighting and vehicles...
  14. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    Not many police forces still use two tone horns (some Welsh ones do and Greater Manchester are still going strong), there has been a lot of speculation in the UK EV spotting world over the high pitched siren - we mostly reckon it's a Premier Hazard of some form (the piercer and hi-lo tones are...
  15. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    I actually really like the light setup on these vehicles, and I dunno what was going on, but if there's 9 vehicles responding, someone done messed up big time.
  16. SomeBloke

    For our folks overseas.. maybe you can help with this?

    If you REALLY want the Dutch Tri-Tone Ice Cream Response Vehicle...
  17. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    More Cannucks - note how the traffic yields to the RCMP! Sometimes you just need to go retro:
  18. SomeBloke

    For our folks overseas.. maybe you can help with this?

    Oh if you want ice cream vans....Dutch Ambulances...
  19. SomeBloke

    For our folks overseas.. maybe you can help with this?

    Gendarmerie: Italian stuff: Pompiers: Whelen's HHS2200 Demo
  20. SomeBloke

    An interesting series

    Wanna know whats funny? As soon as they discussed trying to cut down on speeding fines etc I was like "put a steady burn in the lightbar"
  21. SomeBloke

    NEED HELP! Military poser

    Shop the bugger and get him nicked. 'ent got time for posers and underhanded twats, especially in regards to Military.
  22. SomeBloke

    An interesting series

    So this is a fairly new series airing over here in the UK. Follows Cheshire Police's vehicle workshop/garage. Gives a pretty good insight into what goes on around the vehicular side of Police as well as dealing with budgeting and equipment
  23. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    Some of the stuff Mr Pratt and Midwest deal with is pretty insane (I've been subbed to his channel for ages). The recent Fed-Ex one was quite the recovery
  24. SomeBloke

    The Best Response Video Thread

    I love how the two tones and HLF sync.
  25. SomeBloke

    Sparky's 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD

    I think for full Euro effect, you've gotta have the beacon off-set to the Driver's side. Or, Double Beacon!
  26. SomeBloke

    Your favourite 'weird' vehicles, some real, some "photoshops"

    Correct they are Left hand drive. Although it's not that uncommon for Brits to have Left hand drive vehicles etc (Remember, 99% of Europe drives on the other side) and there a lot of vintage vehicles and imports knocking about. We also get a lot of Tourists bringing their own cars, so feel...
  27. SomeBloke

    Your favourite 'weird' vehicles, some real, some "photoshops"

    So, I've recently discovered Heathrow Airport has it's own ambulance service. Why is this weird you ask? They use US built Ambulances. Why is that weird you ask? It's England, these things look very strange going through British streets... They also range in vehicle colour. Including the...

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