The 10th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2018)

Following the huge success of the 9th International Gathering we'll be at Retrofestival again. It's a massive show now and is popular with everyone.

It's held at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ; on the weekend of the 10th, 11th & 12th of August 2018.

Don't book with the organisers, contact me to get your pitch saved.

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by bigherb
Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 6:27 am
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: My Brothers Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 2720

Re: My Brothers Restoration

More work.
Wheels have been shot blasted and painted with light ivory paint, three for the porta and one in reserve. Just waiting for the paint to harden off.
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by bigherb
Thu, 31 May 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: My Brothers Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 2720

Re: My Brothers Restoration

After 7 years of non use I have taken over my brothers Portafold. So the restoration starts again. First job was to free off the hitch again. After freeing off with a copper mallet and plenty off Plus Gas there was no spring resistance. So to strip it down and clean out all the hardened grease. 4246...
by bigherb
Tue, 29 Apr 2014, 9:44 am
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 2062

Re: Brakes

If you put a picture up I might recognise them.
by bigherb
Fri, 23 Aug 2013, 11:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Window Seals
Replies: 2
Views: 2023

Re: Window Seals

The seal fits into a slot in the window frame here
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You can get new rubber seals that are similar but they are a loose fit in the slot. I used self adhesive hollow D section hollow tubing and stuck it to the frame.
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by bigherb
Mon, 30 Apr 2012, 10:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: "plastic" window trims
Replies: 3
Views: 2192

Re: "plastic" window trims

It is out their somewhere, Baines do it in black EPS 5 in their catalogue. I used the square type in white CRS 19.

http://www.coh-baines.co.uk/media/cohba ... alogue.pdf
by bigherb
Sun, 25 Dec 2011, 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 2277

Re: Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all and have a great time.
by bigherb
Wed, 28 Jul 2010, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres & Hubcaps
Topic: Bargain wheels & tyres!
Replies: 6
Views: 4469

Re: Bargain wheels & tyres!

Milenco make one to fit 8" and 10" wheels, availabe from Towsure

https://www.towsure.com/milenco-trailer-wheelclamp-8-10
by bigherb
Fri, 23 Jul 2010, 8:31 am
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Where to Obtain New Rubbers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3206

Re: Where to Obtain New Rubbers?

I've been using these people.

http://www.coh-baines.co.uk/
by bigherb
Fri, 02 Jul 2010, 3:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: My Brothers Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 2720

My Brothers Restoration

His Portafold that is! Since purchasing the Portafold late last year my brother has only done a few jobs first was to free off the seized overrun coupling, constant applications of plus gas and a copper mallet eventually freed it. Initial inspection looks like it is saveable but I will have to strip...
by bigherb
Sun, 27 Jun 2010, 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 47
Views: 18579

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hi everybody Although I’ve been registered for a while I never got around to introducing myself. I don’t actually own a Portafold but my brother who is not a computer owner bought one last year and over the winter I have had not much involvement while he did some repairs to the glassfibre but now it...