Hi all, I was wondering, just how BIG were Vickers-Armstrong's facilities in Elswick? I am guessing they must have comprised multiple factories spread out over a wide area? This thought was spurred by an image I have obtained from the Tank Museum of an Archer in an industrial setting. I doubt that the building behind it is actually the factory (but I don't know!). I don't think I should post the full image since I've licensed it for my book, but I don't think they're going to care if I post background details for study & research: Another curious detail in the background is some writing an object - I don't know if it could possibly be a rail car? It seems to read "IMS <something> 287404" I'm also curious about this ridged ground surface that has been laid down, like you can see in the lower right of the second photo. What was that made of?