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by Derek Attree
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: London Model Engineer show Ally Palace
Replies: 2
Views: 158

London Model Engineer show Ally Palace

Hi All Just a heads up the London M E show is on this weekend at Ally Palace in North London. It's on Friday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm ( 4.30 on Sunday) I will be there with my Welwyn Garden City SME please pop by and say hello. I will be showing my PaK43 and my in build Famo along with my Polly loco....
by Derek Attree
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 104
Views: 17316

Re: Mick's Grant

Hi Mick
Looking good like the engine idea better than looking at a golf trolly battery.

Regards

Derek
by Derek Attree
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: In memory of Gill Watkins
Replies: 87
Views: 4133

Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Such sad news I heard at the weekend and still can't believe it.
Gill was such a warm and incredibly nice person and will be sorely missed by all in the Armortek family.
My sincere condolences to Mark, Daniel and Sara.

Regards
Derek
by Derek Attree
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 104
Views: 17316

Re: Mick's Grant

Hi Mick Keep up the good work still watching with interest. I am still finishing my Famo and PaK 43 but have the Lee sitting waiting. I bought the special Lee gun pack but it came in the old style silver boxes so will be interesting to see how that works out when I get round to it. Probably in the s...
by Derek Attree
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: buckles for holding down tools, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: buckles for holding down tools, etc.

Hi Robert
Try Dave Dibbs at Armorpax

Regards

Derek
by Derek Attree
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 309
Views: 48938

Re: Armorteks next model

Hi Guys

For me it has to be a Universal carrier

found a couple of god you tube videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nTsnfEAjzI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g56HSVZlZ-0

Enjoy

Derek
by Derek Attree
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 104
Views: 17316

Re: Mick's Grant

Hi Mick
Second the use of batteries from Component shop great company to deal with and good prices.

Never had a problem with there stuff.

Regards

Derek
by Derek Attree
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 9 (FAMO)
Topic: FAMO Front seat question
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

FAMO Front seat question

Hi Guys Can someone explain how you are supposed to get the front seat screwed together or am I missing the special team of ants to get inside the closed structure to tighten the lid screws after the seat is screwed to the floor? Or to do the floor screws when the lid is screwed down.....I just don'...
by Derek Attree
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 104
Views: 17316

Re: Mick's Grant

Hi Mick
Looking good always follow your builds.

keep up the good work

Regards

Derek
by Derek Attree
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 19
Views: 3042

Re: counter balance weight size

Hi All My good friend Lee was at Duxford the other day and has with the agreement of the the staff measured the weight. The measurements are in imperial but easy to convert into metric. The weight outer Diameter is 8.5 inches The weight length is 5.25 inches The barrel is 5 inches diameter The end o...
by Derek Attree
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 19
Views: 3042

Re: counter balance weight size

Hi All
Thanks for the replies I am aware of the resin one in the states.
I want to make an alloy one .
And I am doing an American Lee not a British one ....

Derek
by Derek Attree
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 19
Views: 3042

Re: counter balance weight size

Hi Chris
I think you are right a trip to Duxford will be needed the Grant at Duxford has the weight fitted.

I will be building a Lee when I finish the Famo in the next few weeks.

Regards

Derek
by Derek Attree
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 19
Views: 3042

Re: counter balance weight size

Hi All
Interesting feed back I have loads of photos and books on the Lee but no dimensions
of the weight .
I even took photos at Duxford earlier in the year but forgot to take my tape measure
which is why I need dimensions.
Can we please keep on thread :oops:

Thanks
Derek
by Derek Attree
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 19
Views: 3042

Re: counter balance weight size

Hi Mark
I realise that thanks but I still need the dimensions of the counter balance weight
for my Lee :D

Regards

Derek
by Derek Attree
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 19
Views: 3042

counter balance weight size

Hi All Does anyone out there have a drawing with dimensions of the counter balance weight for the 75mm gun on the Lee / Grant . I have lots of photos but can find no drawing in any of my books on the Lee / Grant tanks. I want to machine one out of aluminium for my model . Short of going to Duxford a...