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by Adrian Harris
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: TankFest 2018 - Joining Instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: TankFest 2018 - Joining Instructions

Many thanks for the information Stephen :D

I wonder if they'll have mown the traders car park this year - sometime it's like leaving your car in a prairie :roll:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 9 (FAMO)
Topic: Famo prototype build
Replies: 27
Views: 1160

Re: Famo prototype build

No, once the motor is fitted they are permanently "in gear". The new high efficiency gearboxes allow you to push them around, but you need to be mindful of the back EMF that will produce. Easiest way to tow a tank is to do what they did in real life - remove the tracks and tow it on the road wheels....
by Adrian Harris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: panther recoil
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: panther recoil

With the barrel in the correct "at rest" position in the mantlet, the end of the link arm which fits between the barrel end and the servo arm should make it clear which way round the servo needs to be installed. The servo arm needs to be angled forwards when the gun is at rest, so that it moves towa...
by Adrian Harris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Oli's Build and Question thread
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: Oli's Build and Question thread

The turning marks are due to the material used for the barrel - see the recent "Aluminium Grades" thread in the Armortek Owners forum.

However, I would have a word with Kian/Monique about yours, as that does look more severe than just the usual turning marks.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"
Replies: 44
Views: 4857

Re: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"

One track run done, bar the three at each end. As I suspected, although the chain links line up at one end, there is between 2mm and 3mm difference in the position of the ends of the links at the other end. I can only hope that the strain of pulling the tank around will even things up. That's assumi...
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Fascine width
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: Fascine width

Thanks Steve.

I have to admit I bought a set of the brushwood screens from Wyevale but when I got them home I realised they were four times the price of the B&Q ones, so I took them back for a refund. Haven't managed to get around to getting to B&Q yet though :oops: .

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Pete's Panzer III 006
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Pete's Panzer III 006

Armortek have included Armorpax parts for quite a while now - going back to at least the Comet in 2010 if not before.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Oli's Build and Question thread
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: New Owner - Hello!

Hi Oli and welcome. Take a while to read through the Knowledgebase and that will answer most of your questions. I've found primering as you go ends up a problem if you need to do any fitting, as you end up having to primer again, and then had different levels of primer, unless you're really good at ...
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge build in Norway
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Bailey Bridge build in Norway

Wow. Looks great all painted :!:

I'm still scotchbriting the transoms and have only primered a few of the stringers.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"
Replies: 44
Views: 4857

Re: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"

Thanks guys - back on it again tonight :roll:

> You'll probably also find that, over time, you lose the odd bolt

I'll be having words with Loctite if that happens as every bolt on this thing has been dabbed with it.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"
Replies: 44
Views: 4857

Re: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"

I've made a start on the tracks and wonder about how careful I need to be with alignment, as there's quite a bit of free movement due to the relative sizes of the M3 screws and the holes in the track links. I'm fitting the four outer screws per link finger tight, then manipulating it to find its pre...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Motion Option Pack
Topic: Current motion pack with Blank system - advice
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Current motion pack with Blank system - advice

The Blank Firer just has a simple 24V motor to turn the magazine. You should be able to use one of the switched outputs from the Motion Control Module but be aware the Blank Firer must only turn in one direction as there are cams built into the system which will be damaged if you try and rotate it t...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"
Replies: 44
Views: 4857

Re: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"

Thanks Bob. Certainly a labour of love this one.

I've just laid out the track chains to make a start putting the track plates on and my word they're messy.

Might need to buy a boiler suit for this part of the build !!

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"
Replies: 44
Views: 4857

Re: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"

My kit of parts for the rear louvres turned up today from the laser cutters: DSCF5630a.jpg Once the sides and top were bent into shape I was able to make up the whole part: DSCF5627a.jpg There are some tweaks to be made - one of which was that there were supposed to be slits in the angled pieces to ...
by Adrian Harris
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Morris Quad
Topic: Quad gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Quad gearbox

<fingers crossed>

Are all the bearings flush with the gearbox face ? If they are proud then you may not have enough clearance from that end.

Adrian.