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KT has a mind of its own

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Re: KT has a mind of its own

Postby Adrian Harris » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:52 pm

Blimey - you'd be brave to jump in there :shock:

I'd love to see that gearbox in action though :D

The servo operated switch is a nice bit of lateral thinking - what does it control ?


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Re: KT has a mind of its own

Postby Dietrich Weber » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:28 pm

thanks for the pictures. is the kingtiger running now. the speed controler called in England Mark 1 in Germany it is called Bigtanks. The speedcontroler is made in Rusian. Its the silverbox with the Fan on the Top. Its an all in One Controller for speed and loudness.
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Re: KT has a mind of its own

Postby padge mc grath » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:42 pm

Hi Dietrich,

Many thanks for that information. I intend to post picture of the upgrades on the interior of the tank very soon. Its working very well at the moment. I have done about an hour and a half of driving since I got it back and I have had no issues to report.

The good new for me is that John Fitzsimons has agreed to take the tank from me and carry out a serious refurbishment of the paint scheme as well as some really decent upgrades including periscope lenses, MG34 mount, brass lamp etc etc.

We are attending a military show in Duncannon in the South East of Ireland and it would be nice if I could bring along a newly refurbished KT. As far as I am aware there are only 2 of us in Ireland that have these tanks and the organisers have arranged for us to display our tanks at an appointed time over the 2 days of the festival in June. We would love to have more tank enthusiasts here with us over the 2 days because we will have an enthusiastic audience the vast majority of which will never have seen a 1/6 tank before.

Saw John's Tiger 1 at the weekend and what a beautiful piece of work it is. The pictures on the forum dont do it enough justice. In the flesh it is a work of beauty and a truly magnificent example. The attention to detail is wonderful. I think that john's Tiger will be the star attraction at the show.


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Re: KT has a mind of its own

Postby John Fitzsimons » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:06 pm

Thanks Padge, I know there are a few others in Ireland although never met them. It would be great if we could use this as a get together. And of course anybody from further afield would be made very welcome. I have posted some photos of the start of your renovation. Hope we can see a big improvement by June.
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