Headlight / Signal Horn

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William Lewis
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Headlight / Signal Horn

Post by William Lewis » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:29 pm

I'm trying to either purchase or fabricate the single headlight and the trumpet style signal horn as used on WW2 T34-85. Anybody have any ideas , suppliers or part dimensions.

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Re: Headlight / Signal Horn

Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:42 pm

Do you have an idea of the diameter you need for the light ?

I've thought about using one of the model boat search lights:

http://www.harbormodels.com/Harbormain/ ... ghting.htm

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Re: Headlight / Signal Horn

Post by William Lewis » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:02 pm

I was thinking maybe 25mm Dia. Thanks for the link Adrian.

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Re: Headlight / Signal Horn

Post by Fabrice Le Roux » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:41 pm

Hi William,

Several good walk arounds on Prime Portal Battlefield website.

The T34/85 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA has a badly damaged light, but an original trumpet style siren/horn. The T34 light is a big beastie, and you may want to consider small torch reflectors rather than miniature types.

Are you mounting the light next to the drivers hatch or on the side of the vehicle, as per APG example?

Could be a good candidate for 3d printing/whitemetal casting.

cheers
Fabrice

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Re: Headlight / Signal Horn

Post by Christian Steinhauer » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:38 pm

Hi William,

Schinck has such a light, if I correctly remember it was about 25mm. The side is currently offline, so I can't post a direct link. http://www.schink-1-8.de
Have fun building, Kind regards
Christian

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Re: Headlight / Signal Horn

Post by William Lewis » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:23 am

Thanks guys for your quick responses. This headlight would be mounted on the side of vehicle. I think the 1/8 scale headlight 24.5mm diameter for a truck that I believe Christian was referring to looks like a really good possibility.

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William

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Re: Headlight / Signal Horn

Post by Ian Rodney » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:14 pm

Hi William,

Just noticed on Armortek Forum T/34 section, that you are looking for T34 Headlight & Horn.

I cobbled together, made my side head light and horn from.

Headlight from a Panzer III Front light and a Horn from Dave's Armorpax 1/6th German Vehicle Horn ( AP150-GR).

See my build Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT. Page 3 (POST:372)

Cheers
Ian from (Glasgow)
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Re: Headlight / Signal Horn

Post by William Lewis » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:01 pm

Thanks lan, for the horn info, I may use parts from that kit and add the trumpet to it. Your drawings have been very helpful, especially on how you made those unique tow hooks.
Also, what diameter is your headlight?

Thanks Again
William

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Re: Headlight / Signal Horn

Post by Ian Rodney » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:53 pm

Hi William,

This is the Panzer III front headlight I adapted to create my own headlight for the side of the T34-85.

Diameters on the headlight are Width 1 inch or 25 mm.

A yes those T34 Tow Hooks, they were fun to make for sure!

Hope this helps you to create your own headlight and trumpet horn for your T34.

Cheers
Ian from Glasgow Scotland
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Re: Headlight / Signal Horn

Post by William Lewis » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:08 am

Hi lan

Thanks for the photo, 25mm that's the diameter I was thinking.

Thanks Again
William

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