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by Pete Mallett
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Zimmerit on Churchils
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Zimmerit on Churchils

These tanks are Cromwells of 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry and these pics, & the footage they come from, are very well known. The Zimmerit paste-looking stuff on these tanks is in fact Rubber Strips that were fitted, quite possibly in the field, in response to German Infantry use of Magnetic AT gren...
by Pete Mallett
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb

Dennis,


had a reply from Mark at Peg Bridge Museum, he says the GoodWood Association chaps seem very interested. I shall send you a contact email in PM's.

Pete
by Pete Mallett
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb

Hi Dennis,

I haven't heard anything back about the Goodwood Association yet, will chase Mark again today and see if he's got direct contact details for them.

Pete
by Pete Mallett
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb

Hi Dennis, I've had a reply from Mark at the Pegasus Museum in Normandy, he has said he doesn't have the space to display something this big, however there is a local 'Goodwood Association' who organise events alongside various museums in the Normandy area and they'd most likely jump at the opportun...
by Pete Mallett
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb

Hi Dennis,

I shot off an email to Mark late last night, he's always very busy so might take a day or two to hear from him but will let you know when I do. I'd almost be tempted to take it myself if I thought the wife wouldn't go ballistic. I do have a large workshop in which I can set it up.
by Pete Mallett
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb

I'm pretty sure that the Pegasus Bridge Museum in Normandy would jump at the chance to have this model display. I know the curator and will email him the pics and ask him if he wants it.
by Pete Mallett
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: SOLD Vickers 1/6 WW1 Machine Gun a dream
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Vickers 1/6 WW1 Machine Gun a dream

Might want to have a look at this if you have issues with your Vickers MG tripod not splaying correctly


http://www.onesixth.co.uk/vb4forum/show ... s-a-repost
by Pete Mallett
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet to Cromwell Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4981

Re: Comet to Cromwell Conversion

Nice work on the new tracks, Have you also changed the sprocket drive? IIRC the Cromwell sprocket has less teeth than the Comet and is narrower, 14 " for the MkIV with a D Type rear deck plate.
by Pete Mallett
Fri May 25, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Riveting tool
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Re: Riveting tool

Or you could just buy a rivet snap and set-up tool!
by Pete Mallett
Wed May 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey bridge info
Replies: 1
Views: 1368

Re: Bailey bridge info

A great book, although it's not all that rare. There were several thousand printed by the BAOR in 1947 and they were all sold to serving RE Officers. The RE Museum has about 10 copies and I have two here at home, one of which is in excellent health and the other had fallen apart at the spine....whic...
by Pete Mallett
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Is there any merit in....
Replies: 20
Views: 5217

Re: Is there any merit in....

Mark,

will bear that in mind but any I sell will most likely go as part of a vehicle sale to sweeten the deal! All the stuff my three sons and I built up over the years is going up for sale soon. No-one left to play with it now that they're all growing up!

Pete
by Pete Mallett
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Is there any merit in....
Replies: 20
Views: 5217

Re: Is there any merit in....

Thanks for that Mark, went through my files following this conversation and have found quite a stash of John's Stuff decals for all manner of vehicles from Tiger1's, Kubes, Schwimmers and Ketts, (these last two will be going up on eBay soon along with a Camo Schwimmer and a Kett Kit, so fortunately ...
by Pete Mallett
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Is there any merit in....
Replies: 20
Views: 5217

Re: Is there any merit in....

Mark, thanks again buddy, wonderful stuff. Now that you mention it do think I remember your jeep from OSUK, although the old memory isn't as good as it once was! It would be nice to know a good supplier for making rubber tyres, someone tried and tested as it were. I have a plan to CAD several WWII E...
by Pete Mallett
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Is there any merit in....
Replies: 20
Views: 5217

Re: Is there any merit in....

Mark, thanks for these, it's fantastic mate! it looks like a nice neat job (especially in comparison to some of the other hacks I've seen) and I think I've seen these pics before somewhere. Have you posted these anywhere else? It really does look great mate and I can't believe you got it to work wih...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Is there any merit in....
Replies: 20
Views: 5217

Re: Is there any merit in....

I’m one of a very few people who has converted a Dragon Jeep to RC, though I didn’t use the Maverick scout method which leaves a large gear protruding into the driving compartment and is on display... Mark, thanks for the reply, very interesting post indeed! What kind of speed do you get out of it ...