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by Peter Silcock
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: 25 Pdr Maintenance Manual in PDF
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: 25 Pdr Maintenance Manual in PDF

These original maintenance manuals are a fascinating read. Searching the internet you should be able to locate virtually everything you want. One particular site has hundreds to download free. Interesting what was regarded as important maintenance wise. Reading the M Halftrack, I had to smile at the...
by Peter Silcock
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Panther 112
Replies: 51
Views: 10897

Re: Panther 112

Brian I am not a huge fan of winter schemes, but these are interesting. They would definitely fit your Late G model with chin mantlet. https://i.postimg.cc/vDt3LcTF/Bundesarchiv-Bild-183-P0213-501-Westwall-Panzer-V-Panther-du.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/X7dhYvVg/Panther-G-Haguenau.jpg https://i.postim...
by Peter Silcock
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Transmitter advice needed please
Replies: 17
Views: 734

Re: Transmitter advice needed please

Gerhard, it's better that we keep discussion to Armortek models to help Oli. In the absence of adequate power supply the Armortek tanks will come to a rapid halt unless they're on a significant slope, in which case they can usually be stopped with an obstacle placed in front of the track. The case ...
by Peter Silcock
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets
Replies: 43
Views: 4979

Re: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets

Pete, Here is the image I referred to in the pm. And here is my question for anyone’s future reference I have another question with regards to the spacers/flanges on part of the axle shaft. Please see pic for more clarification. Does this also get machined down? The reason I’m asking is two fold. O...
by Peter Silcock
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Transmitter advice needed please
Replies: 17
Views: 734

Re: Transmitter advice needed please

Oli, if you are worried about a failsafe, why not have a look at the plug in failsafes you can buy for less than £10. As I say I have never needed one, but fitting these might put your mind at rest.
by Peter Silcock
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Transmitter advice needed please
Replies: 17
Views: 734

Re: Transmitter advice needed please

Hi all, I am just starting electronics work and assumed one of my old transmitter /receiver combos from flying days would do the job. I have a Futaba T7C and Spektrum DX6i. Seems like the Futaba failsafe is locked to left stick throttle channel and the spektrum only has a two position switch, where...
by Peter Silcock
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets
Replies: 43
Views: 4979

Re: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets

Thank you Phil and Peter! I really appreciate your help. I agree that the spacers need to be machined down since their current diameter doesn’t leave too much room for adjacent wheel movement. Any recommendations as to how much to take off? Would armortek current tiger spacers work for what I’m try...
by Peter Silcock
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets
Replies: 43
Views: 4979

Re: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets

One or two things to bear in mind. Don't tighten the M4 right down, this will lock everything up as you have found out. Only tighten sufficiently to prevent wheel wobble(another problem in itself). Use Loktite to prevent the M4 from working totally loose. If you are going to machine the axle spacers...
by Peter Silcock
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets
Replies: 43
Views: 4979

Re: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets

Hi Steen Good to hear from you and thanks for your help. I really don’t have a preference which way they go, I just want to make sure the wheels are aligned correctly before moving on. Do you have any input on my other 2 questions? I look forward to your response. Regards, Wael Wael- I found, as di...
by Peter Silcock
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: My first airbrush
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: My first airbrush

That's a nice looking set you've bought and even has different needles. What I would suggest when starting out is to buy some airbrush flow improver which does help prevent clogging of the needle. This is mixed in with the paint and you only need a few drops. Clogging does not become a problem when ...
by Peter Silcock
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Panzer IV
Topic: My Panzer 4 Build
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: My Panzer 4 Build

Wael, Armorpax in the UK, and Field of Armor and Sixth Scale Icons in the States all do P1V stuff. All are members here on the forum and have online catalogues, so might be worth looking there first. Personally I would be happy with the model as it is :D . (off topic again but I always wanted a Conl...
by Peter Silcock
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Panzer IV
Topic: My Panzer 4 Build
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: My Panzer 4 Build

Great looking model there Wael and pretty rare too. Nothing wrong with your painting skills as far as I can see. Love your cars as well ( I presume they are 1/4 scale), they look like the RACO and WCM products I had which are now being enjoyed by sons some 25 years later. Did you get the WCM 34 Ford...
by Peter Silcock
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Transmitters
Replies: 41
Views: 3178

Re: New Transmitters

John, I'm with you - I thought I was the only one left who believed in the KISS principle. All these new fangled widgets leave me cold. :D
by Peter Silcock
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: 2003 Blank Firer wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: 2003 Blank Firer wanted

Very many thanks for the responses received. Just to clarify, I am after the 2003 version of the blank firer, not the later rotary one which is totally different (and better!).
by Peter Silcock
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: 2003 Blank Firer wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 467

2003 Blank Firer wanted

A bit of a long shot this one! According to a 2003 Armortek catalogue I found on the Wayback Machine a blank firer was offered containing a "mechanism" ( :wink: ). Did anyone buy one and want to sell?