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by Steve Stuart
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tiger Day XI
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Tiger Day XI

Looking at the Photo of Chris and I, we've been Tangoed! It was, despite the forecast,a good day with a few spots of rain lots of wind and when it was sunny, warm but otherwise quite chilly. A good day to escape to better weather than at home!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Turret Bearing Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Turret Bearing Upgrade

Vince, I have not as yet lubricated the bearing, as and when I think I will use a dry lubricant such as TF2 which contains PTFE beads. I don't want anything greasy or liquid oozing from the bearing!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Weston -Super-Mare Heli Museum Weekender.
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Re: Weston -Super-Mare Heli Museum Weekender.

Developing this idea, turned round sideways they could act as the end to have a nicely raised length of Bailey Bridge to run over?
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Armorpax upgrade Tiger I front hatch hinges
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Armorpax upgrade Tiger I front hatch hinges

I have said this else where as a response to this announcement, but this has got to be a great upgrade for those of us with older Tigers. I have repaired white metal hinges twice, a hassle and a half! So a solid brass hinge is going to make a world of difference. An excellent thing to have produced ...
by Steve Stuart
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Armortek Open Day 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2159

Re: Armortek Open Day 2019

My problem is that there is a comments box that needs to be populated with something, which is a challenge to produce something that is appropriate!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Spectrum Transmitter.
Replies: 19
Views: 1344

Re: Spectrum Transmitter.

For those with more than one model, then my solution to the issue of using the Bind Plug with the Spektrum is to make up a Lead to replicate the Bind Plug but instead of a plain loop of wire, fit in a switch. This can be mounted in an accessible place on the Tank, the lead being as long as necessary...
by Steve Stuart
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Turret Bearing Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Turret Bearing Upgrade

Possibly because it is the sort of thing that Armortek leave to customers to work out for themselves, because they know it keeps us entertained working solutions out. The main thing is that Armortek will supply the parts to allow us to do these things under our liability. Who knows what each older m...
by Steve Stuart
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Turret Bearing Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Turret Bearing Upgrade

The original upgrade, a nylon bearing: DSCN0277s.jpg Having seen the new Tiger with a lazy susan annular bearing and been impressed by how low a turning force is required I have worked how to retro fit it to my Early Tiger. Armortek Tiger 131 Construction Manual-43 Page 29.jpg I needed to order from...
by Steve Stuart
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For that authentic desert paint job.
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Re: For that authentic desert paint job.

I presume it came out from the factory in Dunklegelb and then was finished off in the field by the rest of the herd? An excellent spit finish:wink:
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: seasons greetings.
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Re: seasons greetings.

I add my best wishes to all for a happy Christmas and a good new year!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet Build
Replies: 5
Views: 2727

Re: Comet Build

I thought about liking this post, but when I realised how much remaking of the forward deck is entailed... Especially as most of the hull is bolted together! Thank you for this, it shows how to proceed with this conversion which I was trying to figure out the how to. Steve
by Steve Stuart
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet No 34
Replies: 34
Views: 9180

Re: Comet No 34

The highlight of the Model Engineering Show at Alexandra Palace a few years back was seeing the progress that Derek had made on his Comet and the solutions to problems and advice that was given! So Derek, I look forward to your Famo Build equally!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet No 34
Replies: 34
Views: 9180

Re: Comet No 34

Comet Storage Bins ResizedDSC_0529.png I have been working on the storage bins, the hinges are not quite right but will do, I am waiting for rivets to arrive, but with the top edge rebated into the surface of the top of the bin and a double layer for the front of the hinge it is not too far out. Th...
by Steve Stuart
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits
Replies: 23
Views: 3387

Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Our journey down was slowed a little, so on our return to Oxford we country laned it via Hursley and Sparsholt on the west side of the City so avoiding all of the snarl ups on the east of Winchester,adding only three minutes to the predicted journey as compared to what it might have taken, a top tip...
by Steve Stuart
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Panther 112
Replies: 32
Views: 4352

Re: Panther 112

The mud on the tracks looks great and the 'misty' morning is atmospheric!
Steve