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by Chris Hall
Fri May 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: New book by David Doyle on the M3
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: New book by David Doyle on the M3

Wow, that’s expensive 😳. But it looks like a must have, and I’m currently in funds, so ..... 😃

Thanks for the notice, Adrian ! Now I have a problem in finding bookcase space 🤔

Best wishes, and stay well,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Video of 14th Army in Burma
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Video of 14th Army in Burma

Sorted ! It was a BBC clipshow cut from various Pathe newsreels. The lady who saw it just grabbed her mobile and filmed it, then she put it on a Special Interest Group on Facebook that you have to be a member of. She's now uploaded it to YouTube. So it's not fantastic quality but, unless and until t...
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Video of 14th Army in Burma
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Video of 14th Army in Burma

I suspect you have to be logged in to Facebook. I'll have a look around and see if it's on something more general, eg. YouTube.
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Brilliant Birthday card !
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Brilliant Birthday card !

As well as 'Captain Tom', it's my birthday as well (and, No, I'm not 100 years old like him :shock:). Amongst my plethora of good wishes and cards I got this one, which is too good not to share:

Birthday Card.jpg


Keep smiling, and stay well,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Video of 14th Army in Burma
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Video of 14th Army in Burma

In the UK, the media are busy celebrating the 100th Birthday of 'Captain Tom', a Burma Veteran who, by walking around his garden, has raised nearly £30 MILLION for the National Health Service - a worthy cause, especially at this time. The BBC ran an article about it this morning, which some clever s...
by Chris Hall
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Fitting tyres to solid wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Fitting tyres to solid wheels

Tony - Firstly, welcome to the game ! If you look at Robert Reid's thread on the Rolls-Royce, he gives advice on how to do it (that's on the spoked wheels, but the principle is the same). I haven't done it myself (yet !), but you need to boil the tyres in a pan to soften them. It's not possible othe...
by Chris Hall
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 49
Views: 4879

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

Ever thought of marketing these ? (he said, pleadingly)
by Chris Hall
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build
Replies: 16
Views: 863

Re: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build

Phil - As said above, the RAF in Iraq used the 1920 Pattern, so you can forget the 1924 ones. The Bovington A/C is a good model to follow (this particular car forms a large part of the Haynes Guide, with plenty of internal detail shots). But for the RAF you need to fit a spotlight and Lewis gun on t...
by Chris Hall
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 28532

Re: Mick's Grant

Mick -

A useful tip, although personally I can't apply it ..... I'm welding the side doors up ! That's what they did in the jungle in 1944 ............ :lol: so I'll be reliant on that top hatch.

All the best, and stay well,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build
Replies: 16
Views: 863

Re: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build

Phil - I’ve started digging ! The first thing I found is that the RAF probably never used the 1924 pattern :oops:. They would have started with ex-WW1 1914 patterns, which would have been very quickly upgraded with new chassis (known as Type A). The main type, however, would have been the 1920 patte...
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build
Replies: 16
Views: 863

Re: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build

So I'm guessing that will be a 1924 pattern ? There are significant differences between that and the 1914 kit ..... it'll be interesting to see how it turns out !

All the best,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 49
Views: 4879

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

Robert - Love that picture of the inside of the Armoured Car ! It just shows what could be done, if you left out the batteries, motion control, servos ..... but that would rather defeat the objective, wouldn't it ? :wink: It does raise a question that's been in my mind for some time, though. On each...
by Chris Hall
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Chris's Rolls-Royce project - late to the party .....
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Chris's Rolls-Royce project - late to the party .....

Well, the current bothersome situation ( #BritishUnderstatement :wink:) gives us all plenty of time to get on with all those projects we've got outstanding. And, for me, that's the Rolls-Royce. I've never bought a second-hand, part-built model before ! So I thought a good way to start would be to go...
by Chris Hall
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: REME Museum, Lyneham, Wiltshire - 2020 events
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: REME Museum, Lyneham, Wiltshire - 2020 events

Sadly, but unsurprisingly, REME has shut down and cancelled all their events until at least the end of July:

http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/2020/03/19/2737/

Thanks to those of you who expressed interest in the VE Day event.

Stay well,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Militracks 2020 POSTPONED to May 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 4968

Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Pete - I've been monitoring this, as I'm sure we all have. Whether or not Militracks goes ahead (and I'm assuming it won't 😔), the other issue is how to get there. The U.K. is in lockdown, so we can't get out and, unless we take the Harwich - Hook of Holland ferry, all routes go through France, whic...