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by Sam Hough
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Gun balance and elevation control
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Gun balance and elevation control

Many thanks Paul,

I'm still digesting the photos you sent and the book is on order. Really should get back to putting the tank in working order before worrying about future upgrades.

Cheers

Sam
by Sam Hough
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Gun balance and elevation control
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Gun balance and elevation control

Thanks Paul,

I've sent the link to my wife with a really subtle hint about christmas ;)

Re: MG retract. Why would they need that and any idea how much if would move by?

Cheers

Sam
by Sam Hough
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Gun balance and elevation control
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Gun balance and elevation control

Thanks Paul!

After re-reading the section in the Haynes book about the gunner's food pedals I'm also now going down the rabbit hole of what the MG retract was for!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tiger-Modern-S ... 0955642213 added to be Christmas list!

Cheers

Sam
by Sam Hough
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Gun balance and elevation control
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Gun balance and elevation control

Thanks so much Paul, It didn't seem very likely the breech was heavy enough to counter the length + mass of the barrel but I couldn't see what was countering it. So was all the force to move the gun up and down through this http://tiger1.info/EN/Elevation-gears.html gear segment? Presumably with a r...
by Sam Hough
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Gun balance and elevation control
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Gun balance and elevation control

Hi,

Was the Tiger 1 gun close to being neutrally balanced? Also was there any damping/springing?

I get the impression no power assist for elevation (like turret rotation has).

I'm sorry if should have been able to easily find the answer myself but I've had no luck so far...

Cheers

Sam
by Sam Hough
Tue May 19, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Painting and Weathering tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: Painting and Weathering tracks

Be really interesting to see how they age. I tried various chemical/electro chemical things without much luck, mainly because I had no idea what I was doing.

Great workshop!
by Sam Hough
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 1950s scratch built large scale tank
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

1950s scratch built large scale tank

Sorry is off topic but hope to be of interest and not competition to Armortek ;)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1950s-LARGE- ... 3788118402
by Sam Hough
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Tiger 1 Front MG traverse
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

Re: Tiger 1 Front MG traverse

Have you got plans on how to control it? I've been trying to work how to use a mini/thumb joystick.

I used a push rod too but two for horizontal in parallel to stop the gun rotating then one for vertical.

Cheers

Sam
by Sam Hough
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: New electronics in August
Replies: 35
Views: 10281

Re: New electronics in August

Gerhard,

Don't say 250w ;) After lots of dithering I settled on 1*60w mid/high and 2*60w for subwoofer... FWIW I'm going to try using stereo and pre-processing the sound sound files to implement the cross over.

Cheers

Sam
by Sam Hough
Fri May 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger build
Replies: 231
Views: 33242

Re: Tiger build

Hi Mark,

I'm not sure of the etiquette. OK if I copy the way you have kept your electronics tidy? Mine looks like an explosion in a wire factory.

Lovely build!

Thanks

Sam
by Sam Hough
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Track "climbing" and track shape/damage
Replies: 7
Views: 2467

Re: Track "climbing" and track shape/damage

Thanks again all,

Seems to be much better now. Although my son crashed it into a park fence and smashed a track link...

I think it was mainly the sprocket alignment that was just correct, previously, through chance. Not looked at the "witness marks" on the new paint yet.

Cheers

Sam
by Sam Hough
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Track "climbing" and track shape/damage
Replies: 7
Views: 2467

Re: Track "climbing" and track shape/damage

Thanks Phil and Steen, I did file off the opposite side, to the one Phil pointed out in blue, early on as looked really wrong. I didn't know it was worth doing the other side too. It has been running fine, as far as I can tell, for a few years. Just this last couple of times gone wrong, I think beca...
by Sam Hough
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Track "climbing" and track shape/damage
Replies: 7
Views: 2467

Track "climbing" and track shape/damage

Hi, I've got "vintage" tracks and had bad last few drives with track climbing. I'm following this post https://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7118&hilit=track+brian&start=375#p64593 , by Christoffer Ahlfors, and I think the main cause is alignment. Should the highlighted bits in the ...
by Sam Hough
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Good example of Tiger 1 sound?
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: Good example of Tiger 1 sound?

OK. I'm very jealous now.
by Sam Hough
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Good example of Tiger 1 sound?
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: Good example of Tiger 1 sound?

Thanks Gerhard, I'm slowly a getting an idea of what a complicated subject it is. I've got sounds ripped from a game that is meant to be recorded from the 131. Not sure if a good thing but they have samples at various rev/load combinations. Not having heard the real thing is a bit of a handicap thou...