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by Mark Heaps
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Strange sherman tank
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Strange sherman tank

Maybe not a good conversion.
According to a book I have written by Peter Chamberlain & Chris Ellis, The T10 was tested but found to be unwieldy and the project was cancelled autumn 1944.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: M3 Help Needed!!
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: M3 Help Needed!!

Also did you set the track tension with the model in the air or on the ground ? It does make a difference.
by Mark Heaps
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: M3 Help Needed!!
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: M3 Help Needed!!

The M3 has the drive sprockets at the front so it only moving in reverse would suggest to me the tracks are too loose.
Have you visually checked the sprockets are not turning or just presuming they are not as the tank is not moving. ?
by Mark Heaps
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID 19 Mental Health & women
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: COVID 19 Mental Health & women

Dad has been enjoying both building and spraying John´s Rolls Royce, whilst also building my PAK 40.
Mum has sewn a couple of overalls for my chieftain crewmen.
Just doing our best to keep them occupied & active during these lock-down times ;)
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Replacing the power on relais with a battery shut off
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: Replacing the power on relais with a battery shut off

The bi-stable relay will stop unwanted "drop-outs". It will also stop you getting a warning that you need to get that model into your vehicle ASAP.
Getting a SdKfz 7 across 30 meters and into the car was not fun.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Replacing the power on relais with a battery shut off
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: Replacing the power on relais with a battery shut off

I would personally wire in a battery shut off in parallel with the relay as a get you home method. Use the relay as long as it works but if it starts dropping out due to low battery voltage or fails completely, then activate the battery shut off to get the model into the car.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 515
Views: 71219

Re: Armorteks next model

No, the Salamander was a CVR(T) used in BATUS, altered with a bit of drain pipe and a few oil drums to represent a russian tank.
It was a lot smaller than the russian tank it was supposed to resemble. Not only did the Opfor know the terrain they also cheated at times to beat the battlegroups.
by Mark Heaps
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 515
Views: 71219

Re: Armorteks next model

Stephen would ruin the lines of it by adding a length of drainpipe. ;)
by Mark Heaps
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 515
Views: 71219

Re: Armorteks next model

Stephen your such a comedian.................( Michael McIntyre eat your heart out,,,,please :!: ) If Armortek were ever build the CVR(T) promise me Stehpen you won't spoil the lines with the bins off your Chieftain. :lol: FV107_Scimitar_IFV.jpg I've got a piece of a CVR(T) in the garage, a track l...
by Mark Heaps
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 515
Views: 71219

Re: Armorteks next model

Not sure the FT-17 would sell well. Certainly would not be on my shopping list. I personally think it looks rather ugly. For a small model I would go with the CVR(T) Scimitar although no doubt Stephen White would turn it into the abomination of a Salamander.
by Mark Heaps
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Lack of drice follow up
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Lack of drice follow up

Here is one of the photos mum took of it moving, the others are even more blurred. It was moving that fast the camera could not get a good focus :lol:
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Dad is one happy bunny today.
by Mark Heaps
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Track finish
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Track finish

I cannot remember how new Chiefy tracks came but in 2007 when I left the british army, replacement tracks or track links for FV430 series, WR series & CR2 were painted black. Use would have worn the paint off at various places revealing bare steel. Same use would have prevented a rust build up. I ag...
by Mark Heaps
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Lack of drive when on the floor
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Lack of drive when on the floor

Dad still needs to strip down the diff casing but our thought at the moment is that he went exactly by page 8 of the manual and only pinned the axle shaft on one side and did not pin the Ep0205 on the other side to the differential Cp0279 as the pin on that side is not shown.

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Recoil with CO2 ???
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Recoil with Carbonic Acid CO2

Carbonic acid is H2CO3. CO2 is carbon dioxide. ;)
by Mark Heaps
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 515
Views: 71219

Re: Armorteks next model

Reference the custom head sculpts, here is a photo I took at Hausen am Bach 2019 of a Jagdpanther with a female crew. Whilst taking the photo, I was informed by a friend of the owner that one was the spitting image of the owners girlfriend, the other of her best friend, and that the girlfriend had i...