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by Pete Nash
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Dragon 1:6th Vickers Kits
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: Dragon 1:6th Vickers Kits

Hi Robert. It looks like your friend's Vickers has the Hazleton Booster fitted, can't be 100% sure as there is little images out there that show it accurately but no doubt someone will put me right. If it is the Hazleton booster, which increased the rate of fire from 450 to 600 rpm to 600-800 rpm (R...
by Pete Nash
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Field Of Armor
Replies: 14
Views: 1102

Re: Field Of Armor

earlier this year I ordered their grant/Lee Tow Shackles but didn't receive them in what I thought was a reasonable time. I contacted them and received a reply stating that Pay Pal was not telling them that payment had been made so that may be the problem. As compensation they did include the hull t...
by Pete Nash
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 29
Views: 5508

Re: Chris’s M3 project

Hi CVhris

I used Mark Lawson's M£ castellated Nuts for the transmission cases, they are about twice the height of standard M3 nuts and hide the exposed threads.

Don't forget the Oil Level plugs :P
by Pete Nash
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: LOWMEX 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 342

LOWMEX 2019

While Stephen Adrian Chris and Denny et al were playing with their tanks at the REME musem, I was playing with mine at LOWMEX 2019. LOWMEX is a modelling and engineering exhibition held annually at this time of the year at The Ormiston Denes Academy, Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft. It is a Big boys and ki...
by Pete Nash
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Renault FT17
Replies: 19
Views: 4362

Re: Renault FT17

Be careful Gunter, you may be starting your own business. :D
Looking forward to more updates, you are credible.
by Pete Nash
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Renault FT17
Replies: 19
Views: 4362

Re: Renault FT17

Be careful Gunter, you may be starting your own business. :D
Looking forward to more updates, you are credible.
by Pete Nash
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 19
Views: 2898

Re: counter balance weight size

"Also why would you want to do a standard american Lee with the MG Cupola but with British markings? The Grant 1 has a more stylish turret." Well Mark 'ol Chap, we did have them you know :P (now say it with a posh voice :lol: ) It would make an interesting alternative to a 'standard' British Grant a...
by Pete Nash
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide
Replies: 43
Views: 5205

Re: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide

Cor blimey.....tanks are more complicated than hairyplanes. :lol: :lol: :lol: To harmonise the guns we aligned a board up 83 feet 4 inches from the hairyplane and boresighted the gun, adjusting it in the vertical and horizontal planes until it pointed at the target. If it missed it was the pilot's f...
by Pete Nash
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Stow Maries Large Model Display
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Stow Maries Large Model Display

Here are some of the Model aircraft that were there.
It was sad that the HP.42 didn't fly as I thought it was far and above the best aircraft there.
by Pete Nash
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Stow Maries Large Model Display
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Stow Maries Large Model Display

While lots of you were at the Armortek Open day Myself and a couple of others were at Stow Maries great War Aerodrome for their first Large Model day. It was originally billed as a Large Aircraft Display but through the contacts of garry Coomber 'we' got an invite as well. We had lots of interest on...
by Pete Nash
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Tom's Panzer lll Ausf L
Replies: 7
Views: 3299

Re: Tom's Panzer lll Ausf L

Nice one, like the Officers mattress :P
by Pete Nash
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: A novices guide to looking after an Armortek
Replies: 15
Views: 1897

Re: A novices guide to looking after an Armortek

Quite a few of us use these Quad Bike loading ramps. Advantages are that they are reasonably light to handle, easy to unfold (mind fingers :twisted: ) and will take the weight of any tank. disadvantage if you can call it that, they do take up a bit of room, though with a KT in the back of an estate ...
by Pete Nash
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Lazy Susan - turntable
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

Re: Lazy Susan - turntable

Hi Alastair I would think its not so much the bearing in the middle you want to worry about, its the weight bearing on the periphery that does. The Tiger is a heavy bit of machinery, more so once the motors and batteries are fitted, so I would suggest you add rollers around the circumference of the ...
by Pete Nash
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heaven. 1944.
Replies: 24
Views: 3065

Re: Heaven. 1944.

Gents Can we get away from the Iraq wars, Depleted Uranium, and the legacy of that and other modern conflicts. The subject is going to stir up a lot of controversy and blaming that is the Provence of politicians and campaigners. This is a discussion Forum on Heaven 1944, possible reasons why the tan...
by Pete Nash
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heaven. 1944.
Replies: 24
Views: 3065

Re: Heaven. 1944.

Mark and Chris are both right. The 3 inch rocket with 60lb head was not an accurate weapon and was largely innefective against armoured targets. In a post Falaise survey the RAF Operational Research branch came to that conclusion, plus that the 20mm Cannon was more effective against practically ever...