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by John Clarke
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: firing unit part question
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: firing unit part question

Hi Martin I don't wish to be rude but as a rookie, please please please read the Armortek instructions. I really enjoyed using my blank firer, it will never sound like an 88 or any other big gun. That privilege will aways be denighed unless your in the forces. :( or you go somewhere bad. But the bla...
by John Clarke
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 30
Views: 1621

Re: Mick's StuG 111

Hi Mick, I'm very pleased on how my Chieftain outboard gearboxes are going together, their really sweet. I'm probably wrong putting them together the way I have (outside in) but I do get a good feeling the way everything lines up. The hidden factor I call it. Other than bolt alignments there are no ...
by John Clarke
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid
Replies: 25
Views: 2736

Re: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid

Well pilgrims the spacers have been machined, the space, gaps and alignment all seems Apple pie 8) I wasn't happy with first motor support bracket, So I've made another which is far more supportive. The problem with the support bracket is that it restricts space around the terminations underneath th...
by John Clarke
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 30
Views: 1621

Re: Mick's StuG 111

Hi Mick Good to the hear your gearboxes are all good, I've just dug out my final drive shafts to fit into the outboard gearboxes. I was really pleased to see a small step on the gear which will prevent any binding on the gearbox case or the bearing itself. I'll not need shims on the inside now, mayb...
by John Clarke
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 468
Views: 67133

Re: Armorteks next model

Thanks John for clearing that up, experience is priceless, I've usually found DID stuff ok, but some times a bit flimsy, it may look good but It doesn't always handle so well. I usually have nightmares with the head phones that fall to bits just looking at them, I've had that from different manufact...
by John Clarke
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 468
Views: 67133

Re: Armorteks next model

Here's a box of Winstone gold, no no no, not the great and wonderful Steve.

A Metal M2 and a bunch of US gear, a rare piece on evil bay, the postage though and import tax you may pay is deadly.
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Mmmmm 8)
by John Clarke
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 468
Views: 67133

Re: Armorteks next model

The price of the 1/6 Browning M-2 "Ma Deuce" .50-cal machine gun just went up on ebay

What ya see is what ya git Partner's! :lol:
by John Clarke
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 468
Views: 67133

Re: Armorteks next model

Don, how about a winter camo called "Flurry". :lol: "Fury" was a great film, but a "Potato Masher" under the "Tommy Cooker" at the end would have been far more satisfying. :twisted: :twisted: War's hell. :evil: I was not surprised at the steel rimmed wheel Tiger,(Zzzzzz), the last two German Models ...
by John Clarke
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid
Replies: 25
Views: 2736

Re: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid

Hi Jerry I must say after shimming the gearboxes I will need the use of a lathe, to make sure both output shafts are the same length when they are present in the models outboard gearboxes. I'll be removing a little off the motor gearbox spacers, 0.5mm off one and 2.5mm off the other. That will give ...
by John Clarke
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Track orientation Panzer iii / Stug iii
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Track orientation Panzer iii / Stug iii

Stephen
But the thought crossed your mind did'nt it! :D

The British themselves have had some cracking rear guard actions turning many into famous victories.
by John Clarke
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid
Replies: 25
Views: 2736

Re: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid

Hi Jerry No apologies needed mate, (this'll raise some temperatures). :roll: A guide only without technical measuring equipment. Unless designed for, If it's too hot to touch there's usually something wrong. :D I'm closing the tolerances on my gearboxes because I want maximum efficiency from the com...
by John Clarke
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 30
Views: 1621

Re: Mick's StuG 111

Hi Mick I'm still in Chieftain shimming gearbox mode at the moment, I read somewhere that it was often found when stripping the Armortek gearboxes down the output drive shaft gear wheel was often found to be rubbing on the back wall of the chassis. Counter acting this is done by loctiting the shaft ...
by John Clarke
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Track orientation Panzer iii / Stug iii
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Track orientation Panzer iii / Stug iii

Maybe they were fitted that way for a rear guard action. :D

The Crusaders are coming ! :lol:
by John Clarke
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 30
Views: 1621

Re: Mick's StuG 111

Always great to have a plan Mick, ordering new bearings will certainly give you a good start and tiding the recesses will really help. :wink: It's strange, sometimes bearings just " pickup" and just don't sit correctly. We have it sometimes at work on conveyor rollers that have multiple bearing ends...
by John Clarke
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid
Replies: 25
Views: 2736

Re: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid

Time to squeeze some bluetack, as described earlier I want to find out how much of the extended pinon shaft sits in the outboard 5mm deep bushed gearbox housing. So I've used this simple test, shown in pictures below. The first Gearbox is the left hand side, where the shaft was shimmed outwards by 1...