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by Vince Cutajar
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Lazy Susan - turntable
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Lazy Susan - turntable

Those pressed steel ones are ideal for what Alastair needs and they are not expensive at all.

That website also shows the aluminium bearings like the ones in the kit and was surprised at the maximum load rating. Quite a lot.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 919
Views: 90984

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Those first "drives" are awesome - when she first moves like a tank!
Yes Bob, I have to agree.

Andy

I tried to upload the two drawings but it seems the forum does not accept PDFs. So if you want, send me a PM with your email address and I will send them to you that way.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Lazy Susan - turntable
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Lazy Susan - turntable

Hi Alastair Below is an Armortek photo of the 2017 Tiger 1. As you can see they are using a lazy susan and a large spacer over it. Both these items were part of the kit used for the turret turn mechanism but I don't know how much weight that bearing can support. 25299679_10155977759658792_2404308445...
by Vince Cutajar
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard
Replies: 252
Views: 14099

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Love your detail work.
Is that a Meccano part holding the batteries?

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 919
Views: 90984

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Been doing some things on the turret roof. Made the simulated flat headed bolts and a shallow groove for the weld seam. Tiger 584.JPG For the bolt pattern, as no particular accuracy was required, I just drew the pattern in CAD and taped it to the turret roof. Tiger 582.JPG Then using a pointed tool ...
by Vince Cutajar
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Cupola Arm and Hatch
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Cupola Arm and Hatch

Hi Allan If I remember correctly, to attach the arm to the centre of the hatch one needs a M3 countersunk screw and nut. Having said that, when I blinged that part I used a M2.5 screw from the bottom of the hatch and a home-made nut at the top. As you said, there are no indications how to attach the...
by Vince Cutajar
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Help in locating page in tiger1.info
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Help in locating page in tiger1.info

During the last couple of days I have been searching for a good photo of the actual position of these bolt heads. In the above diagram it shows them exactly between the turret weld seam but in the Jentz & Doyle book (page 149) it shows them in a slightly different position closer to the weld seam. F...
by Vince Cutajar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heaven. 1944.
Replies: 24
Views: 1153

Re: Heaven. 1944.

Pz4 is my second favourite after the Tiger 1. I guess it's from my childhood days when I used to do Airfix models and used to play with them until they broke. Then I would try to convince my father to buy me a new one. He was more into airplanes and ships.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heaven. 1944.
Replies: 24
Views: 1153

Re: Heaven. 1944.

What's that one with number 898? Pz3 or Pz4?

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 919
Views: 90984

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Yes Brian you are right. They were OK with the weight of the hull only but then I added the batteries, electronics, engine deck, hull roof and turret. Plus I left it sitting on it's suspension on purpose so that the torsion bars will settle in. For sure one side can afford to have a track link remov...
by Vince Cutajar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Panther 112
Replies: 44
Views: 7361

Re: Panther 112

Brian that Panther is a big distraction.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 919
Views: 90984

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Ta-da. Cupola finally finished! Took some photos with Mark's excellent MG cradle. All it needs now is an MG34 but one from Armortek is winging it's way to me. In their latest newsletter they had some for sale.
Tiger 579.JPG
Hatch closed
Tiger 580.JPG
Hatch fully open and held by stop
Tiger 581.JPG
Hatch held ajar with other stop
Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 919
Views: 90984

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

This morning went to the workshop to paint the cupola and whilst I was there decided to fit the tools before they get lost or damaged. As I was there I realised that it's been weeks since I drove it. I guess I am more into building than driving. So gave it a quick run to see if all is good. https://...
by Vince Cutajar
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Engine hatch vent
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Engine hatch vent

Mark, did some more digging and found a photo of the vent with the knob missing. There was a caption under the photo which was saying that inside the vent cap was a valve that was closed using a control knob. This would normally be left closed to allow the Feifel air cleaners to provide filtered cle...
by Vince Cutajar
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Engine hatch vent
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Engine hatch vent

This is a quote from a book which is talking about the vent of a late Tiger 1.

"With the wading requirement dropped, the tightening lug for the forged cap was eliminated"

So I guess that lug was used for tightening the vent cap.

Vince