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by John Fitzsimons
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: John's Early Tiger 1
Replies: 4
Views: 2133

Re: John's Early Tiger 1

Mg mount is the old white metal version. It lacked the ring I believe holds the mg cover. I thought I would easily cut it on the lathe but when fitted in the chuck it was very irregular. Centred with 4 jaw chuck and got there in the end.
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by John Fitzsimons
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: John's Early Tiger 1
Replies: 4
Views: 2133

Re: John's Early Tiger 1

I have moved on a bit with the early Tiger. Still missing some parts but new lathe and milling machine will help sort that problem. Started on a turret floor. Need to order more tread plate. DSC_0919.JPG Rear mudguards almost ready DSC_0920.JPG Cupola and turret view ports ready to fit. DSC_0921.JPG...
by John Fitzsimons
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release
Replies: 31
Views: 11660

Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Sorry for the long break in posts. Some work on firewall. More to add.

A few updates
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by John Fitzsimons
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Lathe /Milling machine advice
Replies: 20
Views: 4153

Re: Lathe /Milling machine advice

Well spotted Jeff. Close to 1/6 scale Stuka. It might fly someday. I need to build a canopy, fit fuel tank and connect the servos. Another retirement project. Learning from scratch with machinery. I have a couple of small projects to get me started. Tried the lathe already. Impressed with finish ach...
by John Fitzsimons
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Lathe /Milling machine advice
Replies: 20
Views: 4153

Re: Lathe /Milling machine advice

The little proxxon is not bad. I was using it as a pillar drill. Very easy to make 1.2 mm holes perfectly straight with no broken drill bits. I have also milled out shapes in 3mm brass. Cuts well but maximum 3.2mm. Looking forward to trying the WM 16 mill. Waiting for some tools to arrive. I have al...
by John Fitzsimons
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Lathe /Milling machine advice
Replies: 20
Views: 4153

Re: Lathe /Milling machine advice

New machines arrived today. IMG_20190207_173104_resized_20190208_124455538.jpg IMG_20190207_204319_resized_20190208_124454743.jpg IMG_20190207_204328_resized_20190208_124453912.jpg IMG_20190208_002834_resized_20190208_124453142.jpg t] IMG_20190208_002907_resized_20190208_124450814.jpg IMG_20190208_0...
by John Fitzsimons
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Lathe /Milling machine advice
Replies: 20
Views: 4153

Re: Lathe /Milling machine advice

I have been working on some new pieces and developing existing. A bit quiet on the forum for a while due to needs of 2 five year olds. Moving onto a shift pattern of work after my holidays so hope to make more spare time. I bought a proxxon mf70 milling machine recently which is more of a very stabl...
by John Fitzsimons
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Lathe /Milling machine advice
Replies: 20
Views: 4153

Re: Lathe /Milling machine advice

Thanks everybody for this advice. It has made decisions so much easier. I had studied the fitting of DRO online last night and it looks worthwhile fitting to both machines later. My decision will be the WM180 lathe and WM16 Mill. I can then budget for some decent tool to get started. Now just need t...
by John Fitzsimons
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Lathe /Milling machine advice
Replies: 20
Views: 4153

Re: Lathe /Milling machine advice

Yes Stephen. Looking at the DH-1 and noticed out of stock. I have contacted Warco and they say various items to be back soon. Rotary table also, probably 5 inch. How difficult is it to set up a DRO afterwards? As Lathes and milling machines are low in stock I have placed order to hold WM180 and WM14...
by John Fitzsimons
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Lathe /Milling machine advice
Replies: 20
Views: 4153

Re: Lathe /Milling machine advice

Great advice, Thanks a lot. Stephen, I first came across Warco from one of your posts but could not find it recently to check which machines you had. Good to know yo recommend the WM180. I'm now thinking WM180 and wm16. I might get the DRO factory fitted in the lathe and retro fit to the milling mac...
by John Fitzsimons
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Lathe /Milling machine advice
Replies: 20
Views: 4153

Lathe /Milling machine advice

I'm considering investing in a lathe and milling machine. I am looking at the Warco range. WM180 Lathe or WM180DRO WM 240 slightly out of price range as I have to factor in cost of tools and accessories. Also seems constantly out of stock. As for milling machine I am looking at Either WM 14 or wm14D...
by John Fitzsimons
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1321 rebuild
Replies: 195
Views: 54810

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Looks great Paul. Hoping to get back to my tigers soon. Installing some new machines to workshop in Feb so looking forward to making some new parts. Possibly work on the 88. Are the floor and supports resin? I started a floor for a tiger this evening. In my other Tiger I hid the electric modules und...
by John Fitzsimons
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: The Phoenix - Tiger 131 #12
Replies: 55
Views: 11298

Re: The Phoenix - Tiger 131 #12

Adrian,

Nitromors is not as strong as it used to be. Last time I had a major refurb I used this stuff.
https://www.vinnybyrne.com/body-shop/pa ... r-5lt.html
This is stronger than nitromors having some of the nasty stuff nitromors lost.
by John Fitzsimons
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Multi-part muzzle brake part numbers.
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: Multi-part muzzle brake part numbers.

CE2411 is part that screws into barrell.
CE2413 is middle piece
CE2412 is front piece

I have tiger 131 manual in pdf. PM your email and I will try to send.
Love what you are trying to do with the toasted Tiger.
by John Fitzsimons
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release
Replies: 31
Views: 11660

Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Thanks Bob. Looking after twins took time from hobbies but having a bit more free time now. Still having some fun with tanks.
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