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by michael hilton
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Solid wheels for the RR Armoured Car
Replies: 11
Views: 2183

Re: Solid wheels for the RR Armoured Car

Hello Walter, M3 x 10 front, M3 x 12 rear. both front and rear are Hex Head...regards Mick
by michael hilton
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 40
Views: 5649

Re: Mick's Grant

Naughty boy Phil, for anyone who ever doubted my insomnia, for example my GP. take a look at the date and time on my photographs. I have asked for sleeping tablets, my doctor has tried everything else, he said they are habit forming....now that is one habit I could do with :roll: ...Mick
by michael hilton
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 40
Views: 5649

Re: Mick's Grant

Thank you Phil, still following your amazing build.....Back to the M3 Grant. Decided it's time to check that the units assembled so far, that's the upper, lower hull and turret, actually fit together. I want to leave the final upper hull fit until I have installed the new Option Packs. Can hardly wa...
by michael hilton
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: New electronics in August
Replies: 29
Views: 3503

Re: New electronics in August

Good morning everyone, great news, I have been eagerly awaiting the release of these 'options'. I know it's not easy to expose the 'internals' in these models however, on the occasions I have been asked ' what makes the tank run' I take great pleasure in showing what goes on within and mainly unseen...
by michael hilton
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 40
Views: 5649

Re: Mick's Grant

Good morning and thank you Mike, I'm hoping with the all new 'options' that both guns on the M3s will have recoil. Now, back to big boys toys...had a surprise visit this morning on the production line. Only 'the man' himself, on his way to North Africa :) ...Mick
by michael hilton
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 40
Views: 5649

Re: Mick's Grant

Good morning, by way of light relief from assembling tracks I laid out the Grant turret parts. I have a question regarding the gun barrel part number ENO459 and the gun tube part number ENO458. I can see that the gun barrel has an internal thread, and the gun tube is smooth internally. How are the t...
by michael hilton
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 40
Views: 5649

Re: Mick's Grant

Hello lads and ladies, running out of space....one excuse for not ordering a Chieftain :wink:
Phil, be very careful with Cyno, this adhesive triggers my asthma.... enjoying your build....Mick
by michael hilton
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 40
Views: 5649

Re: Mick's Grant

Awful morning, cold wet and windy...summertime, summertime, who knows, who cares :? The track production line up and running, in full flow....track jig is being patented as I write.... :wink: Looking forward to the all singing, all dancing 'new options', can't wait to spend my money, because, I ain'...
by michael hilton
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 40
Views: 5649

Re: Mick's Grant

Made a start on the tracks overnight. It's a fiddley job when you have butter fingers....so I knocked up a simple jig to hold the track upright while fitting the screws and locknuts. Not perfect by any means, however it does help....Mick
by michael hilton
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 40
Views: 5649

Re: Mick's Grant

Having had a couple of rivets fall out :roll: ...I added a smidgen of Milliput to the rear.....Mick
by michael hilton
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things
Replies: 54
Views: 7787

Re: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things

Good morning Mike, it's been a real pleasure to follow your M3 build. Always interesting and informative. Looking forward to your next project....Mick
by michael hilton
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 40
Views: 5649

Re: Mick's Grant

Good morning everyone, once again following advice from those who have gone before.....Mick
by michael hilton
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 40
Views: 5649

Re: Mick's Grant

Good morning Phil and thank you. Most of my building now takes place during the wee small hours, it's cooler and suits my unusual sleep patterns. My 'lock nuts' have arrived from China and I have invested in a 'hand reamer', following the useful advice posted on the Forum. I really like the somewhat...
by michael hilton
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things
Replies: 54
Views: 7787

Re: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things

Hello Mike, I had the self same problem with hinges while building my Rolls Royce. I destroyed three hinges...they are expensive to replace. So I cheated and fitted 'screws' through the hinges. It's wrong I know, however the screw hinge does not jam and unless you look closely....no one knows. You c...
by michael hilton
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 40
Views: 5649

Re: Mick's Grant

Mornin all, lovely day, overnight rearranged the workshop somewhat...made it easier to work both sides of the Grant. Going through all the previous Lee/Grant building posts. These are really useful, thank you chaps. Built a couple of track links during my insomnia, thought it useful to aid checking ...