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by Adrian Harris
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Missing
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Missing - and now Found !!

I've located the offending article.

In my defence, I was looking for this:

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And I should have been looking for this:


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:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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by Adrian Harris
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 83
Views: 7661

Re: Chieftain Stuff

And curry powder...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Missing
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Missing

Unlikely, given that it cost me £70, but unfortunately not impossible :-(

A new one is on its way, courtesy of Ebay, so I expect the other one will turn up before the end of the week.

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by Adrian Harris
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Missing
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Missing

Does anyone know where I've put my ER16 collet chuck ?

I've searched the whole house and workshop several times and there's no sign of it anywhere.

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by Adrian Harris
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 29
Views: 5267

Re: Chris’s M3 project

> Real Life is exceptionally difficult this year :cry:

You and me both Chris :roll: . Hope things are settling down for you :?:

I used slow setting two part epoxy to glue in my rivets, with spring clamps holding them down whilst the glue set.

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by Adrian Harris
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Marder tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Marder tracks

I had forgotten about this supplier :oops: They do a good range of tracks, but the drawback of using manganese bronze is that the worn portions of the tracks will be orange in colour rather than silver.

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by Adrian Harris
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Marder tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Marder tracks

The only firm I can think of who made a 38T type tank was Spearhead Armour, who made a Hetzer. They sold out to Blitzkrieg Armour, who were also fairly short lived. I had a Hetzer hull and recall that the tracks on that were actually quite decent, as compared to the ones of the early Russian sourced...
by Adrian Harris
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 76
Views: 10172

Re: Mick's Grant

I've returned to using a pair of 22Ah batteries in the Bridgelayer, mainly for the weight. I use a pair of Ctek 5A chargers to charge them individually, so have incorporated a GT Power 180A watt meter into each of the charging leads. These tell me the voltage, total time to charge, total Ah returned...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: A request for one of you Craftsmen out there? Broadarrow stamps!
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: A request for one of you Craftsmen out there? Broadarrow stamps!

Something like this:

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but with a "broad arrow" design:

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by Adrian Harris
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 92
Views: 10286

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Number 49 came home with me today :-)

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by Adrian Harris
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Transmitters
Replies: 26
Views: 1745

Re: New Transmitters

I can understand the need for a simpler radio, though I find the Spektrum setup pretty straightforward now, but I personally don't see the point of spending £7k on a model and saving £100 on the radio, especially having seen at the weekend what happens when a model goes rogue when the transmitter is...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: REME Museum Show, Lyneham UK
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: REME Museum Show, Lyneham UK

"including the Bridgelayer, which is enormous !" With the turning circle of a small battleship, so definitely some route reconnaissance required to avoid getting into tight spots. Happy that the problems of Bovington have been 'bashed out' and she's fully operational again. Thanks for the organisati...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 92
Views: 10286

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

I see you've stocked up with biccies already ;-)

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by Adrian Harris
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 19
Views: 2732

Re: counter balance weight size

This overhead shot would appear to show the weight is about 150mm long, if we assume it is 220mm in diameter.

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by Adrian Harris
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 19
Views: 2732

Re: counter balance weight size

This is a bit rough and ready, but by taking a picture of the end of Monty's 75mm and adding a line through it, assuming the hole in the end of the barrel is 75mm, the counterweight appears to be about 220mm in diameter.

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