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by Pete Mallett
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Group Build
Replies: 36
Views: 8061

Re: Bailey Bridge Group Build

Oh, one other thing, most wheeled transport would have been fine on the FBE Bridges (Folding Boat Equipment). A good place to see this would be on the Seine Crossing at Vernon (undertaken by 43rd Wessex). At this point you can see both a Class 40 Bailey POntoon bridge being used by tanks, whilst rig...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Group Build
Replies: 36
Views: 8061

Re: Bailey Bridge Group Build

A Bailey Bridge could be built in Single-Single to triple-triple construction, i.e single width, single height or triple width, triple height, that's to say that each bay would have three panels, side by side, (on each side of the roadway). That's triple construction, if you then topped each panel w...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Open Day 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 8289

Re: Open Day 2017

Photos look great Stephen, do you mind if I cross post them to OneSixth UK, there are a couple people over there who keep pestering me to sell them parts of my collection, I can now point them your way! I know a guy in Belgium, couple guys in Holland and about three people in Canada who would be int...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Group Build
Replies: 36
Views: 8061

Re: Bailey Bridge Group Build

All Bailey bridges in the ETO were supplied from British Stocks and were painted SCC 2 Brown! American Bailey bridge production suffered a number of problems and it was found that in many cases the US made Bailey would not mate with British made Bailey and in some cases US Made Bailey would not mate...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge in 1/6th scale?
Replies: 16
Views: 4357

Re: Bailey Bridge in 1/6th scale?

No problem mate, here ya go... http://www.onesixth.co.uk/vb4forum/showthread.php?390-Bailey-Bridge-An-introduction&p=44588&viewfull=1#post44588 This link should take you to the early point in a thread I had going on Bailey bridges. It started off with a couple pics of my Pontoons, then morphed into ...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge in 1/6th scale?
Replies: 16
Views: 4357

Re: Bailey Bridge in 1/6th scale?

Brilliant news Stephen, thanks for the response. I've also seen a note on Facebook that Armortek has changed hands, is that correct? Have Mark and Gill now bowed out of the business altogether? So sad to see them go, they did a great job in getting Armortek up and running and making a success of it!...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge in 1/6th scale?
Replies: 16
Views: 4357

Re: Bailey Bridge in 1/6th scale?

Thanks for the photo, looking for some with the chesses (decking) removed so I can see the detail on the stringers and sway braces etc. From what I can see there appears to be six stringers laying on top on the Transom's and, that being the case, that would make this an SWBB (Standard Widened Bailey...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge in 1/6th scale?
Replies: 16
Views: 4357

Bailey Bridge in 1/6th scale?

Just been looking at some photos, on Facebook, of what appears to be an Armortek metal bailey Bridge in 1/6th scale. From the little I've seen it would appear to be the post-war EWBB, in the US/Nato M2 configuration, is that correct? I first suggested this to Gill back in 2007 an if Armortek have no...
by Pete Mallett
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Is there a market among the RC guys for Dragon's Vehicles?
Replies: 12
Views: 3916

Is there a market among the RC guys for Dragon's Vehicles?

I know a lot of you like to pick-up figures for your vehicles etc. but is there any market among the RC guys for the static vehicles produced by DML, things like Kubes, Scwimmers, Motorcycle Combo's etc. ?
by Pete Mallett
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Is there a market for Armortek's very, very first Tiger 1
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Re: Is there a market for Armortek's very, very first Tiger

Well, I must confess to being a bit surprised at the level of interest in the old girl, with my inbox filling up rapidly. I've had some great advice on price and a few people expressing an interest in buying the old girl. I've even be advised to hold on to it as they are becoming as rare as hens tee...
by Pete Mallett
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Is there a market for Armortek's very, very first Tiger 1
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Is there a market for Armortek's very, very first Tiger 1

As per the Subject line, would there be any interest in this. I've had it in storage for absolutely years, whilst I've been moving around, and now that I've settled down I'm trying to decide if I build it or sell it. I've assembled the lower hull and that's about it really. A couple years back I tho...
by Pete Mallett
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Mike Stannard
Replies: 94
Views: 26476

Re: Mike Stannard

The best person to assist in this would probably be Steve Panzerwerks, afaik he and Mike were very good friends and I'm pretty sure that he would be very familiar with Mike's stuff. Not sure how close Steve lived to Mike though!
by Pete Mallett
Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Mike Stannard
Replies: 94
Views: 26476

Re: Mike Stannard

Talked to Mike several times over the years and bought a few things from him too, although I never managed to buy all that I wanted to. He was a gentleman and an inspiration. Although he lived Stateside he was in fact English and had served with, I believe, the Royal Anglian Regiment. We tend to tak...
by Pete Mallett
Wed May 07, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Model shows
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Re: Model shows

There are a few guys in Scotland who collect 1/6th scale and there's at least one 'tank proving ground' just north of the border where DanDare goes to once in a while. http://www.onesixth.co.uk/vb4forum/showthread.php?5511-Easter-Weekend-at-Ardwell So, there are enough bods in your neck of the woods...
by Pete Mallett
Wed May 07, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Build log of first series of Mid-production Tiger
Replies: 29
Views: 7929

Re: Build log of first series of Mid-production Tiger

Well, finally got a few hours this evening to play around with the Tiger and gave it a bit of a push pull across a flat surface. All worked OK and even though I can see the issue with the spacers needing the diameters reduced I can also see that a bit of judicial positioning of the swing arms could ...