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by Steve Stuart
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 285989

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Excellent! Another thing to talk over at Tank Fest, hopefully we will see it as work in progress?
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mk. IV No. 50 - Beutepanzer Female (Liesel)
Replies: 77
Views: 28276

Re: Mk. IV No. 50 - Beutepanzer Female (Liesel)

I was at Flywheel/Classic Car Show at Bicester this Sunday, Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane plus Dakota. So awfully nice, concentrating on the awe full! There were other things there such as a Grant, a Stuart, a Sherman and just for interest, a Dingo! Also a Guy FAT with a very battered 'barn find...
by Steve Stuart
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Fascine width
Replies: 12
Views: 3260

Re: Fascine width

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Fascine Mechanism
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This is from The Tank Museums files. It seems to bring together a number of ideas about how the facsine mounting worked and how was released.
I have posted this rather late in the evening but it may be useful for further ideas to be developed.
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: 4K drone footage of the Tiger 131 at Bovington
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: 4K drone footage of the Tiger 131 at Bovington

Hi Sam.
If you are able to screen shot top views of 131 then that would be very useful to have them for that illusive top view detail.
Thanks for posting the video. Steve
by Steve Stuart
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet to Cromwell Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4710

Re: Comet to Cromwell Conversion

Bob, the tracks were machined from bar as a commission from an engineer in Boscombe, Dorset, no casting involved! They remain obstinately shiny despite being given a colour wash. Maybe the problem is that the Tank gets driven alot? Another issue is that the edges don't round off, so they are sharp w...
by Steve Stuart
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet No 34
Replies: 34
Views: 11812

Re: Comet No 34

Well one Comet post deserves another! Mudguards have been entertaining me for a while. I thought the side plates had enough bolts, but the mudguards have involved a whole load more. DSC_0839b.jpg The front had new full width hinges and then remodelled arms, now with two sides. The forward part had t...
by Steve Stuart
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet to Cromwell Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4710

Re: Comet to Cromwell Conversion

DSC_0843b.jpg The new Tiger with its annular Lazy Susan Bearing set me an example to follow it really does turn with ease. The bearing I made using a 'nylon' ring has suffered from the material expanding over time and so causing binding. It was a bit of a nightmare to maintain concentricity of all ...
by Steve Stuart
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"
Replies: 49
Views: 12829

Re: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"

I detailed as much before final assembly, and held off as much as possible before then to allow for things to be taken apart for things that were discovered that needed doing!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Calling Mk IV owners - Amiens 100
Replies: 7
Views: 1764

Re: Calling Mk IV owners - Amiens 100

The Brig of Brigands, or Band of Brigands? :D Or is that the name of the RTR's house band!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Wed May 30, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: TankFest 2018 - Are you going?
Replies: 7
Views: 3944

Re: TankFest 2018 - Are you going?

Peter To get the necessary public liability Insurance join either The UK Tank Club or The Southern Armour Group or contact Walker Midgley Insurance Brokers for stand alone insurance. Club membership will work out a little cheaper than insurance on its own. Given your location the UK Tank Club has mo...
by Steve Stuart
Fri May 11, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Fascine width
Replies: 12
Views: 3260

Re: Fascine width

Our email is on the blink I would have replyed sooner. Just to show that my sense of humour is up to speed. The Women members of the Tank Regiment can have on their berets, attached instead of a Hackle, a miniature version, namely a 'Fascinator' :twisted: Great to see the fascines appearing, I will ...
by Steve Stuart
Wed May 09, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 2003 modified spacers wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 3217

Re: Tiger 2003 modified spacers wanted

If any one is making them I would like a set too. The down side is it may well stop my tracks squeaking!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"
Replies: 49
Views: 12829

Re: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"

Yes, that's the way to do it. I was going to try and find a link to the posting where Chris and I talked about it, but thank you to Oliver, I am saved from doing so. I have to tidy the Garage and get on with working on my Comet mudguards instead! Steve PS The Bovington Amiens event is going to be a ...
by Steve Stuart
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Port Meadow's WW2 Bailey Bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

Re: Port Meadow's WW2 Bailey Bridge

I have been to the Bridge today and taken some photos, if any body wants copies please let me know and I can send you them.
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Checking out the underside of the bridge
Fiona took some pictures of me taking pictures of the bridge.
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: What tank would you like Armortek to make?
Replies: 60
Views: 15741

Re: What tank would you like Armortek to make?

I think that Chris Hall would endorse your suggestion!
Steve