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by Steve Stuart
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet to Cromwell Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4998

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: 12434

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: 4998

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: 13743

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: 1823

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: 4008

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: 3574

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: 3448

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: 13743

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: 1884

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: 16767

Re: What tank would you like Armortek to make?

I think that Chris Hall would endorse your suggestion!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build
Replies: 121
Views: 34913

Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

At a show last weekend I was rueing the selling of my old Turret "Lid" as it would have made a good tea tray for carrying cups back for everyone from the Catering Van :roll: Steve
by Steve Stuart
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Hatches in the Spud Box ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3591

Re: Hatches in the Spud Box ?

I also agree with Chris in his researches, and my lesser ones, that the Mark IV Spud Box does not have hatches, I am also of the opinion that Lodestar III does not have Hatches, my photos are pretty bad so I won't post them! I was very relieved that there were no Hatches as I was more concerned abou...
by Steve Stuart
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: How to clean my big cat?
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: How to clean my big cat?

Again, don't lubricate, as it will create with grit and sand a cutting paste. Dry the tracks and then use the Tank again, frequently. Track movement will stop rust from building up and the links seizing. My Tiger Track pins are slightly rusty in places but otherwise fine.
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Calling Mk IV owners - Amiens 100
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Re: Calling Mk IV owners - Amiens 100

Stephen, please put my name down on the list with B27 in attendance.
Steve