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by Steve Stuart
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Somerset Festival of Transport
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Re: Somerset Festival of Transport

Just north of Frome at Thornbury the day was sunny and warm. We did unload the Van and the Cromwell was used to train/acclimatise our friend's small flock of sheep to the sight and sound of model tanks. So not a total loss of a day!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Amiens 100 - Bovington, 8 August
Replies: 12
Views: 2697

Re: Amiens 100 - Bovington, 8 August

Thank you Dan for the pictures and thank you Chris for being the Brigand Chief for the day!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Amiens 100 - Bovington, 8 August
Replies: 12
Views: 2697

Re: Amiens 100 - Bovington, 8 August

Hopefully the media will love the models and that will make up for the numbers.
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1015
Views: 302455

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Congratulations!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: Paint

The issue is that modern paints have to conform to modern standards for the types of volatile, environmentally damaging materials they might emit during any dry or curing process. It does not mean that in actual fact, that a modern acrylic paint is actually better in terms of its adhesion, durabilit...
by Steve Stuart
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1015
Views: 302455

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

The animatronic figure that shouts out to small children that they really ought not to touch the tank, in such a way that it does not cause offence to the parent, and results in no damage to the tank. If you can crack that one, then Stephen, I and others would be amazed!
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2018

Last years event had its moment, this years was something quite different. Stanley and his older brother Arthur were an example, they were very polite and extremely persistent. With the result, I think, they managed to persuade us all to run each and every Tank seemingly several times over for their...
by Steve Stuart
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Photos from TankFest 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2984

Re: Photos from TankFest 2018

For me the knitting was successful! Two tracks done, with a little help from friends. :D
A good weekend, so a big thank you to all who helped make it happen.
Steve
by Steve Stuart
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1015
Views: 302455

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: 31040

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: 3844

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: 1467

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: 5254

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: 12977

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: 5254

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 ...