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by Fabrice Le Roux
Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Bizarre event with a Sherman
Replies: 21
Views: 8981

Re: Bizarre event with a Sherman

Hi Adrian,
Definitely worth the work, but I recall that I ended up countersinking the inner ring and leaving the outside proud, like the original cap screws. Old photo but worth a 1000 words:
SpocketDetailingFin1.jpg
Kind regards
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Maybach HL230 P30
Replies: 19
Views: 7830

Re: Maybach HL230 P30

Well done, my friend. 8)

Perhaps it will be possible to have it printed in metal, once this technology drops in price sufficiently?

Can't wait to see the master model painted and hanging from your Bergepanther's BehelfsKran 2t!

Kind regards
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: T34
Topic: Headlight / Signal Horn
Replies: 9
Views: 4065

Re: Headlight / Signal Horn

Hi William, Several good walk arounds on Prime Portal Battlefield website. The T34/85 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA has a badly damaged light, but an original trumpet style siren/horn. The T34 light is a big beastie, and you may want to consider small torch reflectors rather than miniatu...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Using epoxy with aluminium
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

Re: Using epoxy with aluminium

Hi Adrian, Interesting process, but I can't help feeling that several different issues and their solutions are being confused in this method. The "water break free test" following cleaning (acid or alkali based) simply confirms the absence of hydrophobic films and contamination, not oxide. However t...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Stab Test
Replies: 8
Views: 2269

Re: Stab Test

Stephen, "zwei Worten: ein Bier!" my only German joke, alas. The nagging issue with Camera Stab kits is that they are designed for light loads, and the mass-effects of inertia and momentum present in a moving Armortek model may only allow an approximation of stabilization. However, that may be good ...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Metric rivet snaps.
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Re: Metric rivet snaps.

Hi Kevin, 2.5mm is the same as 1/8" in practical terms. Well done you finding 2.5mm rivets at all, as the continental suppliers don't seem to list 2.5mm as a standard size. Get a pair of 1/8th snaps for a fiver each. Any dimensional difference with vanish in a couple of gentle hammer blows :wink: . ...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Suspension bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: Suspension bushes

Chaps, Frankly, anything that tight benefits from a dab of washing up liquid, spit is so very in-san-itary, as they say over the Pond, :lol: It was a long time ago, but I replaced all the brass bushes in a Sherman with needle roller bearings. Rolls, minus tracks, like the world's biggest in-line ska...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 282441

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Stephen, Great work! Your photos belie the effort required to setup and clamp such a large and flexible part on a modest mill bed with consistent results. 8) Looking ahead, gear backlash is one problem, so perhaps laser-cutting a finer toothed ring gear and matching a finer drive gear might address ...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: A 47 years old love
Replies: 134
Views: 40556

Re: A 47 years old love

Hi Frank,
Excellent details. 3D printing is a wonderful enabling technology! 8)
Keep up the good work.
cheers
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Bergepanther
Topic: Bergepanther winch stop
Replies: 6
Views: 2404

Re: Bergepanther winch stop

Hi Phil, I had considered a microswitch in the roller fairlead, but thought it might spoil the detailing. Perhaps following the procedures used by the crews makes this type of damage less likely to happen. In practice the seilkopf never came that close to the fairlead as it was needed to lift and lo...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 282441

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Stephen, Lovely job. As others have said, it gets harder and harder to tell which are full scale references and what are your handiwork. Bravo. One last question, when bending the rod for the lid handles, I noticed you filed(?) small notches. Was this to assist centering or to assist bending? Did yo...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Bergepanther
Topic: Bergepanther winch stop
Replies: 6
Views: 2404

Re: Bergepanther winch stop

Hi Phil, Interesting problem for all scale winch operators. The original Bergepanther had a traction dynamometer, Zugkraftmessers, fitted: BP_Dynamometer.jpg In some diagrams this is incorrectly labeled as a "cable tensioning device". The ETOUSA Intelligence Report No.167 includes a brief descriptio...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Tools - How to Equip a Basic Workshop
Replies: 12
Views: 4114

Re: Tools - How to Equip a Basic Workshop

Stephen, What a sad note to end 2015 on. Micro-management is poison to creativity. :shock: I am, as an admirer of your lead in the most innovative craftsmanship in model engineering and R/C systems design, slightly puzzled as to how you can suddenly class simple hand power-tools together with Millin...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Tools - How to Equip a Basic Workshop
Replies: 12
Views: 4114

Re: Tools - How to Equip a Basic Workshop

Paul, Agree 100% B&D Powerfile and assorted belts are a great investment. That and the Dremel (mains powered) get used every day. Have taken to wearing generic work gloves as have done DIY biometric data erasure with both tools :wink: :( Happy new year all Fabrice PS advised by engineer chum not to ...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: A 47 years old love
Replies: 134
Views: 40556

Re: A 47 years old love

Hi Frank,

Wonderful to see that you have made a good start on Kit No.50
I will be following your build closely :)

Kind regards
Fabrice