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by Fabrice Le Roux
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 281977

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Stephen, Lovely job! Great research. For fiddly little items, there is a handy jewelers' paste called Technoflux which is thermo-insulating and also stops flux and solder running where it is not wanted, eg into hinges. The residue just washes off with water and a toothbrush. New arcane research topi...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Bren gun carrier
Replies: 14
Views: 4495

Re: Bren gun carrier

William (and other possible Quad-ies)

This might be a new one for your bookshelves:
http://www.bookworldws.co.uk/army-wheel ... -6791.html

regards
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Bren gun carrier
Replies: 14
Views: 4495

Re: Bren gun carrier

Hi William, There are web comments on 25pdrs being associated with the turretless versions of the M3/M5 light tank, saying these vehicles were used as AOP's or "gun tractors". But so far the only photo I have found shows a 17pdr being towed in the desert. However in terms of a viable, plausible, and...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Bren gun carrier
Replies: 14
Views: 4495

Re: Bren gun carrier

Hi William,

I think the Bren occasionally pulled the 6pdr Anti Tank Gun. The 25pdr plus limber may have been too heavy.

Regards Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Bergepanther Tow Bar Set
Replies: 6
Views: 2674

Re: Bergepanther Tow Bar Set

Stephen,

Thanks for the kind compliment. Gucci Gear, as they say. 8)

First come first served. The others are already in their DHL boxes for dispatch tomorrow....

Regards
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Bergepanther Tow Bar Set
Replies: 6
Views: 2674

Bergepanther Tow Bar Set

Hello Bergepanther Owners, As promised, I have made a batch of seven "Schwere Abschleppstangen", Heavy Tow Bars, nominally for the Bergepanther, but also used with the Famo 18t Recovery Halftrack. Hence the inclusion of all three coupling types. Five sets have been pre-sold to customers ( :D thank y...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Maybach HL230 P30
Replies: 19
Views: 7825

Re: Maybach HL230 P30

Bravo Günter!
A delight to behold. 8)
regards
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: Soldering Iron Recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 21917

Re: Soldering Iron Recommendation

Hi David, Lack of cleanliness, too much or too little heat, and flux problems have caused me grief from time to time with both soft and hard soldering jobs. It is rarely down to the "wrong" soldering hardware. I built a kick-ass resistance soldering machine from a 500w lighting transformer and a Var...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 281977

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Hi Stephen,

Lovely rifling! Very informative photos on the taper turning. Is the offset fitting on the Warco tailstock a Warco or third party item?

Thanks and congrats on making TankMod such a great success.

cheers Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 281977

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Stephen, Aagh! So your lovingly created "100 Gal Fuel Tank" is just the biggest chemical crapper outside of Boeing? :shock: And the wire? Good grief! To discourage unauthorised loitering? Constipation is not a problem in the jungle. The word does not even exist in the local languages. So the prickly...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Bergepanther
Topic: Bergepanther
Replies: 50
Views: 18014

Re: Bergepanther

Hi Günter,
Fantastic work! Latches are spot-on :D
Look forward to seeing a video of the winch working. I have often wondered how the hinged pully looked in action. 8)
Kind regards
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 281977

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Hi Stephen, Kevin is now the official Archivist for you thread :wink: Thanks! I like the water vapour solution for the reasons you indicate. However you need to build a custom system to generate enough vapour to get decent blasts of "exhaust". The well tried and integrated oil systems work well and ...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 281977

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Hi Stephen, Even as I sat trapped in the A30/M5 linear-car-park today, alas returning from a funeral in Cornwall, I wondered what artifice you were about. Peachey Cent exhausts I see. Lovely job. Only one question. I take it now that you are not planning to add a working smoker system in this case? ...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Panther Jagdpanther tracks
Replies: 129
Views: 30693

Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Hi Vincent,

"Steel and iron" tracks would be a great Panther upgrade. Are they investment ( lost-wax ) castings or die-castings?

Kind regards
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 251
Topic: My 251 build.
Replies: 112
Views: 33261

Re: My 251 build.

Hi Dennis, re 1/6th Dragon 2cm Flak. Ebay is probably going to be your best bet. The good people hereabouts also have a knack for spotting these rarer items. Q: does the 251 kit have a working differential or is there sufficient play in the drive train to fudge the issue entirely? What was the set u...