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by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Bergepanther
Topic: Bergepanther winch stop
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

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: 4310

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: 4310

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: 159
Views: 52822

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
by Fabrice Le Roux
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 291722

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: 4819

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: 4819

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: 4819

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: 2936

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: 2936

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: 8041

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: 22294

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: 291722

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: 291722

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: 18874

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