jack block clearance

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peterbarclay
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jack block clearance

Post by peterbarclay » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:27 am

Hi guys. If i depress the gun barrel on my late tiger it hits the jack block.It seems to be in the correct position. I have the modellers guide to the Tiger Tank which is a great aid for positioning equipment. I am thinking of sanding the corners of the mantlet. It is an aftermarket jack block. Any ideas. Cheers

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Re: jack block clearance

Post by Kent Wiik » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:51 am

Hi Peter,

Please note that the Tiger I 88 had very limited elevation / depression, +18 to -9 degrees.
And yes, the mantet corners was slightly rounded.

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Re: jack block clearance

Post by Ragnar Arntsen » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:07 pm

Hi Peter

In Tiger I info center info the Tiger jack block is 380 m/m square in our size that is 63,33 m/m and 19,36 m/m thick. I am sorry to say that the kit one, and aftermarket one are oversize. Hope this was of any help
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Re: jack block clearance

Post by peterbarclay » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:10 pm

HI guys thank you very much for info .I will have to reduce size of block and sand corners.
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Re: jack block clearance

Post by Kent Wiik » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:37 pm

Hi again Peter,

Here is a photo of the Vimoutier Late Tiger I mantlet that might be of help:

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As you can see there is quite a lot you can remowe as the kit mantle is far to square at the corners, both at front and side.

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tank

Post by peterbarclay » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:03 pm

how many people build their tanks in the kitchen. I personaly think it is better than out in the shed. Please discuss

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Re: jack block clearance

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:38 pm

Hello peter
I have built one tank in the living room a halftrack in the kitchen and another tank in the spare bed room , always to the great displeasure of my misses and lots of tutting and mumbling :D any thing is better than the cold drafty shed so i'm with you on this matter , so keep building in the nice warm kitchen .
Regards to you , nick
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Re: jack block clearance

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:10 pm

Hi Peter
I have worked on my Tanks in every room except the toilets :D
My Tiger started in my little log cabin outside in the garden and is now being finished
in the living room and most of the little details made in the dinning room.
RE Jack block.
Just to deffend Mike Stanards Jack block it is smack on to Ragnars measurements,I havent
measured my Armortek spare block.
I rounded my Mantlet corners and other sharp bits as in Kents photo,before the Zimerit was apkied.
The Mantlet just misses my Jack block :D
Cheers
Phil

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Re: jack block clearance

Post by Dietrich Weber » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:29 pm

When i work with the tanks in the kitchen, than i have the third world war at home :lol: :lol:
I have a little Workshop in the Garden. The best is, my wife think there were mouse in the workshop so i have Rest for her. :roll: She comes to the door and knocks but she is not walked on the door sill.

friends what more could you want :lol: Rest

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Re: jack block clearance

Post by michael hilton » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:36 pm

Enjoyed all the replies. I use the spare bedroom.....with the door firmly closed. My Jagdpanther is relocated in the spare room. All being well, if and when the 'Comet' moves on......happiness begins......Mick

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Re: jack block clearance

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:31 am

I use a spare bedroom for my parts workshop. A second spare bedroom for kit storage. A spare reception room for tank storage. Currently 3 tanks in the reception room. I think the only place completely free of tanks is the bathroom. Hoping to build a Property workshop and display area by springtime. :) Then no more tanks in the house. :cry:
If interested in any parts used in my builds contact me at johnfitzsimons@msn.com for a price list.
Items available. See link to forum post.
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Mike Stannard (toyrific)

Re: jack block clearance

Post by Mike Stannard (toyrific) » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:26 pm

Hi Guys

Phil, thanks for pointing out the size of my jack block. Here is a picture of the wood block with measurements. Once you add the thickness of the corner brackets and block straps and rivets the height when mounted should be about dead on.

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Regards
Mike

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