Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Adrian Harris » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:36 pm

The Later tigers have aluminium hull floors and deck plates, which makes them quite a bit lighter, and also use 5.0mm and 5.5mm torsion bars in place of the 4.0mm and 5.0mm diameter torsion bars in the earlier models. That probably accounts for the difference in the angles

My 2010 Mid Tiger manual states "Set the suspension bar to hang down at about 35 degrees". I would guess there could be a "from the horizontal" added to the end.

Looking at the old forum, people seemed to settle for 33 degrees, if you'll excuse the pun.

I don't have a working Tiger at the moment, so someone with running experience may have a better idea of how these things work in practice.

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:58 am

Hmmmm thanks for that. I think I will set the angle by bolting in place and 'road test' before grinding a flat on the bars.

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:53 pm

John re the square head bolts, our kit came with hex bolts. The Bovington Tiger 131 seems to have socket head bolts, are these a later addition?

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:22 pm

I dread to think of the number of times Tiger 131 was dismantled and put back together again, between being captured and someone recognising how valuable it was.

It's always worth checking other resources rather than relying upon museum pieces.

This is an excellent website for Tiger details:

http://tiger1.info/engine_decks.html

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:38 pm

Latest pictures of assembly of suspension components. Plan is to produce driveable chassis to be test bed for Sam's electronics. Also shown revised plate for retaining the rear idler adjuster.
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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:40 pm

Latest pictures with the wheels fitted to one side. The first picture shows three different types of axle, when there only two shown in the manual. I turned new spacers 8mm wide to equalise the one type of axle as show loosely fitted to the second axle. Anyone know why there are three types OR have I done it wrong?
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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Adrian Harris » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:28 pm

The manuals I have only show an "Axle A" and "Axle B". The one in your second station looks like a faulty part, as it doesn't match either of the axles in the plans.

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:51 pm

Thanks Adrian, I am glad I am not going mad. Just found four small fat washers, presumably, meant to solve this problem after I made my own, I like mine best.

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Mon May 02, 2016 5:23 pm

Pictures of my method of moving the machine gun from side to side. I acknowledge it is a version of the East Coast Armoury design. Also shown is the switch tray yet to be fixed. Tank is being painted with a base colour for road testing. Full weathering probably a job for next winter.
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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Tue May 03, 2016 4:20 pm

Just playing with a mock up of the big items loosely assembled.
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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Sam Hough » Tue May 03, 2016 4:41 pm

It looks like a tank! Can't wait to get my hands on it. My bit just looks like an explosion in Maplin at the moment.

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:53 pm

Thinking about the future and the many excellent examples of paint work, has anyone had experience of using 'artists' acrylic paints to detail their work?

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Paul Wills » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:35 pm

Hi Guys,

Great looking build. 8) yours is the same 2004 issue as mine and I've just noticed your MG34 ball gun armour so I thought I would point it out as its an easy fix especially as I see you have a lathe.

I left mine the same as yours until this rebuild and decided to make it look right.
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Original 2004 kit issue
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As you can see on the kit armour it's got a line running round it, I spun it up and cut a slot then opened it up with a needle file.
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Here's a photo of 131's at Bovington.
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hope you don't mind me pointing it out :|

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Sam Hough » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:04 pm

The Tiger has moved south for electrics ;)

When we bought the Tamiya 1/16th we thought it was big and expensive!
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Trying to work out where to put all the bits. Need to buy speakers before deciding where the batteries go. I'm not very experienced with audio though.
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The RX looks a bit small and silly.


Dad has done a great job!

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:29 pm

Breadboard and Lego - my kind of electronics :lol: :lol: :lol:

No, really :D

I would really advise ditching the 40MHz radio gear. The receiver antenna will get snagged on everything and the transmitter antenna will get in the way in ways you can't possibly imagine, until the day it gets ever so slightly bent and instantly snaps in half :roll: :shock: :roll:

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