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Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:41 am
by Phil Woollard
I shall be starting a Late Tiger1 build within days, it should be interesting as it has just a few :roll: very nice upgrades ( note the Maybach engine kit box )....watch this space!
We are also waiting for other parts which include the engine radiators, those beautiful working fan units and the various fire wall vents and fittings.

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:44 am
by Vince Cutajar
Nice. Pulled up my deckchair, umbrella and popcorn.

Is this a 2017 Armortek model?

Vince

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:01 am
by Steve Norris
Hi Phil
Looking forward to this build,
I have a late Tiger 1 waiting for a rebuild and have been slowly gathering parts over the last year or so.
Like you I intend to fit a engine bay and fans plus lots of other aftermarket parts. I have one of Ivano,s Maybach HL230,s and a load of Steve Winstone parts plus turret ring armour and engine vent screens from Mike Stannard. Mark Lawson (Rivetcounter) has also supplied very nice c-shackles,tow hooks, mg mount and hatch hinges.
Just got a King Tiger to finish and I may make a start.
Regards
Steve

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:02 pm
by Phil Woollard
Thanks Vince, and yes it's the very latest model of the model. 8)
Thanks Steve, they do make a nice model. We also have Ivano's engine and a USB stick of build instructions. 8)

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:11 pm
by Steve Norris
Are you planning on using resin fan housings from East coast armoury?
I was thinking of using 4 x 24v cooling fans as the fan drive gear box cannot be seen below the fan covers (they sit under a sheet metal shroud).
Regards
Steve

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:19 pm
by Phil Woollard
ECA resin units which come with the fans, I have made these units with pc fans and flat plasticard on previous builds and they looked fine but the ECA are the dogs dangly bits! The noise of the fans ie all four sound good to, they have to be engine revs proportionate though. 8)

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:22 pm
by Steve Norris
I am interested to see how you get them to run proportional to the engine revs.
Regards
Steve

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:34 pm
by Adrian Harris
> I am interested to see how you get them to run proportional to the engine revs.

Ahem ;-)

https://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/view ... f=4&t=4181

Adrian

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:37 pm
by Steve Norris
Hi Adrian
Interesting, I have one of your modules that I put away for the Tiger 1 build. So are you saying I can link 4 x 24v fans in series with smoke fan and they will run proportionally when the engine sounds are played.
Regards
Steve

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:44 pm
by Phil Woollard
A very quick and effective way to drive the fans proportionately is to simply connect the fans directly to the smoker rectifier, or fit another dedicated rectifier from the other main drive motor. 8)
As the fans run on such low current they kick in long before the main motor begins to turn, and if the TX is set up correctly it's possible to rev the engine and so energise the fans without the vehicle moving at all, then a little more TX input and the tank is moving with the fans accelerating nicely......or you could install one of Adrians units to do all this for you.

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:28 pm
by Glen Clark
This will be good.😊I'm hoping to do some upgrades and weathering later once I've crawled over other people's Tigers looking for ideas.Seeing mine is the first one I've built I have no real idea what I'm doing.


Good luck and I can hardly wait.

Glen.

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:34 pm
by Phil Woollard
Bless you Glen, no pressure then? 8)

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:13 am
by Phil Woollard
Spent the last part of yesterday unpacking and de-burring the hull plates.

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:05 pm
by florian rudolf
Nice job Phil,
looking forward to see your report. - Lokking specialy at your engine build. ;)

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:16 pm
by Brian Ostlind
That’s a familiar view! I am looking at your workbench for tips now.