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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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John Clarke wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:26 am
Nice work Charles, skills building, :mrgreen: Good to see you changed those funny looking supplied retainers on the inspection covers.
I stand by to be corrrected but I thought Chieftain like Challenger 1 & Challenger 2 did not have fuel tanks but rather fuel bags held in the armoured panniers and these were access covers to replace the fuel bags when needed. The actual inspection point was a drain plug on the underneath of the pannier, if diesel poured out when you undid it then the fuelbag needed to be replaced.

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Evening everybody.
Lovely to see a new post "wading rail", not that I am anywhere near that end of the vehicle, yet.

Just some pottering over the weekend, dismantled the previously assemble "T" piece and fitted washer unit:-
tp 2.jpg
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Acknowledgement to Phil for the heads up on these covers, OK some trimming req. Cheers John for the photos too.
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John you previously noticed that I had cut the supplied bolts down on the "T" piece, I am going to replace them altogether with something nearer the prototype/original vehicle.

Happy freedom day, (like yeah :roll: )

Cheers Charles

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Freedom day, not really, there's always those who will repress given the chance. Common sense is the key.
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Nice work Charles; love the pipework! Them letters are tricky little buggers aren't they :D

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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I agree, well done on the detail work. It's those little features that draws the interest. Skills.
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Evening all.

Having seen the video from tank fest: That is your Chieftain Mark?

Looks & sounds brilliant.

It is almost a year since 34 moved, but we are moving on. Today we have had a look at battery placement and how we will put in the electricals.

As you may discern from the photo it looks like spaghetti junct. Our plan is to put the batteries for' and aft, place a raise platform in between for the main components.
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Hi Charles yes my Chieftain. Ran it so much that the batteries went flat. Had the smokers on all the time which didn’t help. Good job that I’ve always carried a spare battery pack around that just plugs in. :D

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Evening all
Richard Goodwin wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:49 am
Nice work Charles; love the pipework! Them letters are tricky little buggers aren't they :D
If one is to go down the detailed letter road: Could this level be a bit OCD and would you dare move the model?
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Managed to avoid most of the crowd at the Tank museum, going back tomorrow a.m.

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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If you do every other track link it won't be as bad as you think.
Don't forget the tape measure Charles, I think Richard needs some measurements for his StillBrew.
I'm going to stick with the rule of thumb and advice from Steve Wonder 8)
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Regarding my last post :D.

It has taken half an hour to do this dry fit:-
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The letters are 2mm and good luck to those of you who wish to go down this road :roll:

One question though, were the numbers repeated on the other side of the track link?

Just to show willing (and the addictive nature of lettering) I will do the spare track links: BUT that's it!

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Charles A Stewart wrote:
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I will do the spare track links: BUT that's it!
Chicken!!!........don't blame you in the slightest :lol:

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Wonderful, sometimes it's those little things. 8)
Annoyingly you tend to run out off letters the manufactures think you'll never need. That's when the artist really shines.
Nice one Charles, that one's in the to do "detail bank".
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Oh happy day, well possibly.
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Got the sounds going this morning after a bit of a faff (I put a cable in the wrong way round :oops: ), smoke after lunch, brill, it worked. Then we plugged in the recoil, mmmh. :roll: . I have found the bit on the forum about cutting the RED wire, can I just confirm this please.

Test fitted the turret, some adjustments were required as the elevation system came too close some of the bits and pieces. All in all a good Chieftain day :shock: . Just need to tidy the wiring up, refit the tracks and go for a test drive. First time in almost a year :!:

Take care and have a good weekend.

Charles
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Good evening.

In my previous post I asked about cutting a certain wire, we did it, and low and behold our lump of metal roared :!: :!: :D



I will be quite forthright here the muzzle LED is not very impressive (**** is the word I wanted to use but was dissuaded from doing so). I won't mention the wrong way round wiring either(not me this time), turret rotation, that LED. That aside the sound could be heard in the house and my son now has the earworm of the quick march. Despite the small issues I am impressed overall, certainly two steps forward and none back, today at least.

Next test is the adjustment of the transmitter for the motors.

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Oh dear Charles, yellow to blue, blue to yellow, it's obvious :?: isn't it :?:

Glad you didn't cut the white wire, Bit like bomb disposal and the joys of plug and play.
(Don't forget to part the cut and insulate)

That marching band sound is so so so so repetitive too!

Especially with a nervous twitch on channel 5

I kinda hoped they'd add Panzerlied to the Tiger and other German sound modules so everyone can enjoy this option.
Sing!
Ob’s stürmt oder schneit,
Ob die Sonne uns lacht,
Der Tag glühend heiß
Oder eiskalt die Nacht,
Bestaubt sind die Gesichter,
Doch froh ist unser Sinn,
Ist unser Sinn.
Es braust unser Panzer )
Im Sturmwind dahin.) 2х
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/panzerlied-panzer.html

Still we'll have the last laugh.
A column of Chieftains "playing music really loud to calm us down"
Where have I heard that before :?:
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