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Old 29-04-18, 09:04
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Russ, it is equally as cool to receive a picture from the other side of the world and be able to reproduce something without guessing. It certainly makes fabrication more accurate considering I had little to no information about the gun ports.
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Old 30-04-18, 22:19
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Dont know if you have seen this, but some useful reference pictures. The Lucas 160 wing mirrors are still available over here in repro form - at an eye-watering price!

http://www.track-link.com/articles/1232

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Old 30-04-18, 23:51
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Hi Simon and thanks for the info and link. I have got my mirrors as they are available here in Australia as well and I think they were about $70aud off memory. I am having trouble finding the large spot light as they have a specific shape and I need to find the same if possible. I will post a picture with the hope that someone may know what type and brand of light it is.
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Old 01-05-18, 00:02
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Does anyone recognize this type of light. This is the one that is on the turret of the Vickers and I just can't seem to find any reference as to its brand. I'm sure it would have been a common one of the day (1936) and my turrets just won't look right without the same or at the very least a similar style of light.
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Old 01-05-18, 00:06
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Hi Simon and thanks for the info and link. I have got my mirrors as they are available here in Australia as well and I think they were about $70aud off memory. I am having trouble finding the large spot light as they have a specific shape and I need to find the same if possible. I will post a picture with the hope that someone may know what type and brand of light it is.
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Colin,
The Simms spotlights are still to be found in the UK. They were used on Matilda and armoured cars as well.

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Old 01-05-18, 00:17
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Thanks Richard, would you have any links or specific code of the light that I can use to find a couple.
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Old 01-05-18, 00:21
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Does anyone recognize this type of light. This is the one that is on the turret of the Vickers and I just can't seem to find any reference as to its brand. I'm sure it would have been a common one of the day (1936) and my turrets just won't look right without the same or at the very least a similar style of light.
Colin,

Further to Richard's remark, I have seen a square style of searchlight on Vickers light tanks, too. So, and alternative may be the post-war light as currently offered in Tim Vibert, see http://milweb.net/classifieds/view_l...ad=91660&cat=8

That could give you a period looking light, at least until you find a better one?

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Old 01-05-18, 00:24
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Thanks Richard, would you have any links or specific code of the light that I can use to find a couple.
Colin,
It is a Simms type 6AIB and the original army number was LV6MT3/SS/6AIB
you could try Mike Stallwood (RR Services) or Richard Banister

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Old 01-05-18, 08:38
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I have some of those Simms spot lights Colin, I'll dig them out and post some pics.
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Old 01-05-18, 10:45
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Adrian, fantastic and I will look forward to see the photos.
I am making good progress on the MG housing. The curved section was a heavy walled hydraulic cylinder with an almost correct dia but with some modification to make it look like the original part with rivets.
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Old 01-05-18, 10:49
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Thanks to the photos of measurements from Russ Gregg there is no guessing and they are coming together as good as I can make them.
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Old 01-05-18, 11:08
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Colin, here they are. Both good condition with bulbs and good reflectors. The red one has a small dent in the reflector but only minor. It also had one half of the ball mount missing on the bottom but fairly easy to make for a man of your talents! Focusing knobs move ok too.
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Old 04-05-18, 13:06
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I have been working on the gun elevator and made a press tool to form the barrel protectors as they are quite thick.
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Old 04-05-18, 13:13
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I found an old 3"dia shaft to make the Besa barrel end and have almost finished one complete unit.
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Old 04-05-18, 13:18
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Just about completed
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Old 04-05-18, 13:20
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I just noticed the other photos are up side down and I have no idea why and don't know how to change them.
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Old 05-05-18, 00:27
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If you're interested colin, i know some folk (as does Jack neville) who are very experienced in making gas fire simulators, who i'm sure would be able to make your machine guns sound and look very convincing, if you're interested that is...

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Old 05-05-18, 02:18
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Hi Chris, already in the pipeline. I will make the replica guns and one of the RSA club members that comes out here will do the gas part. I'm sure you guys would know Brendon. Thanks for the offer.
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Old 06-05-18, 00:37
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Yes, I've even been to a Mt Crawford a few years back, a great group of people. Pleased you have it well in hand, would seem a shame not to be able to make appropriate noises!
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Old 06-05-18, 01:43
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I just noticed the other photos are up side down and I have no idea why and don't know how to change them.
Looking absolutely stunning....👍🏻
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Old 07-05-18, 08:13
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Thank you Tim.
Chris, you are right, after this much work it just has to have some bangs as well
I have been quite busy making the smoke launcher brackets and I need some details of the launcher itself if anyone has one.
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Old 07-05-18, 08:15
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They are now all bolted on and do look the part. Not too much make on the accessory dept.
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Old 08-05-18, 05:15
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I wasn't going to put the turret on the tank yet but I needed to verify some clearances. I would surely love to know the last time this tank had a turret sitting on top. It would probably be over half a century ago.
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Old 08-05-18, 08:49
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WOW so cool, God that must weigh a lot with all of the steel components that you made for it.
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Absolutely stunning !
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This is like the male equivilent of childbirth, you should be a very proud dad !

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Which one of the two is that, Colin?

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Old 08-05-18, 23:36
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Thankyou for your comments and yes I am very proud of my achievement. David, this one is Wombat and I guess I should be putting their names back on them now
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Old 09-05-18, 10:04
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Looking awesome, well done Colin.

I have a few of those internal bits we discussed. I also had some of these cable covers cast a little while ago, would you like any or can you source what you need?
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Old 09-05-18, 10:16
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Hi Ben, PM sent.
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