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Old 03-03-21, 21:44
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Evening All,

I had a couple of hours this afternoon so I made the linkage that runs from the trigger grip to the top of the gearbox. I don't know whether there was a spring in the original linkage or if they just relied on the spring in the MG trigger assembly but I have incorporated a spring as my linkage will not be attached to the MG when it is installed. Hopefully the attached pictures are self explanatory as I can never work out how you put the words next to the individual pictures on this forum.
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Old 03-03-21, 21:46
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The two pictures show what happens to the spindle that runs vertically through the center of the rotation shaft, when you operate the trigger. The other picture shows where this component is situated on the gearbox. In simple terms, when you pull the trigger in, the spindle is pulled down and when you release the trigger the spindle pops back up.
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Old 04-03-21, 07:44
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All I can say is wow, Keep up the Great work
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Old 04-03-21, 23:15
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When it comes time to stamp a hull number on that tank of yours find the total ever made to end of production, then add one.
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Old 05-03-21, 11:06
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All I can say is wow, Keep up the Great work
When it comes time to stamp a hull number on that tank of yours find the total ever made to end of production, then add one.

Sirs you are too kind.

Thanks for the comments.

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Old 05-03-21, 13:05
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How about stamping REPRO and the date it was completed, that way in 100 years from now when we are all gone, there will be no mistake as to the origin of the vehicle.
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Old 05-03-21, 21:10
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Unlike some, I have no problem with anyone knowing that it is a complete reproduction, even though it has an original light on it. Maybe just "Made In Great Britain" stamped on the bottom would suffice.

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Old 05-03-21, 21:31
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If I could provide an opinion from a retired museum curator's perspective, the normal practice in museums is to discreetly scribe or stamp an indicator and a date on each non-original, reproduction part placed on an original object. For example, the initials AWM and 3-4-2009.This is regarded as essential to ensure transparency to future conservators/restorers.

In this case, virtually the entire vehicle is reproduction, but so well done that it is likely to deceive most people after it leaves the builder's hands or his family. It's the builder's choice, of course, to mark or not to mark, but for the sake of transparency, some marking or markings, be that 'Made in Great Britain', or 'Reproduction' or whatever plus a date, would be an excellent addition. No mistakes in the future, or the any possibility of misrepresentation.

I can envisage if it is not marked in some way, but has sufficient small differences to the original, that somewhere in the future, some bozo will claim it to be the sole surviving prototype/pre-production version!! (Yes, I think it is that well done).

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Old 05-03-21, 22:51
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Now wouldn't it be interesting if some future person were to assume it's original and then come across that 'Made in Great Britain' stamp? There might be some puzzled head scratching.

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If I could provide an opinion from a retired museum curator's perspective, the normal practice in museums is to discreetly scribe or stamp an indicator and a date on each non-original, reproduction part placed on an original object. For example, the initials AWM and 3-4-2009.This is regarded as essential to ensure transparency to future conservators/restorers.

In this case, virtually the entire vehicle is reproduction, but so well done that it is likely to deceive most people after it leaves the builder's hands or his family. It's the builder's choice, of course, to mark or not to mark, but for the sake of transparency, some marking or markings, be that 'Made in Great Britain', or 'Reproduction' or whatever plus a date, would be an excellent addition. No mistakes in the future, or the any possibility of misrepresentation.

I can envisage if it is not marked in some way, but has sufficient small differences to the original, that somewhere in the future, some bozo will claim it to be the sole surviving prototype/pre-production version!! (Yes, I think it is that well done).

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Amazing work as usual keep it going
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The fact that we are having a discussion on this project as to its authenticity is (I think) an acknowledgement of your extraordinary work Jonathan
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Following this post has been inspiring, from the exacting workmanship to the in-depth research I can hardly wait to see the end product. To that end any markings that clearly state that the vehicle is a reproduction will assist future generations in determining its provenance.
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It seems strange that we are having a conversation regarding how to mark my little Panzer so in the future people will know that it is a replica. It's very flattering but but I find it hard to believe that someone would recognise it for anything other than what it is.


So the next installment.

I think that it's always the same, some of the smaller items take the longest to make and so it was with this little cover. Being made of 0.8 and 1.6mm thick steel and so small it took a lot of careful welding, brazing and grinding to get a result that was at least presentable. It's not exact replica of the original but it needed to suit my application.
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1942 Steyr 1500A
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"Braking News" The spelling of "reconise" has caused a major international disagreement with my wife which has escalated to such proportions that I may have to fix my own drink.


The adjuster bolt lines up with the internal separate gear carrier and by putting pressure on this carrier, the final gear/ sprocket is pushed into the turret ring gear.
If you remember when I started this gearbox I had thought that a spring would have the desired effect but after some playing around I decided that a fixed/ adjustable stop would be a better option.

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1942 Steyr 1500A
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