My father's Churchill tank

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JohnWhyte
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My father's Churchill tank

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My dad's Churchill tank waiting for spare tracks
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I was curious about the "Ben Nevis" appellation, so Dr. Google helped me quickly. It looks as if we can honor the Scots 3rd Scots Guards, 6th Guards Tank Brigade, adjutant's tank. https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=404
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Herr Dr. Professor wrote: Wed Jun 05, 2024 8:39 pm I was curious about the "Ben Nevis" appellation, so Dr. Google helped me quickly. It looks as if we can honor the Scots 3rd Scots Guards, 6th Guards Tank Brigade, adjutant's tank. https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=404
My dad's wife grandfather was in the 6th guards tank brigade and in same unit as cuckoo
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Hello,
the first thing I changed on the Tongde Churchill:
I replaced the ugly Phillips screws from the track tensioner
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He's having problems with the recoil unit
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I'm liking the kettle! It's the bare necessities, as Baloo would say.

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Oh, that is a tea kettle! I saw it yesterday, but could not figure out exactly what it is. Egad: it should have been obvious to me. John, do you happen to know exactly what hex-head bolt size you used on the track adjusters. Being in the U.S., I always hoard metric nuts, bolts and more when I can get the goodies, so I might just have the size need to make that quick aesthetic fix, too.
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Herr Dr. Professor wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2024 1:07 am do you happen to know exactly what hex-head bolt size you used on the track adjusters.
I use this one:
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But, if you really want to do it right, you need a square-head screw:
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but then you have to make this screw yourself.
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Thank you! If the head were larger, patient work with a file could create a square headed bolt. New square headed bolts have been made in larger “English” sizes by resourceful folks who restore real pre-WWII farm machinery.
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very nice job there .be interesting to see all the diffrent takes on the churchill as more are modelled.
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