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1/35 Takom Mk11 Chieftain and FV432


Nick C

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2 hours ago, Nick C said:

This pic shows the gear selector pedal;

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Thanks for the tip on the harness, didn't know that. Pic on the internet looks like 6 point in black webbing, does that sound right?

 

Ah my bad, I missed the selector lever. 

The harness was a 4 point khaki coloured webbing, attached to the hull behind and above the drivers shoulders and to the sides of the seat for the waist.

I don't know how much further you want to go with the detail but if you want ultra anal then on the left of the driver the oil filler cap was silver as was the hand throttle and the catch on the rear of the selector assembly had a black head (it was the reverse selector bolt).

I hope I'm not coming across as a pedant or rivet counter Nick and I'm in no way criticising your superb work, that would be absurd and spiteful, I'm only trying to be helpful by offering my experience.👍👍

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3 hours ago, Swiftnbold said:

Ah my bad, I missed the selector lever. 

The harness was a 4 point khaki coloured webbing, attached to the hull behind and above the drivers shoulders and to the sides of the seat for the waist.

I don't know how much further you want to go with the detail but if you want ultra anal then on the left of the driver the oil filler cap was silver as was the hand throttle and the catch on the rear of the selector assembly had a black head (it was the reverse selector bolt).

I hope I'm not coming across as a pedant or rivet counter Nick and I'm in no way criticising your superb work, that would be absurd and spiteful, I'm only trying to be helpful by offering my experience.👍👍

Thanks for the reply, I'll have a go at the harness although with the roof not yet on the fixing will be tricky - one to ponder!

Really appreciate the help and take it entirely in the way it's meant, nice to get pointers from people who've got experience of the real thing. I'll have a look at access for a brush to see if I can get to those areas.

 

5 hours ago, Dads203 said:

Looks rather good Nick, suitably busy in the rear compartment. 
Just one tiny pointer, the drivers headset plugged directly into a CB2 (Crew Box 2) box which was located next to the drivers master switch on the underside of the roof rhs. No need for a pressel box and curly lead. 
 

The commanders headset plugged into a CPU (Commanders Personal Unit ) which is triangular unit that had a strap and was placed around his neck. This had the large curly lead which in turn plugged into the CBFD  ( commanders box fixed digital). From the CPU you could monitor 2 radio nets and switch between them to transmit. Both the drivers headset fittings and the CPU were quick release fittings so if you had to bail out it wouldn’t strangle you ! 

Thanks Dan, would that be this box, if so where would it plug in?

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I'll have a go at re-wiring him.

Where would the CBFD be fitted?

 

Cheers

 

Nick 

 

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24 minutes ago, Nick C said:

Thanks for the reply, I'll have a go at the harness although with the roof not yet on the fixing will be tricky - one to ponder!

Really appreciate the help and take it entirely in the way it's meant, nice to get pointers from people who've got experience of the real thing. I'll have a look at access for a brush to see if I can get to those areas.

 

Thanks Dan, would that be this box, if so where would it plug in?

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I'll have a go at re-wiring him.

Where would the CBFD be fitted?

 

Cheers

 

Nick 

 


That black box is the drivers master switch, the red handle is the main power switch to start the engine, drivers CB2 is fitted to area where the hollow is but angled so the driver could easily plug in ,it looks like an RCU so a little green box and is missing from the kit. It’s an easy scratch build tbh but not that visible from the outside.The CBFD is located in the commanders compartment behind his right hand side in front of the NBC controls, I think it’s in the kit but I’ll have to check later for you. 
 

The CPU is the only bit of Intercom kit which has a curly lead but only from the CBFD to the CPU, all the headsets issued were only fitted standard lead non coiled. This layout was to enable a clean disconnect in an emergency and the long coiled lead to the CPU was to allow the commander to move about the top of the vehicle when manoeuvring without worrying about tripping over it. 
 

 

The drivers master switch also houses the two most important electrical connections on the wagon, the BV ! 

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4 minutes ago, Dads203 said:


That black box is the drivers master switch, the red handle is the main power switch to start the engine, drivers CB2 is fitted to area where the hollow is but angled so the driver could easily plug in ,it looks like an RCU so a little green box and is missing from the kit. It’s an easy scratch build tbh but not that visible from the outside.The CBFD is located in the commanders compartment behind his right hand side in front of the NBC controls, I think it’s in the kit but I’ll have to check later for you. 
 

The CPU is the only bit of Intercom kit which has a curly lead but only from the CBFD to the CPU, all the headsets issued were only fitted standard lead non coiled. This layout was to enable a clean disconnect in an emergency and the long coiled lead to the CPU was to allow the commander to move about the top of the vehicle when manoeuvring without worrying about tripping over it. 
 

 

The drivers master switch also houses the two most important electrical connections on the wagon, the BV ! 

Thanks again Dan, appreciate the help. At the risk of being a pain...........what would the chieftain crew have had in terms comms leads, pressel switch's or CPU's?

I think for the driver I'll just tuck the cable in under the roof in that area and secure it, as you say it'll be difficult to see from the, not to mention connecting it when the roof's on.

 

Cheers

 

Nick

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Only one CPU as you only get one commander, the other crew in a chieftain would probably use a clansman pressel box just to give them more lead and room to move. The driver would plug into a CB2 as he once in his seat wouldn’t move. 
The loader is also the radio op in a chiefy crew as well as the brew maker so he would have ability to use multiple radio nets controlled from the CB2. 
 

Link to a photo of the CBFD 

 

https://armyradio.com/Clansman-Commanders-Box-Fixed-CBF-Digital.html

 

And the CB2 

 

https://armyradio.com/Clansman-Crew-Box-2-Set-CB2.html

 

CPU

 

https://armyradio.com/Clansman-Commanders-Personal-Unit-CPU.html

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Just noticed that asked about the drivers harness, all I have used and seen were a 4 point tan coloured harness, always very dirty though. The two top straps clipped onto the underside of the celling. And the other two points were bolted to seat itself, almost impossible and very dangerous to drive without a harness, a slight bump might cause you to lose your head! 

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3 hours ago, beefy66 said:

looking great Nick and lots of info from the resident experts I see.  👍

 

Stay Safe

beefy

Cheers Beefy, isn't it nice to get constructive info from people who take an interest and want to help? 👍 

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3 hours ago, Swiftnbold said:

Not sure if this will work:

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We'd just completed a full kit 10 miler preparing for the MILAN Conc at Putlos and as we rounded the corner to our stores we were greeted with this.

Reversing without a harness. That was a new XR3.

 

Can't access the pic I'M afraid

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