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KFS's FV432

Convert FV432 to a Royal Signals Ptarmigan Radio Relay FV439.

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Bobby Dale05/09/2017 09:29:24
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Phernomenal work and finish , Blanford are getting a wonderful display, your attention to detail and skills just blow me away top draw stuff .

I also ditto's Howards sentiment about seeing the finished article and about seeing it all light up for Christmas .

Work beyond compare


Steve Jones 1205/09/2017 16:54:44
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Well its been a long time coming but well worth waiting for - every blinking bit of it! Stunning work. A real museum piece. I hope it gets to go on public display as everyone should get a chance to see this work of art. Well done sir


Tony Mousley05/09/2017 19:29:12
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240 photos

Thanks guys for the positive remarks. I know it's been a long time coming & appreciate what you all say.

I've emailed the Sig's Museum a few month ago but heard nowt back but I do believe the museum is run by volunteers & both of my projects (Radio Relay & FV439) belong there & not in boxes.

The RR will also be placed in a display case very soon.

When the 9 is all buttoned up I'll get the pics on here, hopefully they'll work as my first attempt failed, everything's crossed? lol.

final pic 2.jpgfinal pic 1.jpg

Scottie05/09/2017 19:58:00
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​That is a brilliant build beautifully detailed.


Mick Charlesworth05/09/2017 19:58:58
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459 photos

Hi Tony

Just had a very enjoyable catch up with these builds. Stunning pieces of work, more to be very proud of.


Stephen Manson07/09/2017 12:08:30
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Hi Tony

Drop me a line via Facebook (Stephen Manson) as I help out with the Ptarmigan display at the museum and good contacts with them.


Tony Mousley10/09/2017 16:14:56
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240 photos

Change of plan guys....

Now I have contact (Stephen) with the Sig's Museum, unfortunately there is very little natural light, this is to protect the exhibitions, solar panels are now 'out-the-window'.

I've now got a power supply that is 4.5v 1.2 amps but I'll need to revamp my circuit board as they were separate circuits but are feeding off one power supply now so I can reduce what's on the board.


Tony Mousley12/09/2017 21:49:16
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240 photos

New circuit board to take mains power, seems to be working at mo? LED's seem brighter with a constant mains power. I'll keep these running for a while to test. 3 LED's on right are permanently on, other 2 are blinking at different speeds but I think one fibre optic has failed on one of those, we'll see when it's connected? Hell of a lot neater, or am I just getting better? lol




RecyMech13/09/2017 08:36:20
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392 photos

Blinkin eck.......... (I'll get me coat)

thumbs upthumbs up


Stephen Manson13/09/2017 13:40:15
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How about reducing the voltage. If you increase the resistor it will only create more heat which might cause other issues.

The Museum are planning on rearranging one of the display cabinets to host both models including power availability. Though they have been cheeky and asked if you are planning on building any more? teeth 2


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