Track links/ machined parts.

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Rob
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Track links/ machined parts.

Post by Rob » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:06 pm

Now that my pet machinist has finished designing/perfecting Challenger track pins ( pics to follow) I have reminded him how much fun he had when he did road wheels/idlers and sprockets for my Challenger in 1/8 all those years ago. Now that he is scaling down from 5 blokes on many machines doing MOD type stuff etc for mucho profit , to just himself doing bits that please him for little profit, I've shown him a few different track links.
I not saying they will be as cheap as Mark 1 tracks, but they will be machined not cast, they will be accurate and there won't be an 8 month lead time !
Ive also spoken to a rubber caster who is interested in doing integral track pads.
Anyone interested give me a shout.

saracen
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Re: Track links/ machined parts.

Post by saracen » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:36 pm

I'd be interested to know what he'd charge for 200 Sherman T62 track links, as per this drawing:

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The link is roughly 55mm x 24mm x 11mm. The three holes on the face are for me to add rivets, hence the concentric rings - I would only need one through hole, probably 4mm.

The track pins are plated 4mm, so 4.2mm would probably be enough for clearance.

Adrian.

Rob
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Re: Track links/ machined parts.

Post by Rob » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:25 am

First come first served Saracen, I will speak to him later today or first thing in the morning.
Wait out.

saracen
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Re: Track links/ machined parts.

Post by saracen » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:23 pm

Thanks Rob :-)

Adrian

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