Drive collars for M5A1 Stuart

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Desert Wurzel
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Drive collars for M5A1 Stuart

Post by Desert Wurzel » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:57 pm

It had to happen eventually :o

The plastic drive collars on "Margret II", my 1/6 R/C M5A1 stuart tank cracked, and so began a rather fruitless web search for replacement parts :cry:

That is until my brain kicked into gear :idea: and I called upon the services of a member of my local modelling club (Cornish Scale Modellers), a rather clever engineering chap :ugeek: to make me up a new set in brass...and hey presto barely a week later they were ready for collection :!:

They are very impressive, and fit the drive shafts like the proverbial glove, and will no doubt out last both the present owner and the rest of the tank as well :D

Just goes to show, its sometimes a case of not what you know but who... ;)

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Re: Drive collars for M5A1 Stuart

Post by Humpy » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:31 pm

Or, to quote one of those horrible management bull**it phrases, "Thinking outside the box" :? Rather than replace plastic with plastic, upgrade to brass :D

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Re: Drive collars for M5A1 Stuart

Post by boxerdog » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:07 pm

Just wondering how much these would cost, as both mine would benifit from them, i think mine have the schumo collars,
let me know if possible,

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Re: Drive collars for M5A1 Stuart

Post by Desert Wurzel » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:01 am

Hi :D

I would have to ask as to price, and wether my chap would be willing to do any more :?:

I will however let you know ;)

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Re: Drive collars for M5A1 Stuart

Post by Old Git » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:11 pm

I think there's a few of us who'd have them if he did make them! Any chance you might have pics of yours?

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