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I believe the track is the toughest part.I want something strong and cheap.I
know that tracks can be had for around 100 bucks USD.I don't know how it is
made or of what material.I am using a disassembled chain and pieces or thick
rubber and 2 1/4 nails.The parts are cheap but the labour is tough.
I have wooden molds that i am using to make the box shape of the tank
hulls.This way they are a plug and mold all in one.The boats are not the
same thing however and are more labour intensive.It will be an experimental
job as i try different motor/battery combinations and tension/suspension
>From: "Arthur Buckland" <arfabuck-at-hyper.net.nz>
>Subject: Re: TRAX
>Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 13:25:10 +1300
>Good to hear that you are still in the business! Often wondered how you
>managed to produce a new hull so quickly after the initial request!??
>I am doing the same sort of thing but in 1/96 scale. Then along came this
>Tank opening and Whammo! Home turf.
>I followed a truck up the motorway yesterday that had this tiddly little
>tracked digger on the back - hitting me in the eye and I got so interested
>in the detail I missed my turn-off! A metre long with rubber tracks, ideal
>size for a tank carriage. Now I had better read up on the rules again for
>motive power. This digger was diesel powered.
>I have a mate who refurbishes tracks of all sorts, metal and rubber. It
>seems it is time that I paid him a call, maybe he has the juice on this
>micro digger ;-)
>----- Original Message -----
>From: ralph coles <ralphster30-at-hotmail.com>
>Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 9:29 PM
>Subject: Re: TRAX
> > Hello
> > I am making hulls if people want them but I am not making any new ships
> > 1/144 scale.I am looking at 1/72 scale and possible us civil war jobs.On
> > of that,rc tanks and other fiberglass tidbits for the summer are on tap.
> > Problem is that it is cold and we have a shitload of snow to shovel.I am
> > going to try to post some pics of the white stuff.
> > Ralph
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