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I'm in Dayton ... building a Tiger 1 (wood). Production has been stalled
for a while, but I expect to really pick back up over the colder months.
You're the first person "local" to me I've seen on the list - welcome!
----- Original Message -----
From: TSHIPP <TSHIPP-at-columbus.rr.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 06, 2002 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: Tin Can Tankers
> I'm Tom and live in Columbus Ohio and been a model boater for years with
> AMYA. I'm very interested in building a M1A2 out of steel too. Was
> wondering if you can tell me where you got the plans to build yours.
> you put more pictures on the net? I'll most likely build more then one,
> grand kids.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mikehornsey-at-sympatico.ca" <mikehornsey-at-sympatico.ca>
> To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 06, 2002 1:54 AM
> Subject: Tin Can Tankers
> > The M1A2 #T006 is coming along quite nicely. The turret now operates
> > its own power.The turret weighs about 60lbs now and uses the motor and
> > box from a Ryobi cordless drill and the built in clutch mechanism is a
> > plus! The tracks are powered by two wheelchair motors that cost about
> > pair. Gun elevation is also complete, using a Honda power window motor
> > attached to a bell crank.The head lights are made of solid blocks of
> > Alumilite machined to fit small Maglight lenses.There are also two
> > fans for the heat sinks (speed controls) that I stole ,er liberated out
> > control panel from work.Once the tracks are built ,testing can begin on
> > battery life.Right now choosing the right batteries seems to be the
> > challenge.As far as plans go,all I did was take the Dragon 1/35 kit and
> > scale it up with a digital mic(scale multiplying factor of 5.9).I will
> > more photos in two weeks.The local army surplus store donated a pair of
> > camouflaged cover alls so we are trying to get sew on patches with the
> > of all the companies that helped us out.My eleven year old son Colin is
> > going to be my gunner so he gets the coveralls.Flag Raiders is a large
> > ball club here in town and are going to use #T006 in some ads next
> > and in return we get all of our consumables for free,not bad eh? Well
> > getting late so its time to shut her down.