T34 Idlers

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:17 pm

Hi Bodo
Some one asked that when I was building my T34 and I couldnt find any mention
of it and any pictures in my books.
But I did read read somewhere that it was pumped across into a couple of places
each side on top of the Hull where the covers slide aside.
I think I read it in the "T-34 Tank Service Manual" Moscow 1942.
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Phil

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:33 pm

Hi Bodo
Try this link

http://www.allworldwars.com/T-34%20Tank ... anual.html

I found this and printed it off for free,its slightly shorter than the one I had
just bought at the time from www.afvhandbooks.com

It shows all the fuel system and shows the 4 filler cap entry with filters.
Cheers
Phil

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:50 am

Hi Phil,

thank you a lot for these interresting links. Really informative. It is always nice to learn something about the technical background.

Bodo

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:08 pm

Hi all,

I have started to reshape the turret and give it a casted appearance. Not finished at all. I changed the cupola into the cupola with the splitted hatch. Maybe somebody could tell me, if the hatches were pivoted, because on some pictures the hatches are in different positions. Also it would be nice if somebody has a picture showing the locking.

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Martin Diessel » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:17 pm

Hi Bodo, what shall I say :shock: --it blew away my socks!! :mrgreen:
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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:30 pm

Hi Bodo
Nice work,I like the detail parts that you are making yourself and
the casting looks good.
Cheers
Phil

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by simon_manning » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:49 pm

another masterpeice bodo, the turret looks superb, a great rough cast texture, the build is going well, regards simon.

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Kent Wiik » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:59 pm

Hi Bodo,

Stunning work as usual from you, this one will be awesome and another masterpiece from Germany.

Regarding the two-leafed folding hatch it was revolving on a ball-bearing support and therefore will be seen in different positions.
The later one-piece hatch was also revolving in the same way.

Sorry but I can’t help you with the locking photos.

Kind regards
Kent
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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:24 pm

Hi

thanks to all for the nice comments, especially Kent for his support. Have to start working on the cupola again!! :D :D

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:27 pm

Hi all,

I have redesigned the cupola, now the hatch is revolvable. (Thank`s again to Kent!)
Also the prism housings and the loaders hatch are finished.

Bodo
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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Kent Wiik » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:45 pm

Hi Bodo,

Pure work of art my friend :!:

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by simon_manning » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:19 pm

self propelled talent! amazing bodo. regards simon manning.

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Tim Bowman » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:20 pm

Hi Bodo

Outstanding detailing and parts! but then I wouldn't expect anything less from you. :D Will be an amazing T34 when you are through with it.

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Tim
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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:43 pm

Ho Bodo
More excellent work on your T34,its inspireing to see the parts that
you make or adapt yourself :)
Cheers
Phil

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:15 pm

Hi all,

I have added some details to the hullroof around the turret and modified the turretbearing. Also I have finished the drivers hatch, except the prisms. The hatch is fully workable, It is possible to open the prism housings from the inside.

Bodo
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