SdKfz 251 9 Meter Telescoping Mast

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Mike Stannard (toyrific)

SdKfz 251 9 Meter Telescoping Mast

Post by Mike Stannard (toyrific) » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:41 am

Here are pictures of the prototype 9 meter telescoping mast for the 251, there appears to be several version of telescoping masts used on various vehicles, this one was designed from a lined drawing as the only photos I could find did not give enough detail. The mast is mostly shown in the retracted position, I only have one picture, not very clear of it extended when it was on display at OSF. when fully extended if is over 6 feet tall. Still some work to do on it, more detail needs to be added to the crank box and main base upright tube.

This is basically a 100% hand made from telescoping brass tubing which is .028" thick. All hand cut and soldered. The mast, scaled one that is, is held erect by a single length of copper wire that is treaded through holes in each tube starting at the bottom and working to the top. Takes about 5 minutes to do it. How it is done is a secret at the moment. took me a few hours to figure it out.

As these will be all hand made, they will be expensive, there is no way to mass produce it that I can think of in small numbers. If you have an interest let me know.

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james leslie

Post by james leslie » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:51 am

Hi Mike,

I saw this at OSF show. Very unique item. I would like to see it once you complete the details. Please quote the price you will offer this item at.

Jim

Mike Stannard (toyrific)

Post by Mike Stannard (toyrific) » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:03 am

Hi Jim

Same thing goes for this item as with the Ammo Trailer Box on quoting a price.

Mike

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