Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by Andreas Walter » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:57 am

This will be very good work ..
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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by BobGrey » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:30 pm

Interesting to see the wear of the chevrons on the Vimoutier tiger. From photos I could find of Tigers in action it always seemed to appear the wear on the chevrons appeared on the outer side, which seemed counter intuitive. Would they have changed them around? Bob
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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by Kent Wiik » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:04 pm

BobGrey wrote:Would they have changed them around?
Hi Bob,

No! The Tiger1 Track link / sprocket outfit was so that the track link inner side could not be mounted to become the outer side as might be done on the Panther.

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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by BobGrey » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:58 pm

Hi Kent yes I would agree. But then why were chevrons more worn down on outer edge of tracks in many WWII photos?
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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by Kent Wiik » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:01 pm

Hi Bob,

Can you please show us some of those photos.
Would be interesting to see your findings as I have never ever seen any photos of what you describe.

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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by BobGrey » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:44 pm

Hi Kent, yes away at moment but will send a photo asap. Hope it's not my imagination! Bob
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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by Kent Wiik » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:48 am

Hi all,

Finally got time to finish the master and here is the end result.
Ad a kit link in the pix for comparison.

Will have the same go at Vincent's Panzer III link and then both goes to Hong Kong for furter process by Vincent.
Enjoy and thanks for looking.

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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by Per Sonnervik » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:48 am

Hi Kent,

Lovely work on the Tiger I track links. Definately an improvement and a must for the late Tiger I.

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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by vincent hung shu yue » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:12 am

Just received the tiger 1 track link from Kent. Very impressive when you get the real one. Will sent the caster for production. But I think it will take 4-6 months. Will keep on updating.
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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by vincent hung shu yue » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:55 am

The sample is sent to caster and now is undergoing.The first sample will be out within three weeks time. The material will be manganese steel. Please sent to me thro PM if you seriously have interest.The batch will only be 15-20. I will keep 6 for myself. One for Kent, one for David, one for my german friend...
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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by Andreas Walter » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:21 pm

Hello Vincent,
when can a delivery be expected?
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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by David Brady » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:01 pm

Hi,

Great work on the tracks Kent & Vincent, for me steel tracks are a must have item when accurately produced, my panzer 111 and tiger will both be equipped

Unfortunately my king tiger fitted with olafs steel tracks can not be run in the garden anymore due to the chevrons making one hell of a mess of the lawn

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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by vincent hung shu yue » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:46 am

Hi all
The craftsman have the final sample out and compare with Kent's one ( grey). It looks good .. and hope I can get the sample in the coming month. Hope can sent to you within this year.
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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by Brian Ostlind » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:42 pm

Amazing detail!
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Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Post by Marco Peter » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:16 pm

Whats the news, are Tiger 1 steel tracks available by now? :-)
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