Panther Jagdpanther tracks

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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by Kent Wiik » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:06 am

Hi all,

Bob//
That is a mighty fine offer and I am sure Vincent will find your drawing etc very helpful when/if he concider making the Late Tiger1 links as well. I know there is a demand of such out there so time will tell.
Must say you are a very very lucky man having that Tiger1. In my eyes the finest build ever of a 1:6th Tiger1, just look at those tracks absolutely stunning, blow my socks off!

Vincent//
Links and a pm sent.
Please keep us posted how things develop.

Per//
Thanks for those kind words. Sorry I have not that sprocket measure but will try dig it up but my (sometimes well so rivetcounter) eyes say we can live with the sprockets as they are beside beveled the teeth. Nice with steel sprocket rings, wish I had more tools then Mr Dremel... :D

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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by Liam Mahoney » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:03 am

Hi all,
I am new to posting and contributing to topics.

This is a really interesting topic and it is something that I have been working on for my early Tiger 1, and I think I might have the track links for the early Tiger 1 organised. As this subject has become a popular discussion I have taken the hesitant step of revealing my experiment.

I haven’t put the finer details into the design yet because I felt it would be wiser to see if and how the links performed as the history of this subject on the forum suggested the steel links are not so good. Rather than go to the expense of the detail and then find out that it was a total disaster I decided to start with a basic shape.

The links are investment cast and the rusty one in the photo has been out in the weather for the last 4 months, (that is inland Queensland, Australia weather, not much rain as our winters are our dry season, just some light winter dew and plenty of sunshine). I’ve also designed the pin locks so that they can be provided with disk and lock.

I hope to finish testing in the next month or so by running these on my tank. More refinement of the finer details in the design is to be done.

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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by Bill Brown » Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:05 am

Vincent,
If the track tests result in poor performance, I still think making these links would be a benefit. They would be superb for mounting on the hull. Additionally, have you considered making them out of high grade aluminum of the same accurate detail?
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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by Per Sonnervik » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:25 am

Hello Vincent,

To help you with making the trackpin I measured an original one I have although head and end has been quite coroded. Here are some measurements;

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The collar is made new based on the original dimensions and are fixed with a diam. 6 mm roll (spring) pin;

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Hope it´s of help.

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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by vincent hung shu yue » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:18 am

Hi all
The pin head will like this ... And hope can be same as Per's drawing..
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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by Per Sonnervik » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:54 am

Hi Vincent,

Looks promising - can you post a photo from the side so one can see the head´s profile?

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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by Graham Ord » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:20 pm

Hi
This is how I made mine, saves a lot of turning from solid.
http://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewt ... f=12&t=685
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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by Bob Gould » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:31 am

When using heavy steel tracks you have to angle the centre torsion bars down lower than the rest instead of the end ones as you do on ally tracks. Having more pressure in the centre allows for easier turning as these heavy tracks really dig in. It's how real tank suspension is set up and gives the start stop rocking motion you get on tanks.
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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by vincent hung shu yue » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:43 pm

Hi all
I am seeking advise the collar and track pins should be made of iron or brass?
Need corroding protected or not ?
Thanks
Vincent

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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by mark lawson » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:52 pm

Steel would be better or if you wanted corrosion protection stainless steel, brass would wear very fast
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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by vincent hung shu yue » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:22 am

Hi all
I had order 200 pins made of iron to fit my king tiger's late track.
Just to see what will be.. Will post after two weeks time before commit the Panther track pin .
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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by vincent hung shu yue » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:22 am

Hi All
Just update to you. I have get the new collars for Panther. And I have some new pins for my king tiger late track.
Seem all are perfect and next I will start to do the panthers track pins and track links.here are some pics for your reference..
Regards Vincent
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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by vincent hung shu yue » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:13 am

Hi all
The cost of the Panther track links will be 550 pounds not including shipment.
That will be 200 sets of track links including pins and collars you see above.
The package will be around 30-32KG.
Interested parties please email to me to confirm your order and also your delivery address for me to quote the shipping cost.
The track links will be ready at the end of January 2016.
280 pounds have to paid as deposit , and the balance including the shipping cost have to be paid before delivery.
I will only have 30 sets total and save 7 sets for myself. No more will be produced after that.
My email : hung.s.y.vincent@gmail.com
If no email from you , I will assume that you have dropped the order.
Cheers
Vincent

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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by mark lawson » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:59 am

Hi Vincent,
Do you have a shipping estimate as you already know the weight 32kg then you should be able to get shipping quotes this is important to know in advance.
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Re: Panther Jagdpanther tracks

Post by vincent hung shu yue » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:21 am

Hello Mark
Please sent me your address, and I can get the exactly quotation for you before you commit anything..
Regards
Vincent

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