Only a few months ago I knew very little about these wonderful
So hopefully here is a guide to (rough n ready) assemble of the tracks,.
Firstly after getting all the information I could from the expert
modelers gathered here I rooted through my scrap boxes and found
two pieces of angle beading and a piece of skirting board, all about
14 inches long.
I linked the first 5 track links together and placed them in the slot
between the angle beads which I had screwed to the skirting board.
I then measured and marked out the first five track pin distances
and screwed five screws at the correct height as to hold the links
I then found an old screw housing that matched the diameter of the
locking nuts and added a nice screw to that.
It was then very easy to tap home the locking pins
I assembled all mine in fives until the required number were assembled.
When done it becomes apparent why I selected a 14 inches of jig
as it holds everything in place when the track grows in size and gets
a little on the heavy side.
I must admit to washing all the links in hot soapy water prior to
Having established that both sets of tracks were assembled the correct
way in accordance with the destructions
Ifound them fairly easy to mount them on the chassis. Iused a piece
of round metal that fitted the distance between both tracks beautifully
so it holds the pin in place making it easy to tap the locking nut in
Yes the vehicle is on its side for easier access.
This is getting heavier all the time!
This has been my first such post and will propably get shot to bits
but it worked perfectly for me
Regards to all Stewart