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Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by Ray Brown » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:42 am

One of many projects running concurrently.
Disclaimer: There is limited info on this vehicle with many obscure photos and 1 not so historically correct Trumpet brand 1/35 model to go off. So due to that and my limited skills, I have been slowly constructing the Bruckenleger with the following results and progress. The Armortek Pz is metal with all bridge parts currently 3d printer prototypes to eventually (no time commitment) be redone in metal. Any verification of correct or incorrect part modeling greatly appreciated. The order of photos unfortunately may not represent the construction time line. As Monty Python used to say, and now for something completely different.
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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by Ray Brown » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:30 am

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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by Ray Brown » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:43 am

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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by Ray Brown » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:47 am

Some modifications have been made since these photos were taken in January this year. As I progress I will add more and also a video with it moving. The large main parts have been printed. Now it's time for the fiddly bits. Cheers.

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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by Christian Steinhauer » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:08 pm

Hello Ray,

a very nice construction, I'm curious to see the laying process.
Have fun building, Kind regards
Christian

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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:48 am

Ray,
Excellent and very ambitious project! The printed parts are a good idea to prove out the mechanism and mechanicals.

Here is a video of 1/10 scale version from Germany. Really cool to see how it really works. Its about 23 seconds into the video.
Cheers,
Bob
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4WYVaU4dqE

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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by Ray Brown » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:14 am

G'day Robert. The version you posted is the 'c'. I'm doing the'b' which is this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYklAXHURfI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcfDNYqSTTM

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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by Robert E Morey » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:15 am

Ray
Didn't know there was a "B" or "C" version! LOL. Thanks for informing me! I like the version you are making - the mechanism looks a bit more robust. Great video - I like the recovery over small stream bed. Very cool.
Bob

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Post by Ray Brown » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:54 am

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3d printed boards using a wood filament
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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by Ray Brown » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:48 am

Mid build test drive.

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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by sean kerambrun » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:56 am

Nice work there Ray.

Awesome to see it coming along.

Cheers

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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by Ray Brown » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:18 am

3d printed rear pieces for testing for placement and scaling.
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waterjet cut aluminum for the bridge support clamped for alignment before securing with bolts.

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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by Stephen White » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:31 am

Ray, thanks for providing us with such interesting stuff. "An up-and-over from Down-Under?" The Pz IV is a great Armortek model but gets little coverage these days. Particularly impressive given your lack of references.

Have you seen these:

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It's up there with David Skelton's models and some of the stuff Fabrice Le Roux did. Looking forward to the next instalment.

G'day.

Stephen

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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Post by Ray Brown » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:15 am

G''day Stephen,

I think I've harvested every p4 bridgelayer pic on the internet. Yes very limited info but doing the best with what I've got. Very slow wip.

Cheers
Ray

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