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Pz4 Bruckenleger

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

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:30 am
by Ray Brown
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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:43 am
by Ray Brown
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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:47 am
by Ray Brown
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.

Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:08 pm
by Christian Steinhauer
Hello Ray,

a very nice construction, I'm curious to see the laying process.

Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

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

Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

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

cheers

Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

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

Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:54 am
by Ray Brown
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3d printed boards using a wood filament
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Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:48 am
by Ray Brown
Mid build test drive.

https://youtu.be/WfJWTHcfcJc

Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:56 am
by sean kerambrun
Nice work there Ray.

Awesome to see it coming along.

Cheers

Sean

Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

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

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

http://imf.forum24.ru/?1-24-20-00000032 ... 1305482769

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

Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:15 am
by Ray Brown
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

Re: Pz4 Bruckenleger

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:00 am
by Ray Brown
some more pics from the slowest build ever. nearly 900 rivets to be used along with a few 1/16 drill bits.

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