Early Tiger 1 Steel Track Links and Pins

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Early Tiger 1 Steel Track Links and Pins

Post by Liam Mahoney » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:45 am

Due to Phil’s most excellent representation of my steel track links I have renewed interest and will be placing an order for more sets, and at the current exchange rate a set will be around £780 if anyone is interested please PM for a firm price.

I borrowed your photo Phil, hope you don’t mind, (it’s such a nice shot)

Thanks
Liam
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Re: Early Tiger 1 Steel Track Links and Pins

Post by Steen Vøler » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:37 pm

Hi Liam
Long time since our last chat :D I have a couple of questions

Will the Steel tracks run with the standard Armortek sprocket and idler

How much is the shipping cost to Denmark APPX

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Re: Early Tiger 1 Steel Track Links and Pins

Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:31 pm

The price of the steel tracks is excellent value guys and you are not going to wear those out, if you want realism then go for it, I know the boss is interested in a set for his Tiger but he really wants cleats 8) if you want any advice on how to get them to look like mine just ask on here and I will explain in more detail, I don't want to have to answer 30 emails :roll:
Regarding the ali sprocket to steel wear factor, think of a bearing surface in a machine ( cam shafts for one) that uses a hard material against a soft one, you get more wear with steel on steel than ali on steel. 8) Over to Liam to say if the sprockets need any alterations, remember Liam is an engineer in his own right!
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Re: Early Tiger 1 Steel Track Links and Pins

Post by Liam Mahoney » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:53 pm

Thank you Phil
Hi Steen, yes it has been some time.
Yes the links have been designed to fit directly onto your existing drive and road wheels, as for the wear on an all aluminium system I don’t have any feedback but as Phil has stated normally when you have a hard rubbing against a soft usually the soft wins. I have run up over 100 hours with these tracks and have the standard return roller (steel drive rings), as long as you have your road wheels, drive and return aligned correctly there should be no issues, you will find that you can run these tracks very loose as the weight helps align the track on the return as it sits heavier on the road wheels and feeds the drive sprocket straight.
I can provide steel drive sprockets rings if you have the bolt on rings, and I am testing steel return rollers, (metal 3d printed aiming for around £96 including cap but still a work in progress).
I forgot to mention a set is 220 links, pins and clips 28kg.

I will email you the freight price.

Thank you
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Re: Early Tiger 1 Steel Track Links and Pins

Post by Marco Peter » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:21 am

Really nice. How much for shipping to The Netherlands? :D
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Re: Early Tiger 1 Steel Track Links and Pins

Post by Liam Mahoney » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:14 am

Hi Marco
PM sent

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Re: Early Tiger 1 Steel Track Links and Pins

Post by Marco Peter » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:18 pm

Anybody on this forum actually using these tracks on their running tanks? :D
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Re: Early Tiger 1 Steel Track Links and Pins

Post by Liam Mahoney » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:30 am

I have had some interest in the return idlers and about to start a printing run, unfortunately they have ended up a bit more expensive than I was aiming for, £145 each including the hub cap, bolts and gasket, plus fees and freight.

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Re: Early Tiger 1 Steel Track Links and Pins

Post by florian rudolf » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:24 pm

Hi Liam,
perfect realisitk tracklinks!!
Maybe you can make this parts also for the StuG?!
I think many guys woud buy it... - in first me :lol:

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