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  • #46
    Thanks MIchael, me too.

    Update ........ Finished the tracks for the Bate's tractor.

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    Once I disassembled the tracks I had to add spacers in order for the drive sprocket from the Tamiya donor kit to fit.



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    The two track frames reassembled with the required spacers.



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    The idler wheels required "flat spots" in order to fit right on the track frames.



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    The assembled frames ready for the tracks.



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    The completed frame and track for one side of the tractor.



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    The other frame track that is under repair.

    All in all I am happy how they turned out and I believe look more realistic that the tracks that came with the kit.

    Is anyone in the market for a Tamiya Panzerkampfwagon IV Ausf.H (late production) that is missing the tracks and wheels?
    Ron Newby

    General Manager

    Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

    http://cvry.ca

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    • #47
      Ron,

      I too used to build Tamiya kits when I was a kid. Nice kit bash and save on the tractor tracks.

      Scott

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      • #48
        Thanks Scott, I am very happy with the results.
        Ron Newby

        General Manager

        Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

        http://cvry.ca

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        • #49
          Ron, you should be happy with how it looks.
          Nice work!

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          • #50
            Excellent work. I love the forge details

            Bob Harris
            It\'s only make-believe

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            • #51
              That looks terrific.

              Originally posted by elwoodblues View Post
              Is anyone in the market for a Tamiya Panzerkampfwagon IV Ausf.H (late production) that is missing the tracks and wheels?
              Somebody building a tank repair shop?

              Mike

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              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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              • #52
                Glad you got the problem solved. Looking forward to more pictures.

                Roland

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                • #53
                  Ron nice save! Great work!
                  Jerry



                  "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                  • #54
                    Interesting build you have going here.

                    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                    Cedar Swamp
                    SW of Manistique, MI

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                    • #55
                      Ron nice conversion!!!! Now that looks more like what a tractor tread should look like; nicely done.
                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      • #56
                        Thanks for the comments everyone.

                        Mike, tank repair shop? Maybe that should be my next build.

                        Here are a couple pictures of the assembled tractors ready for paint.

                        First up is the Bates Tractor.

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                        The other tractor that comes the kit is the Cat. I finished building that a long time ago but it is ready for paint too.

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                        I can do the primer but will have to wait till the weekend to get the finish colour. Back in the late 20's and early 30's tractors were typically painted grey.

                        Might have to start something else while I wait.

                        Ron Newby

                        General Manager

                        Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                        http://cvry.ca

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                        • #57
                          Ron,

                          Great looking tractors. Nice engine detail on the CAT.

                          Scott

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                          • #58
                            Ron,

                            Both models are excellent. I like what you did with the tractor under repair. It tells a story and gives purpose to the building.

                            Mike
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                            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                            • #59
                              Looks great, Ron Can't wait to see them painted.

                              Roland

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                              • #60
                                Nice!! Looking forward to the paint!!
                                Jerry



                                "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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