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Postby Christoph » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:14 pm

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Please help I can't find a post anywhere on how to change the tracks on a Tiger. I'm upgrading from plastic to metal. I added the extra link and still having troubles. There must be a bloody trick to it. All I can say right now is errr :haha:
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Postby jarndice » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:29 pm

First things first, Track pins have a narrow end and a broad end, If you have a spare track pin place its narrow end against the narrow end of the in track pin, give a sharp tap against the head of the spare track pin and you will see the pin coming out from the other side of the track, A pair of pliars will do the rest. shaun

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Postby Christoph » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:34 pm

I know how change the pin. I'm having trouble getting the tracks back on the tank. But thanks for your help :-)
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Postby scalawag » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:36 pm

I think the easiest way to change the tracks is to pop the sprocket and the track off as a whole unit.fitting the new one is the reverse.

Much easier than trying to pull the tracks around all the wheels and sprockets and then trying to get the two ends to meet to pop the pin in.
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Postby Christoph » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:44 pm

Thanks I'm going to give it a try :-)
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Postby jarndice » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:50 pm

Sorry Chrisoph I misunderstood you, Scalawag is going the way I would go to replace a track, do be prepared to fail a few times and to swear a fair bit, yet another highpoint in our hobby!!! shaun

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Postby Christoph » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:33 pm

Thanks to both of you. It went on with ease. Do I need the extra link. It seems a little loose. But I like the way it looks.
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Postby scalawag » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:46 pm

Difficult to tell without seeing it.

I usually adjust the tracks on my tigers so that the track is just touching the top of the second set of road wheels in from the front. It seems to work well for my two tigers. I have not had any problems with this set up.

I actually picked up the info on this from watching a video about how they maintain tiger 131 at Bovington, it seems this is how they adjust the tracks on the real thing.

At the end of the day if you like the look and it gives you no problems when running then its a personal choice.

Glad the advice on changing the tracks helped.

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Postby Christoph » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:30 pm

I didn't get to take it for a test drive with the new tracks on. I was just asking befor I started the other side. I just hope they don't fall off. I like to drive to scale, so I take is slow. Thanks again for your help.

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Postby forgebear » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:40 pm

hi chris. if its a taigen tiger, then on the bottom of the hull at the back there are 2 screws. these should tighten and slacken your tracks. hope this helps. dave :thumbup:
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Postby Christoph » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:29 pm

Thanks Dave, that's a big help. You guys rock!
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Postby forgebear » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:30 pm

your welcome any time :thumbup:
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Postby Dietrich » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:41 pm

Hi Christoph,
If loosening the track tensioner doesn't quite give you enough track to 'peel it off'...then you can always remove the mounting screw from the front sprocket. Gently pull the sprocket and the track out away from the hull and once the sprocket is free from its drive shaft you can roll it down the track backwards and then lift it out of the track loop...then the whole track just lifts off in one piece.
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