1/6 scale Universal/Loyd Carrier scratch build

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Postby Max-U52 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:47 pm

They should be fine, but I'd make sure to install some inline fuses, just in case. I'm running 30 amp Automotive fuses in my hetzer but that runs on a 6S lipo.
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Postby midlife306 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:52 pm

Thanks Gary, I thought the DMD would keep things simple, I found the motors at the weekend & just couldn’t resist
I’m just starting the hull out of 6mm plasticard (3 sheets of 2mm) and to say I’m high is an understatement lol
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Postby AlwynTurner » Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:35 am

Recently I was asked by George |Barnes to supply him with 1/6 scale Universal Carrier parts, and instead sold him all the running gear from my prototype. He has now constructed and completed a fabulous 1/6 scale Universal Carrier and had it running in the scout hut at the last meeting - Well done George!! I will post pictures after the next meeting

Meanwhile he expressed an interest in building a Loyd Carrier and having a 6 pounder gun to go with it, and I was so intrigued I decided to try and build one. Obviously printing a solid chassis was completely out of the question so I decided to build a skeleton frame. I downloaded the only blueprints I could find which are frankly pretty poor, but managed to scale them to the correct 1/6 size. The problem with the Loyd Carrier is that it has a completely open chassis with no cross structure to brace it, so I had to design a 3d printed frame that would provide some rigidity. From there it was just a case of designing the skeleton and printing it, and here it is:

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Here's the dodgy blueprint
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I am also thinking about a 1/6 6 pounder gun and here is the not very good blueprint and the 1/35 kit that I hope to scale from
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Meanwhile I am hoping that someone somewhere has in their scrap box a pair of long axle drive shafts from a wrecked or discarded pair of gearboxes, something from a king tiger/jagdpanther,/panther, I need to create a drive system for the Loyd Carrier for George. I am happy to pay postage/costs whatever so please pm me if you can help.

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:00 pm

It's great to see you busy in your creative mancave again, Alwyn. :thumbup: :wave: There has certainly been a void here that used to be filled with Alwyn projects!.
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Postby AlwynTurner » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:21 pm

Thanks for that, much appreciated. I have really missed my mancave through all these months and it's great to be able to stretch my imagination again and have some fun creating weird things.

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Postby midlife306 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:27 pm

Excellent work Alwyn


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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:21 pm

Some progress on the skeleton frame

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Here's the best blueprint I could find
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Some progress on the front axle/diff
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Moving right along. I'll take it to the 5th december meet at the Scout Hut

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Postby AlwynTurner » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:32 pm

Almost ready to deliver to George which I will probably do at the Scout Hut on the 5th Dec.

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I even managed to find a couple of Lee Enfield rifles at 1/6 scale
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Just the tyres to print and a couple of bevel gearboxes to design and print

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Postby AlwynTurner » Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:03 pm

The bevel gearbox design is done but will probably need fine tuning when the bevel gears finish their slow boat trip from China :'(

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At least I can show George what his gearboxes will look like tomorrow.

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