Width of jagdpanther tracks

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Postby AlwynTurner » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:36 pm

Hi, I am investigating how to do tracks for a 1/6 scale universal carrier, and jagdpanther tracks have the right profile but I'm not sure they are wide enough. Can someone with a jagdpanther please measure and let me know?

The universal carrier has tracks that are 10 inches wide so 1/6 scale would be around 40mms.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:07 pm

My Taigen steel ones are 41.8 mm .
Call it 41 with paint & dirt !
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Postby STHV » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:10 pm

AlwynTurner wrote:Hi, I am investigating how to do tracks for a 1/6 scale universal carrier, and jagdpanther tracks have the right profile but I'm not sure they are wide enough. Can someone with a jagdpanther please measure and let me know?

The universal carrier has tracks that are 10 inches wide so 1/6 scale would be around 40mms.

Thanks

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1/16 scale Panther tracks are 42mm wide (Taigen)
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:25 am

Hi, Alwyn!
The tracks on my virgin Tamiya Jagdpather kit are 40.5mm,
Hope that helps forming a consensus, or average. :D
One of these days, I'd love to build a Bren Carrier. My Dad, and his brother, both used then for recce sorties. As an incidental, my Uncle's Carrier also sported a 3in mortar (he was a Mortar instructor).
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:33 am

Well, I make 10 inches in 6th scale to be 42.333r mm. Looks like the Taigen ones are close enough :thumbup:

Gosh, I'm going to LOVE this build Alwyn :thumbup:
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Postby midlife306 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:31 am

I’m proper looking forward to this Alwyn
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:47 am

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Well, I make 10 inches in 6th scale to be 42.333r mm. Looks like the Taigen ones are close enough :thumbup:

Gosh, I'm going to LOVE this build Alwyn :thumbup:



Seeing your conversion, Mick, reminded me of one of my all-time favourite Tank-related websites: JimBob-Wan's to be precise. I'd recommend it for anyone new to the hobby, and maybe a few old hands who've forgotten what a treasure trove of articulate info it is. :thumbup:
Anyway, he has a useful scale speed calculator conversion tool-
https://www.jbwid.com/art74i.htm
as well as a very basic, but easy to use, scale (up/down) converter:
https://www.jbwid.com/scalcalc.htm

Alwyn, I'm still in awe of your 1/16 Universal Carrier scratch build from (blueprints). It was so good, it almost put me off scratch handiwork for life 8O . (Inferiority complex :| :D ) In the end, though, it was what got me started. :thumbup:
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Postby AlwynTurner » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:52 pm

Thanks to everyone for the info and encouragement. Its not actuaĺly me whos building this but markylee, but having said that I'll probably have to build one to get the suspension component design right so heyho it should be fun. What worries me is the drive/propulsion/gearbox issues as a standard gearbox probably won't cut it both from power and scale speed point of view. I fancy the propulsion that was on the 1/6 hetzer but dont have enough knowledge of the components/method of construction etc. I'll probably need advice/support from those in the 1/6 arena.one thing's for sure, everything will need bearings.

Anyway this will only get going properly when I get back from hols. If it works I may be selling suspension/wheel kits. ;)

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Postby AlwynTurner » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:24 pm

I printed the scale blueprints and SHEESH this thing is big 8O 8O :crazy:

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Quite intimidating really. At least it will fit in a car boot!

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Postby midlife306 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:41 pm

This may be of interest

ZYTOYS 1/6 Scale WWII BREN Light Machine Gun Model for 12" Action Figure https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3514620195


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Postby RobW » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:13 pm

Maybe fill the back with fake stores so the motors etc go underneath?

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Postby AlwynTurner » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:07 pm

Yup that's how I did the 1/16 version. The 1/6 version won't need to lose so much space hopefully. I think the transmission used by 50koruny on his hetzer may provide a good approach on this build.

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Postby midlife306 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:14 pm

How about printing the entire thing Alwyn?
I could do the bits that won’t fit on your printer
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Postby AlwynTurner » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:28 pm

Thanks Wayne, it's very early days and this was all sparked by Markylee asking if I could do the suspension parts. I don't want to steal his project but must admit since building my 1/16 version I have been tempted by doing a 1/6 version. His suggestion of using jagdpanther tracks just sparked my interest and I really want to help him do his project first, and maybe follow up with my own later and perhaps sell a wheel/suspension kit to anyone interested. Of course all this will have to wait until after I've delivered the mk13 centurion and been on holiday.

Spain, sun, and sangria calls......

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Postby midlife306 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:32 pm

Hehe, I understand lol
I guess it’s ok for you to have a holiday lol
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Postby B_Man » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:58 am

43rdRecceReg wrote:Seeing your conversion, Mick, reminded me of one of my all-time favourite Tank-related websites: JimBob-Wan's to be precise. I'd recommend it for anyone new to the hobby, and maybe a few old hands who've forgotten what a treasure trove of articulate info it is. :thumbup:


Jimbob-Wan's site is awesome. It has helped me solve a lot of issues with different things over the years.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:31 am

B_Man wrote:
43rdRecceReg wrote:Seeing your conversion, Mick, reminded me of one of my all-time favourite Tank-related websites: JimBob-Wan's to be precise. I'd recommend it for anyone new to the hobby, and maybe a few old hands who've forgotten what a treasure trove of articulate info it is. :thumbup:


Jimbob-Wan's site is awesome. It has helped me solve a lot of issues with different things over the years.


Indeed, I only wish that he'd added some more of his Tank-related amazing insights post 2013, or so. Still, much of what he writes remains valid and educational :thumbup:
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