general purpose trailers for the VW Kubel.

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Postby jarndice » Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:22 am

I have looked long and hard for a General Purpose Trailer for the VW Kubel with no success, When one considers how popular such trailers were with Allied light GP Vehicles such as the Jeep I am surprised at the apparent absence of one or am I yet again mistaken :lolno:
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Postby jee » Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:05 am

found this one: https://www.facebook.com/infanteriekarr ... 3269330452
but they already mention they are not sure it is postwar or not
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:28 pm

Had you considered scratch building one? I find model shop 2nd hand bits and bobs shelves very handy for wheel sets etc. When l needed a Russian general purpose tanker trailer l found materials from DIY and charity shops most useful. Russia often used agricultural vehicles where appropriate. The most expensive item was the tiny custom printed decals. A small open cart should be simple enough?

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Postby Jimster » Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:28 pm

Or maybe the WCP fuel trailer with scratch built sides and wood floor (field modification) could be an option.
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Postby jarndice » Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:41 pm

Thank you for replying so speedily BUT I am interested in a general purpose trailer such as the British and American single axle 1/4 ton trailer and I have seen nothing like it in any pictures of German Army light vehicles.
I could adapt a 1/4 ton trailer but I cannot do that if I don't know what to look for.
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Postby john1970 » Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:44 pm

From the link jee put up it's probable the closest your find to general purpose the model kit isn't from the link

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Postby jarndice » Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:20 pm

That looks about right John and being pretty much just a box on an axle with a pair of simple shock absorbers it should be relatively simple to build.
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Postby jee » Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:38 am

I didnt check all trailers but it is a nice overview anyway: http://www.fahrzeuge-der-wehrmacht.de/A ... enger.html
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Postby jarndice » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:20 am

Now that is truly helpful, :thumbup:
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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:05 pm

Hello, just seen this and the trailer above is the Infantry Cart designed to be towed behind Kettengrad & was also towed behind the Kubelwagen, and WCP Models sells one aswell
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Bearings in the wheels and comes with infantry pull handle and a vehicular tow bar which can be screwed in to change use.

They also have some other trailers and are quite happy to custom design a trailer for an order, not sure how i know that hahahahahaha
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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:08 pm

Also do a SD.Anh.51 Universal trailer which can carry many items
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There is also a Goliath & trailer aswell, all of which will have been towed behind a Kubelwagen
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Postby jarndice » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:09 pm

Will01Capri wrote:Hello, just seen this and the trailer above is the Infantry Cart designed to be towed behind Kettengrad & was also towed behind the Kubelwagen, and WCP Models sells one aswell
Image ;)
Bearings in the wheels and comes with infantry pull handle and a vehicular tow bar which can be screwed in to change use.

They also have some other trailers and are quite happy to custom design a trailer for an order, not sure how i know that hahahahahaha

Put my name down for one and how much and how soon ?
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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:30 pm

jarndice wrote:
Will01Capri wrote:Hello, just seen this and the trailer above is the Infantry Cart designed to be towed behind Kettengrad & was also towed behind the Kubelwagen, and WCP Models sells one aswell
Image ;)
Bearings in the wheels and comes with infantry pull handle and a vehicular tow bar which can be screwed in to change use.

They also have some other trailers and are quite happy to custom design a trailer for an order, not sure how i know that hahahahahaha

Put my name down for one and how much and how soon ?


I will pass it on to Cat
We have just made one in resin as a test, it will be assembled on the Youtube channel to show how easy the kit is to assemble, we could then send you that one possibly. If not we have 4 others printed in FDM which could also be pieced together.
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Postby Jimster » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:31 am

Hell, Will. I want one too. Just tell me how much coin to send. I know the routine.
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:42 pm

Jimster wrote:Hell, Will. I want one too. Just tell me how much coin to send. I know the routine.

Have told Cat, she is not looking after ill children today so will be able to send out some messages

here some trailer pics of some of the ones we have built at the moment
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Postby jee » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:24 pm

Will01Capri wrote:
Jimster wrote:Hell, Will. I want one too. Just tell me how much coin to send. I know the routine.

Have told Cat, she is not looking after ill children today so will be able to send out some messages

here some trailer pics of some of the ones we have built at the moment
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Just being curious Will, what is that with the 4 disks?
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:26 pm

That is a us infantry cable cart, they mounted q cable reel so they could pull along whilst laying the cable
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