Sherman Tamiya

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Postby Jofaur86 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:30 pm

Hello :D

on the Sherman Tamiya, what can be done to improve the mechanical part of the tensioning wheels, :{ and avoid the rotation of the plastic on a metal axle with hellish play? Thank you in advance for your possible solutions :thumbup:

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:34 pm

Jofaur86 wrote:Hello :D

on the Sherman Tamiya, what can be done to improve the mechanical part of the tensioning wheels, :{ and avoid the rotation of the plastic on a metal axle with hellish play? Thank you in advance for your possible solutions :thumbup:


What I had to do is to fit a bigger metal plate inside, so the idler holds well and does not deform the hull.

About the plastic wheel over the metal axle wearing, well, after wearing my wheels I bought replacement parts and made somebody fit bearings on it. That is a must if you are going to use your tank.
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Postby Jofaur86 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:35 am

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Thank you Rad, I installed 1.5 mm aluminum plates to reinforce and replaced the original screws with BTR, find out how to adapt which type of bearings ???

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Postby easy8 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:58 am

Hello Jofaur86,
Please look into my last contribution from the Easy8 Sherman. I installed a L-profile peace of metal so that the lower hull does not bend. This should be sufficient to prevent this problem....

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Postby Jofaur86 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:05 pm

Hello :D Easy8

thank you for your answer, but I would like to install either bearings or bronze bearings on these wheels, ??? the plastic friction on metal, is not great, :thumbdown: or know if anyone has already made this modification? have a good day

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Postby jhamm » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:30 pm

Hello,
the cheap Display-Modells have these plastic on metall wheels.
The FO-Modells have out of the Box wheels with ball bearings.
You need new wheels, axles, bearings and the suspension arms.
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:06 pm

jhamm wrote:Hello,
the cheap Display-Modells have these plastic on metall wheels.
The FO-Modells have out of the Box wheels with ball bearings.
You need new wheels, axles, bearings and the suspension arms.


The full option sherman has the idler wheel with no bearing or bushing, just plastic over metal, catastrophic design by tamiya...
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Postby jhamm » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:54 pm

Hey Rad,
i don´t wrote about the idler...
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:12 pm

jhamm wrote:Hey Rad,
i don´t wrote about the idler...

Uops, OK! Sorry, lol.

I thought you mean also the idler because is the part thar our friend wants to improve.
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