M26 Dragon Wagon

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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:40 pm

Time for something different.

Always wanted a truck to haul my tanks along. Stumbled across this on a truck forum and was well priced with the mfc03.

Removed the cab today. Sold to a friend.

Keeping the mfc03 for sounds and some lights for the M26.

Dragon wagon conversion and axle extensions ordered.

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Postby mcevoyi » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:26 pm

Or a diamond T

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Postby Eastern Front » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:47 pm

This is gonna be cool!!!
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Postby Ad Lav » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:03 am

Scania is a Tamiya 1/14 truck.

The dragon wagon is the same I believe - could be 1/16 I'll have to check!
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Postby Sifromdevon » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:00 pm

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My 1/16 dragon wagon in build
still a way to go to finish it however it's coming along

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Postby Sifromdevon » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:02 pm

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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:03 pm

Very nice!

Where did you get the hinges?
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Postby Sifromdevon » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Dolls house hinges from eBay....

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Postby Sifromdevon » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:20 pm

I would say to anyone building a dragon wagon, fitting the radio and battery gear into the cab or chassis is an absolute nightmare......

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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:45 pm

Battery will remain underneath in scania position.

Mfu will fit inside the cab.

Thanks for the hinge tip
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Postby tomhugill » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:20 pm

Sifromdevon wrote:I would say to anyone building a dragon wagon, fitting the radio and battery gear into the cab or chassis is an absolute nightmare......


Try fitting it into a t-26!
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:14 am

Sifromdevon wrote:I would say to anyone building a dragon wagon, fitting the radio and battery gear into the cab or chassis is an absolute nightmare......


How big are the hinges?

Found 8mm x 10mm when opened.

They the right ones?
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Postby Sifromdevon » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:01 pm

Yep theyre about right for the look, try and get the nickel plated ones as they seemed to work better.The hinged look if not required to work is better using styrene rod and strip. Bonding them on i ended up using epoxy

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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:04 pm

Thanks :)

Ordering now.
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Postby Ad Lav » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:49 pm

Cab kit and axel extensions arrived today.

Wide bum!

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Postby c.rainford73 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:13 am

Very cool bit of a truck there
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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:24 pm

New tyres arrived today - much improved!

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:35 am

Ad Lav wrote:New tyres arrived today - much improved!

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Agreed they are very nice
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Postby Reaper332 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:06 am

Looking forward to following this build mate ........ :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:20 pm

What a cool retro fit and modification. Great base to start with
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