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SdKfz 164 Nashorn by Alwyn Turner

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Postby silversurfer1947 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:56 am

I have just heard from Alwyn that my Nashorn is in the hands of the courier, so am opening up a build thread for it. I just hope that what I can produce will at least bear comparison with Alwyn's original build and the super work done by Carl with his version. My immediate task is to sort out a shopping list, a lot of which is fairly straightforward, but I could do with some advice regarding suitable gearboxes. As I understand it, Panzer III gearboxes are most suitable, but there seems to be a wide range of types and prices.
Forgebear sells this one https://www.forgebeartanks.com/store/p314/Taigen_Premium_Series_III_Metal_Gearboxes_1%3A16_Scale_RC_Tank_TG1203-S.html but it says "fit Taigen metal base only"
rctank.de lists 3 different ones
PANZER III - 3.1 PRO LOW STEEL GEARBOXES WITH 380 /13.000 RPM MOTORS, SHORT AXLES
PANZER III - 5.1 PRO LOW STEEL GEARBOXES WITH 360/17 500 RPM MOTORS, SHORT AXLE
PANZER III/US SHERMAN - 5.1 STEEL GEARBOXES 4.0 METALL VERSION WITH 380/18.000 RPM MOTORS, SHORT AXLES

Advice or alternatives would be very welcome.
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Postby AlwynTurner » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:32 pm

And here's what's coming
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I'm really looking forward to watching this build from basic kit to a unique tank. Good luck Richard and enjoy. :thumbup:

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Postby tomhugill » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:39 pm

I'm so glad I've got in the queue for one of these beauties.

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Postby midlife306 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:34 pm

I saw one of these on Sunday, the detail & that gun were amazing!!!
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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:50 pm

Hi Richard I am very envious of your new kit! Here is a photo of the gearboxes I used in my kit. Unfortunately I don't know the part numbers.

These are Taigen gearboxes and are very smooth runners. Nothing fancy Image
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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:07 pm

Richard these would work fine and are steel!

https://www.forgebeartanks.com/store/p5 ... _Tank.html

Can't wait to see your build. She's going to be the pride of your collection
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:43 pm

Thanks Carl. I shall be studying your build thread in fine detail - you set the bar very high, and I now find I have Tom Hugill snapping at my heels. No pressure there then! As I said above, I just want to do it justice. It's the very least I can do after all the work that Alwyn has put into the kit.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:02 pm

silversurfer1947 wrote:Thanks Carl. I shall be studying your build thread in fine detail - you set the bar very high, and I now find I have Tom Hugill snapping at my heels. No pressure there then! As I said above, I just want to do it justice. It's the very least I can do after all the work that Alwyn has put into the kit.
Richard you are too kind! The wonderful part of Alwyn's creation is it really lends itself to your own bit if design and craftsmanship. It's my favorite build for sure Image
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Postby Raminator » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:02 am

AlwynTurner wrote:I'm really looking forward to watching this build from basic kit to a unique tank.

You say "basic kit", but it's more detailed and feature-complete than most RTR tanks on the market. :haha:
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:08 pm

I am now the proud owner of a Nashorn :D The only thing that had got damaged was the front left mudguard had come off - easily rectified. It looks so much better in the flesh so to speak, if that is possible. The gun assembly is a phenomenal piece of design and manufacture.

I ordered up a box of bits this morning from forgebear. Within a few hours, I was emailed to say they had been despatched. What a pleasure this forum is, dealing with people like Alwyn & Dave.

The next step is to plan a campaign of disassembly and construction to ensure I get the best possible result I can achieve, starting by reading and re-reading Alwyn and Carl's threads.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:28 pm

Richard this is great news. I'm very excited for youDave and Alwyn are tops. I've recieved my items from them quicker than some US vendors
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:23 pm

Whilst looking for bits for the chassis, I came across these https://www.forgebeartanks.com/store/p219/Panzer_III_RC_Tank_Metal_Driveshaft_Support_7.99mm_Bearings_Heng_Long.html. This build is different from anything I have done before and I am wondering what purpose these serve and whether they would be a useful addition.
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Postby tomhugill » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:40 pm

silversurfer1947 wrote:Whilst looking for bits for the chassis, I came across these https://www.forgebeartanks.com/store/p219/Panzer_III_RC_Tank_Metal_Driveshaft_Support_7.99mm_Bearings_Heng_Long.html. This build is different from anything I have done before and I am wondering what purpose these serve and whether they would be a useful addition.


They provide another point of support for the drive shafts which helps stop the shafts moving under load. Provide a similar function to a gearbox brace.

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Postby wibblywobbly » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:52 pm

Look forward to seeing this one at club meet, you've got until the 3rd, no rush...plenty of time... :)
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:00 pm

This is going to be a long, slow process - much like my other builds. :D However it was and is my intention to bring it along in its basic state. It has to be seen like this to really appreciate the work that has gone into its construction.
One hold up will be the painting. I do my spraying outside. This time of year is not ideal.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:18 pm

silversurfer1947 wrote:This is going to be a long, slow process - much like my other builds. :D However it was and is my intention to bring it along in its basic state. It has to be seen like this to really appreciate the work that has gone into its construction.
One hold up will be the painting. I do my spraying outside. This time of year is not ideal.
Richard the design and construction of the hull and chassis and the incredible gun makes this such a special piece
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:16 pm

Im trying to build a shopping list of essential details and have been looking for a suitable radio. So far I've found 2, but not sure about them. I shall be grateful if anyone is able to share their experience of these.
http://www.an-bri-rc-modellbau.de/epages/62874283.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62874283/Products/wf44

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WWII-Wehrmacht-Funkger%C3%A4t-Batterie-Kasten-Diorama-Deko-Bausatz-Zubeh%C3%B6r-Kit-1-16/152792108747?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
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Postby c.rainford73 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:49 pm

silversurfer1947 wrote:Im trying to build a shopping list of essential details and have been looking for a suitable radio. So far I've found 2, but not sure about them. I shall be grateful if anyone is able to share their experience of these.
http://www.an-bri-rc-modellbau.de/epages/62874283.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62874283/Products/wf44

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WWII-Wehrmacht-Funkger%C3%A4t-Batterie-Kasten-Diorama-Deko-Bausatz-Zubeh%C3%B6r-Kit-1-16/152792108747?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
Richard hello my friend! I believe the setup I used was from An-Bri. I'm not sure how accurate it is. I think the setup Louis used is fantatstic I don't recall where it came from. I'd go with his design if I could do it over again.
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Louis' radio set up does look good , unfortunately there is no indication where it came from. I will keep looking in the hope of finding alternatives. Incidentally, I think Louis cheats and posts photos of the real thing ;D If mine comes within spitting distance of his I shall be overjoyed.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:02 pm

silversurfer1947 wrote:Louis' radio set up does look good , unfortunately there is no indication where it came from. I will keep looking in the hope of finding alternatives. Incidentally, I think Louis cheats and posts photos of the real thing ;D If mine comes within spitting distance of his I shall be overjoyed.
Yes he is much like Barry on the forum. Very talented. Shoot him a pm I'm sure he'd like to help you if he can
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