1/16 WCP RC Models Goliath & Trailer development

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Postby Will01Capri » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:34 am

Quick test, but still a long way to go.
Goliath & trailer.
The trailer has working suspension still to be connected and the tank coupled and decouples as it should.
Just need find some tracks. Maybe thinking if we can motorise for rc using 1/35 rc tank or something.
Wheels are borrowed from my infantry cart, but need get thicker tyres printed

Well pleased with this little thing to tow behind Kubelwagen or Kettengrad

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Postby silversurfer1947 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:39 am

Wonderful modelling. An rc goliath will be something to behold.
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:20 pm

Fantastic work Will, very nice indeed :thumbup:

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Postby Wildboar44 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:13 pm

Wow !, cool creation, thank you for posting.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:48 pm

I toyed with the idea of using one of those Waltersons 72nd scale tanks as a power unit for a Goliath.
Never got anywhere though !
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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:27 pm

Some pictures so far!
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These are not the wheels that will be sued as they are borrowed from my infantry carts, but a wider spec tyre and wheel design will follow
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New leaf sprung suspension arms in printer tonight to trial with a reinforced chassis after some earlier teething issues
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:47 am

I think the 1/35 Panzer 2 tracks would be good on this Goliath @ 1/16, but can anyone confirm rough dimensions for these tracks or has any they are willing to part with?
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:55 pm

Changed the wheel design so that there is brass collet and 3mm ball race bearing for wheels.
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Just need to get a tyre sorted out next
Then this weekend job is to get the big 1/6 version sorted :)
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Postby C.Ellis » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:18 pm

The tracks on my 1/35 Tamiya Panzer 2 are 9mm wide. Each track link is about 3mm long, but it's hard to tell coz it is a rubber band track. If you need more info than that just ask.
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:21 pm

C.Ellis wrote:The tracks on my 1/35 Tamiya Panzer 2 are 9mm wide. Each track link is about 3mm long, but it's hard to tell coz it is a rubber band track. If you need more info than that just ask.

That sounds perfect, the next piece of info would be how long they are? Please dont cut the tracks though, but i need idea of length to see how many i may need per Goliath
Much apprecaited
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Postby C.Ellis » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:58 pm

Tracks are about 280mm long. Again, a fairly rough measurement but hopefully enough to get the general idea.
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:22 pm

Very many thanks indeed.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:40 am

Another brilliant creation Will :clap: :clap: always wanted to make one of these...
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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:31 am

Some more progress pictures. I still on look out for tracks for these anyway, want to stupidly try and make one actually work now!!!!!!!
Also i am now starting work on the late model version which is slightly different to use less material as they were sacrificial anyway.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:31 am

That is awesome :thumbup: that thing is very cool. Tracks look good too!
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Postby xhelfix » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:04 pm

Hi,

jes, great minnibeast.
And...when ther is a way that it wokt by RC....Wow.....that would be an nice litte thing where i get a bit envious, equal if it work ore not, ist also a damm good eycatscher if it´s towed behind what ever.
Good job!

Greetz, Andy
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:09 pm

Looks great Will, you've designed and made some awesome stuff :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.
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