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Tamiya 35227 - metal track options?
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 09:19 AM UTC
Could not find a search function on this forum (getting older and dumber!).

searched internet - no luck.

Any suggestions for metal tracks for Tamiya's 35227 Afrika Tiger I?

Thank you in advance!
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:01 AM UTC

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Could not find a search function on this forum (getting older and dumber!).

searched internet - no luck.

Any suggestions for metal tracks for Tamiya's 35227 Afrika Tiger I?

Thank you in advance!



Have you tried Fruil ATL-06?
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:22 AM UTC
Thought ATL-25 would be more sufficient or even ATL-116 mirrored tracks
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 09:36 AM UTC

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Could not find a search function on this forum (getting older and dumber!).

searched internet - no luck.

Any suggestions for metal tracks for Tamiya's 35227 Afrika Tiger I?

Thank you in advance!



Have you tried Fruil ATL-06?


The package for the Fruil ATL-06 says "Tiger I middle - late"
Tamiya 35227 is an Afrika (early) Tiger I... will the Fruil ATL-06 fit the Tamiya 35227 (I am new to this)?
Thank you for your reply
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 09:38 AM UTC

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Thought ATL-25 would be more sufficient or even ATL-116 mirrored tracks


These are for early Tiger I

Thank you very much

I think I'm catching on... slowly!
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 09:41 AM UTC
Another question
Friul tracks require assembly
and apparently modification (drilling, and possibly
the replacement of the pins provided)

All of this is currently not possible for me

Are there metal tracks that are pre-assembled,
or at least that do not require modification
to be replaced

Thanks in advance.

ps - respect to all those who have the skills
to make those Friuls work...
your finished products are terrific!
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:05 AM UTC
http://www.hobbyworld-usa.com/Store/index.php?id_product=3681&controller=product
noobking
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:15 AM UTC
Looking at Warp United metal tracks
they require assembly
can they be assembled without
modification

Thanks in advance
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:19 AM UTC

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Another question
Friul tracks require assembly
and apparently modification (drilling, and possibly
the replacement of the pins provided)

All of this is currently not possible for me

Are there metal tracks that are pre-assembled,
or at least that do not require modification
to be replaced

Thanks in advance.

ps - respect to all those who have the skills
to make those Friuls work...
your finished products are terrific!



Fruils do not require modification,some require the holes bring cleaned out with a thumb drill,and pins are not a necessity as the supplied wire works fine.

I apologize if for some reason you can't physically handle them,but really I am surely no expert,they require no special skills.
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:27 AM UTC
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Fruils do not require modification,some require the holes bring cleaned out with a thumb drill,and pins are not a necessity as the supplied wire works fine.

I apologize if for some reason you can't physically handle them,but really I am surely no expert,they require no special skills.



Thanks for the reply

I am new to this - do not know what a thumb drill is
(just googled it!)
Accordingly, I feel I must apologize for asking so many questions given my currently weak knowledge base
Thanks again
and thanks to all for your patience!
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:28 AM UTC

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http://www.hobbyworld-usa.com/Store/index.php?id_product=3681&controller=product


Awesome!
Considering these strongly
Thank you!
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:35 AM UTC

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http://www.hobbyworld-usa.com/Store/index.php?id_product=3681&controller=product



Just ordered these!

Thank you very much!

Yay!

Question - do these require washing, etc before painting;
if so, how?
Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:39 AM UTC
Nicola

Due to the nature of casting, the odd link might need the pre-cast holes cleaning out with a mini drill 0.5mm I think, it's very soft white metal so not a problem. The kits come with a length of wire which you cut into appropriate lengths for the width of the links and insert from one side, then a spot of superglue to fix. Out of all after market tracks they're probably the easiest, even if not the cheapest.....sit in a comfy chair with a tray on your lap, favourite TV show on, and favourite drink at the side!!

No, they can be blackened with acids if you wish, but easy enough to paint as usual, maybe give them a metal primer coat first
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 01:59 PM UTC

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Nicola

Due to the nature of casting, the odd link might need the pre-cast holes cleaning out with a mini drill 0.5mm I think, it's very soft white metal so not a problem. The kits come with a length of wire which you cut into appropriate lengths for the width of the links and insert from one side, then a spot of superglue to fix. Out of all after market tracks they're probably the easiest, even if not the cheapest.....sit in a comfy chair with a tray on your lap, favourite TV show on, and favourite drink at the side!!

No, they can be blackened with acids if you wish, but easy enough to paint as usual, maybe give them a metal primer coat first


Thank you for your reply

I know nothing about how to do this

Can you recommend tools/brands, etc please

I chose the Master club tracks because they looked the easiest!

Thanks in advance
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 03:52 PM UTC
For ease of building metal tracks, you might take a look at Easy Metal Links tracks. Unfortunately I have yet to see them release a set for a Tiger, but they have a lot for Pz. III and Pz. IV, they go together super easy. I know this doesn't help on your current build, but maybe a future one.

Here is a video of how they are assembled.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-SD2c8jutqE
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC
Searching for related accessories can be accomplished easily here:

www.scalemates.com
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 12:40 AM UTC
With Friule track I get some standard staples. I bend the staple from a "U" shape to an "L" shape. I then push the long straight side through the track using the shorter side to push with. When I am done I come back and clip off any excess that protrudes. If I want to blacken the track I wash it with soap and water using a toothbrush first then use the blackening liquid. If I want to paint them, use a metal primer first.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:56 AM UTC
Thanks to all for your replies.
I ordered the Masterclub metal tracks.
Again, thanks to all for your replies!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:57 AM UTC

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With Friule track I get some standard staples. I bend the staple from a "U" shape to an "L" shape. I then push the long straight side through the track using the shorter side to push with. When I am done I come back and clip off any excess that protrudes. If I want to blacken the track I wash it with soap and water using a toothbrush first then use the blackening liquid. If I want to paint them, use a metal primer first.


Very Cool!