Famo WW2 Half-track

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  1. Nov 17, 2017 #1

    rad45

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    Hi people, I’m a newbie to this group
    Have built several steam locos from 3.5 to 7.25 Gauge
    Plus one 5 cyl 4 stroke radial engine.
    Now starting on a Sd.Kfz.9 half track ex WW2 era in 1:5 scale.
    Am still chasing drawings and sketches but that is just a time thing.
    There is a prototype in park in Bukarest, Bulgaria so when winter snow is finished I can do some measuring.
    One thing that worries me was the prototype had a V12 4 valve Maybach Motor which could be a big mouthful.
    If anyone has suggestions I would like to read them please.
    Russell
    Ferlach
    Austria
     
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  2. Nov 17, 2017 #2

    Cogsy

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    Welcome to the forum Russell. Sounds like you've made some great models already. We'd love to see some pictures or video if you'd care to share them.
     
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    rad45

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    Here is a photo of my Heisler geared loco and its train

    HeisleruZug.jpg
     
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    I know nothing about trains, or steam, but that looks fantastic! Nice job.
     
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    rad45

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    Thanks Cogsy, I worked very hard to find and use all the details from the prototype of both the locomotive and the two cars behind it.
     
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    rad45

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    HalfTracks are very unusual since WW2 so here is a photograph of my prototype.
    Model to be in 1:5 scale

    SdKfz9FAMO.jpg
     

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