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    RE: HL Sherman

    Yep, never cease to impress me with your work Frank.

    It's Sherman Season and even thecommander is falling in-line!














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    RE: HL Sherman


    ORIGINAL: FreakyDude

    I used Waltersons gearboxes and not the standards, the waltersosn have a slight taper and they are slightly different but as you said fyn not impossible.
    ORIGINAL: fynsdad

    Confused.........Didn't the Mato sprockets sit too far away from the chassis and nowhere in line with the wheels when you did this? The HL and Mato sprockets have a very different offset.
    Cheers bud, I'll have to look into them on my next one
    remember.....it's just a plastic tank

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    RE: HL Sherman

    Here she is, nearly ready for weathering
    remember.....it's just a plastic tank

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    RE: HL Sherman

    ..I've also added some "nose art"
    remember.....it's just a plastic tank

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    RE: HL Sherman

    ...some weathering done, now it's stowage and a crew
    remember.....it's just a plastic tank

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    RE: HL Sherman

    Are those HL or Mato sprockets?


    If they are the Mato brand, are they metal or plastic and how do they mesh with THOSE tracks?




    The newly announced riders will look good on this.














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    RE: HL Sherman

    The HL sprockets are too narrow so I used the Mato metal sprockets. They were a bit of a game to fit but got there in the end.
    remember.....it's just a plastic tank

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    RE: HL Sherman

    ....made a start on the crew
    remember.....it's just a plastic tank

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    RE: HL Sherman

    Ah, thanks Frank. I haven't got that far on measuring things yet. I have a set of HL metal tracks coming and even though they appear to be 'wrong', just the thought of rusting them up and having the chevrons shining through has me excited.

    I wish I had your talent on figures. Those are pretty nice.














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    RE: HL Sherman

    I think even the HL plastic tracks would look ok with a bit of paint. It will be interesting to see if the HL metal tracks are still hollow on the backs
    remember.....it's just a plastic tank

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    RE: HL Sherman


    ORIGINAL: fynsdad

    ...some weathering done, now it's stowage and a crew
    Very nice tank - what gearboxes and motors are inside ?
    Maybe any photos are possible?

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    RE: HL Sherman

    The gearboxes are std HL ones. I used the plastic ones that came with the tank to see what needed to de done to fit the Mato sprockets/tracks.
    The output shafts needed shortening 5.5mm, with the flat extending to suit. The shafts are also a VERY tight fit so I decreased the diameter by drill/file. The threaded hole for fixing the sprocket on is also very shallow, but now I know what needs to be done I can modify some steel stug boxes to suit
    remember.....it's just a plastic tank

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    RE: HL Sherman

    Okay... I am embarrassed to ask this but how do the HL "caps" come off the sprockets? [] I'm about to put them under my drill press, just being a little impatient tonight watching the race at the same time!

    I'd like to save them with the gearboxes to possibly sell them off.


    I am probably going with either the Mato or the metal HL sprockets on this M36B1 as I am might take it to Danville as the electronics are a little salty.



    So, TANKS!














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    RE: HL Sherman

    The caps are just a push fit, I pried them off using a scapel blade
    remember.....it's just a plastic tank

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    RE: HL Sherman

    Thanks... that's the impression I was getting but it was being a little rough on my patience!














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    RE: HL Sherman


    ORIGINAL: fynsdad

    The gearboxes are std HL ones. I used the plastic ones that came with the tank to see what needed to de done to fit the Mato sprockets/tracks.
    The output shafts needed shortening 5.5mm, with the flat extending to suit. The shafts are also a VERY tight fit so I decreased the diameter by drill/file. The threaded hole for fixing the sprocket on is also very shallow, but now I know what needs to be done I can modify some steel stug boxes to suit

    Thank You for reply and additional pictures !
    And how Your tank is driving with HL 2:1 gearbox and T-49 metal tracks ?
    I have Mato Sherman with Mato metal suspension upgrade and the same T-49 metal tracks and the original plastic Mato gearboxes (the same as HL 2:1 but in plastic case) . After some tests seems not good for it. Im wondering about 3:1 Mato metal or Waltersons gerboxes








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    RE: HL Sherman

    I've also got a Mato Sheman, T-49's+metal suspension, which is fitted with Mato2 3-1's and she pulls like a train.
    I haven't really pushed the HL one yet, she still has the plastic boxes in but will have the stug boxes in soon.

    [link]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_5kjfiisjQ[/link]
    remember.....it's just a plastic tank

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    RE: HL Sherman

    Nice video and results.

    So, is it Keith that works in a warehouse? Shipping or management?


    I found the warehouse atmosphere one of my most fulfilling positions... in management.














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    RE: HL Sherman

    FINALLY... the HL Metal Tracks showed up for the Sherman! Sorry guys, they are wrong too.

    But at least I didn't have to save the plastic cap for the metal sprocket as it comes with a metal version.














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    RE: HL Sherman

    I take it they're single pin, with the guide horn in the wrong place. Are they still hollow on the reverse as well???
    remember.....it's just a plastic tank

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    RE: HL Sherman


    ORIGINAL: fynsdad

    I take it they're single pin, with the guide horn in the wrong place. Are they still hollow on the reverse as well???

    Yes, yes and YES!

    But they are metal and will have a shiny chevron. [8D] And the idler has a bushing too.














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