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REVIEW
Tiger I late tracks
CMOT
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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 06:09 PM UTC
Roman Volchenkov reviews recent metal tracks for a Tiger I late production.

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Plasticbattle
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 01:16 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Roman. They look great and although I have no experience of the metal tracks, if their resin tracks are anything to go by, these should be great. Apart from not having to drill the big advantage of this brand over Frius is the pins. Starting to dislike the open end of Friuls a lot ... the result of the pin is so much more attractive.
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 06:09 AM UTC
thanks, Frank. You are right, pins are something special.


Darren, thanks for publishing that!
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 03:30 PM UTC
Thanks for a great review
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Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 03:23 AM UTC
An excellent review and very good pictures to show their quality. Thank you for sharing that.
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Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 07:31 AM UTC
thanks, guys, glad it was useful!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 12:08 AM UTC
I want to try these!! Tired of drilling Friul.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 02:07 AM UTC
Good review, Roman, but I'm slightly skeptical the track pins will stay put without some CA glue. Can you elaborate on that point? Certainly MC's resin tracks don't stay together if the pins aren't secured, at least not in my experience.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 02:19 AM UTC
Bill, I get what you mean but so far I had no problems with these tracks. I painted and weathered 4 sets so far and 2 of them are installed on the models, 1 of these traveled around Europe with me and was handled through airport security, hand luggage, etc. No problems with pins falling out or smth like that. The holes are tight and they just sit there.
Moreover, Masterclub's owner, Sergey, claims that they did weight tests and the assembled chain holds up to 3KG of weight without braking the pins.

If you would like to ask me how this was done from the technical point of view - I have no idea, sorry. I think I've read somewhere that the bored holes have slight conic shape inside, but I can't be sure if that was regarding these tracks.

Here Terry wrote that he had a couple of pins not sitting in their holes, but overall they do
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/masterclub/mtl35023.html
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Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 05:14 AM UTC
Thanks, Roman. I agree about Friuls being a pain to drill out, so I'm definitely intrigued by MC's efforts. Glad to see fresh ideas.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 08:27 PM UTC
Thank, Roman. Very helpful. One time I've used Friul track and the bad issue was drilling out too much ! Must try these. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 10:24 PM UTC
I am glad it was helpful!