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Mk.I Male
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#406
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2016 - 10:25 PM UTC
Stefan Halter takes a first look at Takomís new Mk.I Male before diving into the build in a build log.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2016 - 10:34 PM UTC
Stefan and Darren,

Thanks for the update!

Can anybody explain the functioning of the steering wheels, please?
Thanks in advance,

P.
bprice1974
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 07:44 AM UTC
The two wheels had linked track-rods, that could be steered to left or right, moving like the front wheels of a car. The track-rod was turned by cables passing round a bobbin on the driver's steering-wheel. It was hoped these wheels would help in normal steering - minor corrections to left or right when the tank was moving forward with both tracks turning. "In the field" it was discovered that minor turns could be achieved simply by using the brakes and this is why the wheels were abandoned in later models. The wheel also had a hydraulic jack that could be used to raise the turning wheel during 180 turns.
Dangeroo
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 12:34 PM UTC
Darren thanks for getting this up so quickly and Brenton, thanks for answering that.

Cheers!
Stefan
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 12:38 PM UTC
Thanks Brenton!
Dangeroo
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 12:39 PM UTC
Just noticed on the thread on the female Mk. I that there seems to be a mistake in the width of the driver's cab. Pity, but I'll live with it...

Cheers!
Stefan
Dangeroo
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 12:28 AM UTC
Here's the link to the build log to see how it all comes together. Maybe an editor can add it to the review text? Thanks!