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Building a M19 Tank Transporter
OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 09:43 AM UTC
Thank you for the Pics. especially for the last one as it shows where the air lines and cables go
There's a blob like structure on the right front side , I think it looks like some kind of light. The cover is clear plastic. any ideas .
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Donald
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 07:03 AM UTC
can you specify this "bob"? maybe showing on the photo with an arrow or circle the object? because there, I donít see...
Sincerely,
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 07:36 AM UTC

Quoted Text

can you specify this "bob"? maybe showing on the photo with an arrow or circle the object? because there, I donít see...
Sincerely,
Pascal

I meant to say Blob a box like area

Regards.
Donald

Now if I could only stop hittin the wrong buttons
KurtLaughlin
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 09:10 AM UTC
There's conduit and a junction box on the ex-MVTF example http://www.toadmanstankpictures.com/rogers_trailer_46.jpg
but it is not always on period photos.

KL
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 10:59 AM UTC
well, for me, it's a fuse box, but more than, for me, it maybe a post war modification....
I have pictures of 5 different trailers, and only one shows that kind of box, and on these trailer, there is also a little front lamp for position light I suppose, as it just aside a reflector...
I've found no wartime picture showing these place clearly, so there is ever a doubt, but for me, it's better to take off this piece and rebuilt in its place the same thing as shown on the "last picture" which is an TM Extract.
I send on other TM picture from these fuse box :

Iím also sending you a picture of the brake system
As you can see, the chain is also a post war change, it works better with a cable

and 4 pictures showing these system in the "real life" :
the firs two from the left side, thelast two from the right side of teh trailer







and at least, another TM Picture showing the trailer from the back

Of course, if there is a Sherman o the trailer, it's more difficult so see something...
Regards !
Pascal
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 04:19 AM UTC
Installed the loading ramps today.


I left the sprue parts on the bolts to make it easier to handle them.

There are two pivot points for hinging the ramps, make sure they both work easily or you won't be able to fold up the ramps.


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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 04:27 AM UTC


Finished for now, I'll be working on the front Dolly and wheels next.
Donald
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 04:41 AM UTC
Here are the parts for the Wheels.



Yea i know they don't line up in the Pic. I was holding it together and it sliped while taking the Pic.

Just stack and glue as you go along.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 04:50 AM UTC
This looks a lit harder than it really is.


You have to enlarge the holes in both arms or they don't fit on the rear of the unit.

This is where they go.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 04:57 AM UTC

You have to be careful as the arms and rods may be mis numbered
They only fit one way.
The curved end of the brake arm goes over the bridge like structure as shown

Here's the rear end, you should be able to see where everything goes.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 05:07 AM UTC




There, that finishes this section.
If you are planning on building this kit you may want to save these Pics as the instruction sheet isn't very helpful .
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 12:17 AM UTC
The rear Wheel units are installed, not to difficult here.



Now to paint it all.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 06:57 AM UTC
I ended up breaking one of the hinges on the ramps, I think that I'll just glue them in the raised position.
I don't do Dios. anyway

I'm not shure of the weight this could hold.
Here's it with a Sherman.

And with a M8 MGC

The tracks barely cleared the center guides of the trailer.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 07:06 AM UTC
There are no wheel rims for the spare tires on the trailer.

You can see it through the openings in the deck, I guess if you load the trailer you cant see it. This is wrong.

Here are the Trailer Wheels.

It's hard to keep the gap between the tires, they tend to want to go together.

I'm finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 12:24 PM UTC
wow you have donealot of work on yor build .looks great.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 05:11 AM UTC

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wow you have donealot of work on yor build .looks great.



Thank you, glad you like it and hope it's useful for those of you that want to build it.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 05:12 AM UTC
I just finished it, Here are the Pics.






OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 05:18 AM UTC




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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 05:30 AM UTC
very nice job
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 07:01 AM UTC
My Computer was acting up, here's the last two Pics.



Finished Now.
Regards
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 09:37 PM UTC
Just a few thoughts,
This is a really nice kit, good detail and interesting subject .
It really is similar to the Bronco kits in there's a lot of small parts in plastic that Bronco does in Pe.

The only minuses that I can think of are,
#1 Almost all the holes that receive pins need to be enlarged.
#2 Instructions aren't really clear on where some parts go.
#3 Some parts especially the brake rods are mis-numbered.
#4 No hooks for the winch or safty chains.
#5 No safety chains or brake and air lines.
#6 The windshield doesn't fit really good.
That's all I can think of right now.
For those of you that want access to all the pics.
here's a link,
https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArouE_A-TfGGgbJ6XM8ITXCsdQKEpQ?e=2wQKtT


Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 02:57 AM UTC
Donald,
Thanks for another great build. You inspire us all.
John
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 09:44 AM UTC
your build is awesome thanks for all the pics.great work.
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 09:32 AM UTC
Nice build and great photography as well. I look forward to more of your work.

Cheers!🍺
ómike