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AFV Club T36E6 Late Type Tracks
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, November 07, 2010 - 04:49 PM UTC
Russ Amott reviews AFV Club's replacement late style T36E6 Tracks, a workable indy link track set for late variants of the M5A1 tank and M8 HMC.

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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2010 - 04:00 AM UTC
Good review Russ.

When I used this set for my M8 HMC project, I found that friction would hold most of the end links on, but it was very fragile, and some were loose enough to become problems.

Wanting to make sure I had something that would sit naturally on the road wheels, my solution was to use MircoScale's "Liquid Tape" which is white glue that you apply and it then becomes tacky. This allow the end links to still be flexible, while having some adhesive help to keep the carpet monster from getting them.

The finished set looks really good.
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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2010 - 04:07 AM UTC
James, thanks for getting this up. Jesse, thanks for the tip. Good info.
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Posted: Friday, November 12, 2010 - 03:04 PM UTC
A good review with clear pictures but rather you than me having to sand down all those ejector marks, at least they are raised rather than needing to be filled.
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Posted: Friday, November 19, 2010 - 12:32 PM UTC
One of the problems I found trying to fit the AFV Club T16 tracks onto the Tamiya M5A1 is that the mounts for the return rollers are too thick and will interfere with the T16 track teeth. The Academy return roller mounts are no problem.

I also had a problem with loose links so maybe I'll try using some diluted white glue on mine.