On Friday I received a some 1/16th King Tiger gear. A couple of sections of track and an inner and outer road wheel set (one each) and some other parts.
I sat at my bench fiddling around with three different scale bits of running gear.
1/35th KT Friuls
1/25th Panther track and sprocket
1/16th KT road wheels
1/16th KT track
The KT track is truly huge compared to the 1/35th which lends me to believe it would require a crane/jib just to move one link and the fact that it's (in 1/35th) 6 feet across. IMO, too big. Two runs would look cool, but it's size won't work.
The 1/25th Panther track, sprockets, and idler...with the KT road wheels does look the part. At about 3 feet across, I would need three runs to a side. Sourcing the road wheels is no problem. Sourcing the track and other parts? May be buying a few kits just for that.
The thickness of the track seems "right" for this too...not too under scale and not over scale.
The Friul KT tracks are about the same width as the Panther tracks, but a bit thinner. Oddly enough, the Panther sprocket will fit, but needs a spacer so that both sides of the teeth engage. That's easy enough. Sourcing 1/35th KT tracks would be a breeze I bet...rubber band or indy. Can't see spending $45 on a set of Friuls if I can get the other types. Worst case, the Friuls ARE cheaper than an entire 1/25th Panther kit (of which I'd only use the track, sprockets, and idlers).
Let me know your opinions...nothing is firm but the KT road wheels. And I won't use the inner version, only the outer.