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Landkreuzer P-1000 Ratte
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 11:46 AM UTC
Saturday, 15 July 2017. Folks, I'm sorry. Photobucket's greed has wiped out the first 29 pages of my build photos and concept "drawings" along with some photos from fellow modelers providing insight and information. Maybe I can edit all my posts with new image tags? We'll see.

Landkreuzer P-1000 Ratte

Yes, let's start this right off the bat; I am a bit daft, but this thing has been itching me for several years now. I truly wish to build one. In 1/35th.

So, I am asking for serious input to a multitude of questions I'll be asking; seeking your thoughts, digging into your knowledge base.

Everything starts at the bottom and works up, right?

The running gear first:



My first impression of the tracks would be that MAUS tracks would be needed. Looking at the above picture (not going to worry too much about scale right now), the Ratte's tracks are individually much narrower.

So, Question 1) Tiger I tracks? JSU's? Others? Three 1.2M sets of tracks on each side. That's 12+ feet of track on each side. Thoughts? I know I can go +/- a bit. The measurements I have are purely supposition..so I can play some.

I'll end this, for now, with that question. I'm heavy into the research phase; that's where all the What-If'er's and interested parties (to this dream) come in.

Once I get the track style/type/et al figured? Heheh, roadwheels. Once those questions are community answered, the rest will be easy(ier).

Thanks all. I am quite serious about this. There's no way I can scratch tracks, so they have to be available.

Mike