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165thspc
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC
Thanks Angel - I too had the same question regarding the source of the tires and had wondered about the possible use of Blitz ties as well.

Thanks
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 02:33 AM UTC



Thank you for your quick and detailed answer!


Peter
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 04:18 AM UTC
Thanks Peter!

To your question-I used PanzerArt's KHD 3000S Road wheels Commercial pattern(#35-352).
They are rather big and I had to compensate for their height in order to keep the overall height of the loading platform.

Actually-I should have used the Opel Blitz 2,5-3,2 tyres(Dnepromodel offers them), as they fit the sizes of Pf.10-12 tyres almost perfectly, but lacked enough time to wait for an order.

Next time I'll use Dnepromodel tyres for sure,

HTH,
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 03:47 AM UTC
Hi ajovtshev,

Referring to your Pontonwagen (which really is an astonishing work); you wrote that apart from the resin tires it is 100% scratch build. Now, I would like to know, which tires have you used for this trailer project?

Peter
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 05:27 PM UTC
Mike,

You might have these K-Gerät photos:

Don at Voronezh 1942



Germany 1939-1940:


I don't see any clamps...

BTW, there is a big collection of trophy German documents in Russia, that is scanned and available online:
http://www.germandocsinrussia.org/de/nodes/1-russisch-deutsches-projekt-zur-digitalisierung-deutscher-dokumente-in-den-archiven-der-russischen-foderation
I found some info on the B type there and will check again for K type related documents.

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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 05:18 PM UTC
Thanks Tim!

Uhhh- I haven't done that leak check, my omission...
Will perform one and dully report back!



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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 05:06 PM UTC
Jaw-dropping scratch-work Angel, the woodwork looks perfect. Hope you’ve checked that pontoon for leaks

(PS hi Mike thanks for your message way back maybe in this forum, yes Susie's turning cartwheels again)
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 07:57 AM UTC
I know there is some sort of slot cut in each end of the curb beams and the vertical handrail support upright comes up through this slot.

On the larger K- bridge system the vertical support carries a rope "handrail" rather than a horizontal pipe as in the smaller bridge.
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 02:18 AM UTC
Mike,

If there were commonalities in the construction of B and K type bridges, then the retaining C-clamp should act both on the "curb" beam and on the longitudinal beams, thus sandwiching the paving planks between them.

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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 01:43 AM UTC
The K-Gerat roadway structure appears to have had a very substantial (8 inch x 8 inch) lengthwise "curb" beam placed on each side of the roadway on top of the crossways wooden paving planks. Whether the C-clamps then retained just the curb beam or still acted upon the individual planks I cannot say.
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 03:32 AM UTC
Very informative German film!
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 02:46 AM UTC
Thanks Mike!
And you're welcome

Although the available width in K-Geraet bridge was bigger than in B-Geraet bridge(3500 vs 3200 mm), still it is possible that both Geraete used the same size of cover planks(Belagbretter).

The cover planks used in Type B bridge had following dimensions in mm(L-W-H):3840-260-47.

Short explanation for the role of the 4 end cutouts in Type B Bridge planks:
Once the planks were laid, the cutouts provided enough space for the body of the tightening clamp:


Once tightened, the clamp pressed the fixing beam(running above the planks) to the longitudinal beams(running bellow the planks, mounted on the walls of the halfpontoon).

A clamp-being installed and tightened-can be seen at 07:16-07:19 in the video I posted earlier today.

HTH,
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 01:47 AM UTC
Great build Angel on the Ponton and trailer. Also thanks for showing me the proper contour shape for the K-Garet deck planking. I thought as much but your work confirmed it!

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:47 PM UTC

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... Pf.11 was hauled . . .




thank you; educational video
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:45 PM UTC

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Yes

Pall bearer formation, lift, shuffle, turn, march - front rows get wet.....




ah, the life of a soldier . .
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 09:05 PM UTC
Thanks, jsmith!

The loaded Pf.11 was hauled by either m.gl.LKW or halftrack.

Once delivered in the proximity of the deployment, it was uncoupled from the towing vehicle and pushed to the river bank.
There first the front of the halfpontoon was raised,then rested on the two levers at the rear of the frame(they were sviweled upwards and locked in position), then the crew performed what Peter described.

Launching the halfpontoon gave free access to all bridge-building materials, loaded on the trailer.
2 Pf.11 trailers carried all the materials(beams and planks) required for building one 4t.ferry(there were 16 Pf.11's in the Brueckenkolonne B).

You can watch the deployment of Pf.11-and the build of a 4t. ferry- from 05.24 till 07.47 in this Pionier training movie from 1943:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZSFSVLEguI

HTH,
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 06:31 PM UTC
Yes

Pall bearer formation, lift, shuffle, turn, march - front rows get wet.....
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 12:06 PM UTC

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. . . finished the build of the Pionierfahrzeug 11(Pontonwagen) with Halbponton/Brückengerät B . . .




great patience required for this; well done.


Q: how would this have been deployed? all manual power?


best I could find on my own was: http://amicale.3emedragons.free.fr/Docs%20materiels%20WW2/Waffen%20Arsenal%20So41%20-%20Kriegsbruckengerat%20der%20Wehrmacht+.pdf
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 08:01 PM UTC

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You can't stop now Angel. You are so close to the finish line.




Yeah, that's what I'm telling myself each and every day,Peter!
Yet, weathering motivation-"sans changement"

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 07:56 PM UTC
Great builds from "The House of Haskell" there, Nick! As usual!

I've recently finished the build of the Pionierfahrzeug 11(Pontonwagen) with Halbponton/Brückengerät B for the "Once More Unto the Breach!" Campaign.Apart from the resin tires it is 100% scratchbuild.

Some (teaser) pictures:







2 days ago I found out I built the Transition ramp(8t) wrongly(it is arched, not flat), so I'm in the process of building it again.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 07:48 PM UTC
You can't stop now Angel. You are so close to the finish line.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 06:41 PM UTC
Hi Angel,

Great looking truck - and the gear in the back is really nice! The plumbing on the passenger side is particularly eye catching.

Yes - I’m still scratchbuilting too, but I’ve been posting on Automodeler. One truck in particular caused me similar problems to what you just finished on the hood. I know what you mean about it being trying....it seems to take more and more cutting, glueing, putty, priming, sanding, more putty and on and on.

I’ve got three builds there - one called “Chevy off road racers”, another called “old 4x4” both in the truck section - and a car you might like called “GT 40 MKIV a bridge too far” in the car section. You might enjoy seeing them. You’ll know the landscape of each - awkward fits, multiple materials....and lots of head scratching!

Keep up the great model building!
Cheers

Nick
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 06:20 PM UTC
While waiting(for more than a month) to get in the mood for weathering some finished models(the RRH, the Pf.11 and the Henschel 33D1 I built for the Once More Unto the Breach! Campaign), I restarted work on the DDA-53 decontamination and shower vehicle.

I was missing some parts in the kit when it arrived- most importantly, the engine hood/bonnet- and although I was promised to receive them by the producer, they never arrived...

So I had to scratchbuild them, and then entered the vicious circle of filling, sanding, priming, sanding again, filling again, priming again e.t.c. My stamina ended with the fifth session...



Added 15 handwheels and painted the vehicle:







Next will be (when I finally feel like...) oil paint weathering.

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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 01:36 AM UTC
Thanks jsmith!

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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC
ayovtshev (Angel Yovtchev) said
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… finished construction … Next will be cleaning, priming and painting.





wow! fantastic job