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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:30 AM UTC
Are you looking for the actual generators themselves or just the gensets and cable reels?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 09:08 PM UTC
Well, that won't lead to confusion! Somebody must have thought it was a good idea...

Still, plenty of info for CAD work! I suspect the size rules out selling 3D prints, but it might be worth the cost of a single print to act as master for traditional casting of more affordable copies - I wonder if any of the resin companies out there are interested?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 10:08 AM UTC
Tom that drawing is dually-demented (as we used to say at Square D Company / Groupe Schneider) in inches and centimeters. That becomes obvious when you multiply what turns out to be the inch measurement by the centimeter conversion factor of 2.54.

(I have yet to find any statement of legend or measurement units in this manual
but I feel sure it is in there somewhere.)


Example: Generator enclosure length of 113.5 (inches) x 2.54 = 288.00 (centimeters)
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 05:59 AM UTC
I assume those units are in inches? As a surveyor I cringe when I see numbers without units on a drawing - a mistake anyone I've trained over the years soon learned not to repeat!

3D printing these in 1:35 would be a very expensive hobby...
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 05:45 AM UTC
Mike, I believe, this is what you are looking for:



Diameter of Power Cable Reels appear to be just a shade under 36 inches or 91.4 centimeters.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - 12:46 AM UTC
You might try this website for additional EPP III information:

http://generators.tpub.com/TM-9-6115-669-13P/

(Still have not found dimensional data on individual generators. Perhaps I can find it somewhere in the civilian sector covering the same genset in commercial service.)



p.s. Cable reels rotate 90 degrees when deployed.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - 12:01 AM UTC
Shown here is generator mounted on Patriot Launcher trailer - this is a different spec from auxiliary truck mounted gensets or single axle trailer mounted generators.

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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 11:31 PM UTC


There appears to be a subframe that secures the two gensets, fuel tanks and electrical cable reels. This subframe attaches to a special loadbox on the standard HEMTT. This non-standard loadbox has special fold down sides that form catwalks to allow for service access to the generators.
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 11:30 PM UTC
Sorry - not the greatest pics but all I could find.

(From Wikipedia)
The EPP-III Electric Power Plant
The EPP-III Diesel-Electric Power Plant (EPP) is the power source for the ECS and Radar. The EPP consists of two 150 kilowatt diesel engines with 400 hertz, 3-phase generators that are interconnected through the power distribution unit. The generators are mounted on a modified M977 HEMTT. Each EPP has two 100-gallon fuel tanks and a fuel distribution assembly with grounding equipment. Each diesel engine can operate for more than eight hours with a full fuel tank. The EPP delivers its power to the Radar and ECS through cables stored in reels alongside the generators. Additionally, it powers the AMG via a cable routed through the ECS.








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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 11:24 PM UTC
Mike, I found a reference that says the generator for the Patriot Missile Battery is the Cummins Power Generation VT28-G but my internet access to those spec pages seems to be blocked. (I have encountered this security block before when doing research on the Oshkosh HEMTT.) I will continue looking for the dimension specs.

Not sure if the above spec refers to these auxillary truck mounted generators or to the one mounted on the missile trailer itself. There seems to be different gensets being used in these various photos of the aux. generators.

EPP III Auxiliary Vehicle:


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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 11:11 AM UTC

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Gensets and cable reels????????


If the US Army would just switch to the HEMTT A3 hybrid electrical vehicle concept offered by Oshkosh they wouldn't need all these aux. generators! The transport tractors themselves could provide all the electrical power the missile battery might require.

If it is anything like the Tricon Containers the Shapeways print price on those Gensets would be rather high but the hose and cable reels might be useful on a number of applications such as generators, fuel trucks, water handling hippos, etc.



Do you know of any dimensions for the width and diameter? And any other pictures?


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Not sure if this has been mentioned, but how about a Polish T-55 engine deck in 1/35 scale.



Any good top-down pictures? Maybe someone made a conversion and they have or can make a good drawing with dims?


Also now, for you Middle Eastern equipment lovers:
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 05:19 AM UTC
Not sure if this has been mentioned, but how about a Polish T-55 engine deck in 1/35 scale.
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 12:04 AM UTC
Gensets and cable reels????????


If the US Army would just switch to the HEMTT A3 hybrid electrical vehicle concept offered by Oshkosh they wouldn't need all these aux. generators! The transport tractors themselves could provide all the electrical power the missile battery might require.

If it is anything like the Tricon Containers the Shapeways print price on those Gensets would be rather high but the hose and cable reels might be useful on a number of applications such as generators, fuel trucks, water handling hippos, etc.
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 03:15 PM UTC
I'm going to try to work on more projects at this time. I'm working full time so I won't have a huge amount of time to work on projects but I'll be able to work on them. I'll go back through the thread and see what's been suggested and try to work on that first.

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Mike,
how about WW2 German Afrika Pith helmet correct size and shape. Perhaps even the first set of dutch helmets they used. just an idea, Regards, Bulldog



From the looks of it, I might be able to do it, I just need the dimensions. If it's longer than it is wide, it would take a bit of working but still probably doable for me.
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 03:40 PM UTC

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Thanks all for the concern. I'm doing well, I just haven't had the time to do anything. I've decided that I'm going to cut back on the products that I print myself. It's a lot of work, which was mostly expected, but it isn't very enjoyable for me. I'll be keeping the products that can't be printed through Shapeways available on the website. For now, the listings will stay up but I'll remove the purchase links on products that are available on Shapeways and I'll have a link to the Shapeways product instead. This isn't a decision I take lightly, I've been mulling about it for about a month.

What I will also do is offer replacement parts. If anything from purchased product from Shapeways is damaged or lost, you can contact me through Shapeways or my website and I'll print a copy of that missing part for you.

I'll also still do one-offs. Like say, for example, you wanted a 1/6 M110 SASS, I will still do that.

I'll complete the couple of orders I've received up until now but I won't be taking more orders for items that are also available on Shapeways.



Hi Mike. I got your PM. Thank you- Stuart
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC


Mike,
how about WW2 German Afrika Pith helmet correct size and shape. Perhaps even the first set of dutch helmets they used. just an idea, Regards, Bulldog
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:39 AM UTC
Thanks all for the concern. I'm doing well, I just haven't had the time to do anything. I've decided that I'm going to cut back on the products that I print myself. It's a lot of work, which was mostly expected, but it isn't very enjoyable for me. I'll be keeping the products that can't be printed through Shapeways available on the website. For now, the listings will stay up but I'll remove the purchase links on products that are available on Shapeways and I'll have a link to the Shapeways product instead. This isn't a decision I take lightly, I've been mulling about it for about a month.

What I will also do is offer replacement parts. If anything from purchased product from Shapeways is damaged or lost, you can contact me through Shapeways or my website and I'll print a copy of that missing part for you.

I'll also still do one-offs. Like say, for example, you wanted a 1/6 M110 SASS, I will still do that.

I'll complete the couple of orders I've received up until now but I won't be taking more orders for items that are also available on Shapeways.
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 01:23 AM UTC
Hi Mike. Hope all is well. PM sent
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 01:58 AM UTC

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Hi!
Not sure if it is the same, but looks quite similar...

https://www.perfect-scale.de/de/www-perfect-scale-de-9/Kadag.html

Andreas



Andreas,

Thanks for that.

I think the clamp is different.
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 02:30 PM UTC
How about a lower turret part for the AFV M60A1 that would allow building an M60A1 with original unreinforced turret ring (like the early Tamiya M60A1 turret).
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
did you manage to do a deal with mouse house on 1/25 centurion 105mm barrels.
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC
Hi!
Not sure if it is the same, but looks quite similar...

https://www.perfect-scale.de/de/www-perfect-scale-de-9/Kadag.html

Andreas
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 08:25 AM UTC
How about a Hofmann device?

Typicaly seen on US vehicles during Reforger exercises.



Available in an old Tamiya accesory set and the old Italeri Leopard kit, but not available as a separate item.

Regards,

Marc
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 03:11 PM UTC
MIKE, I just want to revisit a product suggestion I made some months ago.

The idea of offering a fifth wheel assembly for a WWII US Army semi tractor. Small, easy to print with a small part count. This would be a popular item for folks like me doing a lot of truck/trailer conversions and files a mostly vacant market niche.

So far I have used two of these in 1/35th scale and could use at least two more. Up till now I have had to come up with alternate sources. One I converted off a toy truck and the other came from a Eastern European company "Custom Factory" and that one had molding problems and (IMHO) a lack of detail.






Fifth wheel from a WWII US Army Federal semi-tractor; Victory Museum, Auburn, IN

The base plate is as wide as the standard US truck frame width which is a measurement I can come up with, and the fifth "wheel" plate dish uses the same diameter as the width of the base plate. Most all 40's era fifth wheels were circular. Some modern ones are oval.

- Here is the one I made from a modified toy truck to convert a Deuce and a half into a Chevy tractor:


- Here is the Custom Factory unit that I feel is poorly detailed. It is installed here on my converted White 666 tractor. I had to modify plus add detail to this one and I feel it is still not as good as the toy truck unit. I would like to replace this one at some point in the future.


My next planned conversion would be the the Studebaker Deuce into a semi-tractor. This is an easy convert as it uses the standard 3-axle truck with no modifications and simply swaps the load box for the fifth wheel and adds an brake hose tower.

I could probably do some rough sketches of the assembly if that would help.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 02:32 PM UTC
Otherwise known as footman's loops. Been used almost unchanged since the 1700's on horse drawn carriages, motor vehicles and tanks by . . . . (no surprise here) footmen, drivers and GI's.

Just sharing - trying to be a bit funny - not trying to be a smart A$$.