The beast waiting to get trackplates and cladding.

The beast waiting to get trackplates and cladding.
foto Marco Magielse

zondag 31 augustus 2008

special visitor

today I had a special visitor : my own mum ! She always talked about the tank on the market, her grandfather living just besides it. On sundaymorning she sat near the door, my grandgrandfather owning a grocery store and the farmers shopping on sunday she received from time to time something sweet to eat, looking at the boys playing around, in at on the tank. It's partly due to her stories we started this crazy project. After she left I made some other photographs ...

maandag 25 augustus 2008

official visitors !

Today thanks to councilmember Lieven almost the whole villagecouncil was on a visit to see what we make. We proposed to them to put it again on the marketplace, where it once stood, but we know they are not in favour of this ...

zaterdag 23 augustus 2008

Tank made temporary mobile !

On saturday when everyone was back from holidays and at the same time available Bert, Dirk and Herman did make the tank temporary mobile. Let me remarkt this in indeed a temporary solution in order to get it out of the workshop and get it shown to the public in the next month. Our final solution should be as a real tank ...
We had a lot of help and hospitality of Georges also who owns the workshop. Jef provided most of the material for free, a wheel came from Luc and Kristof helped fixing a flat band. Without all these people we would not stand where we now are. As a bit the promotor of the tankbuilding I was very glad seeing the tank changing without my effective help.
We made the images below that day that speak for themselves.
If anyone is interested seeing the tank in realtime you can make an appointment.

Bert in action

Herman watching for some time

Dirk and Johan talking

a visitor

a sponson

difficult corners ...

Bert dreaming of conducting it ...

Berts wife and childeren with coffee and cookies

Johan already thinking about the following step ...