The beast waiting to get trackplates and cladding.

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

vrijdag 28 juni 2013

Finally welding has started. After delivery of the raw bended plates by Mol Transport Solutions which took them some more times than I expected we were already in the beginning of May. This caused also troubles in the workscheme of Herman Persyn our local weldcompany who once did also did the welding work at the former yellow framework. But I can nog prove that welding work started half June and it's going with some interruptions strong. Up to now the several subparts were assembled and we foresee to start assembling the whole  framework next thursday July 4th. But enough on planning. Photo's below give some impression of the subparts welded together these last weeks and give also an idea about what it's gonna be if you compare with the drawings. After this assembling phase, Robert and Vandaele Machinery will be back in the game, getting this monster on tracks and providing it with the motor and hydraulic drive. We hope it will be soon riding on the chains without major problems. In the meantime a solution for the trackplates and the rubberpad upon it will be constructed. Later more on this. We won't promise anything but in september october you might be able to spot a strange vehicle in the streets of Poelkapelle ...
We strongly advise you to give it way, otherwise it might crush you ;-)

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