The beast waiting to get trackplates and cladding.

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

zaterdag 24 augustus 2013

Move once again, with the new frame now.

Last wednesday, 21 august 2013, was again a major event for our tankproject.
While I was away abroad, in fact on a tankvisit in UK, Robert Vandaeles his son firm, collected the new framework to take it to their workshops in Oostrozebeke to mount all the excavatorparts to get this frame riding on the tracks driven by hydraulics. Really looking out to the result of this next phase : a riding "tank".

In a bit an awkward position, diving in a trench with it's nose.
Due to the roller under it, to  be able to roll it.

Getting it out, a slow monster like the real tank.

A small "trench" is still a problem with one roller. 
The family of Herman, three generations, daughter, wife and mother are fearing the pad might be damaged.

Turned out to be difficult to manipulate our Damon II.

It was moved down the street, just in front of the home of my parents.
Herman, the welder, is explaining to the the family and neighbours.

My mother, father and Hermans wife, still amazed what just came out the doorway.

On the crossings next to my parents there was more room to get the job done.

Sorry to the cardriver waiting in the back.

Typically Herman, always around and caring. Thanks !

There it is, in the right position, still lacking it's roller gear and
plating, but already giving an idea. 

The driver is used to some strange stuff, but this was his first tank. But he already knows coming to Poelkapelle is special.

Vandaele Machinery one more on the yellow move, now with "a wanna be a tank". 
Can hardly imagine the faces of other drivers on the highway seeing this passing. The form being so typically, everyone immediately seeing : look a tank.

The older generations for once getting out in the sun to see
what was going on in their neighbourhood.

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