The beast waiting to get trackplates and cladding.

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

donderdag 26 november 2015

Finally a decent track plate produced and compared with the one on Deborah in Flesquières

Last weekend we attended the commemorationweekend for Cambrai-day where for the first time tanks were used in masse and proved their value after the hard lessons learned in the Salient.
We took advantage of this trip to take with us the freshly produced trackplate to compare it with the ones on Deborah. See for yourself. Better can't be done. It was produced by Steeno in Belgium using a dye and starting form a 3D digital model produced by Johan starting from a decent track we borrowed from Philippe of Deborah. In the design process we also 3D-printed the difficult corner to really see and feel if it was good .We promised him to give it back accompanied by a new one, but we are just not yet so far. But this test plate looks very promising indeed. Finally ...

vrijdag 20 november 2015

After a long period again some news !

The last year was not the easiest for the tank project. Hence no news.
Right now we have hope to get a new financial injection, but let's not sell the bears fur before it has been shot, as we have a saying in Dutch.
At armistice day we had our yearly Swindon-based visitors but also a French Airforce delegation around the Guynemermonument. Afterwards we went to the new tanklocation for a ride. At the current location the solid ground is not so vulnerable, so we are allowed to turn.
Getting the tank back under it's shelter, Jasper was asked to take over the control levers, which he gladly accepted ;-)
In the coming weekend we will attend as every year the commemorations in Cambrai.