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Old 09-04-20, 22:45
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Default T16 carrier tracks

Is there a company that remanufacturer carrier links and tracks.

Or an adress where to find used tracks?

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Old 09-04-20, 23:31
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Frans,

Richard here in the forum has been looking into remaking carrier track links:

http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=30976

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Old 11-04-20, 11:21
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Old 16-04-20, 23:11
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Thanks for the recommendation Alex. Can anyone advise what the factory link count should be for a T16 ?
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Old 17-04-20, 00:03
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No problem Richard; I love to see this project succeed!

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Can anyone advise what the factory link count should be for a T16 ?
I bet it can be found in Nigels Books.....
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Old 17-04-20, 03:48
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Is T16 track of English pattern or unique to that vehicle?
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Old 17-04-20, 10:48
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Is T16 track of English pattern or unique to that vehicle?
I seem to remember T16 had the same size track as the Universal. Only Windsor used unique tracks and wider wheels (?)
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Old 17-04-20, 12:28
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Yes, T16 is completely interchangeable and looks the same as British / Canadian Universal and Loyd carriers. Australian pattern and Windsors have wider road wheels so the horns are further apart but are not identical to each other because the pin retention method is different.

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Old 17-04-20, 12:50
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So the wash up is there are 2 types of loose pin track. English and Ozzie. Are there any other variants? Road wheel width or pin setup.
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Old 17-04-20, 13:06
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Apparently, the Swiss may have modified Carrier track to be a quarter inch narrower, as evidenced by the new old stock pins available in the US from a surplus dealer.
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Old 17-04-20, 13:21
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The Australian pattern track has a lead plug that holds a shorter straight pin in situ. There is a smaller hole on the opposite side to allow for the use of a track pin punch. The Vickers light tank MkVIB also used the wide horn track (with a headed pin)and would have been the origin. In practice the both were mixed and out here at least both kinds of track are found. (I have some of both)
The point here is that the Swiss may have gone with the lead plug and hence the shorter pin (without the track being narrower?)

Edit: To be clear, both types were made for the Aust. pattern carriers.
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Old 17-04-20, 14:24
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To be honest, I have not seen the actual modified or produced Swiss track. The pins have a cotter pin hole on them that is useless on normal width track. As well, the hardening of the pin does not include the last portion of the pin, yet that portion is in a wearing area within the track links.



The discussion on the Swiss track could well be worthy of a separate discussion, including photos. Perhaps I may start one....I would like to settle this myself. I had always heard in my early collecting years that the t-16 track available in rolls located in the US was narrower.

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Old 17-04-20, 21:04
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I don't know Rob. I've never seen it either, but it makes no sense to make it narrower.
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Old 17-04-20, 21:17
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The lead plugged pin from memory was something like 325 mm long
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Old 18-04-20, 00:23
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Maybe drop 100mm Andrew?
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Old 18-04-20, 01:08
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So that's why the Swiss track is narrower !

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Old 18-04-20, 02:44
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I am having trouble keeping track of this thread suddenly.

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Old 18-04-20, 05:18
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O.K., tracking off to a new thread..........
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Old 18-04-20, 06:20
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Nope.
All of you are in the wrong (Swiss) track.
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Old 18-04-20, 19:43
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How many links should there be in a T16 ?
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