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1/6 Vickers Carden Loyd Utility Tractor
MadDavy73
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 05:19 AM UTC
Howdy folks, I started with a new building project the Vickers Utility Tractor. But before I start to actually build the tractor i still need the exact dimensions. I read on a forum that in one of the Tankette magazines there was a nice article on the Vickers Tractor, Vol 17#5. I already looked in the Tankette back issues, but it is not available any more.
Does any of you guy's have that magazine? If so is it possible to get some pictures of the dimensions. The only model I found until now is the 1/56 model in the Bolt Action range.
This is what I wanna scratch build.


Thanks for the help folks.
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 07:11 AM UTC
Hi David,

What a cute little machine! (Its main form of protection presumably being how the enemy would be disabled by fits of laughter?...) Still, looks like a cracking project!

You could try emailing Chris Lloyd-Staples, our Info Officer, with a request for a copy of those plans - I'm assuming we have at least one copy tucked away somewhere at MAFVA HQ. He can be reached at: ResearchInfo@mafva.net

Hope this helps!

Tom (MAFVA Webmaster)
MadDavy73
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 07:18 AM UTC
Hi Tom,

Thanks for the info, I'll send him a mail right away.
MadDavy73
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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 01:34 PM UTC
So long no answer from Chris.
Can anybody else maybe help me?
Thanks
GMARTI
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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 04:35 PM UTC
AADV/Azimut had a resin one in 1/35.
On my album http://www.flickr.com/photos/98314456@N05/sets/72157635224652696/ you can find these pics:











HTH.
I'll check my collection of Tankette, not at hand now.
MadDavy73
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:56 AM UTC
Thanks for the pictures.
GMARTI
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 04:22 AM UTC
Measurements from Tankette 17/5:
Overall length 6' 7"
width 4'
height (less air filter) 4' 2"
Belgian produced tractors
Length 7' 11"
width 5' 4"
height 5' 4"
height (front shield down) 4' 9"

At the time of the article, the vehicle now in Brussels was in Delft, Holland.
MadDavy73
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Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 11:44 PM UTC
Thanks for the dimensions, now I can start calculating is for the 1/6 scale
I also contact the Belgian Tank museum but I'm still waiting for a reply, I want to go there and take a bucket load of pictures so I can build my tank a precise as possible.
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Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 03:49 PM UTC
Hi Dave,

I've only picked up your request for info today, real life gets in the way of the hobby sometimes...

I've checked my stock of Tankette back issues, and do not have a copy of Vol 17/5.

It may be that Gary Williams has one, as he occasionally obtains spares, and these do not always appear on the website listing. Unfortunately Gary has been in hospital and would not be able to tell us.

However, I could scan my copy for you if you would like. Even though the drawing is 1/76th , it would help you visualise the model. The late John Baumann put together a great article, and even though it is now some 32 years old, I believe it still stands as a useful resource.

Send me your e-mail address & I will scan it for you.
My address is liaison@mafva.net

HTH

paul Middleton
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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 - 02:08 AM UTC
Hi folks,

Does anyone have bought model from Azimut productions? I ordered the Vickers Utility tractor 2 weeks ago, but no response since then. I hope i still get it, then I can finally start my build.
MadDavy73
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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 01:22 AM UTC
And again I'm 1 step closer in getting all the much needed info so I can start making the model.
Since 3 weeks I'm a volunteer at the Tank Museum in Brussels/Bastogne and in Bastogne there is a Carden Loyd which I can mesure up and get all the detailed pictures. Can't wait to start ... To be continued ...
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 04:47 AM UTC
Hi,


An excellent project I wonder how far he has got on with it?

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 01:10 AM UTC
Hi folks,

This project is frozen for the moment.
It is very hard to find a model to work from.
For now I'm focusing on making a 1/6 scale Bren Gun Carrier.
The hull wil be printed on a 3D printer so it is strong enough to make it radio controled.
I also bought a 3D printer so I'm able to print the missing parts myself.

I'll open an other topic the the Bren Gun Carrier build with picts and comment once i got the hull printed.

c ya

David
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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:35 AM UTC
Hi Dave
I have one on my shelf,
what can I do for you ?
Andrzej
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Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 11:50 PM UTC

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And again I'm 1 step closer in getting all the much needed info so I can start making the model.
Since 3 weeks I'm a volunteer at the Tank Museum in Brussels/Bastogne and in Bastogne there is a Carden Loyd which I can mesure up and get all the detailed pictures. Can't wait to start ... To be continued ...



Hi Dave,
Interested that you are at the museum(s), I visited Brussels some years ago and had trouble getting access to some areas, the "guards" didn't seem to be too friendly. I was after some details of their Vickers Tankette as I believe it has the same engine (Meadows) as the Vickers Light Tanks. Graham Sellar (Resicast) and I are planning a visit to Bastogne some time in the New Year, possibly August.
George Moore
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Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 11:58 PM UTC
Hi "again",
Missed your post re the bren.
Which version are you planning.....I have masses on the carriers as I supplied some of the info and pre-production reviews of the Bronco carrier MkI.
I have manuals and books as it was along term project of mine to convert the Tamiya kit into models ranging from those of the 1930's, Mk's I to III, Canadian Windsor, US T16, and Australian LPC...
If I can be of help pm me, georgemoore(insert 66)at hotmail.co.uk
George.
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 02:04 AM UTC
*instant subscribe*

I love to see 1/6 projects, especially obscure subjects like this!

Also, please keep us updated on your work on the Bren Carrier, it is one of the vehicles I would love to add to my 1/6 collection.
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 06:20 AM UTC
I have the offending issue if you are still looking.

Email me at robertl AT bloomsburywealth.co.uk if you're still stuck.

You know the plans are 1/76, right?