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Cometoz

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Have to make about 86 track segments for my Abrams Tank model (for client) - rather than cut them all manually and sticking on the each of the small guide blocks - I decided to set it up in Cut2D and trial fully cutting the unit.

Attached is a side view of the unit (600mm - 24"long). Initial trial for three segments took <5mins. Now that it works well I set it up to cut in lots of 10. Should work fine. The fit is great.
I have also made a jig to drill the hole through the connecting 'tongues' and round the edges.

All the track rollers are already cut from maple and waiting to go!!

I will be adding quite a bit more detail that depicted in the original T&J plans and using a turned Aluminium or Brass barrel and metal railings as well as Plastruct checker-plate #91682, on part of the top carriage.

Tony

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Hi Tony-I am just getting started with my research on CNC machines and I appreciate your post. I am way late on replying and look forward to seeing more from you about your CNC experiences. This is some super work.
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Looks pretty complicated to me. 
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Looks pretty complicated to me. 


You got that right.

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