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S-Models M3A3 Idler wheel fix, or....Mr. Dremel is my Hero

January 15 2015 at 5:39 AM
Kenneth Overby  (Login Ken-Overby)
from IP address 72.77.224.241

Hi everyone,
As you all know,
I just did a review of the S-Models M3A3......
and one of the things I pointed out
was the Detail Defect where the Guide Teeth
are molded completely through to both sides.
well here is my answer to that....
Just to refresh your memory this is what I am talking about.....

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so I dug out Mr. Dremel again,
chocked up a bit and planned my attack.

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I started out a little at a time.

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Stopping every few passes to check my progress.
I got to this

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the rim of the Idler was my guide.
As I said, the Mirage Idler will fit,
Since I molded a pair for another project....
I decided to used the casts rather ant sacrifice another Mirage kit.

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then I thought I was ready.....
so I "test fitted"

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Then I glued the wheel in place

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But... in doing this I sacrificed the Guide Teeth
on the inner portion of the tracks.

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show I shave the end connectors (with guide teeth)
from a cast of the PSC tracks I made and glued them on.

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Now I'll do the other side,
Then Next I'll tackle the rest of the guide teeth.


    
This message has been edited by Ken-Overby from IP address 72.77.224.241 on Jan 15, 2015 6:10 AM


 
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  1. more patience............ - Tim Ridout on Jan 15, 2015, 11:36 AM
    1. Hi Tim - Kenneth Overby on Jan 15, 2015, 4:33 PM
      1. Ken - Any Sale Plans? - Albert Boone on Jan 16, 2015, 9:23 AM
     
  2. So it can be done............... - Peter on Jan 15, 2015, 5:44 PM
    1. Hi Peter - Kenneth Overby on Jan 16, 2015, 10:29 AM
     
  3. Thank you for your very instructive review - PatBeirter on Jan 16, 2015, 9:55 AM
    1. Hi Pat...... - Kenneth Overby on Jan 16, 2015, 11:11 AM
     


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