British Challenger 2 650mm Track
for Trumpeter Challenger 2 (Kit No.00308)
Review by Terry Ashley
Hot on the heals of the Trumpeter
Challenger 2 comes this individual track link set from Armour Track
Models to add some life to the kit.
The links are cleanly moulded and have nice details, with each link held together
by the centre clip and end connectors for simple construction. No glue is needed
as the end connectors are held in place by friction which makes it even easier.
To help further with the assembly the end connectors are positioned on the sprue
at the exact spacing needed to slip onto the link pins after fitting the centre
clip, this enables you to cut sections of sprues and slip the end connectors onto
the track links then cut from the sprue once attached.
The assembled tracks fits snuggly around the Trumpeter drive sprockets
and look infinitely better than the kit tracks. Also included in the track set
are two resin drive sprockets and idler wheels. I am left wondering why, as the
resin drive sprockets are slightly larger with different tooth pitch than the
Trumpeter sprockets which means the individual track links simple do not
fit the resin sprockets. To make matters worse the resin sprockets are badly warped
to really make sure the tracks don't fit. But all this is irrelevant for as mentioned
the tracks fit the Trumpeter sprockets exactly so there is no need for
the resin ones anyway.
Assembled tracks around the Trumpeter drive sprocket.
Track sprues x 21
Recommended to add a bit extra to the Trumpeter Challenger 2 kit.
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