Posts Tagged ‘Tanks’

March 18, 2014 · by David Gilbert · Erector Sets, Klein, Bill, Vehicles & Transport

Bill Klein’s Army Tank & Transport Truck

This tank runs with A49 motors. One runs each track with switches so you can steer it by turning off one motor and letting the other track pulls the tank around. The axle shafts are split to allow this independent operation. It has 4 NX pulleys and 4 Z pulleys. There is a matching Transport Truck for the tank with 6 wheel steering.

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Bruce Hansen’s Light Tank

Bruce Hansen writes: This is the Light Tank built from a 1950 12 1/2 set manual. The P55 motor moves the tank forward/reverse.

There is an error in the manual regarding this model. It notes that the motor gearbox setup is “B” instead of “C”. The model moves along at about 3 inches/second with motor setup “C”. The P55 does not have enough torque to make it go with setup “B”. Plus the model would have theoretically moved along at about 27 inches/second!

Bruce Hansen’s Heavy Tank

Bruce Hansen writes: This is the Heavy Tank built from a 1950 12 1/2 set manual. The P55 motor moves the tank forward/reverse. The Heavy Tank moves along at about 3 inches/second.