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Old 09-08-2017, 11:06 PM   #1
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Having no knowledge, I thought I would ask the forum.

Are track links for German armored vehicles ever reproduced or faked to be sold as period pieces?

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Old 09-09-2017, 12:28 AM   #2
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Having no knowledge, I thought I would ask the forum.

Are track links for German armored vehicles ever reproduced or faked to be sold as period pieces?

Thanks.

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I don't think they are faking track links, yet
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:35 AM   #3
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Are track links for German armored vehicles ever reproduced or faked to be sold as period pieces?

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Old 09-09-2017, 04:45 AM   #4
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Sometime ago I was offered repro track links for some panzer...PzKpfw I, I believe. I was told they were produced in Portugal for someone in Belgium or Netherlands. I wouldn't be surprised other models would be produced.

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Old 09-09-2017, 04:48 AM   #5
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Certainly. Both for genuine use on vintage vehicles eg

http://www.milweb.net/webvert/69710

and also plastic replicas for museum use eg

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2016...re-making.html

I'm not aware of any fakes being sold as real, but where's there's a buck to be made there's always a scammer. What's your experience of this, Lett?
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:49 AM   #6
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I don't think they are faking track links, yet
several collectors have had new track made for WW2 German tanks tanks in the UK,USA,Germany and Russia i did see some Panther track done in India for a restoration and what a nice job it was
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:22 AM   #7
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Certainly. Both for genuine use on vintage vehicles eg

http://www.milweb.net/webvert/69710
Those Milweb links look really nice. If I ever get a Pzkpfw III-IV, I will consider buying a set.

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Hi

I haven't got any proof as replica tracks are sold for the real stuf but replica tracks do exist. Here is what I know that has been made replica for museum or privatly owned vehicles :
3 ton maulltier(Ford V 3000), late type link for panzer IV running gear, late type Panther , late type Tiger I .
considering the wacko prices some traders ask these days for original tracklinks one might consider having them made replica ...much cheaper and better if you want to make it a runner.

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Old 09-11-2017, 10:10 AM   #9
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considering the wacko prices some traders ask these days for original tracklinks one might consider having them made replica ...much cheaper and better if you want to make it a runner.

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I agree, original track links are OK for static display but is you want to run your tank, modern replica are cheaper and will do the work well, without damaging the "good" ones.

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Old 11-14-2017, 05:15 AM   #10
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:21 AM   #11
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Lampwick, you are a star.

Now that I have looked at that link, I realise that I have seen it before but try and gut us an update please.

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