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My DUKW
« on: January 08, 2012, 08:07:40 AM »





These are the pics of the 1/10th model I am building . I am chain driving both rear axles from a drill motor and gearbox which according to their info delivers 600RPM  so hopefully should be arround 6KPH .
The prop is 55mm dia and will be driven by a  540 motor . It may be direct drive or 3:1 reduction , we will suck it and see .
I know the wheels are not correct  , but I have sent two emails to two companies in Germany that supply the right size and treaded wheels  ,and still no reply !
  The rear axles are running on a pivot point and that means I can manage a 30 degree plus slope with both axles still in ground contact , and the front axle will also have a centre pivot point and that will mean the front wheels can also be in full contact on uneven ground .
Thanks again to those that have sent  me info on their models and wheel suppliers .
 Regards , Malcolm  NZ
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 06:36:53 PM »

Does any one know what these lights are and do ?

Thanks .
Malcolm  NZ
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 09:09:39 PM »

I think you will find that that they are front head lights and side lights. On the rear you should have two red lights  and one white running light.I sent you some pictures of my model did they show this detail. Behind the drivers seat you should have a small mast  this fits in the cargo deck area the mast contains navigation lights.
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 02:52:42 AM »

Hi Stan ,
   thanks for your reply . No I didn't get any pics of your cockpit layout , your driving system , or the mast behind the seat . If you could send those , I would appreciate it .have you got the Squadron book on the DUKW , as our library and bookshops dont have one here ?
Regards , Malcolm  NZ
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 08:29:10 AM »

Malcolm,

If you haven't already done so, go to Google, select images, from top selection and search for DUKW amphibious vehicle, or if it works, click on the link below and then save whatever pics you need.

http://www.google.com.au/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=823&q=dukw+amphibious+vehicle&gbv=2&oq=dukw&aq=6&aqi=g8g-m2&aql=&gs_sm=1&gs_upl=2578l6313l0l11703l4l4l0l0l0l0l219l859l2-4l4l0
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 08:59:44 AM »

Thanks RaaArtyGunner ,
  yep I have seen those pics and selected the ones I want to keep for some detailing .
but none of them said what the lights were .
Thanks Malcolm  NZ
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 10:17:09 AM »

Hi Malcolm,

have you had any luck with trying to get those tyres yet. I imagine you wrote to the companies in english which isnt a problem. im fluent in German, so if you want me to translate an email for you and give it anothe shot let me know.

Regards

Tj
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 12:05:20 PM »

Hi Malcolm

If you give these chaps a ring they were most helpful when i was building mine...

http://www.dukwparts.com/

Thanks

Russ
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2012, 10:56:29 AM »

Hi Malcolm,
have you had any luck with trying to get those tyres yet. I imagine you wrote to the companies in english which isnt a problem. im fluent in German, so if you want me to translate an email for you and give it anothe shot let me know.
Regards
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Thanks for the offer Tj but no reply at all . maybe It just went to an ignorant @#$%& person that doesn't want to deal outside germany .
The yanks are good like that too at times ! Where's New zealand I guess they ask !
A guy in our club is turning some down in wood for me so will see how they turn out .
Regards, Malcolm  NZ

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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 11:01:13 AM »

Hi Malcolm
If you give these chaps a ring they were most helpful when i was building mine...
http://www.dukwparts.com/
Thanks
Russ
Thanks Russel ,
but I don't think it's worth an expensive toll call from New Zealand .
Regards, Malcolm  NZ
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2012, 12:57:08 PM »


Malcolm,

If you put your location in your profile, then that should eliminate suggestions to ring people on the other side of the world.

Not too many would have picked up by your signature, Malcolm NZ, that you are a Kiwi.  O0 O0 O0
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2012, 06:28:17 PM »

LOL Guess your right , I will have to spell it out better . O0
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2012, 08:25:01 PM »

i would also recomend rex , having visited his workshop many times over the years when collecting parts for freinds vehicles . very knowledgeable with both the dukw and the gmc 353 variants !
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2012, 08:34:34 PM »

From left to right
Headlight (yellow bulb for continental use (France/Germany/Holland)
The next two are 'blackout lights' (slot to reduce exraneous light output)
I think Indicator and sidelight.

Try a search for ATTURM DUKW.

Rex
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2012, 12:13:37 AM »

From left to right
Headlight (yellow bulb for continental use (France/Germany/Holland)
The next two are 'blackout lights' (slot to reduce exraneous light output)
I think Indicator and sidelight.
Try a search for ATTURM DUKW.
Rex
Yaay , That's what I wanted to know !! Thanks Rex .
PS Location now updated
regards, Malcolm  New Zealand
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2012, 10:17:10 PM »

I built a DUKW  from a kit supplied my Deans Marine . The axles i got from Robbe in Austria and used aircraft wheels as i could not afford the German ones , i was lucky that i was working with a German girl and very cheekily use the shops phone to call . I have used a pair of Graupner motors for the drive and a large brass prop . I did have problems with the steering but thanks to the guys in my brothers model engineering club i got it sorted now to wait for good weather to take it on the water . If you look on Marine Modelling website theres lots of help there. Good luck  :-))
Andy from Cardiff, UK 
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2012, 07:37:14 AM »

Thanks Andy ,
I have the drive almost sorted ( just testing that and the steering )and then I will carry on with the body >
have you got any pics of your build  ?
Regards. Malcolm  NZ
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Modified chain drive DUKW
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2013, 09:20:30 AM »

This is the modified drive system that I will be trying .
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2013, 11:12:58 AM »

Hey Malcom NZ....is that the minature 3.747mm pitch Grade 304 stainless steel roller chain & chain pinions you have used?......Derek
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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2013, 06:24:50 PM »

Thanks derek for your reply.At this stage , the chain is just steel as are the sprockets , mainly so I can prove the drive system will perform ok . Rust on the chain and sprockets had crossed my mind , but it's just not a problem at the moment . I will probably change it in the future .
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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2013, 09:19:26 AM »

hows the DUKW coming on Malcolm.
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