Friul now not closing!

Just seen this.

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Interesting update Colin … maybe now I can get my Cr1 tracks soon ??

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They will be accepting orders by mid November

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Happy to hear this. If they are smart they will look to offer 3D printed tracks solutions as well.

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Spade Ace make some CR1 metal tracks:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005006170052476.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.main.21.25b163d5GtG0Xm&algo_pvid=1ee32f31-31c1-4b51-98aa-bfb5b442eec2&algo_exp_id=1ee32f31-31c1-4b51-98aa-bfb5b442eec2-10&pdp_npi=4%40dis!GBP!48.60!29.65!!!420.02!!%40211b613116987575390977163e9a67!12000036092981369!sea!UK!4575882993!&curPageLogUid=ahMfMcP4WEUg

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Also the guy that runs the Masterclub Tracks shop on Faceache is getting some taken to SMW at Telford by the Owner of masterclub.

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Breathes ‘HUGE’ sigh of relief.

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I’m not suprised Masterclub are trying any outlet they can, a good few retailers are refusing to stock them now.

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Cheers Colin, thats not to bad at all… I may give them a bash now I have the link :+1:

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That’s great news!

I’ve been shopping for Merkava 4 tracks etc but will wait and support Fruilmodel.

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Same and same!

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Beware with the Friul Merkava Mk IV tracks - Final drives are supplied by Friul, but wont fit the Meng kit, you’ll need to use the kit sprockets with the Friul tracks - and it is a tight fit.

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Super tip that, thanks. Saved me a lot of heartache by the sounds of it. Much appreciated.

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Thank you, Roly.

Is the fit issue something a custom bushing or spacer could resolve?

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Not really, the kit final drive which is seperate part A22 here, has a ‘dome’ like profile, it curves convexly.

The kit sprockets have a recess on the inside part, D17 here that accommodates this dome like final drive profile.

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Unfortunately, the Friul equivalent to Part D17 does not have this recess, it is flat - and therefore, if you use the Friul sprocket, it will stick out miles too far and just be completely wrong.

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Thank you for the details of the issue.

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That is really good news! Thanks for that.

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This looks encouraging.

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Excellent heads up there, thanks. I wonder if the Friul sprocket could be ground or milled out in some way? I use the term milled, very loosely!

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While on the subject of Friul tracks. Does anyone know if their set number ATL-129 (for the Russian T-80 MBT), will fit the Trumpeter Ukrainian T-84 (based on the T-80 yet not to be confused with the Yugoslav T-84)?
TIA!