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AFV Club M48/M60 connectors in straight line
C_JACQUEMONT
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Loire-Atlantique, France
Joined: October 09, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:29 AM UTC
Hi,

I am looking for tips to keep those end connectors aligned, everytime I build those tracks they go a bit "zig zag"...

Thanks for your help!

Cheers,

Christophe
accelr8
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 03:01 AM UTC
i've done about 10 of those sets now, and i've found that tension is key. The pins are fragile so not a lot, but a little tension is important to pulling those end connectors into a straight line. For the last 5 i made the idler adjustable so that i could get some small amount of tension going. you can also lay them flat and run the edge of a ruler over the connectors to get them somewhat straight. It worked for me anyway.
C_JACQUEMONT
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Loire-Atlantique, France
Joined: October 09, 2004
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Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 03:04 AM UTC
Thanks!

It's a bit too late in my build to make the idlers adjustable, but I'll try to get some tension going.

Cheers,

Christophe