Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Replacement treads? Can I get them?

2 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    November 2005
Replacement treads? Can I get them?
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 9:29 AM
I have a 1992 DML (Dragon?) T80U tank. Comes with fixed plastic treads that have to be assembled and then glued (presumably) on to the wheels.

Can I purchase aftermarket rubber treads that are all one piece, and if so..where?

If not, are there tips/tricks to doing the existing treads? I've never done those kind before.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 11:51 AM
Those that came with the kit will look way more accurate than the vinyl ones, AttackDonut.. It's really quite easy to do, but can take a bit of time... First, you glue the long section under the wheels, and let dry (if you have little patience like I do, I secure them with superglue as soon as I'm happy with the fit (I use liquid glue to attach the tracks first, then secure them with superglue behind the wheels). Then use the smaller sections to go from the bottom of the first and last road wheel to the drive sprocket and idler, then individual links around those two wheels. The remaining large section is the used over the wheels. I use my fingers and pliers to bend the tracks a bit around the top of the wheels, to give the sagging effect (if needed, that is. The T80 has got skirts that hide most of what up there). This last operation is the one that takes the longer, with many dry fits to get the right curvature at the right place!
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 9:07 PM
just ask dragon for new ones
on the website or by phone

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.