|These samples were kindly sent to me by 'KARAYA', a firm in
Poland who are starting to market items for military vehicles.
Their first product is 'Towing Cables' (shown in the title photo above)
and they come in various diameters.
Unlike 'Bowden' cable, which is made from steel and hard to bend around
the radii that modellers tend to use, this product, being wound from
copper and 'annealed', is very easy to bend around the small curves that
we modellers usually want it to! The top cable is much finer (0.45mm) and
is used on the winch of the M35 US truck shown in the pictures (click
thumbnails below to view images full-sized).
Pictures show the TC's being used on an Abrams, Bradley (x2), M35 and a
MLRS2. Two other pictures are included.
The first, as they arrive, shows the samples as sent and the
measurements are those that I took, however the site, mentioned below, has
the measurements as they are 'advertised'. It also shows how tightly they
can be bent. The second picture shows them 'painted steel'.
Check Web site for prices or contact them by Email and I am sure they
KARAYA are working on a new product, a complete Browning M2 in 1/48
scale, two versions (Resin with metal barrel - not cast or PE, we wait and
see!) and a 1/35 Mine roller, KMT-5 & KMT-4, standard for Warsaw Pact
armour (Resin, metal chains and Karaya's TC cables). I look forward to
seeing them when they are available.
If you go to this site ( http://www.gphobby.krakow.pl/index1.htm
) it will tell you the prices and in what quantities and sizes it is sold.
I think it is a 'Karaya..cking'! piece of kit and I am sure it will
be a winner with the 'armour brigade' or even on aircraft and ship