Rubber Chevron Tracks
Reviewed by Cookie Sewell
After their initial release tracks, RHPS changed the design of their tracks to use a similar system to that marketed by AFV Club with their T107 and T142 tracks. In this system the tracks simply snap together with two end connectors sliding over long end pins on each link, until a long enough length is created for a track run. Assembly is fast and simple, and the hardest part of assembly is cutting them off the sprues and cleanup.
While the T48 track is well-known and highly desired (they sold out of the items brought to AMPS 2000 very quickly), the T54E1 track is not as well known. However, photographs show it to be more common than the later T62 steel chevron track. The difference is that there are small gaps on either side of the T54E1 (actually spacers) and none on the T62. The T62 track is provided in the old Tamiya M4A3 kit.
Overall, this is a good deal and one which will please many modelers; this is particularly so now that a number of new kits with the popular M3/M4 suspension are coming out like the Academy M12 and the AFV Club M10.
RHPS Models accepts direct orders. Their address is PO Box 906, Massillon, Ohio, 44648 or telephone (330) 837-1031. Shipping is $4.50 per order for $10-50, $7.50 for $50 and up for UPS, or all orders can be sent via USPS postage paid (i.e. free shipping within the continental US). Also available are T49 three block cleat and T51 non-reversible rubber block sets at $17.95 each.
Cookie Sewell AMPS
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