V-1 Transport / Launch Dolly REBOOTED Price Drop !!!!

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V-1 Transport / Launch Dolly REBOOTED Price Drop !!!!

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:32 pm

Would anybody want a V-1 transport/storage dolly ? The dolly and misc air bottles and other support gear ? Maybe even a small launch ramp ? I would think in the 24" long range. Tamiya has a dolly in there 1/48 scale V-1 kit which I can scale up .




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Post by B-29 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:35 pm

These would be great!

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Post by VMF115 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:26 pm

I was thinking about making one out of wood today....... :lol:
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Post by grunt1 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:36 pm

Interesting, but I'd rather have another Panzer IV chassis conversion followup to your fantastic wirbel kit like a Stug, Hummel, Brummbar or Jagdpanzer.. :D
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Post by Black_Dragon_One » Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:59 am

what does one look like?
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Post by KWR190 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:05 am

I would like one.

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[+] V-1 Flying Bomb (or) "Buzz Bomb" ramp

Post by MG-42 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:33 am

Black_Dragon_One wrote:what does one look like?
<a href="http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd20 ... ROSSBO.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd20 ... ROSSBO.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

>>> As seen through a slit in a field test bunker in the movie Operation Crossbow !

[+] > "kevrut" plans and will attempt to make the take off ramp & dolly.

* I know he can do it. He definitely has the skill to completion. :wink: + = 8)



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Post by JohnLumley » Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:29 am

Matthew:

Count me in for a ready to go V-1 launch ramp and ground support equipment.

Sounds interesting.
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Post by STUKA » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:03 am

that could be a fun project to do with toothpicks :D
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Post by FieroDude » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:53 am

I would definitely be interested. The lack of any kind of support equipment is what has kept me from ordering a V-1 so far. I just never had any interest in a hanging display, but a ground display would be cool.
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Post by VMF115 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:05 am

VMF115 wrote:I was thinking about making one out of wood today....... :lol:
I can make the transport/storage dolly
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[+] > V-1 "Buzz Bomb" (or) Flying Bomb ramp

Post by MG-42 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:38 am

* Quoting yourself again ?



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Re: [+] > V-1 "Buzz Bomb" (or) Flying Bomb ramp

Post by VMF115 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:44 am

MG-42 wrote:* Quoting yourself again ?



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Sure :wink:
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Re: Post subject: V-1 transport/storage dolly

Post by Panther F » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:09 pm

Now that I would be interested in. I would like to display mine and not hang it.

Let us know the projected price?

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Post by pickelhaube » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:50 pm

Here is what it will look like. It is kind of simple but a little long. It probably will be the easiest custom to paint after it is assembeld. Just spay paint it with gray primer and you are done.

http://hsfeatures.com/v1fw_1.htm

I would say in the $30-$50 range. Considering the price of the actual rocket model , the combo for both is not too outlandish.
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Post by zonetoys » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:27 pm

I personally would prefer the wooden storage trailer. Here is a photo of one sitting on an original cart
and the photo in the background shows a group of them stored on carts in a tunnel.

http://image34.webshots.com/35/4/26/0/2 ... gzv_fs.jpg

Added - Found a better picture of the background pic. Looks like the cart may have been used during the manufacturing process!
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/ ... _R_002.jpg

Here is another style V1 cart! Pic is poor quality.
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/ ... v1_005.jpg
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Post by pickelhaube » Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:16 pm

zonetoys wrote:I personally would prefer the wooden storage trailer. Here is a photo of one sitting on an original cart
and the photo in the background shows a group of them stored on carts in a tunnel.

http://image34.webshots.com/35/4/26/0/2 ... gzv_fs.jpg
I do not think that this is ligit. When the v-1s were shipped to the launch area they were diassembled. They put them together there on the steel dolly. The long arms in the front and back of the dolly were to help guide it onto the ramp. This dolly was probably made to give the bomb something to sit on. Unless I have no idea what I am talking about.
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Post by pickelhaube » Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:08 pm

I looked at the picture in the background this could be an original storage dolly but if you look at the pic the wings are removed . So I guess that I am partialy right. So the steel dolly might be the one you would want so you can dislay the rocket in the fully built mode.
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Post by kevrut » Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:26 pm

The dolly would be less than $5 in materials. It would only take a few hours to make. At first, I never even noticed it in the pic that MG-42 posted.

The ramp will be a good project to make. I don't have a V-1 yet. I'll have to get one or borrow one to make the ramp. I can get wood dowels in 48" lengths. It wouldn't be exactly to scale, but it would be good enough for a display. To scale might be over 10 feet long. Anyone know the dimensions of the ramp?

Thanks for the complement Mitch.

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Post by pickelhaube » Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:59 pm

kevrut wrote:The dolly would be less than $5 in materials. It would only take a few hours to make. At first, I never even noticed it in the pic that MG-42 posted.

The ramp will be a good project to make. I don't have a V-1 yet. I'll have to get one or borrow one to make the ramp. I can get wood dowels in 48" lengths. It wouldn't be exactly to scale, but it would be good enough for a display. To scale might be over 10 feet long. Anyone know the dimensions of the ramp?

Thanks for the complement Mitch.

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The ramp used something simular to timber /railroad ties. Square stock not round stock.

$5 worth of materials and a few hrs. :shock:

It is yours to do.

I figured a day and a half to build the master. A half day to make the molds. $30-$50 worth of RTV. Styreen and steel axels at least $10-$15 for the master building materials. Then once that is all done. About $10 worth of resin with about $3 for the steel axels per unit.

So I figure from $53 to $78 just to get the first production dolly out and about 2 days to do this. So if you can do it for $5 I will let you. No problemo. :wink:

I am not trying to bust your 8alls but these things are a little more work than they seem. I know. Although this would be an easy project compaired to some that I have done. I have learned one thing. Scale custom work is never easy.
It has taken me over 2 days to build the M-113 turet which is no bigger than a golf ball and I am not done with it yet. :shock:
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Post by kevrut » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:57 pm

I was just talking about gluing a few sticks together to make this thing the V1 is sitting on. At least it looked simple.

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I understand if you're going to make a mold of something that there's alot more work involved.

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Post by ARMY GROUP 1 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:56 pm

Great idea and do not wish to dampen it one bit, but I found a month ago a Playmobil forest logging truck - 4209, which works a treat. It comes with a tractor which I sprayed grey, but I prefer to hook the logging trailer on to a IJ truck and pull the V1 that way. There are chains supplied that go over the top of the rocket to keep it balanced. It looks made to order.

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Re: RE DOLLY

Post by tmanthegreat » Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:56 pm

ARMY GROUP 1 wrote:Great idea and do not wish to dampen it one bit, but I found a month ago a Playmobil forest logging truck - 4209, which works a treat. It comes with a tractor which I sprayed grey, but I prefer to hook the logging trailer on to a IJ truck and pull the V1 that way. There are chains supplied that go over the top of the rocket to keep it balanced. It looks made to order.
...add to the above that Playmobil is a German company to boot :wink:
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Re: RE DOLLY

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:40 pm

ARMY GROUP 1 wrote:Great idea and do not wish to dampen it one bit, but I found a month ago a Playmobil forest logging truck - 4209, which works a treat. It comes with a tractor which I sprayed grey, but I prefer to hook the logging trailer on to a IJ truck and pull the V1 that way. There are chains supplied that go over the top of the rocket to keep it balanced. It looks made to order.
Every pic I have seen with the V-1 on the dolly troopers were hauling them. I think it took 14 guys to lug those buzzers to the ramps.
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Post by VMF115 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:48 pm

Her are some pics for you guys to work with I was going to use them to make my own V-1 dolly...but Decide not to be greedy and to share them with you....
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