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    I have to admit I'm not impressed with this thread. I'm now finding my self wondering how much my Royal Enfields are worth and perusing sites such as HALFTRACKS.COM: Gary's Halftrack Parts, milweb and youtube looking for half tracks. Looks like I need a M16icon with the Quad Mount!
    So after all these years, Iíve only gone and done it! Thanks to Andyís thread from .... years ago I was inspired to buy a halftrack and itís taken me this long to get everything in place. Not much too much to look at and it will take some time, but one day it will move under its own power!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brit plumber View Post
    So after all these years, I’ve only gone and done it! Thanks to Andy’s thread from .... years ago I was inspired to buy a halftrack and it’s taken me this long to get everything in place. Not much too much to look at and it will take some time, but one day it will move under its own power!!
    Well done that man..........

    What's the track supply situation like now, are they being reproduced now by someone, as when I was messing about with ex-mil WW2 vehicles in the early 90's, only the dwindling supply of ex-Israeli tracks were an option, and they were then, about 1500 quid a pair IIRC.......but memory cells are a little dulled after 25 years.

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    Stefan de Beul makes a repro set using better materials than the original so this is the European solution to the problem. The Israeli tracks occasionally turn up and are a little more than Stefans, I guess the availability of repro track has kept the Israeli track costs down but they are still double what they were 25 years ago.

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    Stefan de Beul makes a repro set using better materials than the original so this is the European solution to the problem. The Israeli tracks occasionally turn up and are a little more than Stefans, I guess the availability of repro track has kept the Israeli track costs down but they are still double what they were 25 years ago.
    Gulp.......

    And you don't get much mileage out of them either from memory........presume you have access to a low lowder then for carting the thing about?

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    2500 miles they estimate on originals but the repro set that Stefan has had made will likely last a little longer. A lot will depend on the road surface and how they are looked after but I donít see me doing that many miles....besides Iíll likely be 80 by the time itís finished!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brit plumber View Post
    2500 miles they estimate on originals but the repro set that Stefan has had made will likely last a little longer. A lot will depend on the road surface and how they are looked after but I don’t see me doing that many miles....besides I’ll likely be 80 by the time it’s finished!!!
    I know that never get it finished feeling.......

    Good to know the repro's are lasting a bit longer than originals. As you say, they aren't a thing for doing a lot of miles in, because of the track life.....and 2mpg from what I recall being told. Mind you the guy I knew who had one, used to use it for going to Tesco in just for the shits n giggles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brit plumber View Post
    So after all these years, I’ve only gone and done it! Thanks to Andy’s thread from .... years ago I was inspired to buy a halftrack and it’s taken me this long to get everything in place. Not much too much to look at and it will take some time, but one day it will move under its own power!!
    We need pictures........

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