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Abwehrschlacht09 Jan 2013 2:43 p.m. PST

I am building the German 16th pioneer company from the Rapid Fire 2nd Edition rules (on page 13) and want to include the 251/7. I am using PSCs 251s and was going to build the bridging equipment myself out of plasticard rather than shell out for a new model. Does anyone know the dimensions of the equipment in 15mm? How long and wide are the bridges? Any answers would be greatly appreciated!

Yesthatphil09 Jan 2013 3:57 p.m. PST

I have a couple of these in a pioneer platoon for my PBI force


One is Skytrex, the other might be Quality Castings. The 'bridges' are the same size @ just under 4mm wide x 30mm long and 3mm thick at the crowning point in the middle of the piece …

Hope that helps … photos in due course I hope grin


Etranger09 Jan 2013 7:43 p.m. PST

Don't forget that the bridges were detachable & there are plenty of photos of 251/7s without them, having only the support pillars. One or two of those in the platoon might make your job easier.

Also I'd make one as a master & cast the rest, for speed & for reproducibility.

Abwehrschlacht10 Jan 2013 1:04 a.m. PST

Thanks, the measurements are exactly what I was after Phil, and of course I will post up pictures when they are done! The Platoon only consists of a single 251/7, so it should be a pretty easy job to just build the bridges I need, but I may cast one, for use in the future! Thanks for the ideas, Etranger!

Abwehrschlacht10 Jan 2013 3:05 a.m. PST

BTW, your Pioneer Platoon is amazing Phil!

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