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T-80 Drive Sprocket for Masterclub Track
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: March 15, 2002
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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 05:04 PM UTC
I just read Jacque's review from a couple years ago on the Masterclub Track for the T-80 and how they don't fit the Skit drive sprockets...are there any alternatives out there to use with the Skif kit? Did SP Designs redo their drive sprockets so they fit the Masterclub track?

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Praha, Czech Republic
Joined: February 13, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 02:02 AM UTC
Hello Scott,
the newer version of the Sp design sprocket will fit the Masterclub traks. My example was not perfectly fitting but it is manageable. Another alternative is to convert a T72 sprocket from Tamiya. This is how the Sp design master was made.
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: October 05, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 02:51 AM UTC
Definitely the SP Designs sprocket. You also get a far superior final drive housing with the sprockets (same as the Tamiya T-72 housing). This sprocket is very accurate in appearance, no comparison to the very simple Skif sprocket. And, they are inexpensive.
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Minnesota, United States
Joined: March 04, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 05:23 PM UTC
I mastered the SP Designs sprocket because there was, and is, no alternative if you want to use the Master Club tracks on the SKIF kit. I used the "teeth" from the DML sprocket on a Tamiya T-72 sprocket that I had cleaned up. It is not perfect, but it is LOTS better than using the DML sprocket on the SKIF kit, and that is a objective view.

Using the SP Designs pieces you will get a good model in the end.