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MAZ KTKZ-537L - D12A-525 Engine
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Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 02:07 PM UTC

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Comparing this photo to the MAZ-537G, the engine compartment looks very similar. Maybe not all 537L had YAMZ-240? If you are not going for 100% accuracy you could buy a resin T-34 1/35 engine (D-12 is based on the T-34's V-2 engine), put it into the MAZ and scratch build the other structures around it in the engine compartment.



Or, if you can find a TRP chinese type 89 series Howitzer/MRl series this kit has an engine very similar to this.
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Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 05:48 PM UTC
Found an easier and closer solution, Verlinden and CMK make a resin 1/35 V-55 engine for T-55. D12 and V-55 are very similar as they are both derivatives from V-2 T-34 engine..
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Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 08:39 PM UTC
This is a cheap option from Maquet.. it doesn't have great detail or anything, but it gives you the basic shape which you can detail to the extent you wish.. since you really just want to give the impression of an engine in there.

http://www.soga-miniatures.com/index.php?productID=6826

Good luck with it.

Hisham
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Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 04:12 PM UTC
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Jacques
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Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 04:35 PM UTC
Researching this form my MAZ a while ago, the BEST option is to get a Trumpeter TYPE89 SPG or Rocket launcher and use the engine set in that. You will have some work to do no matter what, but this gives you a extra full armor kit with modern pieces for the V-55 type engine, the drawback of the AFV club T-34 series being that it depicts the V-2 engine.
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 05:18 AM UTC
Hi,
It's good to see that this topic is still active ...
I'm detailing the engine compartment, I'm doing two engine compartments in parallel, because I'm riding two models.
Here are the pictures:











Soon I put more pictures.

Thank you...
Spiderfrommars
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 05:51 AM UTC
Great job so far!!

Ill follow for sure and i'll as a reference for mine "8 wheels beast"

Thanks a million for sharing
heliman
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 08:56 AM UTC
Thanks for the excellent pictures! I plan to add an engine to mine after the campaign starts. could I ask what thickness plastic you used for your "engine" mount?

Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 05:18 AM UTC
I have heard of at least one experimental version of the 537 that had a fifth, unpowered axle added. Does anyone have information on this truck?

Thank You
Teaker11
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 12:18 PM UTC
As this Thread has come back, I am trying to find the deminsions of the MAZ 7410 axels and trailer hook up
Thanks
Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 08:30 AM UTC
Just an F.Y.I. - In your photos you have the engine siting backwards. The cone shaped structure is the front end gear housing that drives the valves, gennerator and fuel pump. As your engine sits now you have the air intakes facing the rear and the exhaust facing the front. - It needs to be the other way around. The engine is put together A-OK it just needs to be picked up and turned around.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 08:44 AM UTC
I don't know why Verlinden made that front gear housing so cone shaped. In the actual engine the gear housing is a round, stepped affair (see Oleg"s first and second photo above) that supports the front engine mount as well.

Also there is an error in the Verlinden T-55 engine assembly instructions. They show the fuel injector sequencer (that round thing with all the small pipes coming out of it) as being on the rear of the engine when in reality, it should be on the same end with the cone. (See Oleg's second and third pictures.)

Thanks
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 03:35 PM UTC
Here is link to my progress on building the MAZ-537 and adding the Verlinden engine to the model. Lots of work ahead!

http://s1061.photobucket.com/albums/t461/165thspc/Russian%20MAZ-543-AA60%20Airport%20Fire%20Truck/
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 03:36 PM UTC
Sorry those are photos of the MAZ-543 Fire Truck.

Here are the photos of the 537 tractor:


http://s1061.photobucket.com/albums/t461/165thspc/Russian%20MAZ-537%20Tractor/
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Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2012 - 06:45 AM UTC
Hi Sergio.
Great work so far, i chose not to fit an engine in my MAZ when i built it (life is too short). The Tankograd ref has many excellent pics including the cab interior, which i did attempt, such as the sun visors, manual fuel feed pump handle, cab heater etc.
This is only an iphone photo but you get the gist of it, must get some better shots of it, it only got a first at the MAFVA nationals this june!
Keep it up, following you closely
Rog.
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 12:46 PM UTC
Hi Friends,

The model building is stopped due to other priorities, I hope to return soon.

Thank you all for sharing information.
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