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Chain links 3711 / treads 3873 - Sylvain Sauvage - 2022-07-25

Hi all,

3711/3873 both have a span (distance between connectors) of 16LDU.

IRL, the distance is slightly bigger.  It’s about 2.7% more.  (Measured while digital-building 10303: it needs 262 links in digital, while 255 (222+33) are in the set / instructions.)
That would make a span of about 16.4LDU.

So, two questions:

1. Am I the only one bothered with that?  I.e. not having the correct number of parts in digital builds.

2. Could it be changed?  Or is there a rule (that I didn’t find) somewhere saying that it can’t?
I mean, excluding backward compatibility rules.  So to rephrase the question: Could a similar part be built & officialized with a span of 16.4LDU?


RE: Chain links 3711 / treads 3873 - N. W. Perry - 2022-07-25

(2022-07-25, 20:07)Sylvain Sauvage Wrote: 1. Am I the only one bothered with that?  I.e. not having the correct number of parts in digital builds.

Nope. If that happened in my model, I'd be forced to scale the links up so there's the correct number of them. Big Grin