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RMG IS Series Tow Cables 08 Dec 2019 23:59 #1

RMG has been producing a fine line of accessories in 1/35th scale involving resin, metal, paper, and plastic.  Made in Portugal by Ricardo Santos, he took on some of my ideas but this is not one of them.  As can be seen, the clear polypropylene box contains four resin eyelets, which are pre-drilled, two twisted and blackened tow cables, and a short length of copper wire.

Assembly is super easy.  Insert cables into resin eyelets after painting the latter pieces.  The parts are held onto the carrier by a very thin and fragile edge.  Two of the eyelets had come free with no damage.  The eyelets have tiny casting marks engraved, a was with diluted ink brought them out.  

The inner area shows the wedge but still need the thin metal strap (easily made from foil) used to keep the cable from sliding into the open area of the eye.  Some tow cables used coiled wire (included int his set) wrapped on the outside of the cable, entering the eyelet, for the same purpose.

The end of the eyelets are pre-drilled and the cable is simply twisted into place.  Whether counter or clockwise, it depends onthe subject.  see photos of the real item following the model part images.

While pre-drilled, I did use a slightly larger drill to insert the cable.

 

The thin wiree is to wrap around the cable areas where it enters the resin eyelets as seen on some post war tanks.  I have yet to see them in wartime photos of WWII.  The following is to help the modeler decide what to do with the cable eyelets as there are small variations seen since there were several contractors for the cables.

Below is a schematic from the manual with measurements and a cross section of the tow cable's loop.

My photo measuring one on an Polish IS-2

Here is another measured cable found on the Internet, at The Tank Master.

Source is on the photo, note the inside end of the eyelet where the wedge is driven into the end of the cable to keep it inthe eyelet and a short strap of metal welded over it to keep the cable, with wedge, sliding into the eyelet area.  

Side view of the short strap of metal welded over it to keep the cable, with wedge, sliding into the eyelet area should the brakes be applied.

On this example, note that the cable are not twisted where they enter the eyelet.

My photo showing a different inner end to the eyelet.

Chinese tow cable.

 

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RMG IS Series Tow Cables 09 Dec 2019 06:41 #2

Nice, thanks Saul. :soldier

I've wondered how much those tow cables weigh, can't imagine draggin' them around far. At lease not my old fat butt....:oldguy
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RMG IS Series Tow Cables 09 Dec 2019 08:32 #3

Very nice, are these available for sale yet? Thanks for the review! :thumbsup
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RMG IS Series Tow Cables 09 Dec 2019 09:33 #4

Supa!
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RMG IS Series Tow Cables 09 Dec 2019 18:50 #5

Iron Mike wrote:
Very nice, are these available for sale yet? Thanks for the review! :thumbsup

Hi Mike, they have been available for a long time. I simply hadn't ordered them but now they have a lot more sets and diorama items. Ricardo Santos can be reached on Facebook to place orders via PM. His site is unfortunately down.

If there is an interest, I will review a few more of the products. :D I am trying to make the lid hinges work on the scale toilet! :D

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RMG IS Series Tow Cables 09 Dec 2019 18:59 #6

sharkmouth wrote:
:D I am trying to make the lid hinges work on the scale toilet! :D

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RMG IS Series Tow Cables 09 Dec 2019 19:40 #7

Bummer, you lost me at facebook.

I'd order some if there were another avenue.
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RMG IS Series Tow Cables 09 Dec 2019 21:07 #8

Iron Mike wrote:
I'd order some if there were another avenue.

You can order via e-mail but you'd have to get a product list so you know what to order and prices.

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RMG IS Series Tow Cables 09 Dec 2019 21:26 #9

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Iron Mike wrote:
I'd order some if there were another avenue.

You can order via e-mail but you'd have to get a product list so you know what to order and prices.

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Perhaps someone could post that list on a website that we all see... :hmmm
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RMG IS Series Tow Cables 09 Dec 2019 21:52 #10

moon puppy wrote:
Perhaps someone could post that list on a website that we all see... :hmmm

LOL, I don't have that list. I used his website before it went down. I will ask.

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RMG IS Series Tow Cables 09 Dec 2019 23:21 #11

These are some of the nicest tow cables I've seen. I have their T-62, T-80, T-72, T-90 and T-54/55 cables as well as their barbed wire. Just got an email with all their products and once Christmas spending has died down I'll get some more. I'll email the lists when I get back from Edmonton to Bob to be put on here.
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RMG IS Series Tow Cables 07 Jan 2020 11:23 #12

RMG Price List. Contact Ricardo Santos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) about availability. I included those I was informed were not available.

REF. Description Price Euros
RM001 MODERN CONCRETE POLE X2 13,00
RM002 WWII CONCRETE POLE X2 13,00
RM003 JERSEY BARRIERS X6 12,00
RM004 ANTI-TANK BARRIERS X6 12,00
RM005 TOW CABLE 0.8 mm x 700mm 2,20
RM006 UTILITY WOOD POLE X2 12,00
RM007 TOW CABLE 1.0 mm x 700mm 2,20
RM008 TOW CABLE 0.9 mm x 700mm 2,20
RM009 TOW CABLE 1.20 mm x 700mm 2,20
RM010 TOW CABLE 1.22 mm x 700mm 2,20
RM011 TOW CABLE 0.7 mm x 700mm 2,20
RM015 TOW CABLE 0.4 mm x 700mm 2,20
RM016 TOW CABLE 0.6 mm x 700mm 2,20
RM013 3D HIGHLY DETAILED BARBED WIRE PLUS 6 STEEL PICKETS 10,00
RM017
RM018 TOW CABLE GERMAN PANTHER AUSF. D-A TANK 5,54
RM020 TOW CABLE GERMAN PANZER III IV- Stug III IV TANK all versions 4,99
RM021 TOW CABLE SHERMAN U.S M4 TANK and it s derivatives 4,10
RM022 TOW CABLE SOVIET T-34 76 TANK MODEL 1941 42 4,99
RM023 TOW CABLE SOVIET T-34 85, T-55 T-62 TANK 2x types of cable 5,54
RM024 TOW CABLE 4 x 700 mm 0.6mm,0.8mm,1.0mm,1.20mm 7,70
RM025 CHAIN 1,5 mm ←50cm→ 3,95
RM026 TOW CABLE GERMAN PANZER II TANKS 4,99
RM027 TOW CHAIN FOR GERMAN ANTI TANK SPG HOTCHKISS 2 mm ←12cm→ 1,50
RM028 CHAIN 2 mm ←50cm→ 3,95
RM029 TOW CABLE BRITISH CHURCHILL TANK 4,99
RM030 x2 FLEXIBLE TUBING 0.007 in ←1000mm→ 3,99
RM033 TOW CABLE GERMAN Panther G F,Panther II,JagdPanther,TIGER II JAGDTIGER E100 LOWE VK4502 P Tanks 5,54
RM035 TOW CABLE SOVIET TANKS - KV I-II JS JSU SU - MODEL 1939 43 4,99
RM036 TOW CABLE SOVIET KV I II TANKS - MODEL 1939-43 4,99
RM037 TOW CABLE SOVIET JS 1 2 3 4 7, T-10 TANKS 2x types of cable 5,54
RM038 US AND ALLIES FUEL DRUMS 4 plus 2 DAMAGED 12,00
RM039 GERMAN FUEL DRUMS 4 PLUS 2 DAMAGED 12,00
RM040 WWI-WWII Steel Pickets for Barbed wire entanglements 10 pcs 2,00
RM041 Set of Accurate VVSS Sherman Tank Wheels Type I 8,00
RM042 Set of Accurate VVSS Sherman Tank Wheels Type II 8,00
RM043 WWII German Naval Mine X2 pieces 12,00
RM044 Gun Barrel M1A2 76 mm for Sherman M4 M-18 Hellcat Tanks 6,00
RM045 TOW CABLE US Tanks M48 M60 M1 A1 A2 ABRAMS IFV M2 M3 BRADLEY 4,99
RM046 TOW CABLE British Challenger 1-2 tank 4,99
RM047 TOW CABLE German Tank Destroyer Elefant Ferdinand 8.8 cm 4,99
RM048 TOW CABLE German Tiger I Tank Ausf.E Early Mid Late Type Rubber Steel Wheels 5,54
RM049 TOW CABLE German Panzer 38T Hetzer Panzerjager 38T German Hotchkiss 4,99
RM050 TOW CABLE US M8,M3,M5,U.K.ARMORED CARS,AEC,DAIMLER,HUMBER,STAGHOUND 4,10
RM051
RM052 STREET LAMP 6,00
RM053 TOW CABLE SOVIET T64 T72 T80 T90 TANKS 4,99
RM054 TOW CABLE GERMAN TANK LEOPARD 1-2 4,99
RM055 TOW CABLE FOR ISRAEL TANK MERKAVA III IV 2x types of cable 5,54
RM056 TOW CABLE FOR SOVIET APC BTR-60 70 80 90, BMP-1 2 3 4,99
RM057 TOW CHAINS FOR US TANK M1A1 A2 M88 3,95
RM058 MODERN PLASTIC TRASH CONTAINERS X2 types 16,00
RM059 SEPARATE CABLE without eyelets FOR IDF MERKAVA III IV TANKS AND ITS DERIVATIVES x 700mm 2,99
RM060 SEPARATE CABLE without eyelets FOR T-54 55 62 T-64 T-72 T-80 T-90 SOVIET TANKS x 700mm 2,99
RM061 Utility concrete pole Ardennes x2 18,00
RM062 TOW CABLE ITALIAN MBT ARIETE € 4,99
RM063 TOW CABLE FRENCH MBT LECLERC € 4,99
RM064 TOW CABLE GERMAN LUCHS A1 A2 IFV € 4,99
RM065 UPDATE SET FOR US M48 A3 TANK € -
RM066 TOW CABLES FOR RUSSIAN BMPT € 4,99
RM067 TOW CABLES FOR SOVIET T 44 € 4,99
RM068 TOW CABLES FOR US M48 M60 € 4,99
RM069 TOW CABLES FOR US M103 M88 RECOVERY VEHICLE € 4,99
RM070 US TOW BAR SMALL TYPE € -
RM071 TOW CABLES FOR BRITISH CENTURION TANK € 4,99
RM072 MODERN TOILET € -
RM073 MODERN WASHING MACHINE € -
RM074 MODERN PLASTIC TRASH BAGS € -
RM075 TOW CABLES FOR GERMAN PZH2000 € 4,20
RM076 TOW CABLE GERMAN IFV PUMA € 4,20
RM077 WWII CONCRETE POLE NORMANDY AREA DAMAGED € -
RM078 € -
RM079 WWII CONCRETE POLE NORMANDY AREA TYPE 2 € -
RM080 IDF UPDATE SET FOR MERKAVA II, III, IV TANKS € -
RM081 US TOW BAR STANDARD TYPE € -
RM082 TOW CABLES FOR SOVIET SHILKA € 4,99
RM083 TOW CABLES FOR SOVIET MT LB € 4,99
RM084 TOW CABLES FOR BRITISH WARRIOR IFV € 4,99
RM085 TOW CABLES FOR BRITSH CHIEFTAIN € 4,99
RM086 TOW CABLES FOR SOVIET BMP 1, BMP 2 € 4,99
RM087 TOW CABLES FOR RUSSIAN BMP 3 € 4,99
RM088 TOW CABLES FOR BRITISH SCORPION LIGTH TANK € 4,99
RM089 TOW CABLES FOR BRITISH CONQUEROR HEAVY TANK € 4,99
RM090 TOW CABLES FOR BRITISH CENTURION TANK € 4,99
RM091 TOW CABLES FOR BRITISH AS 90 € 4,99
RM092 TOW CABLES FOR US T29 E1 HEAVY TANK € 4,99
RM093 TOW CABLES FOR US M24 LIGTH TANK € 4 ,10
RM094 TOW CABLES FOR US M47 TANK € 4 ,10
RM095 TOW CABLES FOR US M26 TANK € 4 ,10
RM096 TOW CABLES FOR US M41 TANK € 4 ,10
RM097 TOW CABLES FOR RUSSIAN 2S19 HOWITZER € 4,99
RM098 TOW CABLES FOR IDF MERKAVA 1 TANK € 4,99
RM099 TOW CABLES FOR US M109 HOWITZER € 4,99
RM100 TOW CABLES FOR BRITISH ALVIS SALADIN € 4,99
RM101 TOW CABLES FOR US M113 APC € 4,99
RM102 TOW CABLES FOR SWEDISH STRV 103 EARLY TYPE € 4,99
RM103 TOW CABLES FOR POLISH ROSOMAK APC € 5,54
RM104 TOW CABLES FOR IDF M51 SUPER SHERMAN € 4 ,10
RM105 TOW CABLES FOR SWEDISH STRV 103 LATE TYPE € 4,99
RM106 TOW CABLES FOR IDF D9R € 4,50
RM107 TOW CABLES FOR US T54 E1 TANK € 4,99
RM108 TOW CABLES FOR US BRADLEY IFV € -
RM109 TOW CABLES FOR US HUMVEE € -
RM110 TOW CABLES FOR US STRYKER € -
RM111 TOW CABLES FOR US LAV 25 € -
RM112 TOW CABLES FOR ITALIAN CENTAURO € -
RM113 TOW CABLES FOR FRENCH VBL € -
RM114 TOW CABLES FOR FRENCH AMX 10 RCR € -
RM115 TOW CABLES FOR FRENCH AUF 1 HOWITZER € -
RM116 TOW CABLES FOR FRENCH VBCI APC € -
RM159 R double locking pins for tow hooks - 6€ Available
RM188 tow cables for WWII German BergePanther Ausf A-D ARV – 7.30€ Contains all the metal cables and resin eyelets
RM196 tow cables for US M728 CEV – 6.30€ Contains all the metal cables and resin eyelets – at the moment sold out
RM053 tow cables for Soviet / Russian T-64 / T-72 / T-80 / T-90 tanks - at the moment sold out
RM045 tow cables for US M1 / M1A1 / M1A2 Abrams tanks - at the moment sold out

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