Ok, I did a litte math to get an idea of how many treads I will need on the conveyor belts to make the tracks.
My drive sprocket is 8 tooth (thus, 8 valley’s or, the part between the teeth). Diameter of the drive sprocket is 6″, so the circumference is: 18.84
So every 18.84 inches along the track, there needs to be 8 treads.
The track is 129″ long, so, to figure the number of treads per track, setup a little ratio/cross multiply:
——– = ———
X = 54 treads per track
So, I need 108 treads total. not too bad I guess. As long as making each one doesn’t require too many steps.
Ok, now for the fun stuff. Finally did some 3d modeling in Blender3d (it’s a very slick, free program, look it up), as you can see from the new main page image.
I plan on building the body in 2 stages. First, the tub, and rolling chasis. Then a front nose piece and the rest of the body. Something like this, do enjoy: