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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2020, 01:33:51 PM »

Nothing wrong with that start. -- Russ
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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2020, 03:18:09 PM »

Looking Good Les a great start - I'm still trying to work things out but have now got a few drawings of the chassis of course with a bit of modellers licence
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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2020, 12:11:52 AM »

Great start!
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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2020, 04:40:07 AM »

Making slow progress, its 80% thinking, 20% actual modelling!   The large single cylinder of the oil engine is installed (other bits to add to it at a later date), along with the flywheels/con rod.  The flywheels are made from laminated styrene sheet cut roughly to size then turned on a dremel firstly with a small chisel then sandpaper.  The frames are painted acrylic dark blue (which will be weathered down later). The colour scheme was a subject of great debate between Barney and myself as obviously no colour photos exist, but he had some references which indicated this may have been the colour prior to WW1
Next stage will be the gears.  That will take even more thinking!.
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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2020, 01:11:46 PM »

The Blue turned out nice - and the gear box well what can I say - it will keep you awake all night
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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2020, 01:24:42 PM »

Adequate.

As Les ponders his next step, Barney should be building his own version. But you have let us down, Barney; you are just commenting from the peanut gallery like I am. Go stand in the corner.

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« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2020, 02:49:23 PM »

After spending some time in the horizonal position (its supposed to help the flow of blood to the brain) plus a glass or two (or three) of Australian Chardonnay I have figured out the gearing system.  The biggest headache was trying to work out how they reversed the drive on the beast.  Anyway it utilises bevel gears.  Now being able to sleep tonight I have come to the conclusion that modelling is still fun!
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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2020, 02:54:14 PM »

But-err - no excuse - I will stand in the corner - Still scale hopping back to 1/35th !!!!
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« Reply #23 on: Today at 12:14:21 AM »

Awesome! I love the blue, really looks good on it.
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