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Feldbahnmodule with ship

Started by fspg2, April 21, 2011, 12:42:16 AM

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Ray Dunakin

Small parts are fiddly and almost always take more than their share of time.
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Each piece is in itself a jewel. Utterly fantastic work and I wag my head in disbelief with each posting you make.


The time with the rivets is usually very monotonous, so I always switch to other sections. There are more than enough of them fortunately  :) 
So the parts for the inner and outer wooden boxes of the portal beams were milled out of MDF and poplar plywood.

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Here is the inner removable box on which the gantry is permanently mounted.

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The inner shaft has already been loosely inserted as a test and the surrounding individual parts checked for accuracy of fit before the outer wooden frame will be firmly glued in place.

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The original idea of later servicing the lifting mechanism through a cutout from below was discarded. During trial assembly, after lifting out the inner unit, I was able to get to the mechanism after all in such a way that greasing from above would be quite convenient.
So the right outer side panel was re-milled - now without a side access hole.

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That looks as though it will be a rather large model when it is complete. -- Russ


It is always a pleasure to see how this model grows.



Today a small continuation, so that the model continues to grow.

After I could get more accurate original drawings of the shaft of the lift bridge in 2019, I had re-milled the plexiglass base body.

Here still the old state:

Contrary to initial assumptions, the guide rollers of the floating cylinder were rotated exactly 45°.

For the new version, the wall parts for the lateral inspection shaft were missing until now.
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In order to be able to look through the side opening into the inspection chamber, the right side wall was only indicated.

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The ladder was soldered in an already existing Pertinax gauge.

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The lateral protruding wire ends were carefully cut off with a 0.5mm thin saw blade on the Böhler circular saw and the side surfaces smoothed on fine sandpaper.

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Before the parts can be glued into the shaft, I want to treat them with color now.

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Bill Gill

fspg2, It is always a pleasure to see and read about your progress with this project.


Frithjof, if you are going to show off such beautiful brick walls and brass ladders, it is only fair that you also make them for the rest of us. -- ssuR


Thank you Bill! :)

Thanks Russ, but then I'm sure I'll never be finished with all my many projects. ;)

In the last days I could do only little, so today comes only a small update.

On the inside of the only indicated side wall of the inspection chamber, I sawed a 1.0mm wide slot diagonally to get a secure guide for the curved back wall.

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Before final installation in the module, the inspection shaft is glued together as a complete unit with wood glue. In the process, I discovered that the left side wall, where the ladder will later be mounted, was unfortunately milled 1.0mm too narrow.  Although I had taken the right number of stones, I hadn't considered the outward slanting to the round main shaft.

So I milled a small wall strip from 1.0mm waterproof aircraft plywood and glued it to the slanted side. After a slight overhang was adjusted to the wall surface with a sandpaper file, a 0.5mm thick saw blade helped to cut the wall joints free.
After painting, the transitions will no longer be visible.

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The 1.0mm holes for fixing the ladder are still missing.

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A few more small parts milled from MDF, should show the wall structure in the visible area of the shaft - more about that later.

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