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Re: 1/32 Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #240 on: January 20, 2024, 08:37:19 PM »
The cockpit – Engine controls.

"On the starboard wall of the cockpit was a group of eight levers on a common vertical axis. The upper four were the mixture controls, and the lower four were on-off controls for the petrol supply to the engines." (J.M. Bruce)

"Also on the starboard wall were two pairs of throttle levers, for forward and aft. engines, arranged, as in the 0/400, to control port and starboard engines differentially by rotating the knobs." (C.H. Barnes)

This part of the cockpit I have been putting off because it is what I dread the most.

Luckily, I have the instructions of WNW’s (never released) HP O/100 to give me an idea of the size, relative to the cockpit/fuselage frame:



There are also two detailed drawings in the Handley Page O/400 Spare Parts Manual:





This is a photograph of the crushed cockpit of the Handley Page V/1500, F7140, Atlantic, after it crashed on 5 July 1919 at at Parrsboro’, Nova Scotia in Canada:





And then there is this photograph from C.H. Barnes’s “Handley Page Aircraft Since 1907”:




Work on it will start this weekend, so please be patient.

Cheers,
Willem

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Re: 1/32 Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #241 on: June 11, 2024, 09:27:47 PM »
Hi all,

I’m still working on the HP/1500, don’t worry. The build has not been abandoned, but only slowed down more, due to life and work getting in the way. I am still working on the cockpit / nose segment, specifically the fuel controls, but I don’t have anything recognizable to show (yet).

The original idea was to make a full diorama with the V/1500, a Vauxhall D-Type staff car, crew members, techies and some Rolls-Royce engine crates with tools. But as it is, I have less time at desk dan I hoped, and if I want to finish this model sometime this century, I need to change that plan.

So, to achieve some kind of proportional reference of this beast, I was thinking of parking a motorcycle next to one of the wheels.

I was thinking of CSM’s Triumph Model H. (Tommy’s War’s Douglas motorcycle is not available anymore).

Would this be a good choice?

I would appreciate any thought and tips.

Cheers,
Willem
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