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Offline krow113

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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #150 on: July 05, 2018, 01:34:07 AM »
 
 An hours rough handling , as rough as I dared , only one lead fell out of a mag. I can handle that so I'll go ahead with the beading line.
 Here it is attached for mock up with the leads run.

The leads may be 1or 2 thousands of an inch too big , but they look fine to me visually. This mock up will help the leads to form to their final shape.

 The mag leads begin 'training' by inserting them into a s/s tube , insert them all and push home the tube , some heat with a soldering iron will help them to retain the required form.

I need to leave these parts for a good while. You can see the r=front plug splayed by the pressure of the lead, this means some more dry time is in order for the black/glue mix.
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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #151 on: July 06, 2018, 05:24:02 PM »
Man, that is some fine work!

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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #152 on: July 06, 2018, 07:14:34 PM »
Very impressive wiring work!
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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #153 on: July 08, 2018, 01:32:49 AM »
RIII , Gaz Thank you!
 A minor update.
The kit flywheel gets some reshaping into a pully for the generator.
Here it is up against the dud engine:

 The black/glue mix takes  few days to harden right up so some slow movement here on the engines. I'm sapped by the constant checking and re-checking as I add details , this tells me I'm on the right course to get the engine as fully detailed as possible for me.

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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #154 on: July 08, 2018, 09:41:50 AM »
A little bit better of an update as detailing the engine continues. I fabricated and added parts to represent the water piping connections between the cylinders top and bottom. I also added a clear disc and bezel for the rear sumps oil sight glass.  And new vent re-inforcments were installed as well as the pully:




 I can see some of the water connections need adjustment, I can do this with the black/glue mix as it dries.
A little bit of texturing going on as well:

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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #155 on: July 09, 2018, 06:59:44 AM »
Nice addition!
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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #156 on: July 10, 2018, 01:43:56 AM »
Thanks Gaz!
And you can try a razor blade or the tip of a small soldering iron to cut the monofilament...

 Engine detailing continues. Part # E4 was applied in stages , the middle pipe connected first , then the top and you can see a minor mis-alignment on the bottom pipe , no biggie:

By the way , the water pump in the Gotha kit , is more detailed than the AEG kits.

I don't think I can fit any other parts without making paintwork even more difficult , so colors next...

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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #157 on: July 10, 2018, 11:08:43 PM »
Excellent update. The added details are exceptional!
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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #158 on: July 14, 2018, 01:25:14 AM »
RIII - Thank you.
 And the details are adding up not quickly , but fast enough.
I was going to fab these breathers up , but the offerings from Taurus are spot on. There are also parts to fab an extended breather shown in a number of pics.
You can also see that the water feed pipe to the cylinder jackets has been lined up (P/N E 4 ) .I glued the middle pipe first , then the top pipe w/collar , I then set up a 'pull' and softened the top and bottom pipe with some liquid glue and got the bottom pipe to line up. I see a few pics of this pipe NOT lined up , so that's one method on how to do it:

So the pics , here is how I made the extended rear breather pipe:

All on:


 Taurus recommends drilling a 1mm hole , I usually do a location hole any way , but no ned to pin.
Thanks for looking.
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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #159 on: July 14, 2018, 01:48:01 AM »
Somehow I missed this build, very nice work so far!

Cheers

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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #160 on: July 14, 2018, 09:03:33 AM »
Thank you ,Ondra.
 The untidy appearance of first colorings:

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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #161 on: July 14, 2018, 07:57:28 PM »
Looking outstanding!
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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #162 on: July 15, 2018, 02:06:45 AM »
Thanks RIII
 Just a quick shot so you can see the effects of the 'training' of the mag leads.
Here they are after a week or so , without heat or any other outside influence , the leads are forming nicely. nd the tube is a surprisingly good holder for paint detailing.
So:


Might as well begin the training of the plug end of things:
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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #163 on: July 15, 2018, 06:15:52 PM »
That's looking really great, Steve!

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Re: The Gotha
« Reply #164 on: July 16, 2018, 04:10:38 AM »
Thanks Gaz!
 And everyone else looking in.....
 More fitting and training , the leads get shortened and placed , the carb gets attached (at the base) generally starting to look like something , but a long way to go:

 Texturing beginning to show up as well.
Part 2 of the mag lead training: The Bend:


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