Working Bridge & Boat Diorama

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Peter Pan
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Re: Working Bridge & Boat Diorama

Postby Peter Pan » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:51 pm

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Re: Working Bridge & Boat Diorama

Postby vw8243 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:56 am

Hi Peter and welcome,


When i see great modelling like this i want my stuff to move or do something :o8 keep up the good work.
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Re: Working Bridge & Boat Diorama

Postby Peter Pan » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:45 am

vw8243 wrote:Hi Peter and welcome,
When i see great modelling like this i want my stuff to move or do something :o8 keep up the good work.

Thank you vw8343 for your response, and encouragement.
I find that the easiest way to add life to a model is to add a light somewhere.
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Re: Working Bridge & Boat Diorama

Postby Peter Pan » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:58 pm

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Re: Working Bridge & Boat Diorama

Postby Georgeconna » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:53 pm

Cor have not checke in for a while but thats come on nicely. Good Progress. I did have a quick look at kiwi modeller and see your striding ahead there as well!
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Re: Working Bridge & Boat Diorama

Postby kpnuts » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:14 am

That's looking awesome

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Re: Working Bridge & Boat Diorama

Postby Peter Pan » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:44 pm

Thank you Georgeconna and kpnuts for your response.
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Drew up a template for the tower framework and started building,
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Added doweling (bamboo skewer sticks) where appropriately needed. Just showing how I put them in. I poke the glue down the hole and use another piece of wood to push the dowels on.
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I was surprised that over 11 yards of wood (1/4" square Tasmanian Oak) was used in the towers.
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Re: Working Bridge & Boat Diorama

Postby Georgeconna » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:32 pm

you have quite a bit if know how on the wiring etc, was this your profession too as it shows in the workmanship here.
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Re: Working Bridge & Boat Diorama

Postby Peter Pan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:13 pm

Georgeconna wrote:you have quite a bit if know how on the wiring etc, was this your profession too as it shows in the workmanship here.

Hello George. Thanks for your response.
Electronics was/is an old trade learnt in 1980's while in RAAF (Instruments-Avionics).

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Re: Working Bridge & Boat Diorama

Postby Peter Pan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:24 pm

There are pulley wheels needed at the top of the towers.

Was not happy with the available pulley wheels. Those that looked like what I wanted were too expensive to buy ten. I have no access to a lathe, so I decided to make them from washers. The idea is to sweat-solder the washers together. My first attempt had too much solder. After that, ten more were made very quickly.

I sandwiched a circle of soldering wire between the three washers. Greased the bolt so the washer won't solder to it. Applied heat, and the whole lot eventually collapsed together to make a pulley wheel.

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