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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2015 01:41 am
   
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:thumb: " This is Houston ... We have LIFT OFF ! "



I figured out which cross-braces go where (with a magnifying glass !)...
...widend the curvey side girders with some scrapy-placky...
...& Wolfgang MEKed 'em in place !

Nice one Wolfgang...
...no 'side wobble' when it comes to lifting those heavy V8 critter motors !

:moose:

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 Posted: Sun Sep 20th, 2015 08:02 pm
   
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Is it motorised yet Si :bg:
Good idea with the wedge
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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2015 08:59 pm
   
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" Is it motorised yet Si :bg: ? "

Erm ... well ... L:



... in a word ...

... NO ! :f:


These V8 critter-motors are pretty darn HEAVY. :shocked:

Even the newfangled post WWII styrene engine-blocks, are not that light ...

... esp. if you're only 2" tall !

:moose:

" Good idea with the wedge "

Thanks Dan.

I could have used a 1:35 scale cheese-section...

...but I don't have any; as yet.

:Crazy:

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 Posted: Thu Sep 24th, 2015 09:13 pm
   
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I wouldn't fancy converting that lump to run on unleaded. Cheers Si.

Regards,          Michael

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 Posted: Fri Sep 25th, 2015 08:29 pm
   
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Imaging trying to shim the valves Michael. LOL


looks good Si, even better when painted. What's it going on or in Si?

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 Posted: Sat Sep 26th, 2015 01:54 pm
   
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No shims in the stock configuration. You ground the mushroomed out end of the valve to the proper length. Far more fun. I've known times that guys would change out the motor, instead of doing a valve job. Those engines weren't known as valye burners--that title was awarded the the six cylinder Chevys. The Flat head Ford V8's would boil water very nicely though.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 26th, 2015 08:16 pm
   
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Ah, now I understand. Si will run the V8 to boil the water to raise the steam to power his Shay.  Clever !!  Why did nobody else ever think of that ?.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 7th, 2015 06:35 pm
   
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" looks good Si, even better when painted. What's it going on or in Si? "

Hi Dan. :thumb:

Thanks, I like 'the look' of this funky crane too.
I reminds me of a kinda 'mobile crane' my friend Rob has in his yard.
Robs crane is perfect for lifting out motors from 'things'.

His crane is a very similar size to this one; when rescaled to 1:35.
It's on a large wheeled-dolly; which goes under the 'thing' with the motor...
...and BINGO ! a few hundred hand-cranks later a V8 magicaly pops out.
(if you've unscrewed the bolts first !)

The crane is going to be incorporated, somehow, into an enginehouse scene.
Progress has been a tad slow over the summer; slightly diverted on electrical & sound type stuff.
Should get more time to spend on M.M.M over the winter; when we're snowed-in & the electricity goes down as usual !

:us: :f: :!:



We 'might' even try & enter a painting-phase over the winter if possible.
I love sniffing Humbrol-enamel with all the windows closed & the heating ramped-up !!!

;)

Si.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 13th, 2015 10:48 pm
   
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Si, In case the Humbrol fumes overcome your colour sense, some photos of a canal:rail crane to help you :


   











All photos by Salada.

Regards,        Michael

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 Posted: Tue Oct 13th, 2015 11:30 pm
   
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I think Ratio makes/made a kit of one in OO. Jose.



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