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Author Topic: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.  (Read 7351 times)

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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #125 on: February 11, 2019, 02:01:58 AM »

Hey Derek,
Its OK to hijack once in a while -
You always give the conversation back.
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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #126 on: February 14, 2019, 02:54:00 AM »

Planking is proceeding.
The ink is bleeding a little.(but the original caulk was  Tar and oakum) 

So far so good.


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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #127 on: February 18, 2019, 05:00:15 AM »

More planks
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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #128 on: February 18, 2019, 05:35:00 AM »

Following on Jim  %)  ............ & a few questions if I may.....


1. are you using twine or a braided wire for the steering?
2. are you utilizing a number of Jins brass, 4 mm shaft [diameter] toothed pulleys in the drive?
3. are these turn-buckles to take up slackness?


[amazing what he produces.....obviously he will sell individual components ?]


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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #129 on: Yesterday at 12:52:22 AM »

Derek,
1. It is a twine.  I could not find a flexible enough wire braid, although I may change to chain if there is a problem.
2. The pulleys I got from my favorite RBModels in Poland.   I have not seen Jin's version.
3. They are hand made "shock absorbers" - Two pieces of still brass wire with an eye at one end, bent to overlap and compress a spring.    All from the junk drawer.
Thanks,Jim

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