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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #400 on: November 22, 2019, 08:16:49 pm »

turned the plastic down in the lathe and drilled hole up the middle.



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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #401 on: November 22, 2019, 08:48:19 pm »

Could it be turned down in a drill chuck ?

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #402 on: November 22, 2019, 08:58:02 pm »

With your skill possibly. But I wouldn't manage it. The plastic rod described cuts very cleanly in the lathe. Drilling the hole in the middle is easy in the lathe.

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #403 on: November 22, 2019, 08:59:03 pm »

Is it drilled at an angle to point at the deck ?

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #404 on: November 22, 2019, 09:07:39 pm »

Drill straight up the middle, then a bit of free hand angle drilling once the dome has been formed. Led can be push in and rotated to fit in the dome. Possibly a dab of super glue to hold led in place. Taking the dimension from SL left overs. Will try and find actual size of the dome.


Only very quick first attempt this evening, been a busy day.  Hope for more time tomorrow.


The led is flat, not dome shaped. Can be rotated to get best light.

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #405 on: November 22, 2019, 09:13:37 pm »

 :-))


Started round the back again

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #406 on: November 22, 2019, 09:50:15 pm »


This is the ease of fit I work for.




Richard "RMH" suggested using axle collets to secure in place. I thought this to be a great idea as no force is required to fit or remove  :-))


I found an eBay seller doing 10x2.5mm for 6.92
I would only need two per railing so I will need to order more. The 2.5 has a 2.7mm bore

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #407 on: November 22, 2019, 09:59:44 pm »

 :-)
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #408 on: November 22, 2019, 10:35:12 pm »

Thank you  :-))

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #409 on: November 23, 2019, 01:05:15 am »

'The Old Fart' and Andy,
Hope this might help - the actual size of the deck light fittings on the lower wheelhouse are 40mm in diameter and 15mm in depth. NB that they are not a full hemi-sphere, rather a shade under, with the little diameter flat rim and the 'exit' for the light [angled down] below the centre line.
Also that the four lights on the nose of the wheelhouse are set in stainless steel bezels.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #410 on: November 23, 2019, 06:28:38 am »

Thanks for dimensions, that was going to be my next question.

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #411 on: November 23, 2019, 10:50:38 am »

Yes many thanks Kim


Today I decided that my comms tower T is too wide despite taking off a drawing. The MBD cabin is narrower than expected so I will correct by eye.
Intitially the max width was 145mm and I've set my sander up to a suitable angle to take 5.5mm off each end before adding 3mm styrene back on. This takes 5mm off overall but if still too wide I can afford to take 1mm off each end later and make any necessary angle adjustment too.
There will always be backwards steps and its best to fix it in my opinion









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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #412 on: November 23, 2019, 03:24:27 pm »

It's about a whole day lost by the time its primed. I had to alter the height of the H frame too
All correct now




















My mast light platform








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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #413 on: November 23, 2019, 06:21:33 pm »

Had to stop for steak n chips and Strictly   %%   but what was I making?









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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #414 on: November 23, 2019, 09:14:39 pm »

Too late! I bet you've been watching Strictly  %%  That chris has been overscored 2 weeks running!! bent judges


One more to make and I'll start my gate  8)



There's growing interest in obtaining more of these Kim  :-))







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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #415 on: November 23, 2019, 09:24:58 pm »

Thanks for the tip Derek  :-)
Back on the job early for good behaviour

Here I've added some more detail for the radar and speaker mounting points. The pictures also share "my" measurements











This has now been remodelled to 140mm overall width NOT 145  :-))

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #416 on: November 23, 2019, 09:27:29 pm »

Its these little parts that really make a build.  There's some very skilful work there that often goes completely missed.  Lovely job.

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #417 on: November 23, 2019, 10:36:06 pm »

Thank you Mark. It's these little things that give the most personal reward too  :-)


First attempt still in progress and I think my soldering is getting less messy  {-)

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #418 on: November 23, 2019, 11:47:37 pm »

Time for bed

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #419 on: November 24, 2019, 12:49:46 pm »

Almost ready for primer



Another hinge to make





Some may wonder how small parts are held in place for soldering?
These hinge stabs are first fitted as a bent piece of bar so it stays upright and trimmed after soldering

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #420 on: November 24, 2019, 02:05:00 pm »




I used 5 min epoxy for the welds from behind and then trimmed and sanded them before rock hard

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #421 on: November 24, 2019, 02:56:20 pm »

Andy I don't know what type of flux your using but I use Powerflow flux which plumbers use.  Its really ultra aggressive stuff but makes soldering brass a doddle.  If you use an electric soldering iron with this stuff you will need a dedicated tip as it will destroy it over time.  I've found that I use less solder with this flux but don't breath in the fumes either.

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #422 on: November 24, 2019, 03:05:56 pm »

I use this

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #423 on: November 24, 2019, 05:24:36 pm »


My solder tip has done many hundreds of solders Mark  :-))   I've been using that paste all this year




MY best effort. I could pick fault but I'll live with it  :-)  Fully functioning too
Thank you very much Kim for making the etching, there is growing interest in obtaining one from you.

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