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 Posted: Tue Nov 19th, 2013 07:52 pm
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Well, here at last !! :bg:



48 parts ... not including Hank with the specialy shaped (_!_)! ... & the Kung-Fu instructor !



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No Photo-Etched parts, to glue to your thumbs, or drop in the carpet, to step on later  !

But you do get some decals & a windsheild + headlamp, in clear placky.



Hans & Wolfgang have stopped bricklaying, for the time being ...

... & are doing a bit of RTFM ... whilst arguing about 'speeder technology'.

Hank is in town; buying a new hat !

& the Kung-Fu instructor, hasn't managed to 'chop' his way off the sprue ... yet !

No 'super-details' lost ... so far !

More soon .........................

:moose:
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 Posted: Tue Nov 19th, 2013 08:13 pm
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Si-I don't know what all the parts are for. I just used what I thought would get the job done. Any nitpickers out there who worry about unseen details..."let's see yours!"
There!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 19th, 2013 09:16 pm
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Yeah ...

... part #20 x6 of ...

... looks SO SMALL ...

... it's hard to belive it's possible to fit it ...

... little own SEE IT !

I think it's pretty funny that MiniArt have even included it !

Si.



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 Posted: Wed Nov 20th, 2013 05:55 am
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Helmut wrote:

I remember, however, a photo taken in an abandoned US mine where they used an 'Indian' with the same sort of double-chain/gear reduction on a 2' truck to take the carts out. Somewhere in the deep net...


It might be this one, which was posted in another thread here a while back....




While searching, I came across this little goodie... looks like another one designed for mine tracks:
 




And here's a link to another interesting rail-cycle (scroll to the bottom of the page):

http://billsmotorcycleadventures.blogspot.com/2012_04_01_archive.html




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Freekin fantastic, Mr G!!!

Lots of stuff on that plastic molding that I can't identify, and I know what the real things look like.

Somebody please come up with that 3 year old--even a 4 year old--


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 Posted: Wed Nov 20th, 2013 05:44 pm
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Hi Ray

Great pix. of 'inside frame' narrow critters ! ... NICE !


Hi Herb

Ages 3+ Harley 90% assembled ... pix. to follow.


Just seen Ray's nice pix. ...

...& been 'cooking up' a mix of Jose's AND Helmut's previous proto-photos.

What I like about both pix. ( I think it would work ... Mmm ? ) ...

... Ray's just added some 'funky-woodwork' to the mix ...

... with that Indian, in his 2nd photo.

All the best

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Si.

Are 'nits' bigger or smaller than MiniArt part-#20 ?



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 Posted: Wed Nov 20th, 2013 07:12 pm
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I started to build the Tamiya Harley yesterday; pretty much as soon as it came out of the mail box.

Flash & moulding lines are very minimal.
But honestly, are still there, and needed sorting out.

Since starting to mess with 1:35 stuff a while back; our flash & moulding cleaning has ramped-up to a new level.
It is totaly tedious; but painting later, will only highlight further, what is there.

Anyways.
Messin' about & fixing up this lil' Harley was a lotta FUN !
We don't often get stuff done this fast.
But I wanted to see how she looked with the underframes.



The front forks are not yet glued & the rear-frame also ... these parts need some thought as to 'speeder technology' !



Wolfgang checks the length of the Harley.

The 1929 Indian Scout Racer, that Hans & Wolfgang had earlier, is 1:32 scale, & longer.

Didn't know how long a 1:35 Harley is; but now we do.

In the photo; the front wheel is more forward than it should be, 'cos it aint glued yet !



With one of the potential underframes.

A 2 truck Shay is in the company shop for 'conversion' also.

Hans looks, in disbelief, at 204 parts that make up the tracks for a new crawler-tractor !!

All the best.

Cheers

:moose:
  Si.

What I like about Jose's photo; is the platform-design, for peoples & junkque.

What I like about Helmut's photo; is the bike still has it's wheels (it can still be a bike; couple o' wing-nuts later)

What I like about Ray's 2nd photo; is the funky-woodwork & wacky foot-brake !!


Hans & Wolfgang ... TOO THE DRAWING BOARD !!



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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2013 08:14 am
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What is interesting to note IMHO, that the 'Davis Motor Mine' critter has a reversing gearbox under the seat that is operated by the lever sticking out between the driver's legs. The others are 'just speeders':bg:



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Not necessarily, Helmut.

I think that they used the stock Indian Prince (the model that the 350cc engine came from), which would require a shift lever--but not the one used there.

The smaller sprocket, that you can't see in the photo, is behind the large input sprocket--and clutch--and would have a chain going down to the axle. The gearbox would be 3 speed --and needed to get the contraption rolling. One of the worst motorcycles made--gutless and in spite of that, the gearbox mainshafts would snap off.

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My Harley rail bike can go in reverse...provided the rider gets it into neutral and pushes it backasswards down the track. Brakes? "We don't have no stinkin' brakes!"

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