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 Posted: Fri Nov 3rd, 2017 06:26 pm
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... The evil MEK MONSTER << was kept at bay !


One nice strong, flat, square weld-up of Wolfys structural steelwork. :thumb:





The width of the new 'Plastruct' underframe is 6ft or about 52mm in 1:35 scale.



I have clamped Wolfys head & feet in my vernier-calipers before, to calibrate these kinda important dimensions ...

... but he prefers it if I don't. :shocked:

He is a very useful '2-Yard Stick' though !!



The underframe length is in line with some of my other longest car builds.

Sorry It's not to hand right now, but around 16ft I'm guesstimating.

Basically as long as 2 of my largest/heaviest modded diecast trucks.

Plus a bit of space in between & for the coupler-pockets at each end.



A few other 'experimental' parts, such as a couple of gears, to get a sense of size. L:

Some C.A.D. work as well ( Cardboard Aided Design ), corn-flakes box templates. :P



:moose:



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 Posted: Sun Nov 5th, 2017 02:03 pm
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The trucks which are being used on this build, are the same type as on my 'Dinky' crane BASH.





'Before' modding, on the left, with the old vintage 'Tri-ang' wheelsets & 'open-loop' coupler fixings.

'After' modding, on the right, with new metal wheelsets & coupler fixings removed.



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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 01:02 pm
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I'm trying to make my 4 crane builds all look as different as possible from one another. :pimp:



This BASH/scratchbuild using some of the vintage '60s 'Airfix' kit parts I have, was the 1st I started.

I had no idea when I begun, that I would soon find 'Tri-ang', 'Dinky' & 'Dublo' cranes to mess with as well.

The 4 different BASH starting points, ARE all very different to one another ! :P

The principle difference being the sizes of the original jib components.





Anyhow, I used another type of tread-plate on my small 'Tri-ang' BASHes car deck.

This new styrene 'steel' underframe is getting this particular type of plate.

Seemed to me like a few smaller 'plates' would be appropriate for a largish underframe.



Just trying one out for size here. L:

I think it's a likely size for such sheet-materials & the usage.



The grey-gear is an original 'Airfix' kit component. :old dude:

Cut-down & mounted within a secondary white-gear, from a busted printer or sumtink.

Really the grey-gear is only there as the 'correct' pivot for the upper 'Airfix' part.

The white-gear seems a bit too 'coarse' for 1:35n2 in fact. :f:



I have since decided to probably replace the white-gear, with a better metal one I now have. :cool:



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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 04:55 pm
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:thumb:






:moose:



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Si, you have become a CRANE-HEAD! Of course I can think of worse things to become.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 11th, 2017 11:18 am
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" Si, you have become a CRANE-HEAD! "



Howdy Woodie :cb:



I think you could be right !!

You just KNOW that you're a " CRANE-HEAD! " ... :Crazy:

... when you can't move on the workbench, cos of all the crane parts !





Some more pix. of the vintage 'Airfix' build/BASH still to come. :old dude:

But for now ...

... this is the workbench of a " CRANE-HEAD! " ... :Crazy:

Mostly CRANES ! ... plus of course the odd dozer & a bit of this and that.



This pic. is from a while back actually ... ol' yella' is now bolted to a lolly-stick flatcar these days. :P

The red vintage diecast 'Hornby Dublo' breakdown crane has had a bit more done to it.

Having de-riveted the incomplete wheel-less chassis ( this was 2nd hand 'playworn' $4!7 ) ...

... against Kens advice  ( sorry Eh! Ken ;) )  I did hacksaw orrrf the whole rear boiler section. :shocked:



:moose:



Si.



That sharp eyed ol' Woodrow mighta noticed a few 'Airfix' Omnibus parts scattered around as well ...

... Yep ! a vintage London double-decker bus   DID   find it's way over 'the pond', to a down south mining operation !!

l   a   t   e   r   .   .   .   :)



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Si,

You're workbench is still too neat especially when compared to mine.
I think I still have a little room to add another project.



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If a joint is such that the MEK on the outside dries before the MEK on the interior surfaces (of the joint it's self, not necessarily the pieces being glued) you will get warping.

Then , sit down and smoke a joint. won't fix the warp, but you won't care.

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Once Wolfy got all his joints sorted out, it was orf to the M.M.M car-shop Guy Fawkes bonfire-night fireworks party !






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Wow... a psycho-dellic photo of old Wolfy! Where's his beads?

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