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Thanks @Jo NZ, @Gorby, @Corsairfoxfouruncle, @S5 modeller, and @stevehnz for your likes. Prepared road base. Installed the necessary span and traffic lights wiring along bridge girders. Assembled road, towers and traffic lights in one go.
clive_t replied to clive_t's topic in Ready For Inspection - DioramasThanks Simon, very good of you to say so
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SimonT replied to clive_t's topic in Ready For Inspection - DioramasBrilliantly written, you’re a good story teller and you’re good at visualising it too
The actual bridge motor is in the middle of the hut (inside). It drives two winch drums located just outside the lateral sides of the hut - in those same size boxes on the opposing balconies. They drive the tower pulley wheels. The cable to these wheels is much lighter because of the counterweights. The cables to both counterweights and span are both thick and there are four in parallel on each side (they bare the weight of both the span and counterweight. _________________________________________________ to continue: I discovered before installing the towers that once they are in, the span cannot be removed for repairs. There won't be enough room to pass above the pulley wheels. So I cut off the lateral bumper rollers (the hidden side) and replaced them with removable ones.
The speed is an illusion. I came late to this wonderful forum and currently in the last half of the project. I am posting images on a daily basis to catch up to where I am at. Hope you do come to Australia, especially at this time of year _ it's warmer.
clive_t replied to clive_t's topic in Ready For Inspection - DioramasDennis, your comments are very much appreciated. If I've inspired you to do something similar, then that is particularly gratifying. I look forward to seeing your project develop.
I might not have been paying enough attention early on, I can see your model will have its winding gear underneath the table as it were but where does the real thing have its winding gear? I'm guessing that with the counterweights, it didn't have to be that massive. The towers & lights are looks a bit smart too. Steve.
I never included a close up of the new F-111 doors. I cut them to size and fitted the internal structure, external and internal door release handles and pneumatic struts. You still can’t see much n the close up though - but the filling around the new front section looks at but dodgy! Please remember this s a home made crash mounded canopy, not a made to measure kit or after market one.
I sir am suitably impressed with the skill and speed you are going at with this. Its impressive to say the least. If i ever get a chance to visit Australia, i plan on making a side trip to see this.
Always surprised how big the F-4 is compared to the other US big birds Getting towards paint now and need to settle on a paint scheme and base. The decals include these options And then I found this pic to back it up I like the way that the red tail top doesn’t go straight across (as per decal sheet pic) but misses out the top of the rudder. So Lakenheath it is I guess.
That would be a lark. It's bad enough having a slot boat track. In all honesty, this project is the most complicated thing I have ever done. There seems to be a lot to consider. One has an idea of what to build, but as it unfolds other aspects emerge that cannot be ignored. Each part in itself is a design problem to nut out. Often it cannot be done without considering other parts not yet designed or built. Some nights I cannot sleep. I am still trying to solve design problems. Then I have to get back to the desk, write some notes and sketches until I feel that I have taken a few steps forward. Then I can go back to sleep. Mind you, I often come up with some good solutions that way, but it is a headache at times. I am saying all this because I just had this happen last night.
DennisTheBear replied to clive_t's topic in Ready For Inspection - DioramasThat is a project that pays tribute to your father in particular and past servicemen in general, and inspires me to attempt a dio in tribute of lost family members. Truly a great work in all aspects! DennisTheBear
Thanks @clive_t, @Sgt.Squarehead, and @Corsairfoxfourunclefor your likes. The towers are not actually in place in these photographs. They are just positioned to see how it will look, and how close the span bumpers would get to the towers. The towers have to be installed at the same time as the road surface.
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