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  1. lol serves ya right! Crappy when ya go through that and the result is less than ys wanted. I was looking at using a good quality enamel and baking the parts (low temp) , no primer. It has worked well in the past on 1:1 parts. Surface prep is always the key .
  2. That's the way I was thinking it would be. The outer cover ends securely and the cable extends to the brake lever. Broughs were far from identical as well , keeping that in mind I have seen pics of a metal rod to the rear brake lever from the foot pedal. link: http://www.brough-superior.com/ws/frontend/seite/SeiteCms.php?coId=263&coType=navigation1 There are some books available I was gonna find , like a service manual that will have pics and drawings of the maintenance areas of the bikes. A number of omissions on the kit are in this area . Not hugely critical but some of us will want them. If you google Brough Superior books they come up ; a parts manual and a service manual would be aa great help.
  3. Looking at the instructions , the wiring is vague, and the cables don't make sense in some areas. I'm glad you will be the one to sort it all out first!
  4. Have you got to the rear exhaust mount yet? It appears to connect to the swingarm in the instructions.
  5. Going well!
  6. Good. Now I can order again.
  7. Just another way to model. I don't need one. I can scratchbuild and cast parts in metal or resin.
  8. Eagles Talon did them I believe Jessica. I've seen one set in 15 years, good luck. FSM had an article on scratchbuilding 'Balls 8 ' Best of luck!
  9. Where we are today:
  10. Thanks BD. Second backdrop in:
  11. Okay fill yer boots. What you say makes absolutely no sense to me. The OP is asking about pre-1963 , pretty sure there were no 'sticky letters' which are actually called self adhesive vinyl copy.at that point. The earliest examples being die-cut. I've never heard of any of the methods you describe! I am actually thinking of race car decoration, I see that the OP is asking about licence plates and the link provides the relevant info. I would be a little wary of the links info as well. its a private site for making money , not a reference site by any means. Check with the relevant gov departments if possible. Your problem is more along the lines of the difficulty in recreating the stamped letters , the metal plate being cast with the numbers or stamped out of sheet metal. This means the letters are raised and then prolly screened for the color. When I did my bobber plate I used thin brass sheet and tried to emboss the letters and was not able to without having to make a lot of tooling . I did manage to do the border edge and used vinyl letters to simulate the raised lettering. The info on 1940's California license plate dimensions and materials was provided by an ex California Highway Patrolman from Highway Dept files. So I'm sure you can find info for the period you need. It seems materials , manufacturing procedure etc changed over the decades being looked at here. "Pre-'63" may not be enough to fine tune the info you need. Also British vehicles carried a 'registration' number AND a licence plate , looking at bikes we see the reggy number on the fender , the plate displayed to the rear of the vehicle. Dig a little deeper.
  12. Remember these would most likely have been hand -painted by a sign writer , you know before the computer destroyed the craftsmanship and creativity in the sign industry. The sign writers of the day would have their own stylized fonts and 'signature' work. Too perfect ,as done by the soul draining computer , may look out of place.
  13. Thanks BillyD HO/OO its the same right? Backdrop in place and tree planting starts , only 300 to go: Buildings ongoing:
  14. Buildings begin: Building base's were installed previously , buildings will be painted and embedded in situ , after a few more are installed.
  15. As part of the tourist trap I have set up. I finally got the preliminary wiring and layout done. The basic groundwork is in play: ...buildings , peeps , dogs , cats ,deer , cows , etc , to come!