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      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.
albergman

Scratchbuild of a Lancia D50

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Only found this thread now but I regret not having seen this earlier, a fantastic job !

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17 hours ago, BeastieBoy73 said:

That is a magnificent model. It's early days for me with regards model building but I have my lates Grandfathers Cowells lathe gathering dust that I'd love to think could be used to build even just one part of a model like yours.

 

He built a 3.5" Gauge live steam train (same as the one below) using the lathe so I'm hoping some of his skills have rubbed off on me. So far, any skills that he may have passed on have remained very hidden...

 

 

 

BB73 ... glad you like my D50.    A lathe can open the door to scratchbuilding some nice parts so, have a go on some scrap materials.  Lots of good how-to videos out there.   I hadn't touched a lathe since high school (1951) but it's mostly common sense once you work out how the bits move!   A live steam model is an impressive piece of model engineering.    Raises the bar WAY above scratch building.   I have some idea of what it takes to build a locomotive having made a display model of one ... Flying Scotsman.   And now I've started another!  :o

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Getting near the end now.    Final paint is on and I'm gradually getting it assembled.   This is where I find out that the exhaust pipes can't clear the rear suspension and all sorts of alignment issues.

 

Anyway, decided I have to make a couple of mirrors and I've chosen to do the hemispherical ones that sometimes were used instead of the rectangular ones.   Started turning them from a scrap aluminum handle.   This the "face" of the mirror with a small recess to take something reflective.

 

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Tapered it down ... and sawed it off.

 

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Turned it round and glued it with CA onto another rod

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then filed and polished it to shape.

 

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Drilled a .6 mm hole for the stalk ... trying a circle of this reflective material as a mirror.    Might look for something else.   Any suggestions?

 

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I wanted to make a  tiny plate to replicate the screw attachment so this was "filed" out of a thin sheet of tin using a Dremel cutting disk. ...

 

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Yes, it's tiny and still needs that "tab" filed off.

 

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Anyway, it fit onto the mirror stalk OK and the whole thing was then CA'd into a tiny hole

 

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Now the worst part ... I have to make another!!

 

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I see I'm still avoiding making that raised fresh air vent just ahead of the cockpit ... that's next.

 

Frank

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12 hours ago, albergman said:

.. trying a circle of this reflective material as a mirror.    Might look for something else.   Any suggestions?

 

mirror film / foil on ebay. I just bought some to make the mirrors on my train build

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1 hour ago, hendie said:

 

mirror film / foil on ebay. I just bought some to make the mirrors on my train build

 

Good idea there Hendie ... thanks.  Interesting stuff.    I only need 2 circles about 6mm diam. and I've got some thin metal sheets that will probably polish up satisfactorily.

 

BTW I've been lurking on your coach building site all along and am constantly staggered by your attention to detail.   Nothing ever seems to be too small or too insignificant to you.   Marvelous work mate.

 

Frank

 

 

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Frank, that mirror is quite spectacular !!

 

Keith

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OK folks ... I've deemed this one done and taken my "show pics" and they're now up on the Finished Builds here.

 

Thanks very much to those who followed me on this one.   Had lovely comments and received good suggestions along the way and it sure makes the effort all the more enjoyable.

 

So, the bench is cleared and I just might be picking up my Gresley A4 steam locomotive again.

 

See you there.

 

Frank

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