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CrazyCrank

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  1. This kind of case could be managed easily Well, good evening Gentlemen I've finally 3D printed 9 wedging candles for the chassis, and 4 of them appeared to be bad printed and unserviceable, so a new 3T printing is ongoing at the moment. I can't go on today with the chassis painting job because, inexplicably, the primer coats are not totally dry, and remain slightly sticky when handling, so, I'm supposed to wait still a few days. Consequently , it's time to continue this build with the engine.... A fairy tale, indeed: once upon a time, it was a scale models brand, Tamiya, which supplied pretty but inaccurate parts in their kits Seriously, some parts supplied by Tamiya to build the engine are totally inaccurate, for instance the injection pump or the ignition cable assembly. I've so decided to try to "scratch" them with Fusion 360 Stay tuned for next steps
  2. I would say, really mind-blowing work
  3. Good night guys And now 3D printing for stands to support my tubular chassis while I'm busy with other parts of the car Stay tuned if you like
  4. Evening guys Well, the tubular chassis is finished after having put the front left and right additional tubes and appendices. I've also glued the battery housing, and all that stuff has been cleaned and primed. I took the opportunity to prime also the engine block's parts and the rear axle. The next steps will be the painting of this tubular chassis with Tamiya semi-gloss black X18 and then spraying two or three coats of ultra-gloss clear, in order both to get the color needed (gloss black X1) and to protect it while handling... See you soon Folks and thanks for watching
  5. You're certainly in good position to say that, and, reading this article ,we learn that the ATE brake booster replaced the Treadle-Vac unit after the car number 353. I've found on Niemoeller Website some pictures and exploded views of AT T50 (Right picture) and Treadle-Vac (Left picture): And, after having looked carefully at the instruction sheets and at the sprues, I think that Tamiya doesn't supply in the kit any part which could figure these elements... However, I've noticed that with the ATE brake booster, there is a brake fluid tank, while there's not with the Treadle-Vac. BUT, on the Tamiya kit, there is a part to place on the bulkhead, which hav a blue cap, and looks like a fluid tank. On the Eaglemoss 1:8 kit, we can find the same part, which is called Brake fluid tank ! So, we can imagine that f there's a brake-fluid, the brake booster is an ATE;and not a Treadle-Vac. Very curiously, on the Eaglemoss kit, there is a vacuum canister, as if the brake booster were a Treadle-Vac !! Brake fluid tank on a AT 50 brake booster system: Eaglemoss kit: Tamiya kit instruction sheet (cylindrical part of the referenced B19 item) I'm at the end of my rope ! What do you reckon ? CC
  6. Morning Gentlemen I'm pretty proud of what I made tonight and this noon to quite finalizing the tubular chassis The four branches tubing and the conical part have been trimed when necessary and glued in place while the last 3D printing is ongoing. Obviously, before glueing these parts on the chassis, I've verified that the engine fitted well without coming in contact with any added part See you soon for the last step
  7. Send me an address if you want the list of 300 SL changes. EJB

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      CrazyCrank

      OK ejboyd5: please, use thierry.decorniquet@gmail.com

  8. Good morning everyone My first 3D printings of the tubings has given a perfect result for the conical part But for the four branches part, firstly the shape didn't match perfectly, and secondly it broke when I cut a support , so I've redrawn it. Hereunder some pictures of the conical part: And some pictures of the new four branche part and of its slicing: While my second 3D printing of the tubings is ongoing, I've drawn the third and last part of this additional tubings This is the part I've painted red on the picture below: So, some pictures below of the fruit of my thoughts drawn with Fusion 360: And some pictures of the 3 parts placed approximately on the canvas, under Fusion 360 And after slicing with Chitubox Stay tuned for the next steps, test fits and hopefully final glueing
  9. Thanks a lot @ejboyd5 for this constructive critics Tamiya simply ignore the vacuum canister, and I can't say more about the chassis-number they decided to figure. For the comparison, Eaglemoss, which sells a collector kit of MB 300 SL at 1:8 scale, has supplied the vacuum canister, and I've followed their example, only because I thought it would be fun to scratch and add this part ! The Treadle-Vac was used on the first chassis 198-040 built from 09/1954 to 05/1957, so I'll go on representing this chassis, as I've begun with it ! And so, I'm of course very interested with your list of changes. You can easily PM me via the forum, clicking on my nickname. Thanks in advance for your contribution
  10. And now the conical part Slicing under Chitubox now Let's go for a 2h42mn 3D printing now
  11. Good afternoon, guys And now, I go on the tubular frame with the fabrication of some tubing place at the lower left part of the chassis, which utility has been a mystery for me since yesterday. I want to speak about the tubes that i've colored red one the right photo below (The original photo has been found on Technical's-Art website, that you can visit Here. This brass chassis has been built according to the original MB plans, and this took approx. 250 hours ) After having racked my brain and overall found some photos on the Internet, I think this tubing construction serve to host the steering unit. I've attempted to design it with Fusion360, but not sure of the accuracy...all critics will be appreciated ! Nethertheless, let's see the drawings of the first part: Second part (the conic shape) coming soon. And then 3D printing, and finally test fits before any corrections . Stay tuned if you like
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