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About krow113

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  1. krow113


    Thank you greggles To be correct its a magneto. Here is another, they are tiny but well detailed , and the choice of HV lead material is proving to be proper. None of the leads have fallen out of the mags or the distribution tubes:
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    Ongoing engine work:
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    Andwil , greggles thankls for looking in and commenting. Not too much happening , I did a hot water return from the carb body: … and a clamp and petcock handle were added: I know , I know they can barely be seen but there is time to do it right.
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    Thanks Michael. At this point t he two lower halves of the front and rear fairings will be on one and one engine will be fully cowled. Here the petcock to drain the cylinder water jackets gets started: And the p/e ring at the front of the engine gets some more p/e to help with the detail: Adding all the time here and there will get it sorted soon enough.
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    Underside work includes landings on the oil pump for the return and feed lines from the tank: Rough shapes to be defined after secure attachment.
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    Engine plumbing continues:
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    Thanks Hakan , and everyone else looking in. A smallish update see's the oil return line from the camshaft to the front sump: And the hot water feed to the carb body:
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    Thanks Doc! Starting to look like something with the leads shortened and placed for training. I fitted the carb and manifold , glueing the carb only at the base. Just going slowly as I find my way through the smallest additions and the paint work:
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    Thanks Hakan , and everyone else looking in. I mentioned 'training' the HV leads. Here you can see the result of a week or so of the mag leads being inserted into a tube: A bit better pic: This happened just by inserting the leads into the tube and leaving them alone , no other inducement was used. The tube also helps as a holder for paint work. May as well keep the training going on the plug end of things: This will help in the final assy , not having to fight the leads into place.
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    Thanks Michael. There are 4 breathers for the 2 sumps on the D IV. A 'sump' is just a void where oil is collected for filtration , distribution etc . The sumps are at the front and rear of the engine crank case. The brethers are the 4 capped off freestanding items just added to the sloped upper sides of the crank case. As oil enters the sump the air is displaced and needs to 'breath' or escape or the oil flow will cease with catastrophic engine failure will soon follow . Best if you go back and look at a previous post where there are just the locating holes drilled. Taurus P/N D3234. This book is essential for detailing the D IV it has everything you need to know and very good pics of the engine and drawings and descritions, I have it open in my lap as I do this work: And with no pics available to me of how Gotha's generated electrical power , I'll be using the WNW supplied generator from the German accy sprue . AEG's had a genny with a weird kinda belt , I found pics but lost them. So there will be some conjecture there , but there was a generator on the Gotha that is for sure , just no pics to prove. I'll mount it like the AEG one that is clearly shown in the museum example and the WNW kit .
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    Water feed pipe lined up on all three contact points: And all of the Taurus breather set installed with one modified into the extended breather on the rear:
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    Engine detailing continues...:
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    Minor update. The kit flywheel gets turned into a pully by saw cutting , filing , sanding , etc , you know , good old fashioned modelling. Here it is up against the dud engine: This will be for the generator.
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    Great stuff. I have a number of figs of BVon already.
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    Thanks Hakan & Michael. The beading line has proven to be a viable method , so far , only one lead has fallen out during a session of manipulation. Here are the parts on the engine for checking: Due to the springulatory nature of the line I'll leave these in place , like the mag lines in the tubes , to 'train ' for a while.