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    What can I say. I just keep watching in awe


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    Unbelievable....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
    Hmmm. You've got me thinking now. Do you reckon thin MDF would bend well enough for the rounded frame of a 1:12 scale model 60's plywood caravan? I've been pondering what to use for easiest bending.
    You can buy what is termed bending ply from Mr Plywood. Can get some really tight radius with it
    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

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    I have just read this post from start to now and am in total awe of what you are achieving.

    If when you finish you never make another thing (which i doubt very much) this will go down in folklore as probably the best model ever made.

    Words fail me.......
    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

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    Ray

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    I agree wholeheartedly
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    WOW Thanks Guy's,
    It's nice knowing people are enjoying the build.

    But sometimes you can be given a compliment that's so high you just really don't know what to say.
    And this would be one of them!

    Ray "THANKS" it means a lot to think that my work can be held in such high regard!
    Although it leaves me with no pressure at all for the rest of the build.

    When people enjoy your work it makes it all worth while!
    So Thanks again.

    Trevor.

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    Had a great day working on the crankcase, minus a couple of fiddley little bits I got it done.
    Also managed to get some primer onto it.

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    After a few more coats of primer and a hole heap of sanding I'll give it a top coat, and I'll be
    able to put the barrel's onto it.
    I'm really looking forward to that, I just hope everything fits.
    But it should start to look like I'm getting somewhere.

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    The top for the crankcase has been great fun to make it's not a shape I'm used to building.
    All my other bikes have been single's or twin's with round crankcase.
    This Indian Straight Four case has been quite different for me.

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    I've still got a lot to do on the engine but when it's done the bike will be more than half finished.
    It's funny how that works out the engine is only about 1/3 of bike, but it takes almost 2/3 of the time to build it.

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    I'll get back to it, I've probably got time to sand it and give it another coat of primer.
    Sometimes I really like daylight savings.

    Cheers.

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    I couldn't help myself the top of the crankcase was just sitting there and I still had daylight.
    So I convinced myself that I really needed to make sure that the barrel's would fit.

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    Nothing is really held in place it's all just sitting there.

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    But the fit is pretty good, I could maybe drop the exhaust pipe down a half inch or so.

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    I'm hoping to get the top coat on the case tomorrow.
    Then I'll be able to bolt the barrel's on.

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    Now it's looking more like an engine!

    Cheers.

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    Have you thought of coming to my wood working weekend on Australia Day Weekend

    I know I would love to see your work up close and personal and others would like to see you at your craft too

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f25/ww...-a-170839-new/

    rwbuild is hopefully coming and crowie I hope is too, that's just a couple following this thread that I know plus a heap of others

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    That sounds pretty good mate.
    It would be good to get away for a couple of days.

    My dear old Dad lives with me, his 90 and I don't get much of a chance for time away.
    But if I can arrange some care for him over the Australia Day Weekend I'll try to get there.

    Trevor.

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    Sounds good. Hope it works out.


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    Repliconics i have been away for the weekend and the bottom end has certainly come along in leaps and bounds really looking the part now. Keep up the good work

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    It might not look like I've got much done, but the crankcase has been given a top coat of alloy cast.
    I've also taken the exhaust a couple of shades darker to lift the contrast.

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    All of the barrel's and the intake manifold have been bolted down.

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    While bolting everything down I added the gaskets.

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    I'll keep adding detail as it goes along, but at the moment I'll put some time into the sump.

    Cheers.

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    I got a pretty good go at the sump today and got quite a bit done.
    As you know it started looking like this.

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    After shaping the flywheel housing and blocking out the sump pan it's starting
    to take on more form.

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    It's a kool shape if you look at it one way it's a train and the other a truck.
    It's a bit of a childish observation I know, but that's probably a big part of the
    way I see simpler shapes in complex forms.
    And that helps me to build them.

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    Trying to be more grown up!
    To build the pan I first made a jig and glued 162mm lengths of MDF in it to form the shape.

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    I used this method for strength, I could have steamed some 3mm MDF.
    But the radius of the turn gets quite tight and I thought this way would be better.

    I'll spent tomorrow shaping the pan.

    Cheers.

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    I got most of the sump shaped today except for the area at the front.
    It needs to roll in then turn out quite sharply, I'll sleep on it and have a go tomorrow.

    But there's enough done to have a look at the overall layout of the engine, and check
    the comparative scale of things so far.

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    The depth of the sump looks pretty good, I'm still thinking at some point I might lower the exhaust
    a half inch or so.
    But than can wait until later, I'll have a good look at it when I make the frame.

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    Everything seems to be about right to this point.
    I'm hoping to have the sump finished in the next few days,
    Then I can get started on the detailing of the left hand side of the engine.

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    I'm looking forward to making the magneto.
    I found out the other day that the firing order for the bike is 1324.
    I'd better keep it in mind London to a brick if it's wrong someone will notice.

    Cheers.

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