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    Very interesting to see the way you made the...

    Very interesting to see the way you made the gearing.

    Cheers
    Trev.
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    Sticky: I took an Australia Day wonder around the place...

    I took an Australia Day wonder around the place about an hour ago.
    It's still pretty hot and not much in the way of birds.
    Although I did fined one of Clyde's youngsters singing it's head off!....
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    Sticky: I've detailed the arch that connects the...

    I've detailed the arch that connects the suspension tubes.

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    I've welded on metal for the mudguard brackets and the boss' on the outside of the tubes for the dampeners.
    The discs that...
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    Sticky: Thanks Peter glad you like the way the bikes...

    Thanks Peter glad you like the way the bikes going (or not in this case cos it ain't real!).
    Mildura's just dry heat where as down here the humidity gets way up there.
    I've just come in from the...
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    Sticky: I've been in the shed since early this morning...

    I've been in the shed since early this morning working on the forks.
    The really early start is great at the moment for beating the heat.
    But more than that I'm just having great fun building the...
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    She's looking fantastic Charlie. :2tsup: I'm...

    She's looking fantastic Charlie. :2tsup:
    I'm sure your happier with things back on track!.

    Cheers
    Trev.
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    Sticky: I finished the second of the axle plates and cut...

    I finished the second of the axle plates and cut the slots in the suspension tubes for the springs.
    The plates fit well and with the wheel in place everything runs freely.

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    Sticky: I was a little bit out thinking I'd get the...

    I was a little bit out thinking I'd get the plates for forks made in a day.
    It's turned out to be more involved than I first thought.

    The first picture below shows pretty much how I went about...
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    Sticky: I've been so busy working on the Brough lately,...

    I've been so busy working on the Brough lately, I've hardly picked up the camera at all.
    I had sometime to get out and about yesterday morning.
    There wasn't much to see but I was pretty happy to...
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    Sticky: A bit more of the forks are done. I've made the...

    A bit more of the forks are done.
    I've made the two suspension tubes and there looking like they should be right.

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    I'll make up the plates that hold the front wheel in place today.
    It...
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    Sticky: Making Do With What You've Got!

    I'm a bit light on for materials at the moment.
    So I'm making do.

    Fair to say the forks for the Brough will be made from very recycled material.
    Or good old fashioned junk!

    This is some more...
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    I don't know if it's any help but I found this. ...

    I don't know if it's any help but I found this.

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    Cheers
    Trev.
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    Sticky: I don't know how long it will last but the...

    I don't know how long it will last but the weathers nice and mild down here this morning!. :2tsup:

    Your idea of having some contact with the folks in England sounds pretty good fletty.
    I may need...
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    Sticky: I got some good work done before it got to hot in...

    I got some good work done before it got to hot in the shed.
    It's all pretty rough but I gave things a coat of primer to get a good look at how it's all going.
    The tapers on the forks are looking...
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    Sticky: Good One! I think the punishment fits the...

    Good One!
    I think the punishment fits the crime!. :U

    Cheers
    Trev.
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    Sticky: G'day Peter I'd noticed you hadn't been about...

    G'day Peter I'd noticed you hadn't been about much.
    The forums just not the same when your not on board (bit of a naval pun there). :U
    So don't go AWOL to often!.

    Glad you like the progress on...
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    Sticky: I started working on the first of the tapers for...

    I started working on the first of the tapers for the forks early this morning.
    I've got a fair bit done but ran out of bodyfiller so I'll need to wait until tomorrow to get some more. :C

    I'm...
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    Sticky: Really quiet with the camera for the last week or...

    Really quiet with the camera for the last week or so.
    I've been putting a lot of time into the Brough of late.
    That and the weathers been pretty hit and miss.

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  19. More great stuff!. Love the yacht and the Cat is...

    More great stuff!.
    Love the yacht and the Cat is fantastic. :2tsup:
    TAA hey that takes you back.

    Cheers
    Trev.
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    Looks fantastic! :2tsup: Some of your pictures...

    Looks fantastic! :2tsup:
    Some of your pictures don't seem to be showing up at the moment.
    I'd love to see them.
    But what I can see looks wonderful!.

    Cheers
    Trev.
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    Sticky: Things may not look much different than the other...

    Things may not look much different than the other day, but it's all been welded up!.

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    It took quite sometime to weld all ten pieces of the brace at the bottom of the...
  22. Hey mate seriously thanks for that "Totally Way"....

    Hey mate seriously thanks for that "Totally Way".
    Infact just a little bit "Brilliant". :2tsup:
    That's going to make thing a hole lot easier to organise.

    Thanks again really appreciated!.
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    Sticky: Your right Ray it's all getting just a little...

    Your right Ray it's all getting just a little corny!. :U

    I solved the problem with not having a 5/8 drill bit.
    There's an Engineering joint not far from my place, just outside of town.
    "Damn I...
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    Sticky: Maybe I should've gone with All-Bran, isn't that...

    Maybe I should've gone with All-Bran, isn't that supposed to keep the pipes clean!. :rotfl:

    Cheers
    Trev.
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    Sticky: I was about to start working on an overly...

    I was about to start working on an overly complicated former to use in making the fiberglass cover for the recess in the front of the tank.
    About then I spotted one of Tayne's empty Nutri-Grain...
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    Sticky: You'd be surprised what can turn-up in the Tassie...

    You'd be surprised what can turn-up in the Tassie bush!.

    I've got some more done on the steering.
    Finished off make the rest of the plates and parts for the lower bracket on the steering throat....
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    Really nice photo's mate. Thanks for posting...

    Really nice photo's mate.
    Thanks for posting them.
    The birds well named as well they certainly are Superb.

    Cheers
    Trev.
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    Sticky: To me it looks like the back of the recess...

    To me it looks like the back of the recess (across the end of the tunnel) and the sides are fairly flat.
    There seems to be a curve on either side that joins them.

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    I'm pretty keen to get...
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    Sticky: I got the first of the plates that hold the forks...

    I got the first of the plates that hold the forks at the base of the steering throat done today.
    I had to go and find a larger piece of square section steel than the one I had.
    The piece I found is...
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    YES PLEASE VERY MUCH!! :2tsup: Cheers Trev.

    YES PLEASE VERY MUCH!! :2tsup:

    Cheers
    Trev.
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    Found these plans in a Model Maker Magazine from...

    Found these plans in a Model Maker Magazine from 1954.
    Thought the Bedford may suit your wheels.

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    Cheers mate
    Trev.
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    You'd be surprised what high functioning autistics can do and not get bored.
    When I was a kid about 12 or so, I rewrote Tolkien's The Hobbit (or There and Back Again) in Runes.
    From start in finish...
  33. Great to hear from you my friend. I hope all is...

    Great to hear from you my friend.
    I hope all is well and going fine.

    I was looking through so of the 50's stuff last night and found these.

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    I reckon they'd have nine...
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    Sticky: I reckon it is!. Or at least I damn well hope it...

    I reckon it is!.
    Or at least I damn well hope it is, or I ain't no Country Boy!. :U

    Cheers
    Trev.
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    "Artistic Licence" I like the sound of that!....

    "Artistic Licence" I like the sound of that!.
    Looking Fantastic mate. :2tsup:
    Let the good times roll.

    Cheers
    Trev.
  36. Your right Al there is an annual index in The...

    Your right Al there is an annual index in The Model Engineer magazine (Thank Heavens).
    And your right again about helping with the Brough.
    Although most of the information is about steam trains and...
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    Sticky: The Firetail's are great little bird's although...

    The Firetail's are great little bird's although when nesting their not really interested in hanging around to be photographed.
    They have a nest up in a pine tree near the driveway.
    Judging by the...
  38. Why pay good money for a rusty old filing cabinet?

    I bought this rusty old four draw filing cabinet from a gentleman in Launceston yesterday.

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    I payed two hundred bucks for it, you might think I'm mad for buying such a pile of junk!.
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    Sticky: Hey Cowboy sorry to say I wont get there. It's...

    Hey Cowboy sorry to say I wont get there.
    It's just to damn costly at this time of year.
    If the GTG was a month later it would be as good as half the price to get there and back home.

    Anyway I...
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    Sticky: There was nothing else for it but to take to the...

    There was nothing else for it but to take to the tank and cut the front out of it.
    I'll admit the last thing I ever wonted was to see the inside of the tank again.
    But in the end I don't feel to...
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    Really nice work and a fine looking machine!....

    Really nice work and a fine looking machine!. :2tsup:

    Cheers
    Trev.
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    Sticky: It's been pretty overcast the last few days with...

    It's been pretty overcast the last few days with a lot of misty rain.
    Not ideal camera weather but there was still some brakes in clouds.

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    Sticky: That sounds like a nice cross between Artist...

    That sounds like a nice cross between Artist Licence and Duck Fudging to me mate!. :2tsup:

    Cheers
    Trev.
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    Sticky: I reckon that tank looks like mid to late 30's...

    I reckon that tank looks like mid to late 30's fletty.
    It's pretty wide across the shoulders.

    I found this photo of a repo mid 20's tank.

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    It looks like the recess is set back in the...
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    Sticky: Thanks for that it makes me feel better mate!....

    Thanks for that it makes me feel better mate!.
    Funny thing is now that I know the recess is there it's obvious it had to be.
    Looking at the photo if there wasn't a recess the forks simple couldn't...
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    Sticky: Oops Bugger! :doh: What an interesting morning...

    Oops Bugger! :doh:

    What an interesting morning in the life of a 2/3 scale Brough Superior builder.
    In between bouts of cleaning the dust and dirt out of the shed.
    I tried fitting the old Harley...
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    Sticky: Thanks Dave I'm pretty happy with the way the...

    Thanks Dave I'm pretty happy with the way the tanks come out.
    Although I think I've had my fun with fiberglass for the minute.
    Best I spend the day cleaning the shed, it looks like a snow storms...
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    Sticky: As you know I'm not exactly a high tech kinda...

    As you know I'm not exactly a high tech kinda guy!.
    I've still got a ton of learning to do on the drone.
    But it's basic flight setup is very easy.

    First you set the GPS so it knows exactly where...
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    Sticky: Hey Cowboy here's an aerial of "Dave's Place"...

    Hey Cowboy here's an aerial of "Dave's Place" marked in red.

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    You can kinda see the space through the trees to the left of my shed.
    Off to the right is what I call the jungle, it's...
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    Sticky: I'm pleased to say the tanks done or at least...

    I'm pleased to say the tanks done or at least it's at a point where I can move on to the front folks.

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    It still needs boss' for the tank taps and collars for the petrol...
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