Photos and info on 1/8th scale model 5130 #1: Hydraulic linen,grab bars and hand rails.

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Blog entry by hookfoot posted 10-27-2019 10:36 PM 469 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I use the size of wire that comes as close to the size as I can get. The hydraulic lines are mainly #4 solid copper(approximately 80 ft.) The hand rails are #8 solid copper(approximately 90 ft.) The grab bars are #10 solid copper(do not know the amount). The grab bars after i determine what lengths I need and cut to length I flatten the ends and drill my mounting holesAfter I drill my holes I use a file to shape the end around the mounting hole then bend to the shape I need. I shine the copper and coat with a coat of Satin poly. The clips for mounting the hydraulic lines I make from #10 solid that I flatten and shape after I drill my mounting hole. Where the line goes in to the cylinder I use a small rectangular wooden block that is drilled to accept the copper. I do not have jigs to do this bending and shaping as I do it by eye. I may have a sketch on paper to maintain uniformity. I do not have many photos of this operation. All of my door hinges are made of wood and the door latches are made of copper. They are slide toggles.

The fire extinguisher will be later. Any questions, ask. I will try to answer the best I can. Will try to get my daughter or granddaughter to help with the video. I do not understand electronic talk, I need to be shown and even then it does not always stick right a way. Enough for tonight, Enjoy.

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#1 posted 10-27-2019 11:19 PM

Sir, You may not fully understand electronic talk,

BUT WOW you’ve certainly mastered model making….


-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 10-28-2019 01:54 AM

I’ll second that and add that the details just take my breath away.

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#3 posted 10-28-2019 02:50 PM

Absolutely amazing craftsmanship. Looks great, so realistic. Great job!!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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