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Photos and info on 1/8th scale model 5130 #7: Engine compartment and counterweight.

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Blog entry by hookfoot posted 11-17-2019 10:44 PM 662 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some times I get so engrossed in the model that I forget to take photos when I should. The counterweight sets on the tail of the chassie frame. My buddy standing there comes by every once and a while to help. The counterweight is hollow. It is made out of 1/8th in baltic birch plywood. Not many Photos.

These are two of the 6 lifting eyes they use for assembly etc. They are painted before they are glued into the counterweight. Better paint job. It just takes some planning on what and where you need tape.

These two photos are the radiator in the front of the engine compartment.

This is the inside wall. With the doors. This shows the wooden hinges and the fitting of the doors.. The hinges fit in a groove. They are easier to install this way.I drill the pivot hole the form the hinge. I do not have any good photos of this operation. It is easier then it sounds after two or three sets. Like any job, it is easy after you learn how. This is the latch assembly I used on these doors. Copper wire, solder filing and good luck. This is the vent in the door of the next photo.

The painted version. This is the ribs of this section and the right end

(front) is a cat walk. The cat walk is made from 5/16th in strips of 1/8th plywood,and 1/8th in dowel rods.You talk to yourself a lot when you are making this. I glued the dowel rods in the first strip. The rest were slid into position. the last strip was glued. Then I layed the grilling flat on my workbench, bottom side up. Then when everything was square(and/or looked good) I would spot glue every joint. Lots of fun. But worth it I think. Enjoy.



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crowie

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#1 posted 11-17-2019 11:53 PM

The amount of skilled patient craftsmanship is amazing.
This jigsaw puzzle is something else.

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

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#2 posted 11-19-2019 04:43 AM

It’s probably to late but would sure love to see a better picture of the door latch.
I know exactly what you mean it’s so hard to stop to take pictures while the creative juices are flowing. LOL
Looking good and love all the pictures for sure!!!

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#3 posted 11-20-2019 12:52 AM



It s probably to late but would sure love to see a better picture of the door latch.
I know exactly what you mean it s so hard to stop to take pictures while the creative juices are flowing. LOL
Looking good and love all the pictures for sure!!!

- htl

Will look for better photo. maby on another model but the same idea.

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htl

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#4 posted 11-20-2019 06:21 PM

Thanks HT, just trying to see how the two ends are held in place and pivot. :-]

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