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some filter can be usefull with this kit ūüėŹ

The tracks also need also “some“   attention and if  replacement tracks are available pls let me know......

 

 



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Recieved the missing sprue from Roden .

I am very content with the service of both Roden and Passion 132 at which I ordered the kit.

 

 

greetz Ronald

 

 



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Continued with the kit .........

I made some modifications on the roof and springs of the trackrollers

I replace the plastic corrugated roofpart with a metal one made of a can of coke 

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I used the plastic part to get the right corrugated shape

I first had to heat the material before i could get it in the right shape.

and then finished the roof part. later i wil put some rolled up tarpaulins to the sides of the roof 

 

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also replaced the plastic springparts of the trackrollers with selfmade metal springs

 

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The next  big modification will be the theadplates  and fenders which i will try to replace with PE threadplate

I am  looking at the moment  where i can order the correct threadplate shape.

Also  the Engine will get a “overhaul“ and the two tanks still needs some work....

 

greetz Ronald

 



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That roof looks very good!
And it is a good way of recycling cans!



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It's difficult to use the Aluminium from cans because it's an alloy with significant amounts of magnesium, manganese and silicon which make the aluminium

sheet difficult to form. The alloy used in cans is designed to produce a can by deep drawing with the minimum wall thickness and maximum strength.

Heating will help somewhat as you found. The best sheet for this sort of application is nearly pure aluminium - this is sold as "tooling foil" in the US in

various thicknesses. For small jobs the aluminium seal on the inside of coffee cans is quite usable as well.

 

Charlie



-- Edited by CharlieC on Monday 18th of June 2018 01:43:02 AM

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I got a question about the two reservoirs on the Holt

Is the cylindrical tank the fuel tank and the oval tank the coolwater reservoir ?






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You mention the internal join in the front steering ring. In reality, wouldn't this ring have been made from 2 pieces top and bottom? It has flanges top and bottom to keep it in place, and so must either have been installed before the side frames were connected up or made in 2 pieces inserted from top and bottom and then bolted together.

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