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Postby dieselwater » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:30 am

Looks fantastic :D Really Gnice subtle paint job. It looks propper smashing on the layout too 8)
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:36 am

Very subtle Bill, suits it perfectly. It looks superb, I'm very envious :wink:
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Postby on30critter » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:25 pm

Hey, I am working on yet another project. I am working on an Ernieplex.
I am having a hard time figuring out from picture number 2 how the cuts were made on the rear bumper. Is one of these pictures the right way to cut it from top to bottom or the other way. Looks like it was cut in pieces and put back on to make the body shorter. Also can you tell me the width and height and thickness of the new end plates. Also can you tell me the dimensions of the pieces that were added to the bottom of each side. Here are some pictures of what I have so far. Thanks
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Postby Bilco » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:06 pm

Hi 'Critter - you have really set the creaky wheels spinning in what passes for my memory!

As I don't throw things away I found the bits I cut off front and back - here:

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Front buffer beam on the left in both pictures.

Fron these and the photos I deduce that I cut the front buffer beam off vertically, flush with the front face of the box-like structure, and the back one was cut vertically from the bit that will form the seat. Then the buffing face was cut off horizontally to leave the screw fixings, and this piece was split into 2 parts, one to fit in the base of the seat and the other to bridge the gap between the seat and the other side. Packing was needed on both sides to make the resulting structure rigid.

It was, you will appreciate, a 'cut it and see' approach to building - make it up as you go along, and what works is OK.

The easy bits - the end plates were from 2.5mm plasticard, 40mm x 28mm, and the bits along the sides were 1.5mm plasticard, 58.5mm x 7.5mm.

Hope this all makes sense. I look forward to watching your progress.
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Postby ian holmes » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:39 pm

Brilliant piece of work! This is the kind of conversion that will drag me back into the fold again.

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Postby michael » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:23 pm

Ian......
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no matter how much other big stuff or other tracks you follow....

Once you have dabbled.....well that's it then.

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Postby on30critter » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:33 am

Yea, I know what you mean about the memory. I usually can't remember what I did an hour ago. Thanks for the information. I went ahead and made the cut on top of the buffer beam below what will be the seat and up from the bottom. It made a nice little notch. Looks like I can fill it in pretty good. I will see what I can do with the screw fittings. I guess the next thing will be the holes and slots in the front and side of the engine. Location and how big should they be?
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Postby Bilco » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:53 am

Hi 'Critter,

The various holes and slots were postioned from photos and I don't think there is a need for absolute precision.

Running the rule over my 'plex I find the slots are 1.5mm wide. Those on the left side are 8mm long, 5mm from the front of the box and 9mm from the upper edge of the top one to lower edge of the bottom one.

The slots in the front are similarly 9mm from top to bottom. The top pair are 10mm long and the lower ones are 8mm long. The outer edges are 6mm from the sides.

I made the slots by drilling holes at the outer ends, then drilling intermediate holes, cutting through the remaining plastic, and finishing with a flat file.

On the right side, the top hole is 3.5mm diameter, with the centre 6mm from the top and rrear of the box. The lower hole is 1.5mm diameter, 3.5mm from the front and 12mm from the bottom.

The light in the front is from the Italeri Truck Accessories kit.
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Re: Ernieplex

Postby Bilco » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:47 pm

A Flickr album of lost PB photos of 'Ernieplex' ...

https://flic.kr/s/aHskq9A5eW
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