Saturday, 13 September 2014
Back in the Saddle Again !!!
I have probably been conspicuous by my absence and I'll be the first to admit I was having some burnout problems. Though as someone famously said at Leyte, in the Phillipines", on the 20th of October 1944.... I Have Returned!!
So the model I have chosen to make is the Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
These particular vehicles have long been a favourite of mine, particularly in the employ of the Royal Naval Air Service and of course the Middle East in WW1. Little known is that a section of Rolls Royce ACs were also at Gallipoli.
Quite a while ago I obtained some suitable wire spoked wheel sets, which, while not absolutely perfect are good enough to convey the right sort of impression. These were sourced from Pendle Slot Racing and are CARTRIX 1030 Classic Rims set. Suitable rubber tyres were also purchased.
The first job undertaken was to cut the main longitudinal chassis frame members and cross pieces to length. This was done using Evergreen .60 x .188 thou strip. The trusty NWSL Chopper was employed to ensure accuracy.
Once the chassis frame members were cut, an arched section at the front of each frame member was then ground out using the Dremel. This was done in groups of four to ensure uniformity.
The chassis cross member frames were then glued into position. There will be a total of three per chassis.
The next part will continue on with the chassis, springs and wheels.