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Old 07-12-2017, 04:41 AM
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Hello Abdin,
Your build is simply said jaw-dropping. All the details you add and all the fantastic work (both with styrene and with brass, especially your soldering) are so inspiring. I'd like to thank that in the name of the few remaining active users of this forum!
cheers,
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ps. how did you solve the photobucket-issue? I'm also looking for some kind of solution but I don't really want to re-address all my pictures to a new provider... I'm a lazy old man...
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I can't agree more with Zsolt!
Absolutely amazing build!
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:54 PM
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thanks Andrey and zsolt, now Im using imgur.com for my photos but the draw back is that
I need to upload all the photos and then edit all the posts with the new share links, its a pain in the butt but the only way Ive being able to do it so far
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Hi my friends, here with a new update on Dora, more mods have being done so here is part of it, Iím working on the main platform and wanted to correct an error here, as you can see on the photo When the loading platform is in the raised position and the shell cart is on its side there is a big gap between it. This gap is not supposed to be there, the platform should be at the same height and very close to the shell tray so it can be pushed from the cart on to the platform.

Here you can see the gap between the loading tray and the platform


Another big error is that the platform is divided in a strange way as part of it is molded into the floor this is a terrible design error as even the hinges of the access doors on the platform stays on the floor and the other half lifts with the platform when in the raised position.

So to fix this I started by cutting the area from the floor that belongs to the platform


The cut must be done parallel to the loading cart rail and the same length of the loading platform


Here you can see the area removed from the floor




Now the cart rail is removed and replaced with styrene as it has gaps that should not be there


The rail is fixed with the styrene strip, it measures


Now the pieces removed from the floor are to be glued to the loading platform at each side


This is how it looks with the glued part in place, do this on the other side also


With that part done now you need to cut the same amount from the main floor base so that the
Now widened loading platform can fit on it again

This inner walls on each side are cut first as it needs to be glued back again ounce you enlarge the area
I started cutting on the back all the way down


Then cut the lower side


The wall is carefully removed, now after marking each side the area is widened by 10mm


I used the dremmel to smooth the sides a little then with a sand board sanded each side smooth





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Old 11-03-2017, 07:01 AM
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Now each wall is sanded smooth on the inside


The walls are glued back in place








This reinforcements under the floor most be trimmed a little for the floor to fit in place


This is how the area for the loading platform looks now about 20mm wider




Because of the increase in the loading platform width the locking pins used to lock the platform in the upper or lower position most be reworked, I made new pins with styrene rod and tube

I had the original pins already installed, so to replace it I had to cut the tube in half to remove the pins and spring


This are the originals, the pins need to be longer now to compensate for the new width


Using a piece of styrene tube 3.2mm by 31mm long and a piece of styrene tube 4.8mm by 5mm long
The new ones are made, one end has being rounded as the original


The tube is glued in place on the rod


Here I have inserted the new pins and spring and glued the tube again with Tamiya thin glue and reinforced it with super glue on the outside


The new side walls for the platform are done with styrene sheet measuring 148mm by 36mm


The holes for the pins are drilled and the walls glued in place




Using a 5mm by 2.4mm I beam I cut 10 pieces measuring 36mm long for the side ribs


With the I beams in place the loading platform is the same width as the main platform


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Old 11-03-2017, 07:04 AM
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The platform in place to check everything is ok


Notice the loading cart rail is on its side as close as possible so the load can be transferred easily to the loading platform


And in the lowered position




With that done I started to construct the barrel, with the drawings and measurements done
I started cutting it, the barrel is too long so it must be corrected. After all the cuts you end removing
302mm or 11.88 inches from it, thatís almost a foot!

Here is the measurements drawing with the sections to be removed


I started with the front half of the barrel and cut 176mm from it


Next 15mm are removed from the back of the front half

On The rear half of the barrel you need to remove 3 sections, 26mm, 25mm and 60mm. the photo shows the original part on top and the modified part below with the removed sections


Again the original part above and the modified part below


A view of the front section of the barrel, with the cuts already done


Comparison of the original length and the new length of the front half of the barrel


Finally the sections are glued together


The finished barrel, almost a foot shorter!


The lower recuperator base has some details that need to be corrected, there are two
Socket tools on each side, I removed the molded ones and made new ones from styrene
Sheet and tube


I removed the molded ones with a chisel blade


I made a drawing of the new parts with all the measurements


I started by the handles using 1mm styrene sheet


And cut the 4 tubes


I glued the tubes and started to trim the handles


Using PE leftover carrier I made the brackets for the tools
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:02 PM
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After gluing the tools on its new location the brackets are added


Finally bits of styrene rod are used to make the bolts detail


And the reference photo


The work on the loading platform is not finish yet as new photo reference shows it still need some changes, the same with the shell and charge loading carts, already working on it.

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