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Paul T04/08/2012 06:35:43
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Bob

Given how much you paid for the kit I would think that it is a very big problem.

If I were running Graupner I would want to know how such a basic error managed to get through the design and prototype stages of production not just for this kit but for the wider implications involving all of their kits.

I don't know what Graupner consider to be an acceptable margin for design error but in my former professional world an error of 5mm in 1000mm would be unacceptable.

Paul

 

 

Edited By Paul T (fat controller) on 04/08/2012 07:02:47

Bob Abell04/08/2012 07:05:28
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Paul

The hull has a central space in the perimeter beading with a dimple marking the paddle axle position

That's the cause of the error

Blame the moulding and not the lovely precise top deck

Bob

Bob Abell04/08/2012 10:19:41
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The paddlewheels are simply pressed assembly throughout and rather fiddly

The pivot pins are plastic and pressed in......They don`t feel all that permanent to me and was wondering if I should touch each one with a soldering iron to seal them in?

Can`t risk glueing them, for obvious reasons

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ashley needham04/08/2012 10:22:01
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Bob, Not seen any other comments about soldering the wheels, so perhaps they work fine as they are? Ashley

Bob Abell04/08/2012 10:26:28
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Thanks Ashley

I can give them a whirl and see what happens......Spares are bound to be available?

Good job I didn`t send my critical Email.....eh?

Bob

Colin Bishop04/08/2012 10:33:08
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Bob

There seem to be quite a few Glasgow models about and I have never heard of them shedding bits of paddle. The wheels themselves have been available for many years and can be purchased separately at around £50 the pair. People use them for scratch built models.

I'd give them a go as they are before making 'improvements', tempting though that may be.

Colin

LARRY WHETTON05/08/2012 11:35:22
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Good Morning Bob ,

Watching paddle wheel build with interest , waiting to see your drive chain using the

the kit wheels , and motor links , thinking using graupner wheels for my LULONGA ,

but cost and motors and drive abit pricey , so will have to save up a bit longer,..

i see the the build is up to your first class standeds you should have coulum in a magzine

to help us strugling beginers..........Larry.....

Bob Abell05/08/2012 12:56:46
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Hello Larry

The drive is very simple!

I`m using a 540 motor with 50:1 reduction gearbox and equal 20 T sprockets from HOBBY`S

The tricky part for you, would be making the sprocket drive bushes, as the standard sprocket bushes are too small. You would need a lathe for this item.....

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LARRY WHETTON05/08/2012 13:16:20
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hI Bob ,

Thank you for reply and info , that looks simple , the sprokets and the chain are they from the same store is that the hobbies who do the dolls house stuff ?

also will paddles run in reverse and have turn braking ? cheers Larrry....

Bob Abell05/08/2012 13:45:30
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Larry

The correct sprocket supplier, is spelt like this.......HOBBY`S .......You can get their catalogue from W H Smiths

The paddles will certainly reverse, but there`s not enough room inside the hull for two sets of drive gear and a 12v battery

Bob

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