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#552755 - 09/01/19 03:27 PM And Now for Something Completely Different
Peter J Offline
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I blame a certain TM Member for leading me astray.....
I ordered this....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=ZPIEEl2nHl0

This is what arrived....


46 pages of instructions...
437 parts, laser cut from birch ply
The car is assembled using wooden dowels, rubber bands bees wax, but no glue.

Oh, and a lot of very careful attention to detail...
It looks like a +8 4 Seater...
I will start the model and post updates...
Three speed gear box, working front suspension, working engine and all powered by 16 rubber bands..

The UK supplier will have more stock by the end of January.
If you like models, Morgans and working with wood, what is not to like?
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#552762 - 09/01/19 03:45 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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"Working front suspension", are you sure it's a Morgan?
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#552763 - 09/01/19 03:46 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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With the colour of the lasered wood, It even looks like your Plus 8 with a 4 seater back

Happy modelling
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#552764 - 09/01/19 03:46 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: IvorMog]
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Originally Posted By IvorMog
"Working front suspension", are you sure it's a Morgan?


rofl
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#552771 - 09/01/19 04:09 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Whatever next oregami on the Aero section....


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#552785 - 09/01/19 05:31 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Sorry Peter !!!
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#552793 - 09/01/19 05:41 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: KEVFITZ]
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Originally Posted By KEVFITZ
Sorry Peter !!!


An experienced modeller like PJ will have it knocked up on the next few hours grin2
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#552796 - 09/01/19 05:44 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Don't you miss the smell/high of the glue ?!!!
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#552873 - 09/01/19 10:16 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: KEVFITZ]
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Those dowels don't look very tough..
Might have to help with some PVA....

This looks like the start of a "Group Build" !!

BTW, I'm doing this to win the night out with SBM... as long as he is buying!


Edited by Peter J (09/01/19 10:17 PM)
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#552905 - 10/01/19 05:42 AM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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It looks blinking complicated
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#552939 - 10/01/19 08:58 AM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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For ages 6+ on box !!!!
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#552945 - 10/01/19 09:30 AM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Oh wow, that looks great and just watched the video.

Watching this one with interest clap

Is there a link for the U.K. supplier please?

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#552979 - 10/01/19 12:24 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: IvorMog]
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Originally Posted By IvorMog
"Working front suspension", are you sure it's a Morgan?


Perhaps they are already working on a laser cut SSL front & 5 Link rear upgrade already wink
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#552985 - 10/01/19 12:37 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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These are fantastic, I received the retro styled Grand Prix version for Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cezLbHvy-Q

I need to set aside time to build it! cheers


Edited by NickCW (10/01/19 12:38 PM)
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#552993 - 10/01/19 01:10 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: NickCW]
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Originally Posted By NickCW
These are fantastic, I received the retro styled Grand Prix version for Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cezLbHvy-Q

I need to set aside time to build it! cheers


So we’ll see you back in 2020 then!
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#553040 - 10/01/19 04:41 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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Originally Posted By Fat Wolfie
Oh wow, that looks great and just watched the video.

Watching this one with interest clap

Is there a link for the U.K. supplier please?


I ordered mine from Amazon, arrived within 2 days, currently assembling it. It really is a brilliant bit of engineering.
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#553091 - 10/01/19 07:18 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: N22MOG]
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Thanks, I’ll take a look there..

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#553186 - 11/01/19 12:13 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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OK everyone..day 1.
3 hours building time.
Worked through the first 12 pages of the 47 page instruction book and used up about 10% of the close to 500 parts....

This is what it looks like....



The T Bar that is at the top is the gear lever: this allows selection of "forward", "Neutral" and "Reverse"

The little "Rocket" thing to the right is a tool provided to ensure things are correctly measured and spindles cut to the correct depth.

This "kit" is engineered to tolerances that MMC probably couldn't measure, some of the "push in" parts need quite a bit of force and once in they are not coming out!

Great care is needed checking fit and making sure the very fine nibs that hold each piece to the fret are removed. Also sand where indicated and apply bees wax (supplied) where shown.

It is crucial to follow the instructions step by step and make sure parts are the correct way round. They are clear and for each stage there is an image of the frets with the parts needed highlighted.

The hardest part is tying elastic bands to the correct length, these provide the "spring" for the transmission controls!

More tomorrow!!
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#553256 - 11/01/19 04:39 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Good work Peter ...will keep you quiet for hours !!
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#553273 - 11/01/19 05:37 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Well, this afternoon...I can't stop, they are addictive!

Now recognisably Morgan, the rear section houses the motor and gearbox, the box and pedal box work, not sure yet how well.



Underneath the propshaft drives the V8, which has moving pistons...!.
Back axle in place.



Next stage is to build the engine, with 8 moving pistons.
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#553280 - 11/01/19 05:43 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Looks like fun. Do you reckon it would be possible to build it in RHD form by flipping some of the parts?
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#553488 - 12/01/19 07:47 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Ugears has a fantastic selection of creative models, I have watched some videos. Peter, if you want to tinker undisturbed, you can keep away from intruders with the model of the video below in the link. Then you can obviously see that it is an American company.
It just shows how intimately connected your cousins are to guns.

https://youtu.be/Uavwjnjzdr0

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#553553 - 13/01/19 10:41 AM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Hamwich]
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Originally Posted By Hamwich
Looks like fun. Do you reckon it would be possible to build it in RHD form by flipping some of the parts?


Possibly, but some may have to be re-made to fit the "other" side.
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#553555 - 13/01/19 10:51 AM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Another day...and the Morgan resemblance is getting stronger.
With wheels fitted a photo from the rear: the elastic band power section is clear. A couple of test runs suggests all is as it should be, time to get on with the wings.




From the side, with wings added, seats and windscreen. It has hints of the Aero Plus 8: discs all round, spoked wheels with low profile directional tyres: yes, the tyre walls have arrows and the instructions make it clear how they should be fitted!! Also vents on the wing and the seats, plus centre mounted hand brake! But the back is pure 4 Seater. feel that overall it is a bit short, or too high.



Next is the bonnet and the doors! That will be next week as the forthcoming week will be busy: no time to model.
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#553595 - 13/01/19 02:25 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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I see a bottle of Jacobs Creek Cabernet is handy in case things don't go to plan! smile
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#553601 - 13/01/19 02:58 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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...or in the event that an important construction phase has been successfully completed and must first be celebrated extensively.

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#553606 - 13/01/19 03:06 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Peter, since I have found much joy in the different models of Ugear on youtube, there are really many different ones, I am very glad to see your build successes.

Not that I wanted to compare my modest talent with your outstanding skills, but I can see from your photos that it is humanly possible.

I liked this one
https://youtu.be/f8lcFOqs4mI

and this one is also really nice, and the instrument is working!
https://youtu.be/jUj99h1-sAU

Good luck for the next steps and enjoy your time!

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#553629 - 13/01/19 04:26 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: IvorMog]
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Originally Posted By IvorMog
"Working front suspension", are you sure it's a Morgan?

You just need a really tiny grease gun wink
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#553657 - 13/01/19 06:48 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
I see a bottle of Jacobs Creek Cabernet is handy in case things don't go to plan! smile


Sadly the bottle is a pepper mill....!1
the label says 2004, the wine was drunk long..long ago.
But I have other wine..... wine
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#553658 - 13/01/19 06:51 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Gambalunga]
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Originally Posted By Gambalunga
Originally Posted By IvorMog
"Working front suspension", are you sure it's a Morgan?

You just need a really tiny grease gun wink


As it is wood would bees-wax be a better lubricant?
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#554272 - Yesterday at 11:59 AM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Finished and Ready for inspection!

1. Side View with Bonnet and Door Open

(Note the pistons, cylinder head obviously removed for a decoke!!)

2. Dashboard and Seats


3. From the Front


4. And the Back


5. Last, the underside Detail.


Enormous fun... woohoo
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#554296 - Yesterday at 01:27 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Super nice!
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#554320 - Yesterday at 03:27 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Same colour as Tarka, too..!! Well done.
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#554331 - Yesterday at 04:06 PM Re: And Now for Something Completely Different [Re: Peter J]
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Excellent...well worth the money I'm sure
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