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Richard Bartrop

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  • Website URL http://bartrop.purrsia.com

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-25, mostly

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  • Location Calgary
  • Full Name Richard Bartrop

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  1. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Round 2 August 2017 Product Spotlight   

    And here's a 1983 Eldorado hearse.

  2. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Round 2 August 2017 Product Spotlight   

    There were Eldorados before the front-drivers, but as far as I know, no they were never made into hearses, or ambulances.
  3. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Looking for info from The Complete Car Modeller by Wingrove   

    I came across a plan view of a Vickers online, and a length, so I just worked out all the dimensions from that.  The Vickers is basically a box with a cylinder attached, and all the details were all boxes and cylinders, so it was just a matter of puying the right styrene stock, cutting it up, and sticking it all together.
    The body and turret are .5mm styrene, which is almost the perfect scale thickness for the armour at 1/16.  I tried to follow the construction of the original wherever possible, since everything was going to be pretty visible at that scale.  I  have a 3D modelling program to work out a pattern for the turret armour plates.  I glued them together  in a ring, and I cut an internal ring of thicker styrene to hold it in a circular shape.  For the body, I took measurements off a plan I found in a WWI armour modelling website, scaled them to 1/16 in Photoshop, and measured and cut from those.  Those plans were for a 1920s vintage AC. and since then, I've found some better references of WWI vintage ACs, including photos of what is possibly the only surviving WWI vintage Rolls AC, so I want to redo the body.
     
  4. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Looking for info from The Complete Car Modeller by Wingrove   

    Here's where I got on it. THe idea was to use the Entex/Bandai Rolls "Balloon Car"


    Since I needed extra tired anyhow, I figured I try casting them in a more accurate colour, the one on the right has a little carbon black mix into the white RTV

    Scratchbuilt Vickers gun for the turret

  5. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Looking for info from The Complete Car Modeller by Wingrove   

    This page has some nice plan drawings of a Silver Ghost chassis.  It's what I used for my own Rolls armoured car project https://www.rrec.org.uk/Cars/How_A_Car_Works.php
  6. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic How much have you spent on a build?   

    Looks good!
  7. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    Personally, I think those wheels look really good on the roadster.
  8. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic How much have you spent on a build?   

    Oh yes, you don't have to throw money at this hobby to enjoy it.
    Honestly, I'd be way more impressed if somebody showed a really nice model and said they did it all for 12 bucks.
  9. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    Too bad.  I'm sure it's very easy, but it would be nice not having to buy another kit to do it, and the aftermarket grilles get pretty close tot he price of a kit once shipping is factored in.
  10. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    Looks like the the Roadster is getting the wheels and engine from the Coupe.  I wonder if it will get the Deuce grille as well?
  11. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Track noses   

    It's not obvious, but there should be some fine print that says, "Includes resin nose"  or words t that effect.
    People have also made noses out of hoods from later model cares.  Here's one made from two '40 ford hoods.

     
  12. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Britain bans gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040   

    Good for them, and yes, solar is part of the solution.  However going by this http://zebu.uoregon.edu/disted/ph162/l4.html  a square meter of sunlight gives you 184 watts to play with, or a little over 15 watts per square foot.   Over 12 hours, a 1000 square foot roof would receive 660960 Kiiojoules of energy, or about the same number of BTU.  Google gives 115000 BTU in a gallon of gas, so a day of sunshine would give you the energy equivalent of not quite 6 gallons of gas.  And this is assuming perfect efficiency, which we are nowhere near acheiving.  This is just fine for a household, but if you want to generate hydrogen for a filling station, whatever you collect off your roof just isn'[t going to cut it..  So yes, I would still say efficiency is an issue.,  Commercial electrolysis units exist, and hydrogen powered cars are already on the market, so it would be good to know if the numbers actually work.
  13. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Britain bans gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040   

    You bring up a good point about electrolysis, and I have wondered if instead of trying to figure out how to transport and distribute hydrogen is to use the existing electrical and water networks to make hydrogen on site?  Of course the obvious questions here are what would be the cost of an electrolysis unit that could generate enough hydrogen to service a day's worth of customers,  and how many kilowatt-hours of electricity you wouldd need to do it..  What is the real world efficiency of the process?
    As ou mentioned, we already know how to deal with propane, and while hydrogen is a little trickier to deal with the solutions exst.  However, enclosed parking lots usually don't allow propane vehicles to park there, so if hydrogen fueled vehicles are subject t the same restriction, that could be a problem.    I know there were experiments with metal hydride way back when.  What kept those from being developed any further?
  14. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Round 2 has a few new kits coming!!!   

    I guess they'd better start making those plastic forks..
  15. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Track noses   

    Revell's '29 Ford Pickup has one as an option, and the Model Car Garage has some resin noses.