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Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........

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Nice!

Did I read some time back that you now have a lathe to go with the mill?

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Holy Sh..wow.. 

 

This is unbelievable workmanship.

 

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Incredible detail, Tim. Just amazes me how incredibly accurate your parts are.

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Thank you fellas....been working away, pics coming soon hopefully. 

Joe, I use ScaleHardware for certain nuts and bolts. A LOT of .5mm threaded stuff that they stock that is perfect for the build. I have also used a fair amount of T2M hardware for a lot of the larger sizes that I buy from BNA of Australia.  Stuff is not readily available in the USA unfortunately so you have to go half way round the world or England.

Ray, yes sir. Got the lathe a couple months ago and it's become one of the best door stops I've ever had. Not that I can't / don't use it from time to time, but the mill IS far more versatile and a better investment for the money spent.  If you're going to buy either or machine, step up and buy the mill first (or only) would be my advice.  Having the lathe is great in certain applications but it's just not the bang for the buck that the mill is. 

Cheers

Edited by Codi

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Thanx Brad and Tim. I was considering Scale Hardware, but wasn't aware of BNA. I'll be doing business with boh.

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Hi Tim,

  What a treat to come back here after a few months and catch up with this build.

 You continue to amaze me with your ability to create these beautiful assemblies !!!   Well done my friend.

 

  Randy

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THERE he is......hi ya' Randy, what a nice surprise to have you visit and post on the site again.  LIke everyone else, we're hopeful you'll be back on your builds and will share your progress.  I've not forgotten your GT 40 build.......

Today I got a quick mock-up done of the brake pieces and tomorrow I'll do the final detailing and assembly of them so I can get the struts / spindles on. Cheers

Henry J Twin Turbo Front Brake Mock-Up 044

I really like the way the Renshape machines and takes color.  The texture was perfect for replicating carbon brakes.  Thanks again Dave for the suggestion.  ;)

Henry J Twin Turbo Front Brake Mock-Up 001

All of these pieces were machined over the last two weeks...a bit steeper learning curve than I anticipated......

Henry J Twin Turbo Front Brake Mock-Up 036

 

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Just incredible,  if it weren't for the tweezers and the coin in the pictures I would have sworn I was looking at the real thing. Absolutely masterful workmanship. 

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YEAH WHAT HE SAID!  

some amazing detail!

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Tim.......Beautiful......everything you make looks so real .......such a great looking build!!!!!

 

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So, um, just thinkin' out loud here. Uh, kinda' wunderin' how long it might take to do 3D scans of all of your scratch built sweetness, so that we could get them printed them out?

You can hate me now.........

 

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GOOD GRIEF !!!!!! that's all I can come up with.... these updates take your breath away.....

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Hey Tim! Wonderful work as always. It's still so hard to wrap my around the fact that this is all in 25th scale. Even with the reference pics. (pennies, pencils, tweezers) So incredible man. 

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Wow I'm going to have to play with that renshape now, that looks the part for sure! 

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Thanks everyone. 

Joe, no hatin' going on here......but I won't be making copies I assure you.   Sorry dude.

Andy, thanks and yes, you should give it a try...........I'm thinking of future parts / builds that I can use it again.  Once you try your hand at machining it, you'll be truly impressed....I promise.

Got the last of the brake brackets done and now I can move onto getting the front end on this thing.  The little bracket you see is actually 2 in 1.  I've not cut it down the middle yet but they mirror each other.  This little bracket is affixed to the spindle where it meets the strut. The brake caliper bracket (pic 2) gets bolted to it.  The last pic shows all the different bits and pieces I've been machining the last several weeks......I didn't realize how many little parts that I had to fab when I started and it just snowballed from there.  Sorry to ramble........here are the pics.  cheers

Henry J Twin Turbo Front Brake Components 009

Here you kind of get the idea as to what the little brackets purpose is.

Henry J Twin Turbo Front Brake Components 022

Stuff..................lots of little stuff.............

Henry J Twin Turbo Front Brake Components 053

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FOR GAWDS Sake Tim, Don't Sneeze!!!!! Amazing machining.

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That's it. I think I'm going back to tying flies. 

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Tim, if this was a 1/16th build, I'd be very, VERY impressed. Being that it's in 1/24th (1/25?), I'm totally speechless on how awesome a job you've done. 

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Good grief that's a whole lotta machined goodness right there. Absolutely incredible.

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Awesome, just awesome.

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That's it. I think I'm going back to tying flies. 

   Sure Brad, show Tim how it's done and tie a perfect Royal Coachmen on a #32 Hook :o:P

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   Sure Brad, show Tim how it's done and tie a perfect Royal Coachmen on a #32 Hook :o:P

Why such a big hook?   :D

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Why such a big hook?   :D

  Because it's be REALLY close to being a 1/25th scale Royal Coachman. So once you've done that you could work on somethin' smaller like midges  to show Tim what small and detail REALLY amount to .

  Could you imagine how thin scale thread would be......................

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Something like 25x tippet.

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Nice work Tim!  Cant wait to see it all assembled and on the chassis!

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