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Old 07-12-2010, 10:37 AM   #61
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On top of the body there are 4 'alloy' 'hatch lids', each one aprox' 50mm in diameter. Does anyone please know where these parts originated from?
It looks like a nut from electrical tubing that wire passes thru with a thick (rubber?) washer in the middle. Its called EMT pipe here in the US, but its just a wild guess and I dont average many correct ones!.


Real nice job straiteneing the yellow body with the perspex ribs (I must admit, I had my doubts after seeing how wavy it was). Really nice clean work. Good job!

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Old 07-12-2010, 06:49 PM   #62
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HUNCH - thank you for the pipe fitting suggestion - that may well point me in the right direction. Some similar fittings I've found so far have a total diameter of 50.5mm which more or less matches the size I think the truck parts are. It was the acrylic centre structure that done most of the straightening and, I think, worked better than expected.
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Old 16-12-2010, 12:55 AM   #63
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Still with the body, this virtual image is a layout of some alloy tubes and alloy boat fittings.

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Old 16-12-2010, 01:16 AM   #64
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ive been looking at the dvds and looking through all the bits ive aquired from Thunderbirds and cant find anything like those roof bits,

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Old 16-12-2010, 05:14 PM   #65
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Mike Delamar - thank you for having a look. Hunch's thoughts about electrical fittings being used seem good. I doubt I will get those parts now so I'm going to get one 3d printed and cast what I require (then agian, that could be wishful thinking on my part).
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Old 16-12-2010, 05:32 PM   #66
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theyre not the top of bathroom taps are they?

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Old 17-01-2011, 01:45 PM   #67
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On top of the body there are 4 'alloy' 'hatch lids', each one aprox' 50mm in diameter. Does anyone please know where these parts originated from?

Maybe tin paint lids (humbrol?) with a piece of tube in the middle???
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Old 17-01-2011, 01:50 PM   #68
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Are they possibly the tops off 35mm film cannisters?
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Old 17-01-2011, 07:12 PM   #69
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i know what you mean , they really have the look of those lids ,but i think they may not be wide enough
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Old 18-01-2011, 05:18 PM   #70
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not the lids of humbrol paint but the top of the pot itself after the lid has been removed & a bit of cutting?

it's been a few yrs since i saw one but it looks very similar.
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Maybe tin paint lids (humbrol?) with a piece of tube in the middle???

The big ones 120ml?
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Old 31-01-2011, 06:56 PM   #72
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Maybe tin paint lids (humbrol?) with a piece of tube in the middle???
Or a larger scale model Rail wheel with a tube in the moddle????
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:40 PM   #73
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They look like the back of toy hubcaps to me. Kind of big though.
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:32 AM   #74
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I will take at the paint tin idea when this model gets resumed. My wife is seriously ill so all in progress models are stored away for the time being.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:03 PM   #75
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Sorry to hear that Leexi.

Look forward to hearing updates in the future.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:21 PM   #76
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sorry to hear that too
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