Stirling Project Update

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You could also try the WWII Wireless Society Facebook Page or VMARS. 

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thanks Guys

The chap who's restored this has already restored one to working order, it's an option for later in the build ?

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Hi all

This is likely to be the last regular update for a while as I fall into the 12 week shielding regime?, but it's all for the best.

This is a belated post from some work carried out over a week ago, the following are a series of photos showing the before and after conditions of the trim and fuel cock control pulley block recovered from the coupe section from LJ628 which was kindly donated to us by NEAM last year. As you can see it looked in pretty poor condition to start with; although surprisingly it came apart pretty easily in the end. I was able to recover all of the pulleys as these were undmaged and the main spindle bolts were all fine too, all I've had to replace were the 2 castellated nuts. After bead blasting, priming, final paint and re-assembly I'm sure you will agree it looks as good as new

cheers all and hope you keep safe and well

 

John

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outstanding work, good luck self isolating

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Lovely work!!Inspirational...

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I suppose to look on the bright side (and blimey do we need to), our main CAD man is making some great progress on the Bomb Bay CAD. Obviously, this is a set back but I'm hopeful that before the end of this year, we'll have a complete bomb cell frame to show

 

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Sorry, got withdrawal symptoms.

looking great John, pity the recovery of BK716 had been postponed.

Cheers

Cees

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Hi Cees

Trust you're keeping well. I hadn't had an update but guessed that it would be postponed. 

John

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Morning all

If you recall the recent update on the R1155 radio refurbishment, here's a link to how Carl achieved such a wonderful result?

https://youtu.be/4sVJZhS9Ugc

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Hi John

Hope the virius is passing you by.

That is a great video and also answers my question about the lettering - it is all on engraved panels. So I've checked mine and it is engraved too, but all one big panel. The only question now is what sort of paints are the black and the white and how did he clear the excess paint off?

Sorry - don't mean to divert the thread!

Cheers

James

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No diversion at all ?

I'll email him and cc you

 

John

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without seeking to hijack this thread, this is a contemporary 19 set I have similarly restored. Data plates were sprayed with Halfords satin black automotive paint. when dry, I filled in the lettering with a white ACRYLIC model paint. When that was dry I used ACRYLIC thinner on a cotton bud to remove excess. The acrylic thinners do not affect the underlying satin black paint

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No Hijack at all?

This is a community after all and if helps to further some peoples projects then all to the good.

That's a very nice restoration btw Jeepman

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Thanks John, it is but a small part of a 15cwt Bedford MWR radio truck restoration....

Another tip, if, when the project is up and running, you want to remove plating from nuts and bolts....use Sainsbury’s power limescale toilet cleaner, which removes it in about 15 minutes!

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That's interesting, thankfully we have a reasonable supply of the correct AGS, but it's handy to know these things?

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Although we're scattered far and wide, it hasn't stopped us progressing some smaller items. The Flying Control trim box shown in earlier posts is now fully complete, greased up and with teh correct Renold chains installed ready to accept the control runs.

I'm sure you'll agree, considering what we started with, Cliff and the guys have done a fantastic job getting this to a fully functional condition

without ado here are the pics

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Hi all, hope this finds you well

I actually had a week off from working from home so now that I've been given some freedom from shielding I spent a morning at our workshop with Cliff (socially distanced of course). Apart from checking up on the condition of the place and having a general tidy up, I managed to finish off the Glycol tank; we've had a new dipstick manufactured, which has been revited to the tank cap. Drilling 1/16" holes in 8 off 2BA bolts for the cap wirelocking was a chore but got there in the end. I forgot how much I hate single strand wirelocking!

We've also receieved a newly fabricated assembly for our NOS Bomb Release Tee handle which was made FOC by Sam Ollies. This will be fitted to the main instrument panel in due course.

Anyway, it felt good to be out and about again and make some small but meaningful progress. In the meantime some significant progress has been made on the CAD for the fuselage; hopefully once we get back to some 'normality' some progress on the bomb frames will be forthcoming.

take care

John

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?  Great work , well done 

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Hi all

No photos to show, but a significant step forward was achieved yesterday with the delivery of sufficient material to allow us to commence construction of the bomb bay structure; numerous sheets of aluminium along with some 130m of alloy extrusion. We already have the stringer sections made and specialist extrusion for gthe lower part of the outboard bomb frames. All that remains is the finalising of the jig design and purchase of the jig material ready for construction.

It's been a long time coming but I'm hoping that your (and our) patience will soon be rewarded with some sizeable structure

take care

John