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Resicast - Ford Draisine 1916
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 - 04:40 AM UTC

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Amazing progress Alan. As good as the Draisine is, the stowage gives it a huge lift. A figure or two sitting on top of this stowage would look great?



Hi Frank,

Something like this do?



Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 - 03:27 AM UTC
Hi folks,

This is the second batch of smaller ammo.



Al
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 - 02:33 AM UTC
Hi Jeff,

Many thanks for dropping in and the kind comments. Glad you approve.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 - 02:26 AM UTC
Nice work as always Alan. Modelers like you keep me going.







Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 - 02:09 AM UTC
Hi folks,

Some work on the larger shells. Unfortunately despite numerous searches I'm not 100% sure what caliber and type these are!



Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2013 - 09:59 PM UTC
Hi Mike,

Many thanks for dropping in. I'm hopeful as we approach the 100th anniversary we will see some new 1/35 scale kits.

I'm hoping to incorporate the Ford T in the display too.



Thanks for the comments, some possible figures I'm working on.

This is the New Chap Private Tom who was released in August. An interesting development was the inclusion of straps and buckles in the kit. The other seated character is a Ford T driver with new arms I'll use seated on one of the wagons.





Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2013 - 03:14 PM UTC
Alan, this is a very nice build of a really interesting subject. The Great War is way too neglected, but this Resicast kit is something else. Hopefully we'll see more WWI subjects in the not too distant future.

I'm sorry I missed the start of this one, but I'll be looking in on it now that I've found it.

It looks like you have some cool ideas for the display, too. I'll be watching to see where you're going with it.
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Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2013 - 01:53 AM UTC
Hi Frank,

Welcome back and thanks glad you approve. I have the ex-driver with a new arm who might fit the bill and I have some seated Germans who I could convert if needs be.

There is a lot of work in this stowage

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2013 - 01:32 AM UTC
Amazing progress Alan. As good as the Draisine is, the stowage gives it a huge lift. A figure or two sitting on top of this stowage would look great?
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 08:48 PM UTC
Hi Steph,

Thanks for looking in and the comments. A neat little kit with lots of possibilities.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 08:29 PM UTC
hello,
very nice work
steph
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 08:38 AM UTC
Hi Charles,

Thanks for dropping in. Enjoy your build.

If you look at the two pics the width of the boards on the wagons seems to be correct. I had a look at some existing larger wagons that were used and the width of the boards would seem to be the same. I'm guessing they just used the standard timber on the wagons that was used elsewhere although that's just my thoughts.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 07:48 AM UTC

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Your draisine lacks the hand brake lever shown in the box art.



But then - it does have the wheel and controls not shown on the box art ;-)
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 07:44 AM UTC

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> I notice that the draisine in the photos has the post 1916 rounded radiator.

I had noticed that variance between the kit and the proto photos Dick, so thanks for providing the background.

> I don't see any sign of wheel brakes on the tractor or the wagons.

Given that there's a fellow walking alongside in the second photo, I think it's a sfe bet that they weren't setting any speed records - at least when loaded.



Very nice work Al.

I don't know why ResiCast used such monster boards on the wagons, vs. the Ford, so I'll replace those with basswood when I build mine.

I love that first photo, with three different modes (eras?) of transport so closely aligned.
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 07:42 AM UTC
Hi Dick,

Many thanks. Yes, I know; the brake lever was missing form the kit so I has asked Graham for a replacement. Nothing much gets past you .

I'm assuming resetting the angle of the tank was done when the conversion was made from motor vehicle to tractor. Having easy access for refueling would make sense as the seating is just a box structure over the tank.

Thanks for looking in and the comments.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 07:25 AM UTC
Hi Al,

One small quibble on an otherwise excellent model. Your draisine lacks the hand brake lever shown in the box art. That lever served two purposes; to set the brakes on the rear axle and put the gearbox in neutral so the driver could get off and crank start the engine without being run over.

The fuel gauge on a Model T was a stick resembling a ruler except marked in gallons. One supposes that if the filler cap was rotated slightly off vertical, the stick's markings would have been a trifle off, but not enough to worry about.

Cheers,

Dick
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 07:07 AM UTC
Hi Dick,

I don't have any data on the filler cap. On the kit is faces towards the rear a little, whether they placed the tank slightly differently I can't say, but as the box is open at the back it suggests fueling without removing the seat, but it may just have lifted off.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 04:11 AM UTC
Hi Folks,

Added the horn and a replacement starting handle to the tractor, which completes the build of this part.





Cheers


Al


Oh, BTW would anyone have any thoughts on the shell colour?


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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 05:55 PM UTC
Hi Dick,

Thanks for the thoughts. As far as I can tell there are two lever controls atop the steering column just under the steering wheel, which is probably why it remained in place. On the second picture you can see the drivers left hand reaching under for the LHS one.

Looking at the picture there appears to be two thin rods coming up from under the headlights so I'll have to fashion those.

On the breaks I don't see any evidence of anything but the original set up, the wheels being driven by the addition of the drive chains on either side so I suppose stopping was not a big issue lol.

I had considered painting everything green/grey but the brass adds a bit of artistic license and the military do like to have mundane things to keep a soldier busy and brass objects are a favorite The basic soldiers rule 'If it stands still paint it or polish it, if it moves salute it' !!

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 02:31 AM UTC
Many thanks Darren, I have more work to do yet on the boxes and just stated the shells this afternoon. I also have to add the horn to the Tractor.

The shells come marked N and O. You get fuses to add to the shells also marked N & O. So you need to sort them out once they have come form the wash. There are no instructions on the shells so you'll need to choose which fuse goes with each type of shell as there are 2 x N type fuses and 2 x O type fuses lol.

I lost at least one fuse during the photographing/washing stage, another went to the carpet monster and I was one set short of N fuses or else they vanished too.

To go with those are 6 x N type Fuse Boxes and 6 x O Type Fuse Boxes. 4 of each type of box are closed and 2 of each type are open with lids. That is also true for the packing cases. I used the photographs I took as the parts came out of the bag to sort things out, that's assuming all the bag parts belong together.

So there is a display scene with the shells also if you'd like someone adding the fuses to the cases.









I used the very scientific method of what looked right in the shell/fuse match so that probably means I got them wrong

I'll have to find out what caliber of shell they actually are as there are 4 different types.

I was wondering if the shells were a later addition to the kit as they don't feature on the original box art nor in the parts listing so both they and the boxes may have been added to the original kit to enhance the build?

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 02:23 AM UTC
Hi Al,

Nice work on the draisine. On a normal Model T, the filler cap on the fuel tank was on top and was accessed by removing the seat. Was it different on the draisine version?

I'm rather surprised to see that they kept the steering wheel, since on trains the rails do the steering. Perhaps it was just to give the driver something to hang on to, or to protect the throttle and spark controls located underneath the wheel.

A replacement starting crank is easily made with bent wire.

I notice that the draisine in the photos has the post 1916 rounded radiator. I would expect that troops near the front would have quickly painted the early shiny brass radiator shell or at least smeared it with mud.

I don't see any sign of wheel brakes on the tractor or the wagons. I'd hate to depend on the Model T's notoriously inadequate transmission brake if I was hauling that load of artillery munitions, although the reduction provided by the chain drive would have kept the speed down.

Again, great job. Looking forward to seeing it in the diorama.

Cheers
Dick
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 12:56 AM UTC
Stunning work Al. And fast too!
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 12:36 AM UTC
Hi folks,

Started work on the wagon stowage. You certainly get enough stuff both for the wagons and for the track side.



I'm hoping to start work on the shells this afternoon and I am just waiting on a couple of missing parts to complete the 3rd wagon. I thought I'd do the wagon sequence as boxes, shells, boxes.

I have cleaned off an old base I might use for the display. Rather than have the straight across view and given the amount of track you get, I though I'd run it across the board. This will mean cutting off a small corner at each end but should make for a more interesting finish. There will be plenty of room for track-side activity and other stuff. I used the same approach when I did the 17pdr dio and having the track at an angle rather than a straight run is more pleasing at least to my eyes.





I hope to incorporate the Model T ford and possibly the RR so this should provide enough space if I choose to use both.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 10:39 AM UTC
Hi folks,

Came across another photo of the Tractor and wagons.



I'm tempted to repaint the front of the tractor in khaki, but I've added some decals so maybe not. Any thoughts?

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 10:09 PM UTC
Hi Darren,

Thanks again. Only down side is the starting handle. I managed to snap both this one and the one on the Model T when cleaning them up. I will have to make replacements for both at some point.

Cheers

Al