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Old 12-07-2011, 08:13 AM
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Wow

Fantatsic work there Alan. You are certainly a master at rolling those tubes, something I always find challenging, but I like a challenge.

Is the invisible tape you mention like "invisible" Scotch tape? Does it make the parts glossy looking? It doesn't seem to in the pictures.

And how do you manage to work with such tiny pieces of tape? I'd love to see a video of how you do all that.

Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:34 PM
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Unbelievable!!!
Really really good!
You really got the look.

BTW , you got a PM.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:27 AM
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Is the invisible tape you mention like "invisible" Scotch tape? Does it make the parts glossy looking? It doesn't seem to in the pictures.

And how do you manage to work with such tiny pieces of tape? I'd love to see a video of how you do all that.

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Steve

Thank you for your comments - I'm sorry about the delay responding, but I have been away for a couple of days dealing with matters connected with my father.

I have evidently been a bit misleading about the tube-rolling. I have a large selection of metal and plastic rods of different sizes which act as cores for rolling paper tubing, but however many I have they are never QUITE the right size. The "invisible" tape, which is indeed "Scotch", is there simply to wind round the core to bring it to the exact size required. It is very thin, so gives pretty fine control, important when the tubes are small-diameter like these. None of it goes on the final parts, which are all pure paper (so far, at least - I am not THAT much of a purist!)

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Old 12-09-2011, 01:36 PM
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Great work Alan. Have you ever seen World War 2 army Harley paper model?

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Old 12-10-2011, 02:40 AM
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Thank you. I don't know of any detailed H-Ds, except for the old Wrebbit Softail which hasn't been available for many years. It would be a popular project, but way beyond my design skills.

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Old 12-10-2011, 11:06 AM
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The stays for the rear wheel are even smaller tubes, bent outwards to fit around the wheel. On the left-hand side they have to stick out further, to accommodate the drive belt and pulley.

Anyone want a Harley-Davidson?-pic05.jpg

The completed frame. Time will tell whether I have allowed adequate clearances for the pieces to come. It may well have to be done all over again.

Anyone want a Harley-Davidson?-pic06.jpg

Once again I congratulate myself on remembering to fit the chain before closing up the stays. You may just spot a slight oddity on the chain. All the photographs I have found show a solid-link chain, where the inner links are solid blocks instead of the modern style of having two thin plates enclosing rollers. As a result the teeth on the sprockets can only engage between the inner links, and so are widely-spaced compared with modern ones.

Now things will go quiet for a while, as I work on the engine.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:56 PM
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Alan:
Everything fits great. You can see the coherence on the parts, they flow naturaly one each other.
BTW how did you secured the tubes?
You applied glue on the joint parts or do you have some kind of tabs?
Thanks for sharing your advances.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:34 AM
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now to find some mp3's of old Harleys.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:38 AM
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wonderfully. that would be a great project in 1:1. that's something you see here:
www.chopper.predes.de
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:55 AM
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BTW how did you secured the tubes?
You applied glue on the joint parts or do you have some kind of tabs?
Edgardo, the tubes are overlapped, with fairly narrow tabs. At this size (about 2mm diameter) I am nowhere near skilful enough to use joining strips or edge gluing. I just roll them tightly around the former, and slip glue under the edge on the side of a knife blade, a little at a time. Fortunately nearly all of the joins can be hidden quite effectively.

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now to find some mp3's of old Harleys.
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Yay! Make sure you find a single-cylinder one, not one of those new-fangled V twins. Now to find a player small enough to fit inside!

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wonderfully. that would be a great project in 1:1. that's something you see here:
www.chopper.predes.de
Volker - I have been following your 1:1 chopper on kartonbau.de. It is a great project. Do you think I can downscale it to 1:14?

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