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You have a Museum piece being born here!
And you'd certainly know one when you saw one! ;-)
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Super detailed modeling at it's best, with wonderful descriptions of the process!!
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Manfred,
You have a Museum piece being born here! Beautiful work!!

Bill :>)
Thanks Bill for your kind words, compliments from you mean a lot for me.
I've been following your work on the Lunar Module and it's coming along great, very impressiv, so that the words fail me!!!

Therefore, the space in the Museum for your work of art is reserved. That's modeling madness.

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Super detailed modeling at it's best, with wonderful descriptions of the process!!
Thanks for the nice words. Yep, I'm looking for tiny details and try them to scratch build. And also, this fascinating technique interests me greatly, which is why I am always on the lookout for good reference photos to learn to understand this.

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This is an awesome build idea!
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also thanks for the kind words!

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And after the technology approved in the meantime it continued with the second Access platform AP 2. First again the brass framework was bent from L-beam 2x1 mm.



By the recess later stairs lead from the platform to the crawler.



Now the PE-plate for the grating has his turn, which must be marked out and cut exactly made to measure, which not at all times is so simple.



There one must look already very exactly and watch out infernally, in order to always remain when cutting in the same mesh. And if the lattice does not fit correctly then yet within the frameworks, just still another tiny mesh must be cut off.



In addition one needs genuinely good nerves and above all a calm hand - and at the best still another magnifying glass, I at least. And those was genuinely helpful!



And after careful sticking of the lattice together in the framework with superglue it was then finally done.



so, now the welders have made their job and installed the grating props. That were again the proven H-beams 1,5x1,5 mm as well as rectangle profiles 1,5x1 mm.



Since this lowest platform at the MLP does not have further girders, it could be actually painted.



Next now the Access Platform AP 3 is in turn. That is the platform with important equipment and armatures for the fuel supply of the shuttle stack, in particular the LOX & LH2 Valve Complex, lain above the platform AP 2.


Source: NASA

The surface area of the platform is this time fortunately only a simple rectangle, without sales or recesses. But there are above on it some difficult armatures where it guaranteed still some gives to fiddle about. On the paper sheet there is some again only hazily suggested, in particular the parts of AP 3 A-C , how one can see here.



Let's see, what one can make from it. Next property I bent the frameworks of the remaining two Access Platforms AP 3 (above) and AP 4 (down) from brass L-beam.



As already said, the AP 3 is the platform with the LOX & LH2 Valve Complex armatures above the AP 2, and the AP 4 is the small platform at the right side of the Side 1 below the LOX & LH2 pipes.


Source: NASA

And there just a suitable rest of PE-lattices for the AP 4 was remaining, I still cut, fit in and glued together.



It continues to go with the props at the Access Platform AP 4, with which according to the paper sheet of D. Maier five girders as platform carriers just are intended.



First these girders were cut just from H-beams(1,5x1,5 mm) and glued in the framework. Besides the preparatory diagonal bracers from I-beam section (2,5x1,3 mm) already lie, with which the platform is braced against the MLP wall.



There I remembered again that with the platform AP 1 at the left side the last outside diagonal bracer could not be glued together yet, since the local Pedestal support is still missing. And that is on this side exactly the same, as one can see in the following picture. The front diagonal bracer of the AP 4 supports itself likewise against the reinforcing props of the Pedestal support off, which must be somewhat shorter therefore than the remaining bracers and therefore can yet not be installed.


Source: NASA

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With regarding the photo I saw that there are also still cross-beams and two further diagonal girders at the bottom of the platform for instance in the center, which Mr. Maier obviously saved.

Thus the bracers were put first aside by right and only the missing cross-beams (1,5x1 mm) were cut,



together with two further diagonal props were then glued. And thus the platform should be sufficiently stable now in itself.



And in the end now the diagonal bracers came to the row, which support the platform against the MLP wall. For their assembly block was used as a plant assistance,



whereby the last outside bracer was still omitted for the time being.



So long.

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Manfred, Amazing work. What more can one say?
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Thanks Mohammed for the kind words.

I am pleased if you're further interested in the progress.

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