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Sticky Wickett
#961 Posted : 13 January 2022 20:57:40

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The attached photo shows the chock block terminal for the lights in place.
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#962 Posted : 13 January 2022 20:59:03

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The wiring from the chock block terminal was soldered to 2 gold plated sockets and these were fitted in the centre of the 3 battery cells.
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#963 Posted : 13 January 2022 20:59:36

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Battery cells and chock block installed.
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Sticky Wickett
#964 Posted : 13 January 2022 21:00:26

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Gold plated plugs soldered up to long lengths of wire.
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#965 Posted : 13 January 2022 21:01:42

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Plugs fitted into their sockets. I checked the lights at this point and they still work!Blink BigGrin LOL Flapper Flapper
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#966 Posted : 13 January 2022 21:04:03

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Overall view. The long lengths of wire allows me to operate the lights remotely, while the battery pack and switch can be hidden from view in a suitable location within the display stand.
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#967 Posted : 13 January 2022 21:05:50

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The last job was to hide the 2 chock blocks in the Junior Rates Accommodation Space. I fashioned a suitable enclosure from walnut veneer.
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Sticky Wickett
#968 Posted : 13 January 2022 21:08:31

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That concludes this update and this part of the build. Next week i'll start on the anchor and fore-planes, where it will start to resemble a submarine with these attached!BigGrin

Thanks for looking in, have a great weekend and happy modelling!BigGrin

Regards,
Phil W.
Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
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#969 Posted : 15 January 2022 10:42:52

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Very neat and tidy work Phil.Love Love

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