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Postby krow113 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:42 pm

MFH KNUCKLEHEAD 1/9 scale.
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Frame components cleaned up and assembled. I'll make an attempt to solderthis assy:
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Re: THE KNUCK

Postby Mark » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:02 am

Oh, nice one. Looking forward to seeing you build this. You clearly know what you’re doing, judging by the jig to make sure the frame is square. It’s going to be a very interesting read :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby number1 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:52 pm

Also looking forward to seeing this, good luck with the soldering :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: THE KNUCK

Postby krow113 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:50 am

Mark & #1 Thank you
Soldering went well , I dont advise trying it unless you have some experience. Fooling around with kit scraps isa def help.
So a nicely soldered , 10 piece , 1/9 scale , '39-'47 Harley-Davidson EL rigid frame:
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Postby Mark » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:09 am

Nice work. What soldering iron do you use?
I’d try soldering the framework, but a normal iron would turn it into a puddle!
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Postby krow113 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:03 pm

Thanks Mark.
No soldering iron , the smallest I have , which is very small , melted the kit metal on contact. Flux applied with a tiny brush , butane torch to heat , heating the parts fully. Started at the back as that was the most stable, the back upper cross tube , then the back of the large lower bracket , then seat post top , frame main joint , rear brake tube to seat post bottom (alignment crucial there ) , seat post bottom to large lower bracket , front motor mount , front of lower bracket , lower tank mount , upper motor mount. All good 'cept a few glitches , but the kit metal took solder nicely and all the damage was repaired.
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Re: THE KNUCK

Postby Morris » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:33 am

Watching this...... :o
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Re: THE KNUCK

Postby Mark » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:33 am

A butane torch on white metal is raising bravery to a whole new level! I’m impressed!
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Re: THE KNUCK

Postby krow113 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:00 am

Thanks Mark & Morris.
Not as daunting as you might think.
Practicing on the extra metal showed a definite progression of events that ends with the solder flowing exactly where I wanted it to go.
Watch for the events to happen and after a while its real easy.
Got her into white primer surfacer after scraping mould lines off the tubing and plate parts of the frame. The cast steel parts retain the mould line , just like on the real thing:
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Final warning the metal is real soft.
Some more to go , the upper mounts for the crash bars will be gone.
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