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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1005 on: September 24, 2017, 03:11:28 PM »
I'd like to mention I had already glued part #11 to the top of the fuel platform.

To remedy the problem, I used a 1/16 drill bit to enlarge the opening.



I tell you this so you can drill the hole openings while the piece is flat on the workbench. I did manage to get mine drilled out but was very careful not to break the delicate part on the top of the platform posts.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1006 on: September 24, 2017, 03:18:35 PM »
Another issue is with the filler pipes. This pipe has a half round piece that is to be glued to the side of the flat spot on the pipe piece.

This is another piece that needs to be fixed in order for it to fit properly.

In the photo below you can see the pipes I'm referring to.



Notice in the photo the bottom filler pipe has a section colored green? This is the area that needs to be trimmed or shaved off. In the photo you can see where I've trimmed the top pipe.

You only need to trim off a little. However, the piece to be trimmed is to much to do at one time. I took my time using a new #11 blade and trimmed a little at a time. I did this three times to get the proper amount trimmed.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1007 on: September 24, 2017, 03:32:44 PM »
There are little handles that are to be added to the small tabs on the pipes coming out of the bottom of the pipe manifolds.

This is another small problem. There is no room for the handles to slide onto the small tabs. I used pliers to hold the handle and wedge the handle onto the small tab. The reason I used pliers is to hold the small part as it needs to be gently forced between the pipes and onto the tab.

Be careful doing this so the pipes don't break off. I didn't break any pipes so it can be done if you take your time and use pliers. I tried using tweezers but they wouldn't hold the part tight enough so I could press the handle between the pipes.




Also, the instructions don't tell/advise you that the handles need to be installed opposite of each other.

If you refer to my photo below, this is the proper way to install the handles. Notice that the handles are opposite on the opposing manifold. If you don't glue them in this position you will have the handles on the out side of the platform decking. This will make it hard for your little people to pull the handles. ;D ;D ;D





More in a few and after the usual Diet Pepsi break.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1008 on: September 24, 2017, 03:41:35 PM »

Here the filler pipes are in the correct position on the pipe on top of the manifold.




After making sure the filler pipes swiveled on the top pipe, they were removed and the silver paint was touched up on the pipes and handles.

When the silver paint was dry, I painted one handle red, one orange and the one in the middle white. I'm assuming my pipes have gas, diesel and oil.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1009 on: September 24, 2017, 03:43:34 PM »
Here is how the pipes look on the fuel platform.





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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1010 on: September 24, 2017, 03:45:39 PM »



Here is another photo of the fuel platform in position.



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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1011 on: September 24, 2017, 03:46:40 PM »
I also finished the other two fuel platforms.



I'll have more to show tomorrow.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #1012 on: September 24, 2017, 03:47:36 PM »
It's looking good Tom!  Good to see you back at the workbench, too!
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