Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby scania-alba » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:48 pm

perry wrote:Is it easy to keep a straight line? I always thought that I would make a very wonky curved line! haha maybe its easier than I thought


Check out the post and vid in the how 2 section on cutting with thread, hard to believe but it actually works.
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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby forbesie2k » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:03 am

Hey Perry,

How are you getting on?

Still curious as to how your intendeing on dropping the cab. Mainly how your cutting round the air vents on the front corners & dropping them.

Hope all is going well!

Keep us updated,

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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby perry » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:13 pm

Here you go mate still no cutting but I got the pics of the cab marked out! very confusing getting the measurements right!

Sorry bout the poor pics, i was in a rush and im no photographer :P

Here is a side photo showing the wheel arch
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This one is of the front showing where the grill has to be cut, you will need to keep the bottom plate to use as a drilling template so you can re-drill the holes in the upper part (if that makes sense)
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And heres a diagonal pic so you get an idea of how they line up
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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby forbesie2k » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:32 pm

Thanks for showing that Perry.

It's only just dondered me that the front vents and seperate from the cab. That's why I was getting so confuzzled as to how you were going to move them up the cab. But now.... its easy to see how its done.

Thanks again

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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby perry » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:35 pm

A photo is worth 1000 words ;) Ive got some time off work so hopefully should be able to do something this week
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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby forbesie2k » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:46 am

Hey perry, how are thing coming along?

I was just wondering if you had sorted out you dilemma about working roller doors for the rear of your truck. If not let me know and I'll do you a quick sketch of an idea I have in m.s paint and post it up here.

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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby perry » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:08 pm

Cheers paul! they might be very usefull indeed, I might buy the set and make it out of plasticard aswell :D
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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby forbesie2k » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:18 pm

Hey Perry, here is that rather skethy draw I said id do for you:

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You would make the whole roller shutter using "C" section strips. The rails on the side would nee to be larger to alow for movement in the mid-section where the shutters go up and down.

I've used this in the past and it does work, so at least you wouldnt be going blind on it.

all you have to bare in mind is that the smaller the sections you use to simulate the rollers, the more felxible they are i.e they can bend around sharper curves.

To bend the guide rails, all you need to do is make a former for the curves you want, place a plastic strip inside the inner part of the "C" section to ensure an even curve for the rollers to move around, heat the guide rail sections up in the oven (n
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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby forbesie2k » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:29 pm

STO.......P!

Perry, been looking at you cab and just marked my cab up. The horizontal lines you have drawn are all ok but the diagonals for the wheel arches are too far forward.

If you cut them like you have marked them then the whee arches will be too far forward when it comes to fitting. You need the diagonals to line up with the original shape on the bottom of the cab at the front and your rear part of the arch will move back to follow in line with the front.

I've only marked the front half just now but I'm certain it should be cut like this:

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Unless your making the short crewcab?
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