(Login KramerDog) HyperScale Forums from IP address 18.104.22.168
I've finally managed to get all the plumbing done for the port side of the Merlin for Tamiya's 1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk IX. I added the last bit today, a scratch-built pressure relief valve for the glycol header tank. It's located right in the middle of the tank between the inlet and outlet pipes that run from the tank to the cylinder heads. A vent tube will run from the bottom of the valve and exit out on the stbds side of the Merlin. The tube vents out a hole in the stbd side engine cowl panel. I've completed adding all the inter-cooler coolant lines and also scratch-built a pressure relief valve and vent tube that runs from the top of the inter-cooler coolant tank. The tachometer cable, which runs from the rear of the port cylinder head has been added and it was made from annealed guitar string. Next I'll tackle the stbd side plumbing, then the oil tank below the engine, and then finally the air filter housing assembly. Hopefully the cowl panels will still all fit around the engine. That's my goal anyways...........
This message has been edited by KramerDog from IP address 22.214.171.124 on Aug 30, 2012 12:34 AM
To post an image of your models, you will first need to find somewhere to host your photos on the Internet. Your ISP will often give you a limited amount of free web storage, and other online photo storage is also available.
To post a link or an image, simply type in the URL (web address) of the destination page or image. The URL will appear as a link (for an HTML link) or an image (if you link direct to a .jpg file) when posted. You can use the Preview facility to see how your message looks before posting to Plastic Pix.
Please try to keep image sizes to 800 pixels wide or less, as larger sizes will be too big to fit on many computer screens. Also, file sizes should be kept to around 100kb or less, otherwise download may be very slow.
Please note a few points of etiquette. All contributions are welcome but please refrain from political or abusive comments. These posts will promptly be removed from the server and repeat offenders will have their registration cancelled.