1/12 scratchbuilt Rolls.

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    1/12 scratchbuilt Rolls.

    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:05 pm

    Hi guys,
    This is my first post. I would like to share with U, my old Rolls, built from aluminum, and clock mechanisms.
    This project was an attempt to make a model car work like the real car! It is very difficult to complete a fully workable model, since the modeller must have a large variety of Mechanical Engineering knowledge and clever choices to achieve a good result.

    The model was constructed 20 years ago with no computer help at all; nor any other information was available to make life easier those years!

    So, everything was designed using paper, a calculator, ruler, bow compass and great patience!!!!

    The scale is 1/12, which was the most suitable for this idea, as far as the materials already at hand in the laboratory are concerned. The materials used are metal sheet, aluminium sheet, rubber, a large mount of broken watches' mechanisms, leather, and many small items suitable for the construction. The paint colour is an authentic car one, taken from a Ford Cortina m.y. 1973.

    It works like the real one. Its a fact. You have to push the brake to stop etc. An exact copy of the real one.

























    HOW IT WORKS

    At first imagine your self 12 times smaller!!! Congratulations!!! You own a brand new 1923 Rolls!!!

    Please open the door!!!!

    Enjoy the convenience of the soft real leather seat!!!

    Turn on the ignition on your left

    If its dark, just switch on the lights on your right

    Release the hand break

    Press the clutch and push the gear lever one step front

    Release the clutch and start pressing the accelerator

    That’s it, you start moving!!!

    Press the clutch again and choose the second gear

    Beware of the wall in front of you!!!!

    Press immediately the brake!!!

    You stopped already?

    Nice. Now press the clutch again and press the gear lever two times for the reverse. Now you must be moving backwards.

    Ok. Stop. End of the ride!

    Switch off everything and get out of the car. Take a breath!!!

    Did you enjoy your ride???

    Everything works like a real car. Only a nano-driver is missing, anyway!!!

    CONSTRUCTION

    I will not tire you, analyzing the way of building, because it is very difficult (as I have told you before) to explain all the mechanical design and appliance. So I will make a short reference on how it works.

    For the record, the building process took more than 9 months of continual work, with great disappointments and great pleasures. The Rolls Royce mark over the refrigerator was made of pure silver by my father.

    Everything else is hand made since in 1987 we didn’t have the technological solutions we enjoy these days. It’s powered with a battery and an electric motor. The fluxion and the gearbox are constructed from pieces of old watches, based on the basic theory of their real mechanical function.


    I hope you like it.


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    Re: 1/12 scratchbuilt Rolls.

    Post  alexbb on Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:21 pm

    fantastic
    even though im not into automobiles these pics will help me when i decide to build the resicast 1/35 rolls armoured cars
    thanks and keep on posting

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    Post  iCocker on Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:58 pm

    Alex

    from the time I met you I thaught you are nuts Laughing


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    Post  Ray on Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:12 pm

    WoW!!!!!! 20yrs ago? Believe me it withstood the test of time very well indeed!!! Shocked What a Face

    That's a materpiece you've built Alex, one to be really proud of! Bravo!! cheers cheers cheers

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    Post  Dottore on Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:58 pm

    with you guys called Alex...can't you buy a decent plastic kit and build/paint it like us common mortals!!!!

    Truly impressed. Speechless...I once read about an Italian guy who did something similar with a plane....

    Great job mate!

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:05 am

    Thanks all of U guys! I really appreciate your interest.

    ---> Alex: Go ahead. I'm not specialized into automobiles also. Eventhough dont hesitate to ask for any of my help.
    ---> Ivan: I'm very proud to meeting U you, guys! No words left to Thank you!
    ---> Ray: 23 years ago...living in a small island of Greece, modeling was a foreign privilege to us...
    ---> Oh Yes...We can buy some plastic and paint it...Its very difficult to make it seem like a real model than build it by your own! lol!

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    Post  in nannu pec on Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:51 am

    Alex you are tryuly a master my friend...inspirational work....
    Fantastic piece of work habib !!!!
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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:37 pm

    PEC 1 wrote:Alex you are tryuly a master my friend...inspirational work....
    Fantastic piece of work habib !!!!
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    Louis...I do not accept such a compliment. I'm a simple modeler, who loves the Hobby. I have my own style. We are all one family. Nobody is better than other.
    I try to focus on my main interest (wwii birds) bringing out a good result.

    Don't forget that I'm Brian's student. study

    I'm too young for titles...The titles belong to You..after 50 years of modeling, belongs to Brian who inspired thousand of aviation modellers to get better and better.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:07 pm

    Wow! Excellent scratch building! Amazing!

    So much detail involved! I'm impressed!

    Regards
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