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Scott, thank you. While air driven fans were working well, I didn't feel secure that the system would be durable. The little fans are sitting on needle point in a small pool of graphite and each fan is unique to it's position in the air duct due to different baffles. Seeing how well the toy motor worked in the baby shark, I installed them in the big one. Outwardly looks the same but I feel this system will endure, and is more likely to stay in sync.
 

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Something as minor as adding cab ladders, can lead to major adjustments if not noticed early enough in a build/bash. The truck leaf springs struck the ladder on very sharp curves. Could have ground the leaf springs thinner but didn't like that idea. Decided to move the front truck fwd by 3/16". Doing that brought the side frame dangerously close to the front cowl, so a minor adjustment was made there also. Happy with the outcome, and no detail was sacrificed.
 

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Something as minor as adding cab ladders, can lead to major adjustments if not noticed early enough in a build/bash. The truck leaf springs struck the ladder on very sharp curves. Could have ground the leaf springs thinner but didn't like that idea. Decided to move the front truck fwd by 3/16". Doing that brought the side frame dangerously close to the front cowl, so a minor adjustment was made there also. Happy with the outcome, and no detail was sacrificed.
Looking great!
 

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Bill, you know as well as I, have to be creative in builds/bashes. Which brings up?? How's yours 'Misler' coming along?
 

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Not too good, with my back problems and the weather just haven't felt like doing much, I did start on the battery car and have a lid made for it to cover the battery and and electronics trying for a junk/scrap car look should come out neet if i ever get going on it. Hoping the beginning of the year brings a little pain relief and will be able to focus on the task at hand, be safe, BB
 

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Nick, with the ladder adjustment. That's fair enough as modelling like in the real world of construction you have to make adjustments / allowances to achieve the final result that works.
 

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Bill, very sorry to hear you aren't feeling well, can only hope 21 is a better year for you.
Scott & Noob, thank you for the encouragement. Broke another plastic add on ladder with just normal handling. Definitely need to make brass ones.
 

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They are a little bigger than the ones I made for the tugs, but still frustrating. A 'resistance' soldering unit would have made it much easier.
 

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Yup, sometimes you have to make them a little oversize for durability. Fine detailing is awesome and fiddly not to mention at times fragile. So you have to balance fidelity with practicality.
 
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