Tibbs
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Registration Date: 14th-Dec-21
Date of Birth: 29th-Apr-74 (50 years old)
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Kiwi living in UK, married to my English Rose father of two boys, family traditional signwriting business.
Always loved tinkering in the garage with my dad from a young age, it's stayed with me into adulthood.


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Moto GP bikes at the moment
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Scalextric
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MotoGP
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Donington Park
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RE: Flying Fiona 1929 Fiat 11
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Flying Fiona 1929 Fiat Scratch Building
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Hi Gents,

I've been working on the front end which has been a lot of work but learning loads.
I want the axle and wheels to turn with the guide so I was going to try and make a i-beam axle but luckily found a large model truck one made from white metal.
I brought that as it's the same shape as the cars one and proceeded to cut the excess off to shorten it, re-soldered it with low temp solder.
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Made the steering bar from brass tube and brass eyelets, the metal parts that hold the wheels are from an old slotcar steering set up.
I have ground parts off these to shape and bent the arms down to fit the brass arm.
I've also tapped the ends so they take a hex head bolt to keep the wheel on.
The guide bit I have copied George Turners idea of what he has on his Edwardian cars, I soldered a brass tube to a flat piece of brass that sits on the guide and soldered a 1mm piece of piano wire to it to attached to the steering rod. 
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I've added bearings to the wheels which are wheels from a George Turner kit.
I've drilled out the wheel to fit the bearings in snug.
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The part I'm on to now is the leaf springs.
I decided to make these completely from scratch out of thin brass.
The little nuts and bolts are from Prime Miniatures, Dominic makes wonderful products.
I cut strips of brass to size and came up with these.
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I'm waiting for a tiny tap and die set to come in the post so I can make the u-brackets that will hold the springs to the axle.
Quite pleased how it's coming along and the time flys so fast when I'm out in the shed.
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Sorry re overload of pics, thanks for looking.

Tony