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In this issue, we add upper details to the engine we have built and attach a section of the keel.
Materials: The Keel Section is metal, but the rest of these parts are plastic.
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- Step-by-Step Instructions
Details for the Engine
Retrieve your Engine assembly from Issue 7. Press the two pins of the smallest-sized Cylinder Head C (10D) into the matching holes at this top location on high pressure cylinder, as shown.
These four Cylinder Heads should be a press-fit connection, but you can use a small drop of super glue if needed. These parts will also help seal up the gap along the tops of the heads:
In the same way, press the two lower pins of the middle-sized Cylinder Head B (10C) into the matching holes at the top of the intermediate pressure cylinder. Ensure the small detail pin on top of this Cylinder Head is facing towards the front of the engine (away from the flywheel).
The lower pins on this Cylinder Head C are different sizes, so it will only fit well in the correct orientation:
Press the two lower pins of one of the largest-sized Cylinder Heads A (10B) into the matching holes at these top locations on the low pressure cylinders. With these two Cylinder Heads, the small detail pin on top of each should face towards the center of the engine, as shown.
The lower pins on each Cylinder Head A are different sizes, so they will only fit well in the correct orientation:
Then, press the two lower pins of a Distribution Valve (10E) into the nearby holes, as shown.
The lower pins on each Distribution Valve are different sizes, so they will only fit well in the correct orientation:
Repeat this process to install the remaining Cylinder Head A and Distribution Valve into the opposite low pressure cylinder:
Press the short, thicker post end of an Exhaust Valve into the center of a Cylinder Head, as shown:
Repeat this process for the remaining three Cylinder Heads:
NOTE: These Exhaust Valves are quite delicate. I recommend removing them for now to keep them from being bent as we continue working on the build:
As I have been doing along the lower part of the hull, I airbrushed this part with my Vallejo Anti-Fouling Red 71.442 acrylic paint and sealed it with Vallejo Satin Varnish 70.522:
Retrieve your Bow section from the previous issue. Fit the Keel Section to the bottom of this assembly, aligning the screw holes as shown.
Secure the Keel Section into place from the inside with five (5) HM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
As we add more detail to our engine, the better and more accurate it is becoming. I am looking forward finishing this one – just so we can build the second engine soon!
Issue 11 – Tank, Smoke Generator Holder, Grille, Funnel Interior/Plating, Funnel/Cap, Stay Collar, Spring, Filter