Return to the BUILD
In this issue, we will begin assembly of Titanic’s starboard engine.
Materials: The Columns are metal, however the rest of these parts are plastic.
- Giant of the Sea – Help Arrives (Part 1)
- Life on Board – Four-Legged Friends
- Step-by-Step Instructions
Digital Instructions (click image to download)
Agora Models consolidated the printed build instructions for Pack 6 (Issues 27 – 32) into a single digital PDF file:
As with my first engine, I masked off the yellow sections of the Columns in this issue and the next issue (as well as the Engine Base from Issue 30) and airbrushed them with Mission Models British Sand Yellow acrylic paint to better replicate the ‘light mast’ color. This was then sealed in with a coat of Vallejo Satin Varnish:
Likewise, I again chromed the outside surfaces of my Short Connectors and Valve Rods with my Molotow Liquid Chrome Pen. I did not ‘chrome’ the inside of the clips on each end:
Snap the two smaller stirrup-shaped clips of each Valve Rod onto these bars of each Connecting Shaft. The open end of the large clip should face away from the Connecting Shaft, as shown.
Do not use glue in any of these next steps as these parts need to be able to move:
Snap the smaller clip of the Short Connectors to the last bar of each Connecting Shaft, noting the orientation of the clips as shown below:
Fit the four Cylinders to the inside top of the Columns for Port Side. These Cylinder (and each Column) are marked L8, L7, L6, L5 from left to right, as shown below. There is an alignment pin on each Column to help locate these parts together correctly:
When you are happy with the fitment, secure the Cylinders to the Columns with four (4) BM screws, one for each.
This your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
We still have so much work to do on these engines, but I feel all of the detail parts will truly bring them to life!
Issue 28 – Engine Cylinders (Right), Connecting Rods, Piston Rods, Starboard Side Columns