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We continue the assembly of Titanic’s starboard engine in this issue.

This issue will be nearly identical to the steps we followed to build the port engine in Issue 3, Issue 5, Issue 6, Issue 7, and Issue 10.



Materials: The Columns are metal, however the rest of these parts are plastic.


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  • Step-by-Step Instructions


More Parts for the Second Engine

In the previous issue, I masked off the yellow sections of the Columns in this issue 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 Connecting Rods and Piston Rods with my Molotow Liquid Chrome Pen. I did not ‘chrome’ the inside of the clips on each end:

Step 1

Snap the clips of the Piston Rods to the wishbone-shaped end of the Connecting Rods, with open ends of the clips of each facing the same way as shown.

Do not use glue in any of these next steps as these parts need to be able to move:

Step 2

Fit the four Cylinders to the inside top of the Columns for the Starboard Side. These Cylinders (and inside each Column) are marked R5, R6, R7, R8 from left to right, as shown below. There is an alignment pin on each Column to help locate these parts together correctly:

Step 3

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:


With both sides of this starboard engine assembled, we can bring them together in the next issue.

Next Up

Issue 29 – Shaft, Crankshaft, Stop Plates, Flywheel, Cylinder Heads, Distribution Valves

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