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When you can't see wood for trees.....


TomE

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I'd tried several different ideas for producing the tapered GSM-R mast, but wasn't really happy with the results. Either there wasn't enough taper, or it wasn't possible to get a consistent taper. What I hadn't realised was the answer was sat in the tool box the whole time......

 

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After running a scalpel blade along the length of the plastic brush handle a few times it created representation of the flats on the real mast, and tapers just nicely.

 

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All that remains to do now is fit the transmitters, ladder and other small details. Sometimes the obvious solutions are not so obvious!

 

Meanwhile, the associated cabinet is progressing nicely:

 

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Now I’m happy with the mast I can crack on with getting this scene finished and move back to the building site area.

 

Cheers,

 

Tom.

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Excellent.. did you clamp the brush handle in place to make sure it didnt twist whilst the facets were being cut?

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What a neat solution! I am very impressed with the "even-ness" of the flats you have filed onto the mast.

 

cheers

 

Ben A.

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