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Bessie The Road Paver - Lighting

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    October 2008
Posted by tejanovader on Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:57 AM

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[Pictured Above] The furnace covering is now dry enough to handle the abuse of modelling.  The cover fits nicely and slides in and out easily for test fitting and other things.  Also, a close up of the fire form; now with layers of suncatcher paint. 

INSTALLATION OF THE SECURING BRACE - (Below) What metal is so formable and as easy to manipulate as solder?  A length of solder is secured onto the back and folded to the desired shape. 
1.-2.) Two different angles of the inner bends.  
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3. A nice underside view of the furnace casings inside.  The hope is that the clear sheeting will add a nice reflection for the fire. 
4. The final form emerges.  Everything is glued in place.  

[BELOW] - 1. Cementing the solder on both sides just under the back of the casing top.  2. Front view.  Eventally the braces will look more uniform. 
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3. The fire waits for a covering.  4. A rough cut of about 1/4 of a tube and a square rod aid in a test fit of the tar mixer bases hieght.  It also shows what will really be required to make the outer parts of the furnace.  
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[ABOVE] - The right side fire form will have to be tweaked.
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[ABOVE] General placements of the smoke stack base and the steam crank casing.  
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[ABOVE] General placements of the furnace brackets, steam crank casing and smoke stack. 


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[ABOVE] Alignment is looking good.  Seems there will be enough room for the gravel bin and plenty of space for the belt mechanism. 

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    October 2008
Posted by tejanovader on Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:05 PM

Here is the latest progress on building the furnace......

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Posted by tejanovader on Saturday, April 20, 2013 4:39 PM

BessieBuildersForumVideo.mp4.html

The first test of the belt system.  

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Posted by tejanovader on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 1:21 AM

    This is the latest proceedure on Bessie.  Installation of a support wall that holds the furnace FX in place.

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      March 2004
    • From: Spartanburg, SC
    Posted by subfixer on Sunday, April 7, 2013 9:18 AM

    That is just too cool!

    I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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    Posted by tejanovader on Monday, April 1, 2013 5:58 PM

    I have created a type of "FIRE FORM" for the inside of the furnace.  See Posts 728 and 729 on the thread

    http://carsthetoys.yuku.com/topic/3541?page=15#.UVcbMOO4p5Q  

    and here is the direct link:

    DSCI0734.mp4.html

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    • From: Spartanburg, SC
    Posted by subfixer on Monday, April 1, 2013 3:56 PM

    I tried, but I can't get to your photobucket site. Could you repost this using the use rich formatting function?

    I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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      October 2008
    Posted by tejanovader on Saturday, March 30, 2013 12:12 PM

    I have created a type of "FIRE FORM" for the inside of the furnace.  See Posts 728 and 729 on the thread

    http://carsthetoys.yuku.com/topic/3541?page=15#.UVcbMOO4p5Q  

    and here is the direct link:

    http://s374.photobucket.com/user/tejanovader/media/DSCI0734.mp4.html

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      October 2008
    Posted by tejanovader on Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:34 AM

    Here are couple of videos of the furnace unit.  I need to give it a covering, but I am happy with what I have so far.....

    Several functions working together:

    s374.beta.photobucket.com/.../3WayFunctionTest_zps517a092f.mp4.html

    Improved Furnace:

    s374.beta.photobucket.com/.../FurnaceEffect2_zps77f5b676.mp4.html

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    Posted by tejanovader on Monday, December 24, 2012 2:50 PM

    More progress pics have been posted.

    carsthetoys.yuku.com/.../BESSIE-Building-Furnace-Unit-is-Built

    If the direct link doesn't work, visit: www.carsthetoys.com, find "Ramone's House of Body Art", select "Building Bessie" and find the last few entries. Feedback is always appreciated.

    Blessings and Merry Christmas!!!!!

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    Tj

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    Posted by tejanovader on Thursday, December 20, 2012 11:46 AM

    LATEST PICS....for the full builder's thread, visit:

    carsthetoys.yuku.com/.../BESSIE-Building-Furnace-Unit-is-Built

    The kerosene tanks under construction......

    i374.photobucket.com/.../IMGA04102_zpsfef73e62.jpg

    i374.photobucket.com/.../IMGA04082_zps56d1dd3e.jpg

    i374.photobucket.com/.../IMGA04112_zpsa93194a7.jpg

    Preparing space for the furnace by securing electrical components to the body....

    [The Ground Wire circuit board]

    i374.photobucket.com/.../IMGA04212_zpscaac9b71.jpg

    i374.photobucket.com/.../IMGA04232_zps5f3e0475.jpg

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    Posted by tejanovader on Friday, December 7, 2012 12:10 PM

    Good question.  At this point, I am trying to keep proportions within the build.  It is all guesswork, with some hopefully good educated guesses.....  I have a video showing the completion of the electronic unit that serves as Bessie's Furnace effect.  

    http://s374.beta.photobucket.com/user/tejanovader/media/Movie_0001.mp4.html

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      December 2010
    Posted by BlakeyB on Friday, August 17, 2012 3:03 PM

    what is your technique for keeping scale since you are only using photos as reference material

    On the bench: Tamiya Bruiser 2012 RC Truck - Build Log here http://bit.ly/LJEMBr

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    Posted by tejanovader on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:38 PM

    New progress pics are available.  I have installed the rear shocks.  

    carsthetoys.yuku.com/.../BESSIE-Building-Revisiting-the-Furnace-Fire

    It's obviously on the last page, and latest post by me.

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    Posted by tejanovader on Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:59 AM

    I have been working on the Furnace effect for sometime now.  Please come by and visit my latest article entltled..."Revisiting the Furnace Fire"

     

    http://carsthetoys.yuku.com/topic/3541/BESSIE-Building-Revisiting-the-Furnace-Fire

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    Posted by tejanovader on Thursday, June 7, 2012 10:51 AM

    Here is the link to my forum at www.carsthetoys.com.

    http://carsthetoys.yuku.com/topic/3541/BESSIE-Building-UPDATE-Setting--Two-Halves-Permanently-Insta?page=34#.T9DMybBfFqg

    I have pictures up that show much of lighting system in at this point.  Please feel free to sign in, or sign up, leave a message and give me a point.  I would certainly appreciate it! 

    Here is one of the pics at the site to show  her work lights: 

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    • From: New Zealand
    Posted by Scorpiomikey on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5:24 PM

    Oh, man, you get to work with Bessie! I'd give my left two lugnuts for somethin' like that! 

    hehe, love Cars.

     

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    Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:38 PM

    How cool is that?!YesYes

    "Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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    Bessie The Road Paver - Lighting
    Posted by tejanovader on Saturday, May 19, 2012 10:48 AM

    I am scratch building BESSIE, the road paving machine that was attached to Lighting McQueen in "CARS".  My thread is found at:
    I am building this model to see if everything can work like it does in the movie, i.e. lights, furnace, and all the moving gear/pulley components.  
    Here is my progress on the lighting.  If you are interested in background information, please visit the thread. This is my second build of BESSIE.  The first one was made simply to learn how to build it.  It was not powered or lighted.  
    ABOVE and BELOW: Two angles showing the fittings for the rear lighting.  The light fixture itself is all plastic, but the piping is metal.  I spent the better part of an hour carefully sawing the pipes as not to create closure, thus blocking the hair wiring.  
    BELOW: Once the pipes were cut to size (anticipating even further cutting), it was time to set the first pipe permanently.  Standard TESTORS modeling cement is sufficient for small places, so pipes were placed on both starboard and port sides as shown. 
    BELOW: Spray painting the lighting fixture a standard grey was next.  As shown in this photo, the fixture seats very well.  I abandoned the metal anchor idea and simply drilled bigger holes in the assembly.  It seats very tightly and nicely.  A hole is drilled on the side (at an angle) to allow for the hair wire to flow through.  
    BELOW: Threading the wire.  For this type of insulated hair wire, it is only needful to sand the edges until you have a clear view of the metal under the insulation.  If it is not gone, you will not have a connection.  
    BELOW: Pulling/Threading the wire through all of the piping.  Do this before any gluing of the piping, or else pulling wires back through will be impossible.  
    BELOW: And a test with the 9v battery.  Never, ever forget the resistor, or all of this progress will be laid to waste.  The wire is soldered before removal of the LED prongs.  If you remove the prongs first and then try to solder, your chance of a successful connection is almost negated.  The wires are then pulled through the piping until the LED head goes into the fixture.  More 
    detailing to come, but at least the function is working....
    BELOW: A view of the port side installation.  Always checking against screen captures, it looked like the port side actually had a cable instead of piping.  So, taking a common gauge wire, I took out the original wiring and inserted the hair wire.   
    BELOW: Installation for both sides.  

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