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    1. Kit: Pocher, by (Member) Chrisb is offline
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      Started: 02-23-18 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Hi everyone,

      I first posted on this forum nearly 10 years ago under the user name 220452cmb.

      I posted many photos of the Pocher Rolls Royce chassis project I was working on but this was put on extended hold when I bought a real Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 1 with a friend which we decided to completely restore. The restoration took almost six years to complete and then I had a serious illness which meant further delays to resuming the model. I am pleased to report that I am now recovering and have felt able to resume the Pocher Rolls Royce chassis project. As Im sure many of you know, the quality and accuracy of many of the Pocher parts leave a lot to be desired so, like others on this forum, I decided to custom make as many of the parts as I can having drawn plans from copies of the original Rolls-Royce factory blueprints of the car. I look forward to being able to post photographs and descriptions of my project as it progresses.

      Kind regards,

      Chris
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  1. Egon's Avatar Moderator
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    Wellcome back Chris looking forward to see your Rolls
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    Thanks Egon.
    i have just completed a new steering column having taken some time to work out how to make the steering wheel turn but keeping the control levers in the middle of the wheel fixed. I eventually managed it after much head scratching! I have now moved onto the braking system and am in the process of fabricating all the levers, rods and linkages which means the Pocher tin plate pieces can be thrown away. It is a complicated system but I think I now see how it all fits together. I will post some photos when the work has progressed a bit further.
    kind regards,
    Chris


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    If you find someone who can etch the letters in a brass center for RR steringwheel, let me know
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    Hi Egon,

    On the actual car, there is no RR logo in the centre of the steering wheel, unless you are customising your model to your own requirements. There is simply a Bakelite horn button assembly.

    Kind regards,

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    I know, it's the small letters on the edge of the plates, mine is brass as you can see.
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    Sorry, I misunderstood. Not sure where you could get such smack scale engraving done. A jeweller perhaps?

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    looks like a candidate for double depth photo etch
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    I don't think etch can make such smalle letters look fine, I'm thinking micro laser perhaps, if any have an idea where ?
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    I have lots of pictures from a 1929 RR if you need any.
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    Hi everyone,

    I am currently working on making all the rods and levers for the braking system on my Pocher Rolls-Royce rolling chassis project. As a diversion from making numerous levers for the system, I decided to make the gear lever and handbrake lever assemblies. The pressed steel parts which come with the kit are very crude and inaccurate,as are very many of the other standard parts so I have decided to make my own. The attached photo shows what can be achieved compared to one of the originals. More photos to follow.
    Kind regards,
    Chris
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    More photos of brake and chassis parts as yet unpainted and unpolished. More to follow.
    Kind regards,
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