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      Inspired by some nice work on this site and other places recently, I rescued a couple of long-forgotten very old, very sad Pocher kits from my mothers house.

      They were both built very badly by an incompetent idiot. I know this to be true, as the builder was a younger version of me, to the tune of about 25 years.

      anyhow, the items in question are a mostly completed Mercedes 540 and the Ferrari F-40 engine I'm currently rambling on about.

      The Mercedes is parked for now.

      So to the F-40 motor.

      Having recently finished my MFH Brough Superior, I've been a bit spoiled regarding what a decent multimedia Ferrari F-40 engine scratchbuild kit can look like in 2020. I also had a look at sourcing an autograph F-40 engine transkit with little success, plus I'm not really willing to pay the crazy money the last few in the world would command.

      So bearing those two things in mind, I set about the old motor, which looked a bit like this when I started



      Pretty grim.


      So having striped it down and removed all the paint and other goo, standby for some modelling heresy - Pocher models are a bit rubbish. OK, actually really rubbish IMHO. there, I said it.



      OK so I know I'm looking at this with through modern eyes, but I never understood what they were supposed to be even at the time - expensive, terrible fit, often inappropriate materials, screw together, easy assembly, not intended to be painted in some cases, so I don't believe they were ever actually aimed at modellers.


      I was planning on replacing some of the worst bits with various scratch-built and turned items. To cut a long story short, apart from maybe the gearbox, it's all the worst bits.


      So I rolled my sleeves up and got stuck in with something 'easy' to start with. I give you the Delco Remy 105A Alternator as fitted to the venerable Ferrari F40.




      So armed with my trusty PC, iPad pro, apple pencil, shapr3D, fusion 360, resin printer, and mini lathe I set forth.







      So far so good. A steep learning curve involving CAD and resin printing supports then ensued.

      Some time later...





      Add primer ...


      And finally paint ...







      Compared to the Pocher part ...



      So although this is one small piece, it does prove my workflow which is now repeatable for the rest of it. I've learnt a load of new skills including CAD and how to get good results from my cheap little resin Ferrari F-40 engine scratchbuild printer. Which BTW I'm absolutely delighted with (Elegoo Mars) if you want to google it.

      This is my new go-to modelling tool.

      Thanks for looking.

      Regards,

      Nick


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    So there are monsters and nightmares?
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    Here's the latest




    The studs are printed so quite fragile, I love the fact the threads printed OK!

    Even spun the lathe up today for a break from all this printing stuff





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    getting closer, Still some bugs to iron out and some reprints to do. These are the old heads, the new ones still*need printing to correct the cambelt tensioner position etc.











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    Oh yeah!

    The Giant Pencil Trick!!

    Roger has been doing the same thing with a Giant Quarter for years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    Oh yeah!

    The Giant Pencil Trick!!

    Roger has been doing the same thing with a Giant Quarter for years!
    My logic is, pencils are universal and international, Some parts of the world believe it or not, aren’t familiar with quarters :)

    And, as you say, it’s very easy to knock up a very convincing giant pencil.

    Quarters are more difficult, Plus you run the risk of getting locked up for trying to make them.

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    Can't wait to see this thing fire up!
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    Latest render. Made up a stand and added pesky plug leads.



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    Haven't posted for a while, and got some re-prints to do, here are all the current components assembled (not necessarily in the correct order and with a dangly alternator I didn't notice until afterwards :)





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    Put a quick video together


    https://vimeo.com/481977703


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    Just to prove I’m not a completely hopeless case I actually made something proper today, you know cutting stuff up, filling it, soldering it together type stuff.

    It’s a new stand as the resin Ferrari F-40 engine scratchbuild one has sagged quite badly over time





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    Just great how you've done that! I am currently busy with a complete new engine for the 1/8th Jaguar XKE. And if you say Pocher is rubbish - you should see the big ones (all 1/8th) from Altaya and De Agostini. Those are real crap but still cost you an arm and a leg... Oh well, means more work for me ...

    Next engine project will be the one for the Ford GT40 #1075 in 1/8th...
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    Wonderful video! You make it look very easy!

    Sagging stands? Do these parts have a "green stage" not becoming fully cured for a period of time? -and what does anyone know of they're longevity?

    Or, maybe just simply the wall thickness?

    Thank you for sharing!

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    Yes it’s just wall thickness I think.

    When you cure Ferrari F-40 engine scratchbuild this stuff with UV, It’s hitting the outside faces so I think that’s probably a factor too.

    All resin Ferrari F-40 engine scratchbuild sags over time under load in my experience (UV or otherwise) and I guess I was asking a lot of a very thin section, so I’m not surprised really.

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