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  1. MODEL A MODEL's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Hello Dan,

    I just received the latest in the Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual; this one is on the BUGATTI TYPE 35!

    -and it, in my opinion, is the best one they have ever done! It is an excellent resource for a modeler!

    (in my opinion)

    -Don

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    thanks for the heads up, just ordered one.
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    The Haynes manual looks interesting. Will have to seek that one out!
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    Hello, there is another new book, just out, January, 2020.

    The BUGATTI TYPE 35, and Variants. Only 64 pages, but it looks to be another good reference for model builders.

    Iíve ordered a copy, and Iíll post a recommendation or not, next week.
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    Funny that the main photo on the cover is the Amalgam 1/8 model instead of a real car.
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    Yeah, I had only seen a small thumbnail before I placed my order.

    I hope it will be worth it. . . . I would like to see the Amalgam model, I have seen an Atlantic by them, but? -the point of a reference book should be the actual article. Right?

    The Haynes book IS very good, but more info, factory drawings redrawn for clarity and some pictures of disassembled parts / components is always welcome.

    Weíll see.

    Iíll post my impressions next week.

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    Ok?

    I received my copy of BUGATTI, Type 35 and Variants. And. . . - the Haynes book is the better value. (In my opinion)

    Definitely do not buy at the high end, and you are probably best advised to see a copy before committing to purchase one!

    I am not an author, nor in any way qualified to critique this work. -it seems a little bizarre?

    Perhaps the word FORENSIC means something different in England?

    On the plus side, this book does make me want to build a model. And thatís the best thing I can say about it.

    Other subjects in this series are planned to be for the Porsche 911, and Jaguar XKE.

    Sorry!
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    Still trying to read through the book, -as an aside?

    I have been looking closely at the dash-board
    and have a question.

    On the dashboard, around the circumference, are some equally spaced ďdotsĒ. Iím assuming that these are rivets. But are they Brass, Copper or Steel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    Ok?

    Perhaps the word FORENSIC means something different in England?

    Sorry!
    Yes it probably does. It's more akin to "scientific investigation" than "criminal"

    Jo
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    Your probably right, that definition fits itís usage, but in many places,(many), the sentence structure is weird.

    It reads like something that had been poorly translated.

    And too many pages committed to other subjects. Too many pages reviewing kits that could have been listed but not photographed, save that for useful images of details from actual cars.

    The Haynes book is all around the better investment.
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    Thanks for the review. Always good to know which reference materials are most helpful.
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    Hello, you might know, you or Jo, on the type 35 dashboard, around the circumference, are a series of equally spaced ďdotsĒ?

    I assume that they are rivets holding the aluminum panels together and sandwiching a steel frame.

    Question, are these ďdotsĒ indeed rivets? -and are they Brass, Bronze, Copper or Steel?

    They are quite visible, but no mention is made of them when describing the dashboard and instrumentation.
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    Pages 78 and 82 of the Haynes book: they look like large diameter copper fasteners, possibly rivets, whose heads have been ground flush to the machined surface of the dashboard.
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    Thanks!

    Iíve had several confirmations of the rivets being Copper. -any reason for Rivets? and Copper?

    Carlo Bugatti used Copper in his furniture and was not an adherent to conventional assemblies, perhaps that what Ettore was doing?
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    It's a bit unusual, copper and aluminium do not play well together.... a recipe for corrosion. Why not use soft ally rivets?
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