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MacTaggarts Catapult

Scratch building a Mactaggart Scott catapult for my Walrus.

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Peter Day 113/12/2017 07:48:07
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You're pretty good at this aren't you?!! More superb work Richard.


jimbo13/12/2017 08:52:12
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Hi Richard

Looks as if the masters for the hatches should cast well. How many do you need to make?


Alun Wells13/12/2017 11:46:03
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Hi Richard,

Just caught up with this, simply stunning work. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Well done



Richard Foenander14/12/2017 04:24:39
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Hi Peter, Jim and Alun. Thanks and very kind of you.

Peter, just winging it...latest I found that the locks need to be further to the edges.

Jim, I just need to make two of each but after I have corrected the locking mechanism.

Alun, glad you dropped in and enjoyed it.



Andrew Belsey 214/12/2017 07:59:03
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It's been a delight watching this develop!

Andy B

Richard Foenander16/12/2017 15:05:07
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Thanks Andrew,

Been busy and sick so not much to show.

I have made some changes since to the hatches after referencing them. Detailed the hinges and added grab handles...they're just attached to the drilled holes and will be removed for casting.


Got some extra parts ready for the extra casts.

Having a bit of the Man Flu and eyes are watering everytime I work on the little things. Hope to do more tomorrow when better.



John Race16/12/2017 16:48:07
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Ooh they look neat, love those handles Richard. Were they hand bent or in a jig, very nicely shaped



Edited By John Race on 16/12/2017 16:49:58

Steve Jones 1216/12/2017 18:26:45
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Sorry to hear you have the holiday bug. It certainly isnt effecting the quality of your work as the hatches are sublime. Well done sir


Richard Foenander19/12/2017 05:08:25
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Hi, the flu is just horrendous but needed to do something rather than lopping around.

Thanks John R, they're had bent with the help of a flat nosed plier and thumbnail. The trick is to over bend and bend back to get the sharp end. The flat nosed plier helps to keep the handle end from bending away. I hope it makes sense.

Steve, thanks. The hatches are moving at snails is the progress so far primed and one of them in the mold bath.


If you look closely I have added more detail to one of the hatches. Thanks for looking in.



Steve Jones 1223/12/2017 05:47:28
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I really like the way you have done the wheel handles for the hatches. Look forward to seeing the hatches fully done

Have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.


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