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Re: Extremely Large Telescope

Postby wingnut2 » Wed May 15, 2019 5:29 pm

Mark wrote:I've just ordered the last few bits, so when this last parcel arrives I'll have the complete set. Then I have the fun of sorting through 5000 pieces in order to find the bits I need for each step!

Hi Mark :) only 5000 pieces ? it's a walk in the park :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :lol:
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Re: Extremely Large Telescope

Postby casper » Sat May 18, 2019 5:39 am

#Moon2024
Interesting times to come :)
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Re: Extremely Large Telescope

Postby Mark » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:37 am

Sorry for the lack of updates. A month's business trip got the better of me. I had planned on taking a model to building the evenings, but as I ended up working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, there wouldn't have been any time.
I'm back briefly now, but off for another business trip tomorrow (no peace for the wicked!) and then a weeks holiday!

While I was away, I had the last batch of parts delivered, so I now have everything I need (hopefully no mistakes have crept in!)

So here's the next step. The start of the walls that form the runners of the azimuth ring.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

These assemble to flexible strips that are only fixed at the top, bottom, left and right of the circle. So they don't naturally form a circle, but have to be coaxed into place. Like many MOCs, the standard of engineering isn't up to Legos standard.
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Re: Extremely Large Telescope

Postby casper » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:34 am

looking forward to your updates Mark :mrgreen:
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Re: Extremely Large Telescope

Postby Mark » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:30 am

A little more progress. These are some odd sub-assemblies that go on the top of the towers. I think the cylindrical parts are probably elevation motors. The rest, not a clue!! Annoyingly, these now sit around until the final assembly. Even more annoyingly, the instructions only show one side of the finished model, so I've no idea where the other side parts go. Ah, the joys of a MOC type Lego model!!

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

These are the platforms at the top of the towers. All the above bits go on here somewhere.... (but where??)

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

These are the elevation bearings, where the mirror pivots up and down. Again, it's difficult to see how the final assembly is fitted. I think some experimentation and disassembly will be called for. Certainly not a beginners model :lol: :lol: :lol:

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Then there are a couple of towers. Not a clue where these go. I can't see them in the instructions at all. There is a 2x2 brick missing, which is currently winning the game of hide and seek! The two top parts don't actually click in. Again, something you'd never see on a genuine Lego produced kit. There are a few assemblies like that on the parts in the first photo.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Finally, for today, there is this assembly. Again, not a clue where this goes on the finished model.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Let's hope some of these mysteries are cleared up as the build progresses.
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Re: Extremely Large Telescope

Postby casper » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:12 pm

"Let's hope some of these mysteries are cleared up as the build progresses"
no peeping :) Its nice to go "oh thats what that is" every once and a while
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Re: Extremely Large Telescope

Postby Mark » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:27 pm

I love your optimist outlook :laughing-rolling:
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