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philj

My new scope

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Sometime back I built a 1/5th scale model of my Celestron CGE1100XLT, since then I sold the OTA and replaced it with my Meade 127ED Triplet, superb scope.

Ive been meaning to make a model of the new scope since but never got round to it until todays rainy bank holiday. A few bits of brass and an hour or 2 on the lathe and I now have a scale model of the 127EDT on the CGE.

Yeah I know its sad but its a bloke thing smile.png

Still got a final polish to do and maybe take a bit more metal out of it to give the counterweights a chance to balance, brass is heavy man biggrin.png but I done it now. So once its polished it can take pride of place on the shelf where it came from and gather dust for another 6 years or so biggrin.png

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Phil, there's something about this that I still haven't quite put my finger on...yet. :)  But take this from someone who creates models of stonehenge and other megaliths... :)

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An hour or 2 and a few bits of brass!!!

If you gave me the above I would still have a few bits of brass at the end of the time given.

Your skills are very good. A very impressive model.

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Thanks folks.mcolbert, I think this comes from being an airfix fan in my younger days, its difficult to get out your system and brass and ali on the kathe have taken the place of plastic and glue nowadays :-)

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I took some meat out of the OTA today and gave it a final polish.

I was going to paint it but I think I will leave it raw so to speak :grin: 

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That looks fantastic.  I'd seriously think about paying for something like that to have on my desk at work.

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Phil.  Nice work my man !!!   Are you taking orders.  I have the same scope  

Regards   John

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Thanks folks I like it. Its now back on the bookshelf in pride of place.

Sorry John, I dont have the patience to do these en masse. I did this to give me a bit of practice on the lathe etc ready for a new project and because I was bored on a wet bank holiday :-)

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Nice machining skills and well done. A joy to behold

Would've been sacrilege to paint it!  

Damian

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Cracking piece of work, I agree with Damian above looks great without a paint job.

Well done.

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If you ever choose to make it into a small business it looks like you'll have a few orders already! (Including me ;) )

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Thanks folks.mcolbert, I think this comes from being an airfix fan in my younger days, its difficult to get out your system and brass and ali on the kathe have taken the place of plastic and glue nowadays :-)

aaargh!!! another one!   We never escape it! :)

michael

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