Hi Dave - that is interesting to hear about with the anvils. I like what I have done with the rivetter so far, but can certainly see a benefit of a larger one and another 4mm one to reduce in size. I think the edge rivets have come out ok but would be better with a smaller tool.
Thanks - I'll bear that in mind re the CSB plots. I have got as far as cutting the frames from the fret and tacking them together, but not close inspection with the high level jig as yet.
Yes that vent looks lovely! While I can see that left and right handed vents would help by including the angle to stand them vertically - could they not be longer and go through the tank top? or is there some form of flange plate bolted onto the tank top?
I got my J39 rolling nicely last night (1 hornguide was at a bit of an angle...), so I'm planning to add pickups to its tender - alongside some 1P detailing - this weekend.
One thing I have done towards the 3P though is checked the tank beading. I saw on PADs 7mm build that he used 22ga half round brass wire from MetalClays4You, which measures in at 0.64mm x 0.31mm. I was half way through trying to find some 28ga (which doesn't appear to be available half round), when it occurred to me to refer back to the GA. The beading should be 2" x 0.5", so actually in 4mm we want 0.66mm x 0.17mm. So I have purchased 22ga, and comparing this to photos it looks right to me. I just need to work out whether to tack it down and thin it a bit first, or try and do so after it is in place. [whisper] or leave it 1" thick