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Dowdeswell MA140 plough


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I started doing this back in 2017 😐

Lots of research in finding parts manuals and drawings.

I originally started building it in brass.....but that got too heavy, so plastic became the main building material, along with some brass parts.

Many of the parts were traced around from parts drawings on 2D software and later sent to a company to be laser cut out from different thicknesses of plastic sheets.

The 2D software I used was scaled to 1:32, so when I printed them off on A4 paper, that was the finished size, then sent to be cut from A4 sheets.

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Mixed results.....so I sent info to a professional company that made the plough blades for me!

The top one is how they arrived, flat.

The middle is after rolling one way.

The bottom is with a second 'roll' a different way.......trying to get that plough furrow curl.

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Wheel bracket

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Extra furrow beam

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I glued the furrow to the arm with bicarbonate of soda and super glue, this is an area that I wasn't happy with, but only way of doing it without it being to flimsy 

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That is lovely Barry, a lot of hard work gone into that for sure. Thanks for showing us the build process, makes it more interesting seeing it take shape. Is it standard plasticard?

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16 minutes ago, super6 said:

That is lovely Barry, a lot of hard work gone into that for sure. Thanks for showing us the build process, makes it more interesting seeing it take shape. Is it standard plasticard?

Thank you......yes, I like to show the build process, hope it helps others have a go the way seeing builds has helped me.

Yes, all standard plasticard I bought from Antics and ebay.

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