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wanted an invacar AC Model 70 (and general ramble thread, with survivors list on Page 26 and thread index on page 1)


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#1351 ONLINE   LightBulbFun


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 02:04 PM

I dont think this was shared at the time but the Model 70, scale model is coming along nicely :)






the detail is proper impressive :)



ill be very interested to see how the production ones come out (the above is a brass master)




BTW for those wondering, TTW991R and "1LEG" went to a private microcar collector in scotland, a guy called Scott Milne who supposedly has 10-12! Model 70s


id love to know the details of his collection, and also figure out what 1LEGs registration/ID is :)



also looks like things are happening with TPE376S :) (the Model 70 scene is a bit of a mess it seems, theres people with Bodies looking for chassis, and people with chassis looking for bodies!)





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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:34 PM

I messaged the guy asking if he would do one,as there hasn't been a single model of any Invacar done before,even by specialist low volume model makers,I pushed the fact that I'm sure the model rail types would want them too as they are perfect street furniture,and to my surprise he said yes,I think he used dimensions from TWC to get the master made. I'm definitely getting one or two.i still want to make a largeish model of a Tippen though!
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:39 PM

He did indeed. Took lots of photos at the NEC last year, then had to patiently wait months for me to actually find a moment to get the tape measure out... (having forgotten his tape measure at the NEC).

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#1354 ONLINE   LightBulbFun


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:45 PM

very cool stuff :) (he will have to correct his little plaque tho, as production ran into 1978 as evidenced by VES108S :mrgreen:  )



I think the invalid carriage register have a Tippen Delta in their collection, you could ask if they will take some measurements :) (as you may have seen theres a video on facebook of simon buzzing around in a Tippen Delta)


(from reading the comments it looks like a production model, Model 70 will be £75, certainly not cheap, but i defo plan to get one at some point :) )

#1355 ONLINE   LightBulbFun


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Posted Yesterday, 10:54 AM

Had a good morning today :)


Yoss happened to be in the area and dropped by for a quick chat about things which was nice :)


(always nice to have some face to face nattering when your cooped up indoors isolated from everything 247!)


and he also brought me a couple lightbulbs from his Routemaster which was very cool and nice of him :)


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first one is a 12W 24V 38Mm bulb used in the blind box, this is a fairly common bulb used throughout the industry :) and this is a modern example



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the second one is an original London Transport 22W 24V 50Mm diameter bulb, used for interior lighting, this was a bespoke lamp made custom for London Transport, and this example is an actual London Transport example which is very cool :)


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I lit them up using my Variac, this time making sure the voltage was at 0V! then slowly ramping up to 24V checking the exact voltage with my fluke multimeter :) (they are about the same colour temp, but the automatic white balance makes the 22W LT one look whiter)


so id like to say thanks to Yoss for dropping by, and for the lightbulbs for the collection :)

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Posted Yesterday, 09:42 PM

Yes it was good to finally meet you and see the legendary SD1.

I'm slowly putting names to faces (or is that faces to names?) on here.
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