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E11 power cylinder templates wanted

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Hi everyone,

I am trying to build my own power cylinders for E11 project. I have managed to get most of the other bits and pieces but I am having major :6: problems trying to make the plate/holder/rack or whatever it's called that holds the cylinders and pins.

There used to be a template on the BBC Blaster builders club but they seemed to have disappeared?

 

Can anyone please help?

 

your hopefully,

 

Mark. :peace:

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I've been having the same problem too..

 

I have a set of resin ones on their way from a fellow 501st member in the US.

 

When they get here, I'll get some measurements, and let you know.

 

Unless someone beats me to it of course....lol.

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I've been having the same problem too..

 

I have a set of resin ones on their way from a fellow 501st member in the US.

 

When they get here, I'll get some measurements, and let you know.

 

Unless someone beats me to it of course....lol.

 

I have managed to get some measurements

 

Cylinders:

Total length: 58mm

Tube length: 48mm

Tube width: 10.5mm

Front cap thickness: 3.5mm

Back cap thickness: 5mm whereas 1mm of it is in a curve

Width of both caps: 11.5mm

Thickness of nut: 1.5mm

Width of nut: 4mm

Length of pins: 18mm

Width of pins: 2.5mm

Length of holder minus height: 32mm

Width of holder: 36mm

heigth of holder: 16mm

Tube braces: 15mm where there is a bend at each 5mm on the sides

Center of tube hole to other center of tube hole: 22mm

Center of pin hole to other center of pin hole: 5mm

 

The tubes & holder measurements make sense when you look at the photos.

 

I got the photos from the darksidesithlord.com ( I hope he doesn't mind, it's for a good cause!! ) and he sent me the measurements.

Check out his blaster build it's something else!!!!! Truly spectacular from start to finish.

 

I used some 10.5mm brass tubing for the tubes and a bit of 2.5mm brass rod for the pins , I then bought some screw cover caps from Wickes £1.09 and some epoxy putty metal repair £3.99 and just used the clear inner caps and filled them with the putty and sanded them all down to look right.

to make the holding plate I bought some 0.6mm sheet steel from B & Q and cut it out with some tin snips and filed it smooth , then bent it in a vice and drilled the relevant holes.

Most of this can be seen on darksidesithlord's great tutorial.

 

anyway I hope this helps anyone trying to build these cylinders.

 

Keep building those blasters guys. :salute:

 

Mark.

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Those are flippin' awesome. :o I have a pair of resin ones and they're woefully inaccurate. I may have a go at something like this. It'll be my first scratchbuild! :unsure:

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Thanks,

I thought they might be helpful. They are not too hard to build just a bit fiddly!

 

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I don't actually own any metalworking tools, or even a vice, so I tried to improvise a set out of abs and AA batteries. :lol:

 

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I don't actually own any metalworking tools, or even a vice, so I tried to improvise a set out of abs and AA batteries. :lol:

 

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Hey , not bad sprayed black they'll look even better! :D

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Hi guys, thanks to Mark, I got bits sorted out to make my cylinders.

 

I knocked up this template to make things easier.

 

The holes are marked 0.5mm smaller so you can sand/file them out to fit your tubes exactly.

 

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Print this at 300dpi and you'll get it at the right size.

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That's a pretty good template you made there, I'm glad those measurements came of good use then, and cool to see my callsign on it too ^_^ Too bad my next E-11 won't have cylinders on it when there's a template with my callsign on it out now :P

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Hi there, Jehudah!

 

Thank you for working all the sizes out, I'm in the middle of making my cylinders. Never attempted a scratch build before, so thanks for helping me get my feet wet too! :D

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Hehe, where the fudge did you find that name? It's one of my many names anyway, so works. Good luck with the build then, I'm glad I got your feet wet enough to start building some cylinders then :P

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Is there any screen pictures of the pins you have put on as ive not seen them before :huh:

 

Im going to get my bracket machined out of solid block ali and cylinders to match :)

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I've seen a pic or two, but they are actually very difficult to make out. Can't seem to find the pics now. :huh:

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those cylinders are made by Russ Brown and they are absolutly superb...

as some of you might know i´m a screenaccurate nut and i couldn´t be happier with my cylinders.

 

i talked to Russ a couple of days ago about a 2nd run.

Russ will offer these cylinders here on the FISD and on the MEPD forum as well very soon.

Stay tuned... ;)

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Hey sskunky , are you still make these cylinders?

Cause i wait now since 9 month of the russrep ones, and no longer think that i ever will get them,

i'm looking after a other screen accurate source.

Your's looks great .

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Hi Turrican,

I was never really making them ,

I made a couple, one set for me and another for someone else.

I just got a sheet of thin ali, Some tin snips, a file and cut it out to the template design above and then fabricated some cylinders from some tubing and some plastic screw covers and used a bit of plumbers epoxy putty to make the end caps fit on. Then used some thin rod and cut them to length for the middle pin bits. I simply stuck it all together with superglue. Done!

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Aha..well that sounds not so hard to do.

I will try it.

Thanks for your reply kunky and for the info sharing . :salute:

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I also just made mine off that templet, I used some copper tubing from Lowes Home improvement,Lowes has the correct size Home depot doesn't. They have copper caps as well that I cut down and some small nuts and bolts from local hobby store. The holder I made out of some thin sheet metal, tin snips and CA Glue!!

They look pretty good!!

Have fun,

AL

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Thanks for all your ideas and help! :duim:

Nearly finished mine now.

Only parts which missing now, are the small screw and screw nut.

 

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As i think , maybe not so good as the ones from Russrep but also nearly screen accurate.

And, also a part which can be done selfmade without spend a lot of money. ;)

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