Roger Zimmermann

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About Roger Zimmermann

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  • Birthday 08/20/1945

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    Switzerland
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    US cars, red wine, sunbathing in summer (too cold for that in winter!),Fats Domino music

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    I will be 65 years old this year (2010); I'm a male not married.

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  1. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thanks Randy for the scan!
  2. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    After about one month at the plating company, the fourth batch is back yesterday afternoon. At first, it seems that all the parts are well plated. The small cage with the parts to be nickeled is back too. I hope that I did not forget something and this is the last batch…
  3. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    It’s not the first time I did universal joints; there is always a lot of machining, therefore time consuming. As you see on the pictures, the RH rear quarter motor/transmission is ready. I had some issues not related to the new position as I could not lower the window completely or, when completely down, it would not go up…Fortunately, after a lot of trying I found the reason: there was an interference between the guide head and a rivet. With a distance piece pushing the guide away from the base plate, the window is getting down. A longer link between the transmission and the crank for the window, it’s going up too! I got also a small benefit on top of that: the movement up and down is smoother than before. Now, I can do the same for the LH quarter window
  4. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Bad news this afternoon: my "universal joint" with a spring is not good. The motor is too strong and wind/unwind the spring. I will do universal joint.
  5. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thanks for the idea Paulie! This suggestion would require more modifications and an elongated side module extension to locate the bearing at a lower point. I'm too far now in the present modifications to follow your advise. That shaft going up has no impact anymore to the seat; as I wrote, I checked! It has also the benefit to be at the right angle to the side module wich means that the lever at the end of the shaft will be moving parallel to the side module/panel. I rechecked again your idea: unfortunately, the body reinforcement is in the way for the lever to be flipped down: I need a movement of about 100°; if I pull the lever towards the center of the car, the conflict with the arm rest is programmed!
  6. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    The motors have now a new place well under the seat (I tested this time!). The side module for the windows is elongated, offering that way a “bearing” for the shaft. The attached pictures are showing the new configuration; I “just” have now to make a new lever and a hub at the motor to attach the spring acting as a universal joint. Working inside the car, compared to the situation before the roof was soldered, is not so dramatic.
  7. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    The solution came yesterday: a helicoidal spring with the proper inside diameter! It's enough to transmit the available torque and allow the second shaft to have the desired angle and no variation at he rotation speed! (even if this not so important here). Plus, it's easy to do!
  8. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thank you for the idea; unfortunately, the "new" position of the electric motor is making an angle to the mechanism of the window. I need a flexible connection and due to the length of the shaft, a bearing near the window as the torque to open or close the window may crate problems.
  9. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    The answer will be shown at the end of September; at least, I hope so.
  10. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    I'm really glad I began the seats before the paint was done, because I have a really bad surprise: if the motor for the front seat has enough space under the wood seat, it's not the case at the rear: the location I choose to attach the motors to the body it not good: the rear of the motor is higher than the seat...the first picture is showing it, the motor is not lying on the rear floor but on the rise to clear the frame. I will have to move the motors near the car's center as it can be seen on the second picture, and adapt the output shaft with a bearing. Now, the roof is there, I will have some more difficulties to make the correction...
  11. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Indeed, the body was removed for the paint preparation. However, I thought it was maybe better to look for the seats before the car is painted! If the front seat could be done outside, the rear seat has to be shaped by trying to put it inside. I'm glad I did that now and not later. Contrary to your hope, the inserts will be wood to. Sure, springs could be done, but space, especially for the rear seat, is critical due to the window's motors. I prefer to have an original look as near as possible v/s a soft feel at the seats.
  12. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    It’s time to do another report…As the weather was fine locally; I decided to begin the seats, made with wood, working outside. Why? working with wood is creating a lot of dust, doing that outside is a method to spare a lot of cleaning! As I’m not well equipped for woodwork, to get where I’m today took a lot of time. Plus, there was some remodeling in the flat: I had to take out the office/workshop all which was stored: tools, plastic scale models of cars and planes, clothing and so on. It’s incredible what I could store in such a small room! Once the floor was ready, almost everything came back again, usually cleaned. I’m glad it’s behind me! Back to the seats: the inserts are not yet prepared; I will have also to install the motors for the windows and front seat with the hope that the motors will have the necessary room.
  13. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thanks Randy. I will try to find somebody locally, it's less trouble!
  14. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Martin, I have a printer, but just black/white! As I wrote earlier, I have no intention to begin with decals. Sometimes, farming out is a good decision. Anyway, thanks for the idea!
  15. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thanks Randy! Indeed, I have repro decals, scale 1:1. I had once an address locally from a guy doing decals and who could do decals from the real ones (I don't have this possibility and I don't want to begin with it), after an hard disk crash, I lost many addresses. Maybe I will find him again. The wires will be done with...electrical wires. The boots will be made with brass.