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    Merlin engine stand

    Has anyone got a drawing and measurements to make a simple steel engine stand ?

    Jules

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    Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate
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    I'm looking for drawings as well, Tony.

    Ta!

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    I'll scan it in and post

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    Rocketeer, we are getting organized to dismantle Lancaster KB 882 and we need to build 4 Merlin engine stands, we would really appreciate a copy of any drawings you might have on the subject.

    Deryck

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    Does this help? It's 1/4in wall 3x3 with 1/4in plate on top of the uprights.
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    If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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    That doesn't look too challenging to build,,

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    Sorry, I scanned at work and sent pdfs direct To Ju . Either Ju can upload here or send me a pm with email address and I'll do it In next couple of weeks

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    Hi Rocketeer,

    PM sent.

    Deryck

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    Yes, Thanks, we can probably work out the dimensions from our display Merlin.

    Deryck

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    here is a photo of the stand i made from Tonys drawings............

    don't make the mistake i made by buying 'Heavy Duty' wheels off ebay........you really need them to take at least 600kg.

    so i have to change the wheels now !
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    You didn't hang around getting it built

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    Or putting an engine on it!

    Well done.

    Andy

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    Looks up to the task, but why is the piece at the front bolted in place instead of welded like the rest of it?
    If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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    I bolted it to save time welding it and being sat on top spreads the weight, no other reason.

    Jules

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    Yes, that my newly aquired Merlin II
    More on that to follow.

    Jules

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    PM sent re dimensions.

    Deryck

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