ISSUE 143

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“Add more intricate components to the time circuit box for your DeLorean. With this issue you receive several clear pieces on sprues – the numbers in brackets refer to the numbers on the sprues.”

NOTE: All of the pictures in this issue are after I installed the Hood Box Upgrade Kit from Mike Lane.

 

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • Zemeckis on TV: What/If (2019)
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: Marty Strikes Back

Build


Continuing the Time Circuits

Step 1

Fit Time Circuit Component 143P (large tube base) up through Time Circuit Component 143B (small mesh).

These are the two parts, but we will connect them in the next step:

Step 2

Firmly press Time Circuit Component 143C (tube with flanged silver base) down onto the pin of the ‘large tube base’ with the ‘small mesh’ in between them, as shown.

You will notice in the following steps that I am continuing to ‘color’ the tips of my vacuum tube bases with my Metallic Sharpies. I started doing this back in Issue 137 to give the insides of the tubes something more interesting to see.

Step 3

Fit the ‘small mesh’ assembly to this location inside your Time Circuit Box and secure it down with two (2) QP screws.

If you installed the Hood Box Upgrade Kit like I did, you will have to tuck one side of this ‘metal mesh’ under the wood on the side:

Steps 4-5

Fit a Time Circuit Component 143O (small tube base marked ‘F61’) up through an end hole of the Time Circuit Component 143C (large mesh), then firmly push the Time Circuit Component 143E (tube with smooth silver base) down onto the pin of the ‘small tube base’ as shown.

You may have to cut these parts from sprues as we have done before:

Steps 6-7

Fit another ‘small tube base’ up through the next hole of the ‘large mesh’, then firmly push the Time Circuit Component 143F (smaller bulged tube) down onto the pin of the ‘small tube base’, as shown.

Steps 8-9

Fit another ‘small tube base’ up through the next hole of the ‘large mesh’, then firmly push the Time Circuit Component 143G (larger bulged tube with mirrored top) down onto the pin of the ‘small tube base’, as shown:

Steps 10-11

Fit another ‘small tube base’ up through the final hole of the ‘large mesh’, then firmly push the Time Circuit Component 143H (larger bulged tube with clear top) down onto the pin of the ‘small tube base’, as shown:

Step 12

Fit the ‘large mesh’ assembly to this location inside your Time Circuit Box and secure it down with two (2) QP screws.

You may notice that I placed the two Wires installed back in Issue 140 under this mesh to keep things tidy:

Steps 12-13

Fit another ‘small tube base’ up through an end hole of the ‘medium mesh’, then firmly push the Time Circuit Component 143J (flanged tube with yellow marking on top marked ‘F44’) down onto the pin of the ‘small tube base’, as shown.

Steps 17-18 repeat this process so I did both of them at the same time here:

Steps 15-16

Fit the final ‘small tube base’ up through the middle hole of the ‘medium mesh’, then firmly push the Time Circuit Component 143K (smooth tube with yellow marking on top marked ‘F64’) down onto the pin of the ‘small tube base’, as shown:

Steps 17-18

I did these two steps during Steps 13-14 above.

Step 19

Fit the ‘medium mesh’ assembly to this location inside your Time Circuit Box and secure it down with two (2) QP screws.

Step 20

Fit the Time Circuit Component 143A (long black tube) to this location of your Time Circuit Box.

This ‘long black tube’ will only fit flush one way as the holes are D-shaped, so be sure to place it correctly. You may also notice that I ran the Wires from Issue 140 under this as well just to keep them all tidy:

Step 21

Secure the ‘long black tube’ into place from below with two (2) AP screws.

Be careful as you tighten these screws as the legs of the ‘long black tube’ can easily twist out of shape:

Step 22

Fit the Time Circuit Component 143N (bulb holder) to this location of your Time Circuit Box.

There is a locating pin on the bottom of this ‘bulb holder’ that matches an alignment hole in the bottom of the Time Circuit Box:

Step 23

Secure the ‘bulb holder’ into place from below with one (1) NP screw.

Step 24

Slide the Time Circuit Component 143L (bulb) into the ‘bulb holder’ as shown.

The large section of this ‘bulb’ should line up with the Support below it. Just like on the real car, this ‘bulb’ was actually lit by a halogen light fixture placed under it. The Support on our models represents that fixture and lights it from below in the same way:

Step 25

Press the Time Circuit Component 143M (bulb base with two holes) into the open end of the ‘bulb’ as shown.

The two holes should be aligned horizontally parallel with the Time Circuit Box. Unfortunately, I was so excited adding these parts that I actually forgot to take a picture right after this step. Instead, here is the ‘bulb base’ installed from a point later on in the build. The two wires seen here will be added in an upcoming issue:

Thoughts


I cannot get over how much fun it is to build this Time Circuit Box! Even though I will be displaying my car in the original ‘backing out of Doc’s van’ format, this will be on display nearby. Everything here is plastic, except for the metal meshes.

Next Up


 Issue 144 – Display: Railroad Tie/Ends, Connectors

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