ISSUE 147

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“The emergency time circuits for your DeLorean are almost complete. With this issue you can assemble and add more circuit components before fitting the straps and fastenings.”

 

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • The Godfather of Time – Part II:  Bob Gale
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: The End of the Almanac

Build


Emergency Time Circuits

Step 1

Retrieve your Time Circuit Box assembly. There are two sets of Time Circuit Components 147E and 147F. Fit these together as shown, aligning the two pins of 147F to the matching holes in 147E:

Step 2

Secure these components together with four (4) CP screws, two on each assembly:

Since these parts had lots of tiny details, I chose to bring them alive with my Metallic Gold and Silver Sharpies. I just barely touched the tips to each screw to give them some color:

Step 3

Fit the two Time Circuit Components 147G (mounts) into the base of the Time Circuit Box, as shown.

The pins on the bottom of these ‘mounts’ are different sizes, so they will only fit correctly one way:

Step 4

Push the D-shaped posts of the two assemblies from Step 2 into the matching holes of these ‘mounts’.

I found it much easier to remove the ‘mounts’ from the box and install them onto the assemblies first:

Then, I installed them both into the Time Circuit Box:

Step 5

Secure these assemblies into place from below with two (2) AP screws:

Steps 6-7

Fit the pin of a Time Circuit Component 147M (small tube base) up through this hole of the Time Circuit Component 147H (small mesh), then firmly push the Time Circuit Component 147I (bulging tube) down onto the pin of the ‘small tube base’, as shown:

Step 8

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

Steps 9-10

Fit the pin of another small tube base’ up through the smaller hole of the Time Circuit Component 147J (large mesh), then firmly push the Time Circuit Component 147K (pointed tube) down onto the pin of the ‘small tube base’, 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.

Steps 11-12

Fit the pin of the Time Circuit Component 147N (large tube base) up through the larger hole of the ‘large mesh’, then firmly push the Time Circuit Component 147L (smooth tube) down onto the pin of the ‘large tube base’, as shown:

Step 13

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

Step 14

Fit Time Circuit Component 147C (transformer base) into the Time Circuit Component 147D (transformer), aligning the post as shown:

Step 15

Secure these components together from below with one (1) AP screw:

Step 16

Fit this ‘transformer’ assembly into this location of your Time Circuit Box aligning the screw hole and locating pin, as shown.

This definitely needed some more color, so I went after it with my Metallic Sharpies just for fun:

Step 17

Secure the ‘transformer’ assembly into place from below with one (1) RP screw:

Step 18

Slide the two Time Circuit Components 147B (capacitors) onto the Time Circuit Component 147A (capacitor base) as shown:

Step 19

Fit this ‘capacitor base’ assembly to this location of your Time Circuit Box, as shown:

Step 20

Secure this assembly into place from below with two (2) AP screws:

Thoughts


How great does this thing look?! The two mesh Time Circuit Components (147H and 147J) are metal, but the rest of the parts are plastic.

Next Up


 Issue 148 – Display: Railroad Tie/Ends, Connectors

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