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Started by eddyc, Jan 18, 2013, 08:13 pm

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eddyc

Jan 18, 2013, 08:13 pm Last Edit: Jan 19, 2013, 12:52 pm by Scarfwearer
It shouldn't take too long to make one of these....

Once we get a few dimensions off of a real one.

I've whipped this one up one vectorworks.

EBL.JPG

Still needs some more details to be added...

eddyc

I was able to get the spec sheets from a supplier.

VA-220 page 1.jpg
VA220- pg2.jpg

Here's a close-up of the details...

VA-220 Outline drawing.jpg

Using these drawing I have created a 3d version.

VA-220 from specs.JPG

I will now modify the model to match the one used in the show, so I can produce a solid item.

Now build and enjoy!

Eddy C.

museumdave

Eddy

This is a great resource and a wonderful rendering ;D

Great work here!

Are you really planning on building one?

Cheers

M.D.
"I could retire and be the curator of this place,"  the 11th doctor or maybe the 12th?

galacticprobe

Feb 25, 2013, 08:02 am #3 Last Edit: Feb 25, 2013, 08:03 am by galacticprobe
Eddy, you never cease to amaze me! :o Is there nothing you can't render and then create in solid form?

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

eddyc

Thanks guys,

The software I use can give quick block renderings or when I take the time , like on this project. I create each part as a separate 3d model which I then have to put together.

This allows me to figure out each piece so I can make them all.

It also allows me to rotate the model and make pictures of any angle I like.

View 1.JPG

Or this showing the bottom with the emitter port.
View 2.JPG

Or this closeup of the pins....
view 3.JPG


As for making one... it's still on the workbench.
In the meantime I managed to buy three of the green versions off ebay for $20 each.  A great deal.

Now I can check the measurements and create and exact replica.

Eddy

markanthonyquested

Feb 25, 2013, 10:18 pm #5 Last Edit: Feb 25, 2013, 10:20 pm by markanthonyquested
The red one is the Varian Klystron VA220 and the green one is the Varian Klystron VA221.  I have four VA220s and two VA221s.  Cosmetically, apart from serial numbers and one or two nuts and bolts, they look the same.  If you mask off the end sections and spray-paint a green one blood red, you will have a ready-made replica.
Yours aye!

Mark Quested
"He posts, in confusion!"

eddyc

Thanks Mark,

Just what I was planning on.

In the same lot I picked up a VA259a which is red so I have that to colour match from.

There is something about these klystron parts that are just so interesting.

If you have seen a 'Ka Band Reflex Klystron' you know what I mean!


Eddy

eddyc

.....I wouldn't do that to you......

Everyone grab your plastic... or cardboard and start building.

And of course we will start at the base.....


EBD base.JPG


More will follow as I measure the units I have.

museumdave

Eddy,

This is really cool....


I think your work is incredible- AND I have NO wish to discorage your build, but I was thinking if it were me and I had a green one i would paint a green one red and be Thrilled with that.  Anyhow keep us posted.  I always look forward to seeing what you have been up to.

Cheers

Dave
"I could retire and be the curator of this place,"  the 11th doctor or maybe the 12th?

eddyc

Quote from: museumdave on Feb 27, 2013, 07:50 pm
Eddy,

This is really cool....


I think your work is incredible- AND I have NO wish to discorage your build, but I was thinking if it were me and I had a green one i would paint a green one red and be Thrilled with that.  Anyhow keep us posted.  I always look forward to seeing what you have been up to.

Cheers

Dave


I will be painting the green ones red..... I have a few friends birthdays coming up!.

Even though I have an original item I still feel like I have to make my own.... it's the challenge.


Eddy.

eddyc

Ok, today's part is the cooling fins......

EBD Fins.JPG

eddyc

oops, the fins and shims are both 1/16

Rassilons Rod

Quote from: eddyc on Feb 28, 2013, 07:21 pm
oops, the fins and shims are both 1/16


Thanks, but I meant the inner diameter and outer diameter :)
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

eddyc

Quote from: rassilonsrod on Feb 28, 2013, 07:33 pm
Thanks, but I meant the inner diameter and outer diameter :)


Sorry, The shims are 1 inch OD and 27/32 ID.

Hope this helps,

Eddy

Rassilons Rod

In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.