Well ; you can scrub and polish on it , Rao : it won’t make it be a good part
Oh you need to learn a lot on mechanical engineering there. Trust me I have seen machines go from rusty “Tubes” of iron and become the most powerful machines man has ever made again, steam locomotives. Yeah you can’t just polish a boiler and expect it to hold pressure, but you don’t need to throw away the good metal, just repair the old with new.
A master repairman can go from rust bucket to service worthy locomotive with much of the old engine still there, machines are never completely useless unless they crumble by touch. Scrap is a very bad word to ever have to use.
Very true! The whole industry of car restoration is all about turning cars from heaps of rusty metal to fully functioning automobiles. If you go the time, knowhow, and resources, then it’s possible!
That’s probably true for any part that’s made for Jigin’s Truck, but Rao’s doing more then just adding some polish to the part!
Like I said, what is missing he fabricates and machines into the places missing, making a sum of two wholes.
Even if parts of the machinery are crumbling, you can still make measurements and often fabricate a replacement that is better than the original. For example, in a steam engine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_locomotive), the heat exchanger (the big cylindrical part at the front) has a lot of tubes in it that are where the water turns to steam. This is called a shell and tube exchanger. The tubes are in a frame called a tube bundle that slides into the shell. If you remove the front of the shell (If you see the front of a steam locomotive, thats the circular plate at the front that has a set of bolts near the outside.), pull out the tube bundle, and then fix the tubes. It’s fairly easy to make new tubes since you can take measurements off the old tube. Depending on condition, you can plug off the tube, solder of weld on patches, or simply replace a tube with a new one. The tubes are the source of a lot of the problems in restoring old locomotives. It is also fairly easy to replace hoses, valves, gauges , levers, etc. with new parts.
Some parts, such as brake pads, you normally want to replace with new. People repairing locomotives also frequently replace the trucks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogie) with new since there are a number of types of hidden damage that can cause problems in the future.
If you visit Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA (https://www.strasburgrailroad.com), you’ll find a number of people who do this for fun
With regard to scrap, a lot of museums keep all the old parts.
In case you are wondering: yes, I am an engineer.
You and Rao would probably have a lot to talk about with all the engineering knowledge you’re packing! Thanks for the interesting insight on the machinery restoration, especially coming from an actual engineer!
I’m an electroplater by trade and I do this all day. Amazing what you can do with electricity and chemicals on a molecular level to bond different alloys and make a part like new again.
Wow, that sounds like a fascinating line of work! No doubt you and Rao would have a lot to talk about!
And now MATTHEW is distracted again. Does any of them have a measurable attention span? O.O
Must be a pretty rare find to get Mathew’s attention!
“Warn” -> “Worn”
Zooming in on the image I think I can see where you guys fixed the word. “worn” is *slightly* more crisp/less blurry than the other words. If I didn’t know it was changed, I would never have noticed.
Unless you guys replaced the word bubble, in which case it’s an interesting coincidence.
No need to replace the entire word bubble in this one. Just had to correct the text.
So, it would seem that our friend Rao is also a bookworm and a collector of rare thingiemagicks. I wonder what the next character archetype for him will be. A religious cult leader? Conspiracy theorist? Is he in a secret romantic relationship with Jigin?
Since there’s no internet to look up how to fix things, you kind of have to be a bookworm! Rao is definitely a man…er Drabbunny of mystery!
I take it this part of the Wukrii world isn’t exactly easy to connect to cable?
The cellphone signal in that area of Wukrii is also terrible!
Rao probably has a lot of uncommon, and potentially rare, parts lying around his shop. You would be surprised by what people lose or throw away without realizing it sometimes.
My current job is an ITAD technician (basically we recycle electronic devices). I saw a PS Vita. We had to destroy it due to the risk of identifying information and the contract it came in from.
Unfortunate since PS Vitas are becoming rare to come by these days, but understandable!
I bought a PS Vita a while back, 2 years later I heard they were going to discontinue service for the device.
Rao definitely has all sorts of very rare parts at his deposable, which makes his repair shop a even more viable resource for the people of Wukrii. Rao has a knack for find the diamonds in the rough of spare parts.
ITS A THINGAMABOB!!!
Rao’s got whozits and whatzits galore!
Face it Rao, the only way Jigin will give you his truck is in his will.
Keeping the instruction manuals and spare parts is always a good idea. But Rao better be careful, if that stuff is valuable bandits may try and get them.
Then again trying to rob a giant Drabbunny that can breath fire, jump high into the air, is the son of a top-tier drumdumo wrestler and has who knows what kind of security gadgets would seem pretty daunting for said thieves.
Like the detail of Rao’s fingers having a slight reflection in the metal.
And so, Jigin writes in his will to be buried with his truck!
Good thing Rao had his home made like Fort Knox to keep any unwanted visitors from!
Having a traditionally Drabbunny house built into the side of a mountain has it’s advantages.
Thanks Evil Tree! Glad someone was able to notice that little detail! Got to show how much polish Rao puts into his refurbished parts.
Dats a lot of Brasso!
Rao’s using plenty of that natural drabbunny elbow grease!
i havnt read these for months, glad to be back
Hey JSBRUTAL ! Glad to have you back reading and commenting on the comic again!
Oigan ya que estamos hablando de reparar cosas ¿Alguien conoce donde llevar una vieja laptop DELL a reparar y que sea prodigioso?
Google translate from Spanish: Hey, we are talking about repairing things. Does anyone know where to take an old DELL laptop to repair and that is prodigious?
As Rao said, sometimes it is better (and much cheaper) to replace something rather than fix it. A lot of the difficulty depends on how old it is and whether you know what the problem is. The rechargeable batteries change size and it may be difficult to find replacements for old ones. Even if it is repaired, you may be unable to use the latest versions of the operating system. There is a good chance of other things breaking shortly after repair. (The other parts in the laptop will still be the original.)
Building off of Naldru’s suggestion.
If you’re stuck on repairing the laptop, here are some steps that might help.
If it’s just really slow:
Depending on the OS, you might need to defragment the hard drive. If so, this could be HUGE if you’ve never done it before. Go into the control panel and have a look around for that.
Next, delete/uninstall programs you don’t use anymore. the less stuff on the hard drive, the less stuff your CPU has to sift through to find what you’re asking it to retrieve.
If it’s actually not turning on:
If you can open up the back/bottom, see if the heatsink is clogged with dust (make sure to turn off the laptop and remove the battery before opening it up!!!).
If you’re fine with replacing it, but need something from the Hard Drive (some word document or something. Doesn’t work for programs):
You can remove the Hard drive and using an adapter cable, use the drive as a USB drive (jump drive/flash drive/etc). You can use another computer to look through the drive to find the files you need to keep. Be careful with this however, as opening the wrong folder may cause your other computer to get stuck trying to open something that only the old laptop should be able to see. Stick to the Documents, Downloads, Pictures, and Desktop folders and you should be fine.
I just started reading yesterday and immediately managed to get to currently last page of chapter 3! This story is amazing! Also, does Kiuwi like hugs? He’s pretty cute
Welcome to the community Jaccat9! We’re glad you’re enjoying the comic so far. Kiuwi is pretty friendly, I’m sure he wouldn’t mind some friendly hugs.
it’s like a character from the book i’m making, say’s “if it ain’t broke and a ran piece o junk it’s fixable, a battle worn Chieftain tank is completely fixable after being out for 75 years in a field, jungle, outpost, storage, desert or even a old battlefield, anything with functioning and salvageable equipment and parts can still be used to repair one in desperate need of those parts or equipment, after all no one knows these old tanks better than their crews, the people that built them by blood, sweat, and tears making them in the old factories, and those that preform maintenance on them daily, to me and my mechanics it’s like preforming daily surgery to restore these old behemoths” Mechanic !st Lt. Von Ricsten nicknamed Rusty after he restored a broken and beaten up 125,000 ton beast A20A3 of Brawler heavy main super heavy battle tank after it was deemed impossible by others at the age of just 17 with his dad, grandfather, and a couple of friends and the remanence of it’s old crew after 100 years of neglect and disrepair in the rain, mud, and snow on Tera, but still never waste a machine that can be fixed, repaired, or salvaged for anything that can be used to repair another of it’s kind or one thing that is of similar in parts needed
Definitely in the Wukrii world, cars and machinery are built to last out in the harsh environments and mechanics like Rao are worth their weight in gold if they can repair and salvage them. Jigin certainty understands this, which is why he keeps his truck going instead of just trashing it!
Gotta love the old man’s dedication to keeping his old truck in shape, old vehicles are always worth the work to restore, the rare and especially the super rare ones
Buying a vehicle in Wukrii is a big deal, so it’s hard for some people to just toss them aside for something new. Especially the rare types that Jigin has. There must be some deep history with him and that truck we don’t know.
Found this comic yesterday. Made it here from The Monster Under the Bed and kinda sad I’m caught up now. I have to say great job with the colors, details and art design of every part. Love the easter eggs and kinda see a possible Final Fantasy influence here and there.
Greetings MoFro624 ! Welcome to the Wukrii community!
Glad You’re enjoying what you’ve read of the comic so far! Thank you so much for the kind feedback on the art. I’m trying to make this comic’s tropical setting really show through colors! We love to put in those small world building Easter eggs into the comic and it’s always great to hear when a reader likes them too! We’re definitely influenced from a number of series we’re big fans of. We’re hoping to take this comic to that level one day!
Jigin probably thinks some peop-ER THINGS are old, but gold.
Because some things are old doesn’t mean hes-I mean IT is over the hill just yet and can still put in work.
Or hes cheap and knows an upsell when he smells it.
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