Started work on building rings for the main case. Each section of the octagonal ring was cut out individually then glued together with normal waterproof wood glue. Occasionally, when I needed to bridge larger gaps I had to use 'no nails' which has a thicker consistency to wood glue.
I have also managed to get a load of these small 12volt, 2.3 Ah, lead acid batteries. They are fairly old, but seem to recharge up without too much problem.
Most of the rings are now made and simply stuck on top of each other to make the main chassis. It is about 60 cm long.
Case a little bigger.
Changed everything, abandoned the old case and decided to go for a simpler box shape. This should give better access, at the cost of being weaker.