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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 12/25/2014 :  11:43:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave

Most excellent. Great to seeing you back working on this.


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Dave D
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Posted - 12/26/2014 :  09:10:10 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Thanks Carl and Jerry!

Jerry, I'm glad to see you peeking in, I hope your not experiencing too much discomfort.

After the paint dried I added the bits to the boom and rusted them up good.



Here I have the boom assembly propped up with the other stuff.



Speaking of discomfort.....

I always imagined this to be a large engine as it works every log load coming in to the pond.

But this is really big.

It IS an HO kit and they do make an O scale kit.... it boggles my mind wondering how large IT would be.

I know Donkey engines come in all shapes
and sizes. This would be the Big Boy of them.

I think I can rework some things to make it plausible.

The first being to redo that control lever setup so it is not way over his head!



The foot controls.... I don't know I may just ignore them like the elephant in the room. lol

I was searching through my donkey engine photos and found one that I think I can use to get the framing more..... scale friendly....plus it has a cool roof.

I'll have to start by lowering the frame posts and make the angled supports smaller.

Doing that and lowering the controls should get it to my liking...we'll see.

Cheers

Dave



Edited by - Dave D on 12/26/2014 09:12:18 AM

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wesleybeks
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Posted - 12/26/2014 :  1:36:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave your fabrication skills are very good.

Im really enjoying your updates. Keep at it.



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jschumaker
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Posted - 12/26/2014 :  2:56:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work on the wheel assembly.

A couple questions - Now that you have Moose and Squirrel, won't you need a couple Russian spies?
Will Captain Wrongway Peachfuzz be running the mill?

Jeff S.



Edited by - jschumaker on 12/26/2014 2:58:55 PM

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Dave D
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Posted - 12/28/2014 :  12:24:08 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Wes and Jeff,

Thanks guys! I'm glad you're enjoying it even when it dosen't go exactly as I didn't plan.

As far as Russian spies?

They and some other characters WILL be making an appearance!

Maybe not like your thinking though.

The Bull-O-the Woods....That would be Mr. Winkle to you.

His whistle punk.....Rocky....He's a good kid and a hard worker, but he can get a little Squirrely sometimes.

Boris and Natasha.... A pair of Russian immigrants with a dubious past who run a tavern in town.

Captain Wrongway Peachfuzz?

HE'S BUILDING THE DAMN THING!!!

ROTFLMAO!

Cheers,

Dave



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 12/28/2014 :  1:11:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And this is being put together with a sense of humor!!!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Dave D
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Posted - 12/28/2014 :  1:15:29 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I enjoy a good chuckle Jerry!

Alright,

I lowered the main frame.



I know right?

That's low....real low. lol

That's ok it is just the start.

I also needed to replace those braces.

When I originally drew the thing I drew the donkey engine to exact size and then just drew the frame around that.

That's where I went wrong....won't do that ever again!

So I replaced the braces and also built and installed the front and rear roof framework.



I also lowered the hand controls and added a valve and painted them.

Now at least my HO guys can reach them! lol

Then I installed the center roof framework.



Now, I need to get to that roof.

Cheers!

Dave



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Dave D
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Posted - 12/28/2014 :  1:18:02 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Also looks like I have some fuzz to clean up....How did I miss that! Sheesh!


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jschumaker
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Posted - 12/28/2014 :  5:03:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave D

Wes and Jeff,

Thanks guys! I'm glad you're enjoying it even when it dosen't go exactly as I didn't plan.

As far as Russian spies?

They and some other characters WILL be making an appearance!

Maybe not like your thinking though.

The Bull-O-the Woods....That would be Mr. Winkle to you.

His whistle punk.....Rocky....He's a good kid and a hard worker, but he can get a little Squirrely sometimes.

Boris and Natasha.... A pair of Russian immigrants with a dubious past who run a tavern in town.

Captain Wrongway Peachfuzz?

HE'S BUILDING THE DAMN THING!!!

ROTFLMAO!

Cheers,

Dave



You've made my day, Dave.

Will there be an alien encounter?

Jeff S.



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Dave D
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Posted - 12/29/2014 :  11:22:56 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I might need to draw the line there Jeff!

I have the roof complete now.

While I was working through it, I was never exactly sure just where the boom cables would pass through.

I figured I could just cut the corrugated material where it needed to be cut, and I would be good.

As it worked out I removed the front raised section and made a box off the front frame brace on the inside of each to support the corrugated bits furthest to the front.






I still need to ad NBWs to the boom mounting plates.



I see some shiny spots that need touching up.

After doing those things I'm going to need a water tank and some rigging.

Cheers,

Dave



Edited by - Dave D on 12/29/2014 11:27:09 AM

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wesleybeks
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Posted - 12/29/2014 :  1:45:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krikey Dave, you work at a fast pace.

Will the water tank be placed on the decking too?



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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/29/2014 :  1:46:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is becoming a fantastic looking Donkey engine Dave!


Louis
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Dave D
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Posted - 12/29/2014 :  2:14:54 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys!

Wes, sometimes you hit a groove and the work flies off the bench.

Other times....not so much.

Right now, I'm in a groove!

Since I last posted about 11:30 I pumped this out.

I took some brass tube and cut it to length and polished a spot on the side.



Then a cut a piece of flat brass sheet and did some quickie rivet divots, and using the side of the piece of tube I formed it to match the curved shape.



Then I made the fill tube and soldered the patch on the tube and the fill tube on the patch as well as making the end caps for the tank.

I like to solder!



I still need to make a cover but thought I would set it in place to have a look.



It will be located here Wes.

I'm not sure how, either I'll make a brass stand or take a short cut and make a wooden set of braces for it to sit on as it would on Donkey skids.



Off to work now....just as I was having fun!

Cheers!

Dave




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hon3_rr
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Posted - 12/29/2014 :  2:27:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very well done. I am truly learning from and enjoying this thread. Keep it coming Dave.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 12/29/2014 :  4:04:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A man of many talents. Great work Dave.

Sorry that work got in the way of you doing more on this today!!!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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