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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/28/2016 :  11:51:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WOW !!! This is GREAT. I love it. I have been a scrounger all my life (that's over 80 years) but
never on quite the scale you are working in. I can hardly wait for your next episode.

Cheers,

Bob


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Mudhenbill
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Posted - 10/28/2016 :  11:59:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mudhenbill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Smoke box front clamps made from castings made from wood, a bolt and a nut.



Ever seen these?



They make great Rivets





Bondo time for the boiler!



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 10/28/2016 :  10:54:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

WOW !!! This is GREAT. I love it. I have been a scrounger all my life (that's over 80 years) but
never on quite the scale you are working in. I can hardly wait for your next episode.



I agree! This is actually exciting to follow along, watching it come together.




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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/28/2016 :  11:54:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is just incredible fascinating craftsmanship at it's finest'.[



Ted

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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 10/29/2016 :  10:15:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What truly amazes me is how you can look at something (like those eyes) and see the potential of what it can be! That takes a high level of imagination. I would NEVER have thought of using those eyes for rivets. Excellent! I'm really enjoying watching your progress and how your imagine creates the different elements to bring this project to life.

Mark

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Piotr Bein
Section Hand

Posted - 10/29/2016 :  11:49:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Piotr Bein's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill, why not use real bolt and nut to make a casting?
How do you attach them to the boiler?



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Mudhenbill
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Posted - 10/30/2016 :  02:26:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mudhenbill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I only made castings for the smoke box clamps. It was easier to cast the bolt with the clamp than just the clamp with a hole. If you look closely you will see that the bolts around the outer edge of the smoke box front are bolts and nuts. You will also see a few holes with no bolts. this is where I fasten the smoke box front to the smoke box. I have added studs there, not shown in this pic. This also shows the bondo job to smooth out the layers of the boiler and the smoke stack ring.




I finished the angry eye rivets on the smoke stack as well as the smoke box and primered them.I also had my son make me some brackets for the head light. I didn't feel like trying to grind them out. it would be more work than the whistle lever, beside this is a family affair. You will also noticed I started the domes. Waiting on some cake tins.









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Piotr Bein
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Posted - 10/30/2016 :  02:53:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Piotr Bein's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill, don't BS the forum, you welded, bolted, riveted it of steel :))))
The transition of stack into the boiler looks like welded.

What glue are you using?
Smoothing with caulk, and what kind?



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TmOn30
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Posted - 10/30/2016 :  07:44:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill. This is INSANE I don't mean the different materials, methods and construction but the fact that your using stuff out of the WIFE'S kitchen and getting away with it !!!!

Great modelling !!!!! No lack of details.
Keep at it.
Cheers Tom.



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MarkF
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Posted - 10/30/2016 :  10:05:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You are making fantastic progress!

Mark

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/30/2016 :  10:07:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yep, it's believable.


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Mudhenbill
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Posted - 10/30/2016 :  2:13:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mudhenbill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
THanks guys,
Hi Poitr,
I am using a model aircraft form of supper glue. The fill is with Bondo and spot putty.



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/30/2016 :  4:38:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is just incredible fascinating craftsmanship at it's finest'.[



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Piotr Bein
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Posted - 10/30/2016 :  11:08:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Piotr Bein's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pls tell me, Bill, which surfaces you glue with model aircraft supper glue and whether you know for sure that both the glue and fillers will be weather resistant (taken in for winter).


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 10/31/2016 :  12:46:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fantastic!


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