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wvrr
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Posted - 01/05/2017 :  09:46:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Louis. Looks like you have a close match for the color.

Greg, interesting project. Any interesting characters planned

Chuck



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engineerkyle
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Posted - 01/05/2017 :  09:48:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not as slow as me, Rich... I am usually all over these challenges, but this year I am unusually unable to get started. Hopefully all these wonderful builds will inspire me.


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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/05/2017 :  11:02:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wvrr

Looking good, Louis. Looks like you have a close match for the color.

Greg, interesting project. Any interesting characters planned

Chuck



Thanks Chuck!


Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/05/2017 :  11:05:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Next comes shortening the Critter frame. I need to move back the left truck approximately so the front wheel will fall into the fender wheel cut out area. So a succession of cuts will be taking place. First I have to shorten the frame by removing inches, (as shown in pictures below) then re-splicing the frame back together. Once that is done, Ill have to take some material off the frame in front of the body shell for finished length.







Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/05/2017 :  12:39:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The cuts have now been made to the frame, and the frame was also spliced back together, and held in place with a few clamps. The picture makes the truck look like it is cut back to far, but it is just an optical illusion, and the truck actually is in the proper location.



Louis
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quartergauger48
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Posted - 01/05/2017 :  3:46:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is real fine engineering Louis. Looks like it is going to be a real fine runner'..


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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/05/2017 :  4:26:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by quartergauger48

That is real fine engineering Louis. Looks like it is going to be a real fine runner'..



Thank you Ted! Now for a bit more engineering.


Louis
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morten1996
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Posted - 01/05/2017 :  4:30:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit morten1996's Homepage  Reply with Quote
More progress on GM&O #1900 (Ingalls 4S)





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Norman


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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/05/2017 :  4:36:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now that the frame is tack glued at the middle giving me the proper spacing for the trucks, I need to cut off a section to the left of the Critter, and add the piece cut from the middle, to the right side of the Critter to make-up the finished deck frame length. Then gluing and bracing to the frame will take place.



Louis
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Ensign
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Posted - 01/05/2017 :  9:32:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, your project looks like it's coming along nicely, with all of your custom cutting & fitting!

Thanks! Mark, Rich, Bruce & Chuck for your comments.

Rich, you don't need any kit, from what I've seen you doing around here.

Chuck, I've got a house full of characters around here. You never know who will show up down the road.

As for my project, I took the first steps with it tonight.
I've been watching forum member Bob Santos(sgtbob), for years now using a product called "Sculpey"
It's a Polymer clay that you can shape easily, and then bake it in a oven to harden it.
This stuff shown below is made by Craft smart, but it's still the same kind of Polymer clay.





I needed it to build up certain areas on my shoe.
Just building up the toe, to allow a 1/2 circle window to be installed there.
And the area where the door will go, needed to be filled and flattened.
I decided to move the door to the other side of this shoe, that way you can better see the hanging shoelace.
This shoe will all be painted after I bake it.





And as you can also see, I drilled the round window opening out, and even made a wooden sole/foundation for this shoe.





I'm thinking because this shoe is bronzed, I can put the whole shoe into the oven, for the 15 min. required to harden the clay.
Without damaging the shoe in anyway.





I also traced onto 1/8" thick wood the shape of the top of the shoe, and cut that out.
I glued a strip of wood on top of this cutout piece to help hold it in place on top of this shoe.





This will eventually be the roof on this shoe.
I think I'm going to make it a sagging roof in the middle of it.





My next step will be trying to bake the Polymer clay, without damaging the shoe.

That's all I've got for now.

Greg Shinnie



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/06/2017 :  10:26:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg for your comments and replying. Also your project is a great idea and a unique build, and already off to a great start!
I always remembered growing up as a child my family Doctor had a pair of those baby type bronzed shoes hanging from his deck lamp.


Louis
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Bernd
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Posted - 01/06/2017 :  11:49:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

That unique shoe (edited my spelling) project looks very interesting.

Norman,

Interesting bash there on a unusual engine. HO?

Louis,

You got a real chop shop going there. Sure will be neat to see the finished project.

Bernd



Edited by - Bernd on 01/06/2017 1:59:55 PM

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Guff
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Posted - 01/06/2017 :  11:59:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, You're a "shoe in" to win the most unusual structure build award. What a cool idea!
Louis, love the car critter!!
Dave



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/06/2017 :  12:21:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bernd and Dave for your comments.

Louis
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Pennman
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Posted - 01/06/2017 :  2:33:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey fellas... thought I'd like to enter the "From Sketch to Scratch" section, by making a three - stall roundhouse.

I got the idea to do this build as a storage for, not engines....but Jordan vehicles, like an old garage of sorts..., made from an old oil tank.





Let me see what I can come up with! Stay tuned...
Rich



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