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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  11:46:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, sorry, I forgot to reply.
This scene came out very good.

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Engine Wiper

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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  1:41:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your hammerin' it home! That looks like a well used machine.


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Crew Chief

Posted - 03/19/2021 :  11:45:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick that's fine; no worries. Thank you it's starting to take shape.

Scott thank you. That was what I wanted to convey.

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Crew Chief

Posted - 03/20/2021 :  12:36:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Moving right along on the addition so here's an update:

I decided to model the furnace with the door open. The inside was painted with a combination of florescent orange and yellow paint. After a couple of coats of paint hopefully the inside looks like a hot fire. From personal experience a coal fire burns much hotter than wood. With that in mind I glued some ballast to the inside bottom of the furnace before painting to look like a coal fire.

The piping has been added to the Hammer. The front pipe going straight up is the "steam out" pipe. The piping coming out of the back is the "steam in" pipe which will be connected to the boiler. The Hammer has been glued in place. Also the forge crane has been installed and pivots from the furnace to the hammer. The beam going across the left back corner keeps the crane in place and allows it to pivot; there's also a pin that goes through the floor on the bottom of the crane.

This photo shows the crane which was pivoted to the furnace. The piping for the hammer shows up better in this photo.

Next will be to add a couple more details to the forge furnace and dirty up the rest of the floor. Then it will be onto the boiler which should finish filling up the space.

That's it for now. Any comments/ suggestions are much appreciated.

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Posted - 03/20/2021 :  2:34:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good, nice hot fire for sure. Dirtying up the place should make a huge change in reality.

Mega Dittos

Karl Scribner
Manistique, Michigan

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Posted - 03/20/2021 :  3:27:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well that sure looks great!!

Your a regular ball of fire Larry!!


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

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Posted - 03/20/2021 :  3:30:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Haven't stopped by since you renovated the "hammer" room. Looks good sitting on a concrete block. The fire looks great. Looks like you could get Bernd by that fired.


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Bill Gill

Posted - 03/20/2021 :  3:37:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, your coal furnace looks grate!
That's got to be one hot spot in the summer.

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Posted - 03/20/2021 :  5:21:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job, Larry!


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Crew Chief

Posted - 03/20/2021 :  5:40:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl thank you. Actually Rick gave me the suggestion on using the florescent paint; I think it works.

Jerry thank you; much appreciated. And yes I did it in the heat of the moment.

Bernd glad you stopped in. The concrete pad was a suggestion from one of the other guys here. I think it adds to the hammer's size.

Bill thank you and thanks for stopping by. Knowing how hot a coal fire can get, I'm sure it would be a scorcher in the hot weather.

Bruce thank you for the compliment; much appreciated.

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robert goslin

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Posted - 03/20/2021 :  6:12:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, that's some real red hot modelling you're doing there.
Looks excellent. Can be hard to pull off, but it really looks like it's glowing.
The hammer is a nice bit of machinery too.

Regards Rob

My current build.

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Michael Hohn

Posted - 03/20/2021 :  7:13:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent job on the forge furnace, Larry. The hot coals and metal are very convincing.


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Posted - 03/20/2021 :  8:33:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks real to me. Great job.


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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  04:43:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, that fire definitely looks glowing and hot.
Excellent job.

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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  08:54:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Nice job on the furnace. It should handle anything that needs making or fixing. It's coming together.


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