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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 03/31/2021 :  11:46:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick thank you for the nice comment. Actually I'm very pleased with the way this build turned out, except now I think that I have set the bar quite a bit higher for myself.

Michael thank you; much appreciated.

Philip thank you, glad you stopped in.

Roland thank you except now I think a small layout may be in order, we'll see.

Jerry thank you for the nice compliment.



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CNE1899
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  1:18:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry,
I want to be little so I can work in JD's!

Scott



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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 03/31/2021 :  2:25:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott you'd really, really have to shrink to fit in JD's; glad you like it.


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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 03/31/2021 :  2:38:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just a small update:





Finished up a welding cart which was very fiddly to put together. There we're a few choice sentiments echoing through the room. The last item that I'm going to attempt to scratch build is a pedestal grinder to add to the overhead line. Sadly I guess J.D.'s will be done after that.




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robert goslin
Fireman

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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  12:47:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Larry. You've outdone yourself with this build, and I've really enjoyed the journey.
Sad that it's coming to an end, but of course that just means another great build coming up....doesn't it !

Well done mate.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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friscomike
Fireman

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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  05:54:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry, J.D.'s looks ready for work. Nice job with all the details. Persist!

~mike



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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  08:41:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Larry.

Bruce

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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 04/01/2021 :  10:20:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob thank you for the wonderful compliment; much appreciated. Yes I have something in the back of my mind for another project.

Mike thank you; I've really enjoyed this one.

Bruce thank you. All of the comments and suggestions have kept me going.



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Rick
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  4:33:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, Excellent!!!


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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 04/01/2021 :  5:22:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick thank you.


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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 04/04/2021 :  3:18:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well JD's Machine Shop is finished, unless I find something to squeeze in down the road:



Here is the pedestal grinder which was scratch built. I used a piece of 1/4 inch K&S aluminum stock for the upright and cross member. The base is foam core and I cut down two pillow blocks to hold the shaft. Had two metal discs which were glued to the ends of the shaft for the emery wheels. The whole thing was sprayed grey and weather. The drive belt I made slightly wider than the others just for some variety.



Here's the grinder looking through the rail door; nothing fancy just a basic design.



These are all of the machines in the main shop.



This is a view of the entire building which turned out to have a footprint of about 12 inches long and 6 inches deep.

That's about it for the build. To all of you who stopped by with your wonderful comments and suggestions, thank you so much as it was greatly appreciated. If you stopped by and didn't comment I hope you enjoyed the build as much as I did building it.




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kyle creel
Engine Wiper



Posted - 04/04/2021 :  3:34:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's amazing!!!!!!!!! (but you didn't leave enough room for MY COTT)
Kyle Creel
SUPT./G.M. BCRR



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Rick
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  3:52:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great.
Will this end up on a layout or a larger diorama at some point?



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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 04/04/2021 :  8:30:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kyle thank you. We could squeeze in a cot next to the furnace; that way you'd be nice and toasty.

Rick thank you. Actually I've been toying with the idea of a 74 x 16 inch module layout. Nothing big with a simple track plan to showcase JD's and other future builds; maybe run a few trains. We'll see.



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  10:22:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry great job. That sure would be a start of a nice diorama.

Jerry

"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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