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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/16/2021 :  5:07:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave thank you for the photo and for stopping by.

Philip it was never my intention to try and copy the photo from online but only as a inspiration and a starting point. Out of all the pics online of a vertical steam engine, what are the odds that I would pick something that someone on this forum made.


My current build:http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53479

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Philip
Fireman



Posted - 01/16/2021 :  7:02:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh I thought you bought one from Wiseman because some of the extras I put on his aren't in the kit. Didn't want you to be disappointed.

About 1 million to 1

Philip



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Rick
Administrator

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Posted - 01/16/2021 :  7:57:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job Larry and Philip.


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CNE1899
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 01/16/2021 :  9:35:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry,

I like the before and after shots; materials into engine. Nice job scratch building!

Scott



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 01/16/2021 :  11:51:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry nice job on the steam engine!

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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BigLars
Engineer

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Posted - 01/17/2021 :  08:00:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great little steam engine. Nice work.


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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/17/2021 :  11:53:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Philip I guess I should have been a little more specific about the item being scratch built; my bad. Those odds sound about right.

Rick thank you, it was a fun build.

Scott thanks. Thought I would show the raw materials first to let people see what was used; either that or everyone would look at the stuff thinking that "he's lost his mind."

Jerry thank you, much appreciated.

Larry thank you for your comment it's appreciated.


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Yannis
Section Hand

Posted - 01/17/2021 :  1:43:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry very nice work there! I like the weathering on the outside of the structure a lot!

Karl great workshop there!



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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/17/2021 :  3:50:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yannis thank you and thanks for stopping by. Been missing you in the Old Geezers Lounge. I've been looking at Karl's Shop and it is extremely well done.

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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/19/2021 :  11:50:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a small update of some things that I scratch built a few days ago:



The bench frames were made from scale 4x4's and the tops from scale 1x4's. These were then given a coat of A&I. The bench on the left is a little short and will only hold parts and is only 2 foot deep by 7 feet in length. The bench on the left is 8 x 3 feet and 42 inches high. Another bench will be built the same size and will go by the entry door on the right side which will be across from the lathe. To make the cabinet I made 2 open frames out of scale 8x6 boards which were glued together to end up with a 2.5 foot depth. The doors don't open and were made from card with scale 1x4's glued on top. The cabinet and one bench were kept narrow to maintain 3 feet between them and the Climax.

After I finish the lathe I need to detail the back wall and dirty up the floor. The building is small enough but yet large enough to be able to turn it on it's back and/or sides to add the details without hopefully breaking something. Also I've discovered that in order to put in all the machines that I want to, the boiler and vertical steam engine won't fit. Not to worry, I've "gots a plan"; probably before I add any details. I think an order to Wiseman for tools, bench vices, brooms, and etc. is in order.

Still tons to do while having lots of fun. Any comments/suggestions are welcome.


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Rick
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Posted - 01/19/2021 :  2:53:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The more details the better.


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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/19/2021 :  5:30:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick after looking at other Shops the ones with more details are the ones that stand out. After the lathe is finished I'm leaving machinery building for a bit and start adding details to the back wall while I can still get at it. I do have some details already which I'll start with. Wiseman seems to have some nice stuff and not real expensive either. I'm also going to scratch build a few more things like more benches, some empty pallets, saw horses, and etc. This will help fill in the gaps and not break the bank.

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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 01/19/2021 :  5:47:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The benches and cabinet look great. Iím looking forward to seeing the machinery. In place.

Mike



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robert goslin
Fireman

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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  04:06:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, Nice start to the additional details.
Being a machine shop, you'll really be able to go to town with lots & lots of details.
As rick said:- The more the better.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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friscomike
Fireman

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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  07:12:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry, details will add a lot of interest to that fine structure. Persist!


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