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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1843 Posts

Posted - 05/29/2014 :  3:45:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah Jerry, A machine shop popped into my head too. I was thinking of a car shop, but real estate is in short supply on the layout. I will have to see if I can juggle a few things around.

In the meantime, since we all love pictures (I know I do) here is a shot of the lathe to this point. It has taken me about a week to get to this point, and may finish it in another week or two.



Roland
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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6715 Posts

Posted - 05/29/2014 :  4:30:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pfffffffffff, great stuff Roland !!
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 05/29/2014 :  5:52:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic, Roland!
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11487 Posts

Posted - 05/29/2014 :  7:38:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful!!!

Jerry

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

USA
5831 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2014 :  4:17:07 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Getting caught up in here.

Looking pretty good, Roland.

I vote for a car shop. [:-eyebrows]

Arthur

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40645
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MinerFortyNiner
Fireman

USA
2793 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2014 :  12:52:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit MinerFortyNiner's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Outstanding!
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brownbr
Fireman

USA
1514 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2014 :  08:05:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
that's quite a machine you have going there.

Bryan
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5186 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2014 :  08:24:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The lathe is turning out well.

It's only make-believe
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Geezer
Engineer

USA
12973 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2014 :  12:35:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roland....you da man!
Perfect patina so far.....
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dallas_m
Fireman

USA
4674 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2014 :  2:28:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

The lathe is turning out well.


That's funny ... and true!

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!
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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1843 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2014 :  6:34:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all so much for the comments. I got a little more done yesterday but no photo. I spent a good bit of the day today spreading mulch around the yard, and now I can barely move. No modeling tonight.

Roland
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thtroll
Crew Chief

Canada
854 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2014 :  9:33:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit thtroll's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ronald the subtlety of the weathering is fantastic. They all look so lifelike. Looking forward to seeing some more.

Cheers, Heath.
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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1843 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2014 :  7:34:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Heath. The finish on the lathe is the same I used before. I polish the parts with 600grit sandpaper, then soak them in Blacken-it. When dry I polish them with a Q-tip. It will not get into small corners and leaves them darker. The more the part is polished the lighter it gets. The only paint on the model so far is a little black on the gear teeth. It is really easy to do.

Roland
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Geezer
Engineer

USA
12973 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2014 :  12:52:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roland - I know about the after effects of spreading
mulch too....I just finished 32 bags....;-)
Take it easy my friend....work on the lathe ;-)
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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1843 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2014 :  6:41:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's tough getting old Bill. The masonry co I retired from called today and asked if I would consider coming back to work a couple of days a week. I haven't had a trowel in my hand in 4 years and plan to keep it that way. I told them I just couldn't do it.

Roland
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