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Rick
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Posted - 06/08/2010 :  1:30:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This thread will serve as the continuation on the engine house group build that was started here.

I should be able to finish mine within the next 100 pages.

Just for reference, here's where I'm at currently.



Things left to do:

Finish roof including adding lights
Build drive shaft for the machine shop and add belts
Make machine shop roof
Scenery and outside details
Build the outside hoist

I'm sure I'm forgetting some things but that's most of it.
Working two jobs will slow my already slow progress even more.

Hope to see some finished engine house's from everyone else.


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BBLmber
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Posted - 06/08/2010 :  1:47:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Things are looking good Rick, we wait on your slow progress with understanding and praise.

Mark


W,L,&E

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Philip
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Posted - 06/08/2010 :  2:36:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes... we bow down to you ole great Administrator :)

Take your time

I like the way you off set the stacks!

Philip



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Hopeless
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Posted - 06/08/2010 :  7:07:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to all for the compliments. 10 months was a long time to work on one project, but I think it was worth it. I wonder how long it took Steve to build his.

Rick, The EH will eventually end up on my layout. Very impressed with yours. Nice photo with all the sub-assemblys together. The end is in sight.

Mark, I have started on a blacksmith shop but stalled with 1-1 projects

I'll still be around to cheer the rest of you on.

Roland



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BigLars
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Posted - 06/08/2010 :  7:41:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick, great picture! I was hoping you would keep this one thread and see how far we could go....

I wonder if I can finish in the next 100 pages with my stop and start progress. Who knows with other members joining in on this thread it could end up just like the lounge.
Larry


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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northern6400
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Posted - 06/08/2010 :  7:49:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great so far.

Chuck Faist
Burlington, Ontario
Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!

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dnhman
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Posted - 06/08/2010 :  10:10:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Rick the EH is looking fine,, I can now see what you were talking about with the roof,,

Cheers!, Joe

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silveradonorthern
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Posted - 06/08/2010 :  11:02:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Everyone,

Roland no matter how many times I look at pictures of your EH I find something new and awe inspiring. You have a real treasure there. Like others have said it is a 'Contest Winning Model'

I hope you'll share with us your blacksmith shop build here on the forums. I've drawn up plans for my blacksmith shop, but building it is a ways off.

Rick your EH is coming right along. It looks great. Your to do list is much shorter than mine. LOL

I hope to finish up phase 1 (basic engine house structure) of my EH by the end of June. Keeping Fingers Crossed

Phase 2 is detailing the interior and adding the outhouse, an elevated water tank and the pad and equipment to power the overhead belt system.

Phase 3 is bringing it all together in a 'multi-structure' diorama.

Needless to say I'm a long way from finishing this thing. Maybe I'll make it in the next 100 pages

I want to thank everyone for making this a real fun project. You all have done much more than you know in keeping me motivated. I look forward to continuing this process.


Michael

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lemkerailroad1
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Posted - 06/08/2010 :  11:19:29 PM  Show Profile  Send lemkerailroad1 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
rick your EH looks great,
i am glad to see what mine should look like when its done


On30 Dave
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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/09/2010 :  08:00:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick

Outstanding!!! This is really turning out nice can't wait to see the next set of pictures.

Jerry

Ps Two what?????


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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marjac99
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 06/09/2010 :  2:34:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit marjac99's Homepage  Send marjac99 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
Hello @ all,
fine to see we have reached thread 2.

Here's a short overview (and some questions) about my project.
View with roof (not yet installed)

the inside left

my Climax waiting for service

view from the outside back

the birds view

view from the front outside to the back

view to the inside right with machine shop

As I said, I need your help.
At first: the lathe and the drill on the last picture, are they too young (era) for my 1918?
I've got them from Phoenix. In the moment, they have not the belt drive, have to install it as next.

The other thing: Do I need stacks? As you see at the 1st picture, I've a roof vent. I'm not sure, if... or if not.

Thank you all



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northern6400
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Posted - 06/09/2010 :  2:47:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick you would normally have vents or stacks right above the stack of the locomotive. These wonderful beasts produce abundant smoke, soot, CO and CO2 etc and the air pressure created from the fire will send it straight up. You want the smoke etc to get out of the building in the most direct route.

Chuck Faist
Burlington, Ontario
Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!

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Chuck Doan
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Posted - 06/09/2010 :  3:17:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marjac,

Machines in 1918 would most likely still be belt driven especially in a backwoods shop. However, electric motors were coming into limited use by then, so you can decide how state of the art your shop is. I have a shop textbook from about that time and while it shows belt driven machines, they were powered by a single electric motor driving the lineshafts.

I like that shot of the loco from the back! Coming along nicely!




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Rick
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Posted - 06/09/2010 :  3:45:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys.

Larry, I'm shocked that the first thread went to 100 pages.
I can't imagine it continuing on like the lounge.
But I've been wrong before.

Rich, great job on your engine house.
Nice detailing.
I guess you scratched the step ladder.
I like it a lot.
I agree with Chuck F. that you should add the stacks.
I'm glad Chuck D. stopped in and answered your machinery question.

I was thinking about adding a thread for Final Pictures on everyone's EH.
What do you all think?



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marjac99
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 06/09/2010 :  4:30:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit marjac99's Homepage  Send marjac99 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
Hi @ all,

thanks for your answers.
I'll install stacks to both tracks.
I was thinking about new machines, drill and lathe, but now I save the money and buy other nice stuff... need a much of turnouts next time.

Rick, nice idea!

Regards,

Martin



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Hopeless
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Posted - 06/09/2010 :  7:08:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin, The EH is coming along nicely. Very nice painting on the details.

Roland



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