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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/30/2017 :  2:01:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"It predates Sgt. Pepper."
That's nothing to sneeze at!



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 11/30/2017 :  3:07:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, your Bobbsey twins are looking better & better with each new update.

Greg Shinnie



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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 11/30/2017 :  9:01:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys!

Bob, I suppose the purpose of boot guards was to prevent scrambled legs.

Andre, you might want to look for that email in the junk folder.

Bill, gesundheit!

Greg, I was more of a Tom Swift fan.

—Mike


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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Guff
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Posted - 11/30/2017 :  10:37:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Mike,
The two bobbers are a home run! Are you turning third and heading for home?
Great work,
Dave



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 11/30/2017 :  10:53:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice progress Mike'. The Bobbers are beautiful'..Excellent work Mike'..



Ted

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/01/2017 :  08:26:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Dave and Ted.

Dave, the list of things to be done is getting short although every so often I realize that I am forgetting something.

Ted, words like “beautiful” are nice to hear.


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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/01/2017 :  11:04:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, I can't believe I've been skipping past the "Early Rail Forum" and missing your great thread. Those cabeese are terrific.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 12/01/2017 :  12:58:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, you are mistaken'....Those cabooses are BEAUTIFUL'...(LOL)



Ted

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/01/2017 :  11:39:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frank, thank you for checking up on what I’ve been doing and for your kind words.

Ted, I feel I must be magnanimous and accept “terrific” as well.

Mike


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/03/2017 :  10:48:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Trackwork continues.



I have reached the point where ties have been painted in shades of brown and gray and I have started carefully (and slowly) ballasting.

Mike


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/13/2017 :  7:45:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I decided a jig would help me drill holes for grabirons. I try to construct jigs that I can use both for drilling holes and forming the grab.



I took care to make the jig reversible so that grabs for all corners would be identical:



Drilling the first hole; I snuggle the bit up into the little notch. That notch will be used in bending the grab.



Drilling the second hole:



To form the grab I make a right angle bend in 0.010" wire and stick it through the hole in the jig, holding it so that it lines up with the notch . . .



I make the second right-angle bend . . .



To get this:



The whole process actually goes pretty fast.

Mike


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Carl B
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Posted - 12/13/2017 :  8:34:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool jig. Well done Mike!


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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 12/13/2017 :  9:25:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Mike. You're getting close to the finish.

It's only make-believe

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ocalicreek
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/13/2017 :  10:06:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's a fine jig!

Galen


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OK Hogger
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/14/2017 :  06:26:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent technique! Need to read more closely and study this more when get home from work tonight.


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