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Larryc
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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  3:19:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Philip thank you. I'm coming along nicely with all the details. The back of the Shop is done; now I just need to work my way forward to the front.

Dave thanks; I like that idea of some sheet metal. I'll have to see what I can do and it won't raise the height of the boiler.

Bernd thank you for the links. That first hammer certainly is very loud and must be rough working that on a hot day.


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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/10/2021 :  11:33:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Deemey (Dave) gave a suggestion for placing metal under the boiler:



Since I had already glued the boiler to the floor I decided to put metal around the boiler. Made a circle on a piece of tinfoil and carefully cut it out and cut the back which made it possible to go around the boiler. It was then glued to the floor with AC glue. To make it "dirty" I smeared some white glue on the foil and used some wood ash sprinkled on top. After it dried I carefully blew off the excess. This was a new technique and worked quite well.

That's it for now....thanks Dave for the suggestion.


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deemery
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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  12:09:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Could add some rust, from what I remember those tended to pick up rust from the combination of moisture, reactions with the ash, the heat, etc. And it'll make it clear that's metal :-) :-)

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/10/2021 :  2:28:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave, I'll add some rust to the bare corner.

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Hopeless
Fireman



Posted - 02/10/2021 :  8:36:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks really good. As a suggestion I would blacken the wood floor around it and add buckets of water or a large fire extinguisher close by.

Roland



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Rick
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  05:32:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, all your machines and now this boiler all look very good.
How's the pulley system coming along?



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friscomike
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  07:31:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry, the room looks like it is ready for a critter to coast on in. Nice job with the details. ~mike


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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/11/2021 :  11:19:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roland thank you and thanks for the suggestion. Maybe I'll see about scratch building a fire extinguisher for the wall.

Rick thank you for the compliment; much appreciated. The pulley line is coming along well but was quite tricky to build. I'll try and post some photos latter. I'm really interested on how Jerry built his; something to compare to.

Mike thank you. Maybe a critter down the road but the Climax really fills up the Shop.


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CNE1899
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  12:51:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry,
You must be stoked! The boiler and steam engine look terrific.
I like the rust patina and sight glass on the boiler. Governor on the engine came out nice as well.

Scott



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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/11/2021 :  2:51:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott thank you for the compliments. Yes I'm pretty happy with the way J.D.s is turning out.

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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/11/2021 :  3:16:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The metal around the boiler is finished and weathered as is the floor:



Added some rust around the front edge of the floor metal and used some dark weathering chalk on the floor around the boiler.



Here is the overhead pulley line. This took some precise measuring and figuring. The hangers and pulleys were all drilled out so that they would slide very easy on the shaft. Everything was painted and placed on the shaft in their proper places. The hangers gave me fits until I realized that I needed to be more liberal with the AC glue.



This is a closer view of the left end. The line goes into the addition area in case I want to make a pedestal grinder or something else. I really like the detail work on the hangers.



This is the other end of the line. It's not glued in yet; that will be done after the machines are all set up. The Drill Press is in it's permanent place and was weathered. Added some metal shavings to the press table and floor. The Drill Press is not glued down yet. Also I replaced the small belt on the drill with some Tyvek and am very pleased with the look.

That's where I'm at and next up will be to weather the other two machines and floor around them.
Any comments/suggestions are much appreciated.


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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  3:43:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well that certainly came out perfect! Great job Larry.

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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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/11/2021 :  5:32:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry thank you for the nice compliment; much appreciated. It's all coming together quite nicely.

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deemery
Fireman

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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  6:32:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks Great!!

dave


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brucet
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/11/2021 :  6:40:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neat work. I object to the young girl standing on the scales. :)



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