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post #21 of 87 Old 04-15-2019, 06:30 PM
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Bud you do beautiful work!
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post #22 of 87 Old 04-19-2019, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Another 7 hours in the shop and another bunch of photos. I hope you enjoy them.

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post #23 of 87 Old 04-20-2019, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Another great day in the shop working on the wheels. Finally got them done after 7 hours. Tedious, tedious parts. Fun day.

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While working on the train today, I noticed several holes (6 of them) that I neglected to drill. The problem was that they were on the boiler of the train. I ended up having to construct a silly little jig in order to hold the boiler at 45 degrees and keep the centre of the boiler square to the drill press table while drilling the forgotten holes. If it weren't for this thread, y'all wouldn't even know that I screw it up. LOL. I worked on the cattle pusher as well as the hand rails around the boiler and front end of the trail. There's something satisfying about taking your time to build little jigs in order to drill the 3/32" holes, centred on a 3/16" diameter dowels and then having everything coming together at once, while you blast your favourite music in the shop. I also didn't like the way the front wheels sat, so I broke them away from the train and sanded 1/32" off of the wheel carriage to get them to sit better. I'm happy with them now. Still a ton more to work on for this build, but that was another 7 hours.


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post #25 of 87 Old 04-22-2019, 08:53 PM
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I checked out a few of the hobby sites where a person can purchase the plans for models such as this. I noticed they also sold alot of the small parts pre-made such as wheels, rims, lights, etc, etc and I was wondering if you made all the parts or purchased some of them. I see now that you make EVERYTHING yourself. I like that!
Been thinking about purchasing a good lathe alot lately and I can see anyone who wants to try their hand at these models would need one. Well a lathe and a good scroll saw would probably be absolutely necessary for building them.
Anyway the train turned out GREAT! From the level of detail and the time you put into them you must really enjoy the building. Thanks for sharing your build with us it was nice to see the progression as you went along.

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I checked out a few of the hobby sites where a person can purchase the plans for models such as this. I noticed they also sold alot of the small parts pre-made such as wheels, rims, lights, etc, etc and I was wondering if you made all the parts or purchased some of them. I see now that you make EVERYTHING yourself. I like that!
Been thinking about purchasing a good lathe alot lately and I can see anyone who wants to try their hand at these models would need one. Well a lathe and a good scroll saw would probably be absolutely necessary for building them.
Anyway the train turned out GREAT! From the level of detail and the time you put into them you must really enjoy the building. Thanks for sharing your build with us it was nice to see the progression as you went along.
You are talking about this build like it is done. It is far from done. I am not finished the engine yet and then I have to make the coal car, the passenger car, the freight car and the caboose. Hang in there, there's plenty more to come on this one.

As for the parts, you would be correct that you can purchase them but I prefer to make everything myself. I don't like buying pieces for a model because I am limited to their wood choices as well as they are never as good of a quality as what you make yourself. Thanks for the kind words on the project. Stay tuned. Way more to go on this one.
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You are talking about this build like it is done. It is far from done. I am not finished the engine yet and then I have to make the coal car, the passenger car, the freight car and the caboose. Hang in there, there's plenty more to come on this one.

As for the parts, you would be correct that you can purchase them but I prefer to make everything myself. I don't like buying pieces for a model because I am limited to their wood choices as well as they are never as good of a quality as what you make yourself. Thanks for the kind words on the project. Stay tuned. Way more to go on this one.
That is so serious work ahead, I will be watching, thanks for sharing. The engine looks great.
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@Kenbo are you building track also?


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Oh wow I didnt realize you were building a whole train. Thats going to look great when its all connected up. Man I can see how a person could just carry on until the next thing you know they have a whole wooden city hidden down in their basement, LOL. Looking forward to more of your builds.
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post #30 of 87 Old 04-23-2019, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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I am pretty sure that there will be tracks, but what I would rather have, is a trestle bridge, the same length as the entire train to display the train on. I'm still considering how to make that though.

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Oh ya! That’d be awesome


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I only got one day in the shop this weekend but is was a good, 8 hour day working on the coal car. I would have liked to get more of it done, but the pieces, although they look simple, were very puzzling to make without losing a finger. I like challenges like those. I good mixture of table saw, scroll saw, hand sanding, scrapers and chisels made for an awesome fun day. I'm no psychic, but I'm thinking that there might be some more lathe turned wheels in my next shop visit.

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it is looking so beautiful kenbo.. please don't hurry up.. your finger and your health is very important..

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it is looking so beautiful kenbo.. please don't hurry up.. your finger and your health is very important..

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No worries. I intend to keep my fingers on my hands for a very long time. Thanks for the kind words. There is still a lot to make so plenty more to come.
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Another 8 hours spent in the shop today and it all started off with roughing out and turning some wheels for the coal car. I needed 8 but made up 10 blanks just in case of an OOPS and would you know it, I had an OOPS. LOL. I finished up the wheel assemblies and added the handrails of the coal car as well as the connecting rod between it and the engine. I had to turn the 3 identification badges for the boiler and a bell to install in my previously made bell frame. Well, after 67 hours, I can say that I will be taking a break from the engine and the coal car for now. I have a couple more things that I want to make for them but I have to think about how I want to do it. For now though, I will move on to another part of the train. More to come tomorrow I hope.

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This thread makes me happy! :)

My grandfather built an N-scale model railroad in his basement. When you're a kid and you grow up playing with something like that, it never leaves your system. I've always been mesmerized by trains, especially the 1950's "transition era" when steam and diesel were on the rails at the same time.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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This thread makes me happy! :)

My grandfather built an N-scale model railroad in his basement. When you're a kid and you grow up playing with something like that, it never leaves your system. I've always been mesmerized by trains, especially the 1950's "transition era" when steam and diesel were on the rails at the same time.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Like you, I've always been fascinated by trains. (planes also). There's a ton more to do on this build so hang in there. I'm going to be starting some more cars soon.
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Fantastic!
The trestle would be most tedious, I would imagine.
My life lake the time for model railroading, however, I follow some groups on Facebook just for fun.
The dioramas they create (trestles included) are spectacular. But the amount of pieces and microscope "bolts" they use to create a trestle are mind boggling.
Rock on Sir, love your threads!
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Amazing! Models looking great. Must be extremely satisfying to look at your models as you build them and see the project coming together so well.

Hey speaking of trestles theres one here over the Altamaha river that used to lift and let the old paddle wheel boats go bye. Theres even the remains of one old paddle wheel just upriver from the trestle but you can only see it when the rivers low. The trestle looks like it could still operate but I doubt its able to any more. The main supports it sits on were built back before the Civil War and its the site of the one battle Shermans troops were defeated at on his march thru Georgia. Supposedly you can still find old musket balls and other stuff out there if your lucky.
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