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Title: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on September 29, 2018, 02:57:24 PM
In other words scale hopping again ! with 30 years plus of 1/35th bits in the stock box what else I asked. The Compressor Shack built from reclaimed timbers found on the site of the old mine (out of the stock box) the shack will house a large compressor with storage tank - and facilities for repairing compressors  threading of pipe work and valve repairs - will also re-fuel the air locos and store spares.
shot 1 -2 - 3general view of shack


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on September 29, 2018, 02:58:14 PM
the shack


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on September 29, 2018, 02:59:11 PM
wrong one


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on September 29, 2018, 03:00:50 PM
The compressor under construction most of the parts are only trial fittings


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on September 29, 2018, 03:02:17 PM
The threading machine under construction


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 29, 2018, 10:44:51 PM
Very cool. Was that spoked gear made from a Lego wheel?


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: finescalerr on September 30, 2018, 01:09:11 PM
Very adequate so far. Keep posting! -- Russ


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: detail_stymied on September 30, 2018, 04:09:30 PM
yeah! now we're goin' places.


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: LesTindall on October 02, 2018, 10:51:22 AM
Is that radiator scratch built?

Les Tindall


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on October 04, 2018, 06:02:06 AM
Ray -  the cog wheel is a 1/35th Russian Tank wheel with Evergreen strip for the teeth - the base is Lego Blocks
Les _ yes the Rad is scratch built - for the smaller scales I use 20 thou or 30 thou Evergreen rods on a Styrene base the Header tanks top & bottom is Evergreen strip - nuts & bolts are Master Class


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on October 04, 2018, 06:02:48 AM
the finessed job


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on October 04, 2018, 06:17:55 AM
For Larger scale I think a bit more detail is required -I use 3 layers of Micro Mesh the one in the middle a different type - in a styrene frame Micro mesh is from
https://www.modeldisplayproducts.co.uk/index.php?route=common/home (note in the wrong packets brass is in the steel) or https://historexagents.com
do the Aber version in smaller packets


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on October 04, 2018, 06:19:37 AM
the micro mesh the Model display type


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on October 04, 2018, 06:22:21 AM
Or the Aber ones -smaller and dearer but more options from Historx Agents Dover
Hope it all makes sense !!
Barney


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: LesTindall on October 07, 2018, 08:44:20 AM
Thanks for all the info, I'm in the middle of building a "rusting Ruston" loco in 16mm scale and exposed engine details are important in that size.
Les Tindall


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on October 12, 2018, 12:49:38 PM
My compressor man informed me A larger compressor would be required for this sort of job - so a twin cylinder Ingersoll-Rand industrial type of about the early 1900s has has now replaced the first one - most parts from the scrap box  and trial fit of most parts shown
Barney


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on October 12, 2018, 12:51:23 PM
back end - open frame electric motor will fit here


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Bill Gill on October 12, 2018, 02:20:36 PM
Well, I guess you will now have a spare compressor for some future project or maybe that smaller one can sit nearby, abandoned, after having been used when the mine was smaller.


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on October 13, 2018, 06:33:45 AM
Bill - yes I think compressor no1 is due for the scrap pile at the back of the shed
next pic is the start of the open frame electric drive motor - Acrylic tube - Evergreen tubes and bits from the scrap box
Barney


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: finescalerr on October 13, 2018, 12:03:05 PM
The new one is even nicer. -- Russ


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 13, 2018, 11:27:04 PM
Very nice so far.


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Greg Hile on October 13, 2018, 11:55:48 PM
Looking forward to see more!


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on October 15, 2018, 09:31:50 AM
Nearly completed Threading machine - a few more wires and bolts required


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on October 15, 2018, 09:35:49 AM
the motor side - wide pinion fitted on motor so adjustment to large wheel can be done for different dia' tube /rod "so I'm told !!
Barney


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: finescalerr on October 15, 2018, 12:25:26 PM
Absolutely dreadful but maybe you'll salvage it. -- ssuR


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on October 16, 2018, 09:14:39 AM
Mr Russ are you still upset about me giving "the Narrow Gauge & Short-line Gazette a bad review" the latest one the colour shots are a a bit better but I still rate it "Crap"and still will not reorder it - spend my money on Evergreen !!
More pics of threader machine
 All done -but I think the large cog wheel needs the teeth re-doing or re-teething !! make the profile larger -so its off to the gold bank and order some more EverGreen Strip
Barney


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Barney on October 16, 2018, 09:15:38 AM
the other side


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: finescalerr on October 16, 2018, 03:57:02 PM
I was never upset about your giving the Gazette a bad review; what's more, your modeling may be too good for its pages.

Want to know the most frequent criticism I heard about the models I consider good? "Intimidating". Yes, hobbyists actually were put off by models as outstanding as those you guys build. Maybe that's one reason models of such high quality rarely appeared or appear in the Gazette and other magazines.

We're now down to a very small handful of contributors to this forum. When somebody asks to "join", I always request a couple of photos of his work and information about his interests. One in about ten replies and I never again hear from the rest.

Russ


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 18, 2018, 09:02:31 PM
I'm impressed by how quickly you turn out such fine work!


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Design-HSB on October 19, 2018, 01:28:51 AM
If I see this here, I have to say that in contrast to the model railway literature, I get excellent quality here.


Title: Re: Huffkins Mine Revisited
Post by: Bill Gill on October 19, 2018, 05:27:04 AM
I agree with Ray, I'm impressed with the quality and speed of your work; and with Helmut about the quality of modeling on this forum. To me it's inspiring,   a very long reach, but not intimidating.