Westlake Publishing Forums
November 17, 2018, 11:34:51 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:     REGARDING MEMBERSHIP ON THIS FORUM: Due to spam, our server has disabled the forum software to gain membership. The only way to become a new member is for you to send me a private e-mail with your preferred screen name (we prefer you use your real name, or some variant there-of), and email adress you would like to have associated with the account.  -- Send the information to:  Russ at finescalerr@msn.com
 
   Home   Help Search Login  
Pages: 1 ... 17 18 19 [20] 21 22
  Print  
Author Topic: "The Wizard"  (Read 84002 times)
Hydrostat
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Posts: 602



WWW
« Reply #285 on: June 22, 2015, 01:41:44 AM »

Are the metal ones lost wax cast from printed wax?

Yes, Chuck, that's the way they make them.

Volker
Logged

I'll make it. If I have to fly the five feet like a birdie.

I'll fly it. I'll make it.
Bill Gill
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 728



« Reply #286 on: June 22, 2015, 06:12:13 AM »

That looks super! Was it tricky bending the casting to the curve of the smokebox without cracking?
Logged
lab-dad
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2083



« Reply #287 on: June 22, 2015, 12:22:13 PM »

Thanks guys!

Volker – never occurred to me to “bend” the plate before printing.
I thought I liked the color of the bronze better than the brass. They were both pretty darn close in crispness - I did not see a difference.

I agree the SW process yields a more realistic looking part. After all the original was cast.

Also remember the plate is only ˝” in diameter!
I’m going to have another printed at about 2” to put inside the cover of the book I will print with all my pictures.

I was worried about it bending but it went fine and I went easy.

-Marty
Logged

     Martin G. Jones Photography
    Go not where the path leads
Go instead, where there is no path,
           And leave a trail
EZnKY
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 363



« Reply #288 on: June 23, 2015, 05:12:06 PM »

Those turned out great Marty!
Logged

Eric Zabilka
Wilmore, Kentucky
Chuck Doan
Mr. Wizard
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2425



WWW
« Reply #289 on: June 23, 2015, 07:33:12 PM »

Thanks Volker! That gives me more confidence for the part I need.

Looks really good Marty.
Logged

“They're most important to me. Most important. All the little details.” -Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt





http://public.fotki.com/ChuckDoan/model_projects/
lab-dad
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2083



« Reply #290 on: July 17, 2015, 01:13:31 PM »

Well 122 years and one month after the "real" one was finished, so is mine.
It does run, the motor inside the boiler turns the crankshaft that in turn spins the drive shafts and eventually the bevel gears- just like Ephrim intended.
It's been a wonderful learning experience!
I hope to add the r/c system and batteries someday when I have more than 3' of track.









Did I mention I had a Great Uncle and Cousin that worked at the Lima locomotive plant?
May be it runs in the blood?

-Marty
Logged

     Martin G. Jones Photography
    Go not where the path leads
Go instead, where there is no path,
           And leave a trail
5thwheel
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 307


« Reply #291 on: July 17, 2015, 03:42:04 PM »

WOW! Nice...
Logged

Bill Hudson
Fall down nine times,
get up ten.
Design-HSB
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 605


Klosterstollen


WWW
« Reply #292 on: July 17, 2015, 03:48:21 PM »

Hi Marty,

a great quality, with high productivity.
Logged

Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal
billmart
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 143


« Reply #293 on: July 17, 2015, 04:10:49 PM »

That's a beautiful model, Marty.  I'm very impressed -- and jealous.

Bill Martinsen
« Last Edit: July 17, 2015, 08:01:29 PM by billmart » Logged
artizen
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 306



WWW
« Reply #294 on: July 17, 2015, 06:20:22 PM »

A superb work of art. Better still that it runs!

I never knew before that the boiler is offset on the chassis?
Logged

Ian Hodgkiss
The Steamy Pudding - an English Gentleman's Whimsy in 1:24 scale Gn15 (in progress)
On the Slate and Narrow - in 1:12 scale (coming soon)
Brisbane, Australia
Mobilgas
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 534



« Reply #295 on: July 17, 2015, 07:46:03 PM »

Excellent Craftsmanship.. Grin
Logged

Craig
Scratchman
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 741


« Reply #296 on: July 17, 2015, 09:33:14 PM »

Very nice Marty!
Gordon Birrell

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonbirrell/
Logged
Chuck Doan
Mr. Wizard
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2425



WWW
« Reply #297 on: July 17, 2015, 10:36:01 PM »

Really nice Marty! You should pose it with your Plymouth. Two beautiful and unique projects.
Logged

“They're most important to me. Most important. All the little details.” -Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt





http://public.fotki.com/ChuckDoan/model_projects/
Ray Dunakin
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3813



WWW
« Reply #298 on: July 17, 2015, 11:33:40 PM »

Holy carp, that is magnificent!! What a masterpiece!
Logged

Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin’s World
finescalerr
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5163


« Reply #299 on: July 18, 2015, 01:17:45 AM »

Most satisfactory. -- Russ
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 17 18 19 [20] 21 22
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.13 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!