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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2009, 05:22:46 AM »

Gordon

Good God man!!  That is one beautiful piece of work.  You just seem to amaze us all.

Jerry
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2009, 08:03:02 AM »

It may have been your first u shaped tank, but you got it right. Certainly seems destined to be another excellent build.
I have seen her with a wood cab and an open one (roof only). Have you decided which you will do?
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2009, 12:45:06 PM »

Thanks guys for your comments and info. Chuck if I do this engine again it will be more like the one on the cover of the Gazette. This model will be more like the drawing. I will keep the cab as open as possible. The wood on the end beams and the wood running boards will help keep the model balanced.

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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2009, 03:40:20 AM »

Hello compadres,

about Archer Transfert Rivets:
did a model maker of the forum already use this type of rivet, and will be able to show us the result in photo?
This system seems interesting for many scratchbuilt models!!!
Thanks and sincerely!

Lloyd
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« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2009, 09:21:36 PM »

Hello Scratchman,

Your skills for working with Styrene... perfection in more ways than one.

Great craftsmanship Scratchman.. It has been a pleasure to wittness such workings.

Mike
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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2009, 08:12:50 PM »

Here are two more photos, before painting. Now onto the cab.






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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2009, 08:21:47 PM »

Wow....is this Kool.  I love how you do those gears, Gordon.

PS:  Congrats on the article in the new "Annual".  It's always inspiring to see your stuff in print.
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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2009, 10:06:46 PM »

I just figured it out Gordon,  Shocked

You must be the product of all the past steam builders rolled into one.

and they say re-incarnation is a myth....hehehe...

I have found your workings creeping into some of my daydreamming... only proves to me how impressionable your projects have been on me and I have no doubt on many others as well...

Beautiful...simply beautiful...

Mike
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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2009, 01:01:06 AM »

Hey Gordon,

I had a question surface in my pea size brain......  Huh

Is it detramental to the construction as well as the design, that it would be to know the extent of the tooling technology in the era deplicted in the subject?

and if so would it be those limitations in what determind the out come of the subjects lifecycle?

Ok so thats two questions....

Mike
 
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« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2009, 03:08:50 PM »

Gordon, inspiring work. Thanks for always letting us in on the build process, I learn much from your posts.
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« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2009, 03:30:16 PM »

I am amazed at your progress!
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« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2009, 05:31:16 PM »

I concur with you Chuck.

It's like he has a shop full of little hard working Elves...  Cheesy Grin Cheesy Wink


It's almost magical how fast his projects move along.

Mike
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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2009, 06:20:44 PM »

Thanks guys for your comments. Mike for  your questions  I have no idea.

Now that I have a scale plan I will start a new model of this loco.

With 8" longer wheel base.

With 4" larger wheel diameter.

With 4" higher frame channels.

with 4' 0" longer from end to end.

With 4" larger boiler diameter.

The boiler 1' 6" longer

The water tank 1' 0" longer and so on.

This is how far I was off with my first model. The new model will look more like the painting on the cover of the Gazette.

Gordon Birrell

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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2009, 06:24:00 PM »

Here are two more photos with the cab.





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« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2009, 11:23:33 PM »

Well done Gordon,

A little out of spec or not it is still a beautiful creation.
(a mechanical/machinery built whithout plans would be a challenge most would not undertake)
(not to mention actually ending up being that close to the plan spec's)

Very well done... IMO

Mike
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