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Title: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on April 04, 2014, 09:31:32 AM
First machine Sierra West Bolt Cutter.

Jerry



Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: SandiaPaul on April 04, 2014, 09:35:37 AM
Colors look great...tone down the red a bit. I am just cleaning up an old lathe...you'd be amazed how much dirt and grime accumulate on, pretty much every part! All the orig colors are muted.

O scale? I have an old CHB milling machine, need it?

Paul


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on April 04, 2014, 09:43:19 AM
My next was the Crank Shaper.
An I forgot these are O-Scale all by Sierra West Models.

Jerry





Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on April 04, 2014, 09:45:24 AM
Paul I already did tone it down.  It's not really that red in real time.
Thanks for looking in.

Jerry



Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Scratchman on April 04, 2014, 12:21:16 PM
Jerry, nice job. 

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on April 05, 2014, 07:36:04 AM
Thanks Gordon.

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Hal Reynolds on April 05, 2014, 11:08:28 AM
Jerry, very nice look! O scale?

Hal


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on April 05, 2014, 11:27:12 AM
Thanks Hal.  Yes O-Scale.

Good to see you over here looking around.  It's a great forum.

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: finescalerr on April 05, 2014, 11:31:44 AM
Very meticulous work, young Jerry. -- Russ


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: chester on April 05, 2014, 02:19:35 PM
Nice Jerry, they look like great castings.


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: lab-dad on April 05, 2014, 02:40:49 PM
Lovely!
You are off to a good start.
You need a planer a drill press a lathe and a ....
Now get the molds from diorama debris and cast a few zillion bricks.
That should keep you busy!
Mj


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on April 06, 2014, 04:32:53 AM
Unc, Chester & Martin

Thanks for looking in.  I appreciate it.

Marty I thought you said you were doing the bricks for me??? ;)

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Hal Reynolds on April 06, 2014, 04:51:07 AM
Thanks Jerry, I have been lurking here for years... lots of very impressive modeling. 

Hal


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on April 15, 2014, 03:42:15 PM
Here's the Universal Miller.  So far the hardest of all the models.

Jerry



Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Chuck Doan on April 15, 2014, 06:25:56 PM
You are doing a really fine job on these Jerry! I remember how tricky they were.


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 15, 2014, 06:42:44 PM
Nice work!


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: lab-dad on April 16, 2014, 05:04:38 AM
How about a group shot?
mj


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on April 16, 2014, 05:26:25 AM
Thanks Chuck.  I think the Drill Press will be the real challenge.

Ray glad you stopped in and thanks.

Good idea MJ.  Maybe later today.

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on May 19, 2014, 05:08:27 PM
Well I'm back again. After a short period of things to do in real life. I've finished the Drill Press well almost I still need to give it a couple of the green wash.
And the chain needs to be done yet. Also noticed a shaft missing.

But as always comments welcomed.

Jerry



Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: SandiaPaul on May 19, 2014, 05:16:12 PM
Nice! You are getting a really good authentic look to the colors. Having done a machine shop many years ago(in HO) one trick is the chips. I actually made chips purposely for it, taking really small cuts on a real lathe...and I mean REALLY small cuts. It looked OK, oversize for HO..but prob better in O.

You need a couple holes in the drill press table...no drill press is complete with out them! In the shop trade its known as the "smile", get enough of the holes and it looks like a smile.



Paul


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Malachi Constant on May 19, 2014, 05:19:35 PM
I think the Drill Press will be the real challenge ...

Congrats and well done! -- Dallas


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: marc_reusser on May 19, 2014, 08:23:58 PM
good to see you back building. Looks super. very nice and clean build.


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Chuck Doan on May 19, 2014, 08:58:18 PM
Yes, clean construction is becoming a hallmark of your work Jerry!


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: finescalerr on May 19, 2014, 11:44:18 PM
What do you mean you took a break to do things in real life? I thought building the machine shop was your real life! At least it certainly LOOKS real. -- Russ


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: lab-dad on May 20, 2014, 04:00:10 AM
When are we gonna see the group photo???

Lovely.
-Mj


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on May 20, 2014, 08:47:45 AM
Thank you all very much for looking in.

The lathe is next. 

And then I have to starting thinking about a building to put these in.

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: eric on May 20, 2014, 09:41:49 AM
Yea, that's what I was about to say: they are in need of a proper shop now.

Very clean build, congrat !

eric


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on May 20, 2014, 02:04:37 PM
Thanks Eric.


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on May 20, 2014, 02:06:25 PM
What do you mean you took a break to do things in real life? I thought building the machine shop was your real life! At least it certainly LOOKS real. -- Russ

Now you know Russ that after you retired you have more things to do than before. >:(

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: finescalerr on May 21, 2014, 12:12:25 AM
Let's put it this way: So far I can do more of what I WANT to do than before I retired. -- Russ


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on May 21, 2014, 03:31:09 AM
Let's put it this way: So far I can do more of what I WANT to do than before I retired. -- Russ

Sure is nice isn't it!!!!! :)

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 04, 2014, 06:20:58 PM
I finished the lathe this afternoon. I really need to learn to take better pictures or a better back ground.

I'll do a group picture tomorrow.



Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 04, 2014, 06:22:07 PM
Here's two more

They still need to be weathered.

Comments always welcome.

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 04, 2014, 06:29:01 PM
Another nice one Jerry! They must be hard to handle at this stage.


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: shropshire lad on June 04, 2014, 10:56:33 PM
Very nice , young Jerry. You're getting quite good at this modelling lark . Keep up the good work ,

    Nick


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: lab-dad on June 05, 2014, 04:36:14 AM
I guess i wont ask "where's the group shot?" since it keeps falling on deaf ears..... ;)
Quite lovely!
-Mj


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 05, 2014, 08:43:57 AM
Thanks Chuck always good to have a nice comment from you.  Your right they get hard to handle when there done.  Almost like to many things in the way of big fingers.

Thank you Sir Nick.  Glad you liked it.  I almost have it down to a science.

I guess i wont ask "where's the group shot?" since it keeps falling on deaf ears..... Huh!!!!

Thanks MJ and I will post a group shot just for you :)

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Hal Reynolds on June 06, 2014, 12:04:38 PM
Jerry,
Fantastic finishes, I love the green.

Hal


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 06, 2014, 04:30:46 PM
Hal thanks for coming back for another look.

I found my building or as close as I'm going to get!!!

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Hal Reynolds on June 06, 2014, 05:39:58 PM
Ya, I haven't found anything that sounded like what you were looking for... sorry.
Glad you found something.

Hal


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 11, 2014, 03:45:05 PM
I guess i wont ask "where's the group shot?" since it keeps falling on deaf ears..... ;)
Quite lovely!
-Mj

HUH!!!!!

Jerry



Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: lab-dad on June 12, 2014, 04:18:02 AM
It's too clean!
Where's the broom? (sorry Chuck  ;) )
-Marty


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Mr Potato Head on June 12, 2014, 07:21:50 AM
There kinda spaced out ???
it's as if they don't like each other :o
Way to clean, oil and chips and gunk, that's what you need, check out some of Marc's threads about oil stains, it will lead you in the right direction
MPH


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on October 09, 2014, 04:10:35 PM
Now that summer is over and Diane and I are over going to the beach everyday.
We just once or twice a week now looking for sea glass.

I've finished my floor except for the weathering.
And have finished framing one side of the building.

Jerry



Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Chuck Doan on October 09, 2014, 05:46:46 PM
Yay! Are those windows the ones you are making?


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 09, 2014, 05:49:52 PM
The wood work looks good!


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on October 09, 2014, 05:52:54 PM
Yay! Are those windows the ones you are making?


No!  I'm not that crazy yet!
But that is the size just less little spaces.

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on October 09, 2014, 05:53:37 PM
Thanks Ray.

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Scratchman on October 09, 2014, 07:18:32 PM
 Nice job Jerry. It's great to see this moving forward 

Gordon Birrell


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: Hauk on October 09, 2014, 09:48:09 PM
I finished the lathe this afternoon. I really need to learn to take better pictures or a better back ground.

Boy, do I want one of those for my own Machine Shop! And all the other machines as well. But do I have $350,- to spare? Hmm...

Great paint job, look forward to see the progress on your Machine shop!


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: finescalerr on October 10, 2014, 01:12:51 AM
Good to see you back at work on this project. Remember, if you want custom windows I can do CAD drawings for you. -- Russ


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: lab-dad on October 10, 2014, 03:49:31 AM
I guess Russ' post gave us all the kick in the pants we needed!
- Except Nick & Marc


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on October 10, 2014, 11:26:22 AM
Thanks Gordon, Hauk, Russ and you to MJ.

Glad you all took the time for a look see.

Russ thanks for tearing yourself away from the thong girls and giving us all some time here!!! :)

Jerry


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: finescalerr on October 10, 2014, 12:47:36 PM
What do you mean by "tear yourself away"? I have a girl, sans thong, sitting on my lap as I type this! -- Russ


Title: Re: My No Name Machine Shop
Post by: TRAINS1941 on October 13, 2014, 11:35:45 AM
What do you mean by "tear yourself away"? I have a girl, sans thong, sitting on my lap as I type this! -- Russ

Hey knowing you I just thought!!!  That something would be on your lap!! :o

Jerry