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Title: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on April 15, 2020, 01:36:50 PM
Hi Folks, been a long time since posting here. I look at the fantastic work being done on this forum all the time, but usually lurking rather than participating.

I am working on a new kit prototype of the CR LAMB Sternwheeler in 1:48 Scale. We have already done this one in HO and N scale, but O demands so much more detail and will be including the boiler and engines. Not much information available on the engines that the real LAMB, but have come up with this design. Will 3d print master and resin cast the parts for the kit.

Looking for honest feedback and thoughts on the design.

The boiler is a work in progress, but the engines and drive are pretty much complete.


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on April 15, 2020, 01:44:25 PM
Boiler work in progress


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 16, 2020, 05:03:56 PM
Your CAD renderings look great!


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on November 04, 2020, 12:20:14 PM
Thanks Ray, Can't believe where the year went already!  Way behind on this project. Cad work is just about complete and turning to some laser cutting next.


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on November 04, 2020, 12:21:08 PM
The business end.


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 05, 2020, 01:03:25 AM
Very nice!


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Les Tindall on November 05, 2020, 03:52:33 AM
I could be VERY tempted to change scale (again!) and get that model- especially with the engine detail. Just took a look at the HO one on the web-site, lots of character.
Les


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on December 21, 2020, 01:30:30 PM
Thanks Les / Ray.  Been busy with this one. I should not be surprised that it has taken this long to get this one together.  It is twice the size of HO and 4X the volume. so that means you need 4X the detail to get it to look right. I find it's always hard to not oversize things in O scale.

Here are a few progress shots on how things are coming together.


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on December 21, 2020, 01:34:28 PM
Here are a few more.


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on December 21, 2020, 01:37:29 PM
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Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on December 21, 2020, 01:39:23 PM
last set for now.

The 3D printing on the engines is not perfect on the bottom where the support pins are, but fortunately you will never see that when installed in the ship.


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: finescalerr on December 21, 2020, 01:52:16 PM
That is quite a project. All things considered, you are making very good progress. Satisfactory. -- Russ


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 22, 2020, 02:30:28 AM
This is awesome!


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Les Tindall on December 22, 2020, 03:41:54 AM
That's some lovely detail, needed at that scale.   I note the engine is 3D printed, I've had some bad experiences with that in the past but yours looks good, some sanding needed around the main cylinders.
Les


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Design-HSB on December 22, 2020, 12:41:56 PM
Ships are also a passion of mine and so I was very pleased to look at this report.


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: nemmrrc on December 22, 2020, 12:56:52 PM
Groovy.

Jaime


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: TRAINS1941 on December 22, 2020, 01:12:54 PM
Darryl Beautiful looking Ship.  Great detail for sure!

Jerry


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on January 02, 2021, 06:12:08 PM
Thanks for the comments guys.

Getting down to the fine details to call this one ready for kitting. It should be a good foundation for those who want to go nuts and add even more detail and finishing.

Lifeboats and 3D printed Davit pulleys.


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on January 02, 2021, 06:13:07 PM
Liferings!


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on January 02, 2021, 06:14:28 PM
Fire buckets


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on January 02, 2021, 06:16:19 PM
..and some general boat shots. Will post some better ones when I do an actual photo shoot.


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on January 02, 2021, 06:17:29 PM
Sternwheel, pitman arm and crank. Along with Duck Rudders and cable pulley blocks.


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 03, 2021, 12:03:31 AM
Wow, that is awesome! Really nice work. Is the prototype for a kit you're going to produce?


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: finescalerr on January 03, 2021, 02:34:50 AM
It would seem the kit requires a modest amount of work. -- Russ


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: Les Tindall on January 03, 2021, 03:53:05 AM
Wonderful, nice detail.  Capt. Louie would be proud of his old boat in 1:48.
Les


Title: Re: CR LAMB in O Scale
Post by: TRAINS1941 on January 03, 2021, 08:30:39 AM
Nice job!!

Jerry