Latest scratchbuild

Discussion in 'Shamus' Narrow Gauge World' started by shamus, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Been busy scratchbuilding this Donkey engine and flatcar. Just about to be delivered to Cooncreek lumber Co.
    Shamus
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  2. Arlaghan

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    That's very cool! Great job!

    Do those gears on the flat car move when the train moves?
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    That is so cool!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    That is one sweet little donkey engine Paul.
    Excellent work.
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Sweet...
    Those are some interesting tie down points, on the corners of the flat. What were they?

    If the guy in the foreground, leaning on the stick is waiting for something,....The locomotive is what I think it is,.....and your workbench is on the second floor,..we have a song.....
    the "waiter", and the "porter", and the " upstairs made"
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  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hi gang and many thanks to all.

    Those are screw (Jacks) turnbolts, you place a screwdriver (Or something) in it and tighten up the ropes. (LOL, no -- they don't work)
    Shamus
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  9. Casey Feedwater

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    Excellent work and detailing, Paul.:thumb: How long did it take you to fabricate the boiler and gearing?
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Another Grat Job Paul!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Thank you all for your kind remarks.
    No, the gears don't work (Sad really) :D

    Hi Mike,
    I turned the boiler on a lathe out of solid brass, and made rivet detail using a centrepop and small hammer. (Took ages) As for the gears, they came out of a large clock (Wind-up type) that didn't seem to want to go any more LOL.
    All in all, it took me around 10 days to make it.
    Cheers
    Shamus
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  12. RailRon

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    Paul, this modeling time was very well invested!

    Quite a change to see a clean, freshly outshopped donkey engine. Your LPBs can be mighty proud to have such modern machinery to work with!

    A fine idea to tie down the donkey on this flat car. Looks great!

    Ron
  13. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Thanks Ron,
    This one is going to stay clean as well LOL
    Shamus
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  14. spitfire

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    Paul, you've done it again! That is one fantastic scratchbuild! I really like those turnbuckles.

    Val