Revisiting an Old Diorama

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Fred_M, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I was moving some stuff and found an old diorama I did about 1 1/2 years ago. It's of a rod powered old field and the pump jacks pump (animated) thanks to a 5 rpm motor. So I snapped some pictures of it.

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  2. jetrock

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    sweet! I like rust and dust on a model...
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Cool! I like the warped wood on the porch :D
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Boy you rich people with your fancy equipment, brag, brag, brag! :D :D :D
    Nice modeling Fred! :)
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    No kdding Fred, with that outside backdrop its sometimes hard to tell if your work is model or actual prototype. Great decay on the buildings and I love your street lamps!
    Ralph
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great looking scene you got there Fred!
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    thats cool Fred
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    Too cool Fred! Are you going to do anything with it - or just sit back and admire? Either way it's pretty nice eye-candy. :thumb:

    Val
  9. Blake

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    Excellent detailing. Great photo to boot. You should enter these in the next model photo contest.
  10. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    I can hear it squeaking from here. :thumb:

    Oops! That's my office chair. :rolleyes:
    :D
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Neat one Fred but the only pump jacks I have seen in this country have an engine to power it. Too much space between them to be powered by rods.
  12. Fred_M

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    Robin, it's modeled after the real thing but highly compressed. I used the website http://www.herculesengines.com/FlatRock/ for a guide, and from email correspondance with the owner found that the rods are sometimes miles long. The unit I modeled would of started life as a steam powered pump that was later converted to an internal combustion engine that ran off of natural gas from the wells it pumped, a perpetual motion machine as it were. LOL The site has several great pictures of such a feild that still pumps today. BTW, I looked it up and it was a year ago I built it. Here's a link to the original thread. http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=8069 And thanks guys. Fred
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    :wave: Hi Fred, I remember you doing that. Great job. :thumb: Jim