Rod Powered Antique Oil Field

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Fred_M, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

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    A Great Post

    A few comments on a great post Rivit counters......Huh!
    There was a chap in England who in the 1930 built a lot of live steam locos that were not absolute fine scale but gave a host of builders much pleasure, we have many of his loco types running at the club I belong to. At our club we have a seperate section devouted to Oil Engines ,over 50 in the collection many with those huge flywheels ,they provide some of our electricity and compressed air requirements, but I digress, that English gentleman had a saying " The fitness of things " meaning that it was all right to alter things to suit the looks. an example ,the contol valves on a loco...I dont have scale fingers...nuff said
    Want paint to stick to copper...first paint with an Etching Primer as used on cars.
    Enjoyed the post tremendously... a word of warning dont overdo the motion aspect.
  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Re: 4 more wells

    Not "junky"...they exude an air of the homebuilt character of the prototype;)

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:Cool beans...

    By the way, if the Mrs. catches on to your ploy, I use a similar motor in the fireplaces on our property that would be suitable and that you'd be welcome to. 6 degree nights in a doghouse tend to be mighty cold.:eek:
  3. Fred_M

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    I added some spilt product to the area along with some used to quiet the squeeking and grinding. Also added some more tree forks to hold the rods up off the ground just like the proto. I'm working on a tin motor shed using my computer ribbon cable method. The pumps have been running constantly for 3 days now without trouble. They even were left running when I painted them so they wouldn't freeze up from paint. Thanks for the motor offer but it's 2 years old and the novelty of a fiberoptic tree wore out in 2002. DASH

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  4. Fred_M

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    shed

    Got the motor shed done and put in place. Now for a wood water tank and an oil tank. Pumps have been running 24/7 for 14 days. Seem pretty reliable. DASH

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  5. Fred_M

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    Built the water tank from toothpicks and a gas house from balsa. DASH

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  6. Fred_M

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    Also built my LPBs a place to "freshen up". DASH
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    Fred_M Guest

    An here it is.

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  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Now you are really having fun Dash
  9. Fred_M

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    I always have fun. Got the oil tanks done and installed. Place to keep the liquid money until the trucks come pick it up. DASH

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  10. Arlaghan

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    Awesome!

    I love that ladder/stairs with the grab bars at the top!
  11. Fred_M

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    Well thank you. Your work is better though. The ladder is from a 79 cent matchbox firetruck. The bars are .015 brass K&S rods. The platform is balsa with toothpick beams underneight. The tanks are paper mache containers from hobby lobby. The weld seams were painted with white glue. DASH
  12. Fred_M

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    Built a chicken coup so my LPchickens can get in and avoid them chicken hawks. DASH
  13. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Keep forgetting to attach pictures:oops: DASH

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