Jakesdads Xmas Comp' O scale entry.

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  1. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I know its a bit of a late attempt but like Paul_l I'm going to give it my best shot.

    Back in the day, not all time expired locos were totally cut up for scrap. Some had their boilers re -purposed as steam supply for industry and heating. What I'm attempting to build is a steam powered saw mill using as much as I can find knocking about in my shed. It won't be a super detailed diorama, more a hint at such a workshop.
    Anyway I have made a start on the loco boiler using a cut down loo roll and card for the fire box. Still loads to do so I hope you all will be patient :lol:.

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    A bit crude but it will, hopefully look better once painted and weathered.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Love it Pete looks like a real fun project :thumbup::thumbup:

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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Is that a Q1 Pete ? :avatar:
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Poo 1 Kim. :giggle::giggle:
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Go for it Pete.

    I've seen a few examples of this kind of use and they make interesting subjects. Another involved build thrown into the mix.

    Best of luck.

    Toto
     
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    At least I can have a each way bet now! :avatar:
     
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    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    Actually, the bottom shot doesn’t look half bad even at this stage!

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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Not done much over the last few days but this evening I made myself go in the shed and do some more work.
    Anyway I decided to have a start on the actual circular saw.First up I had to find a candidate for the blade itself. Furtuling about in my (this might come in for summink one day) spares box I found a round black disc out of an old printer, no teeth on it but the 3 ft rule will apply here. I cut the parts for the saw bench from mount board and glued the carcass together less the top a photo of which is resting on the saw blade.

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    The base for the bench.

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    Top loose fitted.

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    The drive system using plastic gears from the old printer with bracket made from card, it will need a second one making tomorrow.

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    Thats it for now. I have to look at how to make a steam engine and some line shafting now as well as making the building to house it all.

    Cheer's for now, Pete.
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Looking forward to it Pete. :thumbs:
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    :thumbup::thumbup:

    Ian vt
     
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    mmmmmm.........
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Interesting build Pete :thumbup:
    Kim
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Had another session on the build over the last couple of days, still loads to do but anyway here is the point I'm at now.
    First up, I've made a start on the steam engine, the frame for the engine is made from plasticard, I've layered up the crank bearing pivot ready for drilling, and made a base for the engine to sit on. Using a plastic bottle for the cylinder with a cut down marker pen lid to represent the slide for the piston cross head.

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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh :avatar: could this be a curved ball coming in at the last minute. A last minute dash for the line. We are all sitting up paying attention Pete. Go for it. :thumbs:
     
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    The boiler has had some attention. I found some old castings from old kits that I deemed weren't good enough but like all good modellers, I didn't throw away. A steam dome and chimney from an old Gateneal kit. I added a valve to the dome for the supply to the shed and I found an old smokebox door I bought ages ago from a toy fair/swap meet. When I'm happy with the boiler I will paint and fix it to some brick supports made with foam board and brick paper.

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    Thats it for now, I will do some more tomorrow.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    More done but I don't think I'm going to be able to finish in time but I will keep going to the line!!!

    The chimney extension in place.
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    The saw bench painted but not quite finished.
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    The steam engine.
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    The boiler/steam plant, I would like to weather it a bit before planting it.
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    Finally, the building to house the engine and saw. It is only a half depth. Hopefully I will get the roof on but it may be a unfinished depends on how I get on tonight.
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    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Nice work Pete... against the clock and under pressure can be good to get results
     
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    Cheer's mate :thumbup:
    Unfortunately I am not going to be able to complete it in time so I will put it forward as is.
    I have managed to build the boiler shed/lean to but still need to fix the boiler in place. The window frames are in and painted, I think I may glaze them with PVA.

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    Well that's it. I will do more work to build the line shafting and piping etc, after I have done some more work on my layout and loco builds.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Damn that's so close :eek:! Looks great!
     
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    That's looking incredibly good Pete... finished or not.:thumbup:
     
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