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« Reply #200 on: Feb 13th, 2012, 4:36pm »
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Russ,
just came in from the shop where I've been wire wheeling the factory finish off of nuts and bolts. We're trying a new process, here, in the Clam Lake shops. We're using a cold gun blueing finish on a lot of the parts. It puts a flash oxidation (very light rust, sort of) on the part and protects from further rust. I like it very much. When put next to a painted part, the painted part looks toy like. You'll get to see what I mean. I'm dragging it to Ft. Myers, warts and all. It won't be complete, because I'm out of time to get the brakes and brake rigging made and hung.  
 
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« Reply #201 on: Feb 27th, 2012, 6:54pm »
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Well, the Clam Lake flat is back on the build stand for brake rigging and temporary fastener replacement. Pics when the camera catches up to me. I left it in Moosey's truck!
 
This trip to the magnificent Unmeet has resulted in some changes in plans for the Clam Lake Ry.
1. Because of Mooseys yammering about our little gathering last year, there will be a truncated, mini Unmeet North. The theme will either be track laying or bridge building (short timber pony truss). Facilities are limited (damned near non-existant) so coordinate with George-Moosey-Taylor.
2. Due to the magnanimity of two, un-named, benefactors, The Clam Lake Shops will be bypassing the critter, for now. We're going straight to steam!!!     there will be much pestering, by me, of the steam builders.
 
Thanks again, Buckinghams.
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« Reply #202 on: Feb 29th, 2012, 4:21pm »
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WOW!! That's great news. I can wait to see the pictures. So sorry I missed you, I was and am dealing with a very sick wife. Take care.
 
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« Reply #203 on: Feb 29th, 2012, 5:12pm »
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Russ,
Wish you could have been there. There is no combination of adjectives that can adequately describe it.
 
I hope the wife's health issues resolve themselves so you can catch up to the gang.
 
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« Reply #204 on: Mar 1st, 2012, 11:23am »
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Thank you so much for the well wishes.


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« Reply #205 on: Apr 3rd, 2012, 7:16pm »
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Greg, it's nice to see that I'm not the only one following in the footsteps of the boys from the SR&CL...
 
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« Reply #206 on: Apr 4th, 2012, 8:35am »
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Wow Chris  tell me more about that car.  What material did you use for the cord wood frame?  I want one like that for one of our cars.  Where is that car.  Look like out west.  Is it from Dave Skagen?  Enquiring minds want more info!  You sure make me wake up and take notice of a thread!
 
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« Reply #207 on: Apr 4th, 2012, 9:37am »
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Wow Chris, that's a sweet piece. Details
 
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Wow Chris  tell me more about that car.  What material did you use for the cord wood frame?  I want one like that for one of our cars.  Where is that car.  Look like out west.  Is it from Dave Skagen?  Enquiring minds want more info!  You sure make me wake up and take notice of a thread!
 
Tom C.

 
Thanks Tom. That car is all me. I created 3D CAD patterns for every single piece on it.
 
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Wow Chris, that's a sweet piece. Details
 
Greg B.

 
Thanks Greg. Modern technology in action: 3D CAD to rapid prototype patterns, to aluminum castings.
 
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I can appreciate what you are doing with the pattern making and castings. I've been to your site and have some very nice stuff.
 
That said, I feel as though I've been had, or the butt of a joke. If not, you have my apologies. I didn't crawl into the above photo like I normally do. On closer examination, that photo is either a complete computer generation or seriously photo-shopped. Or, is it possible that my old, bi-focaled eyes are lying to me (wouldn't be the first time)?
 
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« Reply #211 on: Apr 5th, 2012, 8:03am »
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Greg, I feel you are correct that the car isn't a real piece of wood & steel yet.  I looked more and felt it was a photo shoped version of something.  Looked nice thou!  I want two racks for our flats so roundhouse wood can be thrown in and delivered.  As Mel would say, GET HOT!
 
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I can appreciate what you are doing with the pattern making and castings. I've been to your site and have some very nice stuff.
 
That said, I feel as though I've been had, or the butt of a joke. If not, you have my apologies. I didn't crawl into the above photo like I normally do. On closer examination, that photo is either a complete computer generation or seriously photo-shopped. Or, is it possible that my old, bi-focaled eyes are lying to me (wouldn't be the first time)?
 
Greg B.

 
You boys are both right. Until I can save enough pennies, the car only exists in my computer as a 3D model. My "real" job is as a graphic artist in television, so I have some fancy toys at my disposal. I did up the picture to see how the finished car would look and give me some inspiration to "have at it" when I can afford to do so. The castings and patterns are indeed real though.
 
I'm sorry if you guys thought it was a put on. Just wanted to share...
 
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Chris,
If all of this is for you, that's great, because this is primarily a builders board.
 
With your computer skills you may want to contact Neil Knopf, the editor of LS&OR magazine. That is also a good place to advertise, if this is a commercial venture.
 
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on Apr 5th, 2012, 9:05pm, pockets wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Chris,
If all of this is for you, that's great, because this is primarily a builders board.
 
With your computer skills you may want to contact Neil Knopf, the editor of LS&OR magazine. That is also a good place to advertise, if this is a commercial venture.
 
Greg B.

 
hi all,
 
i'min the middle of the gulf of mexico, but able to read your posts....enjoying my time at sea!
 
chris: pockets is right, this is a builder's forum...as well as a teaching forum as well.  you have a wonderful gift and the ability to teach others...consider a form of teaching like a thread here or a column with lsor, the rest with follow.   for now, i'm going to be late for the next show!
give it some thought!
 
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Chris - You got me with the illustration in #205. I felt that some thing wasn't right, but I just figures out that there where no tracks.  
 
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Chris,
What material are you having your RP parts made from?  I have also had RP patterns made at Shapeways, using both "white, strong, flexible" and "sandstone".  The sandstone seems to be a very usable material for patterns, and is less expensive to buy than the WSF parts.  Pictured are some RP journal box patterns in sandstone for journal box castings.



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Chris - You got me with the illustration in #205. I felt that some thing wasn't right, but I just figures out that there where no tracks.  
 
Can you make a Edrawing in your 3D-tool?

 
Hello Steen. Yes, I can create just about any sort of file from my 3D tools, even 2D PDF files.
 
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Chris,
What material are you having your RP parts made from?  I have also had RP patterns made at Shapeways, using both "white, strong, flexible" and "sandstone".  The sandstone seems to be a very usable material for patterns, and is less expensive to buy than the WSF parts.  Pictured are some RP journal box patterns in sandstone for journal box castings.

 
Hi Dan. I've had parts made by Shapeways, but I've noticed that wen they "hit it big", they lowered to resolution of their printer to increase output with the new large demand for their services. Have you had any problems with your patterns being too brittle to hold up to repeated use? (they do look good!)
 
I now use John at www.moddler.com for my patterns. He has an Objet Eden 500 RP machine that goes down to 16 MICRONS! They make the best patterns my investment caster has ever seen.  
 
 
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whoooeee, Dan. Wait'll ol' Moosey sees those journal boxes....  
 
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