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« Reply #140 on: Jul 29th, 2012, 11:46pm »
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Finally, a bit of US content. Some Bettendorf castings from Jim at Boston Loco. Beautifully made and exactly matches my prototype for the future cattle wagons. Exchange rate is working in favour of Oz, but more than 20 lbs creates postal bedlam.
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« Reply #141 on: Aug 1st, 2012, 7:38pm »
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hey pete!
 
looks like christmas morning!
 
 
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« Reply #142 on: Aug 7th, 2012, 11:19am »
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Hi Pete
 
How did it go with the verandah ends?
 
It is hard to read the measurements on your drawing.  
I guessed that the rings are 52mm  


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« Reply #143 on: Aug 8th, 2012, 4:17am »
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Steen, that's amazing. 52mm spot on.  Here's the first draft Does not reproduce well in jpg, but I now have a solidworks "read only"

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« Reply #144 on: Aug 8th, 2012, 4:21am »
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The scrolls weren't quite right so I did some more pen and paper  (doh) sketches. I am wating for comments.
Paul also asked what material and thickness. I suggested steel 3mm (1/8th) as brass is crazy expensive.
Pete


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« Reply #145 on: Aug 8th, 2012, 4:55am »
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If you are interested, this is the side gate  (its 148mm) high. Pete

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« Reply #146 on: Aug 8th, 2012, 4:16pm »
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Hi Pete
 
I modelled the S's - that was tuff....
 
I have made an E-drawing that you can find here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/64541328/Verande_end.EPRT
 
All rings and S's are 2mm & the bars are 4mm. I have worked hard to avoid zero thickens there circles and bars meet.


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« Reply #147 on: Aug 12th, 2012, 7:00am »
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Steen, you must love hard work. I haven't heard back from Paul yet.   Do you have knowledge of lazer cutting? Do you think it can be done with all this detail? Pete

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« Reply #148 on: Aug 13th, 2012, 6:12am »
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Hi Pete  
 
Not much - but I think that minimum hole sizes are equal to thickness of the material.
 
I had a go at the doors but some thing did not add up.....
 
Have you had a look at the e-drawing?


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« Reply #149 on: Aug 16th, 2012, 3:57am »
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Drawing looked normal until I left-clicked..... then it changed projections Looks good as isometric.  Can it also make coffee and whistle Dixie . Pete
 
(I'm in awe of things that are more clever than me, and these days that's most things.)


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« Reply #150 on: Aug 16th, 2012, 5:35am »
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Ohhh yes
 
You can find a viewer here:
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The gate can be found here; https://dl.dropbox.com/u/64541328/gate.EPRT
 
I miss measures on stuff on the sides.


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« Reply #151 on: Sep 1st, 2012, 2:17am »
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Workshop road finally open. It's a killer grade. Railmotor just lopes up and down, but the steamer is a handfull....full glass, back down with reverser in full forward, draincocks open, and a bit of regulator near the bottom switch.

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« Reply #152 on: Sep 1st, 2012, 2:22am »
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It's Father's Day here, so part of the tribe turned up. This is granddaughter Paeton, saying "Thanks for the ride but where are you gonna sit?"
It was the steamers second time out at home. The first time is when the firebox tube blew out. Pete


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« Reply #153 on: Sep 1st, 2012, 2:31am »
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No 2 trestle is ready for rail (I did it first because it was in the shade ) The No1 will be quicker now I have the experience, so I'll spend less time in the sun
In the back is the country coach on test, behind the hand cart.


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« Reply #154 on: Sep 1st, 2012, 2:37am »
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This is the real one that I used for reference. Forgot the braces!

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This is the run in to the next station, which will have double track for passing, and provision for future junction just before the grade crossing.  
 A bit of fills, but then it's in cut for the next 60 metres, so there's plenty of material for the embankment between the trestles. All I have to do is dig it out and move it.....should be done by Xmas
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« Reply #156 on: Sep 1st, 2012, 6:23am »
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   Hey Pete,
 
   Thats a neat engine and a neat trestle. You sure are making progress with your railroad. Thanks for the pics.    
 
   Bruce R.


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« Reply #157 on: Sep 1st, 2012, 4:26pm »
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pete:  i can only echo want bruce r said...but to add Wow!  and keep going!
 
btw, there's a new fella on our boards by the screenname of 'ncbqguy'.  he's just moved to tennessee, usa from somewhere up north where it is cold.  he's going to be putting down bar-rail...so be sure to look in on him.  as part of our down-under delegation, hoist a cold one for him once in a while to cheer him on.  i think he will become the go-to source for anything of the cbq.  he's amazed me so far as to the depth of his resource library!
 
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« Reply #158 on: Sep 9th, 2012, 6:04am »
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That is a really nice  trestle bridge.  
What dose it look like from above?


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« Reply #159 on: Sep 11th, 2012, 4:37am »
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how far above?

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