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« Reply #560 on: Nov 14th, 2015, 11:12pm »
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Summer in the shop. Close the doors and crank up the air con.  Lots of jobs, mostly for others, but include the two drovers (cowboys) wagon.
One of them finished, here shown at a local club show day.  I promise never again to do louvres, there must be 200 hrs in there.


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« Reply #561 on: Nov 14th, 2015, 11:17pm »
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The drover obviously likes it!

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« Reply #562 on: Nov 14th, 2015, 11:18pm »
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But the dog is definately not in a good mood.

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« Reply #563 on: Nov 14th, 2015, 11:24pm »
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The radio controlled brakes have been removed from the the country coach (too far for radio reception) and reinstalled in here.  This wagon rides immediately behind the loco and stays on even when on turntable. It also has batteries, 5 gallons spare water and of course, a sound system. From Jim's Trains, this one plays the sound of upset horse whinnying and trying to kick down the doors!
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« Reply #564 on: Nov 18th, 2015, 6:48pm »
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And a carriage for sale to a local club who wish to run "reduced mobility" passengers.  Allows for easy access for frail aged (that's most of us these days) and kids with walking difficulty and some autism variants.
Most wagons that I have seen for "special people" are butt ugly boxes that regard special people as a liability.  I have chosen to make mine attractive enough that all passengers would like to travel in them. This wagon will be available to all, but with a priority to special people and their carers. Special person sits in center seat, with passive restraint sides, while carers can sit in front and/or behind.
Based on a well known icon, the "Sunlander" tourist train, this wagon boasts very low center of gravity (floor is only 1 1/2" above rail) comfortable boat seats, small buffet tables, grab rails. and trick paint job.
Still to complete final trials, but looking positive.  Might lead to another wagon for wheelchairs later.


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And platform side view.
 
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« Reply #566 on: Nov 19th, 2015, 8:01am »
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Tiss spiffy.  Nice job!
 
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And platform side view.
 
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Pete, all I can say is "WOW"!  What a train!  Nice job, my friend.
 
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« Reply #568 on: Jan 17th, 2016, 4:11pm »
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hi pete!
 
some news for you that I should have passed some months ago....there's movement on the kc brake system!   DG has graciously taken on the task of drawing it up, which he has done.  He and I are in the process of checking dimensions.  DG more than I, but also he is trying to come up with a way that it can be printed without some of the problems that he discovered like printing horizontal ledges.  I'm hoping that the finished printing code can be utilized by anyone with an rp printer.  He hopes to be able to print it as home and then compare to what shapeways can do with it.
 
I can't thank you enough for your trust....and patience!
 
 
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« Reply #569 on: Apr 17th, 2016, 5:08pm »
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Pete, how are things "down under" mate?

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Hi Bobby.   While you lot have been disappearing under floods and snow, this end of the world has turned into a desert. Nudged 130 several times.  Needless to say, there hasn't been much going on outside. My accident slowed me down more than expected, but some medication and significant diet changes has worked and now its all under control.
Several project litter the shop. The steam loco required a different motion layout to the original, so I had a go at making the casting required. This is the wooden pattern and the gunmetal product.  I wasn't real impressed with the casting, but it didn't cost much.


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A hit with the sand blaster and some time on the mill, and I'm happy with the results.
A friend who runs an engineering shop offered to do some of the critical repairs and mods to the chassis (it had several errors} so I assigned a dollar figure and said "stop when that runs out" Next month might have me an air chassis. Bargain!!


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A hit with the sand blaster and some time on the mill, and I'm happy with the results.
A friend who runs an engineering shop offered to do some of the critical repairs and mods to the chassis (it had several errors} so I assigned a dollar figure and said "stop when that runs out" Next month might have me an air chassis. Bargain!!

 
Pete:  you are truly amazing!  Wow, seems to be the only thing I can say!  Everything you've presented looks great!
 
I fully understand about accidents, I've been trying not to have to have surgery on my right knee after having torn something in it.  Been almost 6 months...
 
Finally, some good news.  Our friend Dale has been working on and off on 'printing' the KC brake system that you forwarded to me.  Once he has it printing properly(doesn't like to do ledges), I'll forward a copy back to you along with the file.  In other forums, people talk about how easy it is to draw and print something...I'm still wondering what universe they are from.  Maybe I just don't have enough time to spend with it to get good, hmmmm.  Went to a 'Makers' Faire' recently and saw how 'easy' was to print stuff....well, easy to print something from an established 3d library.  Nobody seems to have a 'choo-choo' parts library.
 
Anywho, keep up the great work!!
 
 
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Hi Moose. I was asked the other day for a unit for 1" scale, hopefully that file can be transcribed for other scales which would be great.
If you like mutilated metal, I tried an idea for the sheet metal for a welded tender on the steamer. Instead of a frame and countersunk rivets, i got the local agricultural engineer to fold some 2mm (5/64) sheet.  First he put a strip in the brake and folded it. Then put another strip on top and folded again. This made inside radius bigger. Then he put the sheet in, making 3 thicknesses, and pressed again. Result, smooth roll with outside radius of 10mm (3/8')
That made the bottom roll. I then made a brake roll for my press, to form the corner, and drew up a template on cardboard.


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A check with an offcut of aluminium.

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Then on to the real thing, using the press roll

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A couple of baffles, a million spot welds with the little mig, and it looks the part.

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And this is the three roll corner.
 
Meanwhile the diesel / diesel is starting to come together!
 
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I'm still here, just!   Work on the steamer is painfully slow, so to keep me busy I've been working on the diesel/diesel.  When I have visitors, they all want rides and steamer can only pull 3 up the steep hill and it can't be turned off at lunchtime to eat and talk. A diesel was the answer but lawnmower engines and manic electronics are not in the ball game. So this is what I come up with, so far.
Take one Kubota 3 cylinder diesel engine, marry it up to a Suzuki front wheel drive 2 speed auto box. Add some drive shafts to the front and rear, a couple of right angle gearboxes, 2 six wheel bogies and away you go. 12 wheel drive and looks, sounds, goes and smells like a diesel.


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With only 13" between the frames, everything that stuck out got chopped (oil filter, manifold, starter, etc) and replaced with custom made parts.  Honda Civic radiator, electric water pump, remote oil filter, custom exhaust (1 1/4" wide!), gearbox mounted starter, plastic fuel tank and radiator overflow, blue air tank under Ford battery. Leaving room for the cab, on the right, to be detailed inside. The dummy fuel tank , under, hides 2 oil coolers and covers the diff, which sticks out on the other side.

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