Workshop Wednesday

Discussion in 'General' started by yardmaster, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I have a tiny update too. I have been working on modifying a Tichy crane. I wanted to put a small Detroit Diesel in it, so I finds a 6-71, only thing it was in the Chech Republic, well I ant scared so I order it, its 3D print amazing detail to it, It took 3 weeks to get across Europe and the Atlantic, hit New York and was here 3 days after that. It filled up what space I had pretty quick, I decided to make the Detroit drive a hydraulic pump to transfer power to the hoist mechanism (hey, my story right) that way it would be a clean and actually doable thing. I cut a place for the radiator in, I attached the fan to the hoist house, it just barely fits over the motor and exhaust, all I need to do now is add the hoses to the pump and walla.
    Now to wash the parts and get some paint on it, still a ways to go. I see I still need to make a rain cap for the exhaust atop the house. Always something else to do.
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    thanks for stopping by.
     
  2. That’s pretty neat Tom. Nice looking motor. Too bad it will be so tough to see assembled.

    I have always had good luck with international resin and photoetched pieces as well Tom. I have ordered a lot of Czech and Romanian parts.
     
  3. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Happy Wednesday All,

    A few project updates for this week. I managed to construct the piling that I was short for the curved trestle over "Lightning Creek" and get it somewhat installed:

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    I will work on some ballasting, some scenery around this area and get the creek poured in the next few weeks.

    I have these four c.1908 cars just about ready for clear coat and weathering. I worked on the decals a bit more today and just about good to go, I think.

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    Finally, I worked to weather the AMB "Dill's Market" to fit in with a building that was moved from the Zalma Branch to SE Kansas. I think they are somewhat comparable in style now. Still need some signage.

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    Well, take care all. Hope to catch you next week!

    -Bob T.
     
  4. Looks great Bob.
     
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  5. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Superb job Bob!! I am so glad to see some of my Steam locos run on your outfit. Its makes me glad, that you have them. And I hope for you many, many years of service and enjoyment.
     




  6. For anyone interested my buddy Terry put together another video this year from the RPM.
     

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