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.
    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 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:


    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.


    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.


    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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