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    • January 30, 2019 11:32 AM EST
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      Looks fantastic. I'm almost sorry you are going to paint it as a lot of the detail will be harder to see....

    • January 30, 2019 11:43 AM EST
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      I am really really glad you decided to stick with the crane. It is fun to see how we are doing some things the same and how some things you have tackled a different way. And as always your modeling is an inspiration.

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    • January 30, 2019 10:12 PM EST
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      Well thank you Devon, and the same back at ya.

      Don't have much to new to show tonight but gotta try to catch up with Devon on posts/pictures

       

       

      All the fiddley bits are about done, at least as done as they are going to get at this time.  I will have to revisit this build with a tender car and other pieces but not during this build.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Tomorrow I tackle the canopy and supports, will probably steal a few of Devons ideas and claim them as my own

      Not really looking forward to taking this all apart and doing the painting but it goes with the territory as they say.

      More later if burnout stays away.

    • January 30, 2019 10:20 PM EST
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      I prefer sharing to stealing. Since I have stolen borrowed from you, I guess it's fair you borrow from me. Although a can't imagine what you are borrowing.

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    • January 30, 2019 10:37 PM EST
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      Rick, I'm interested to see the crane all rigged up.  I have to agree with Jim on the painting.  I know it will look great, but it's gonna make it hard on us folks who will want to come back and steal ideas on the details.  Gets better every time you post an update.

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    • January 31, 2019 7:43 AM EST
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      Hmm ..  the two brass ( coat hanger rods ) holding the wood brace ( in front of the spools)  upright  . I think should have turnbuckles .

      Incredible work ...

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    • February 2, 2019 8:34 PM EST
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      Day 22

      Had some time the last couple days to concentrate on this project and I think I am going to come in on time and under budget

       

      Finished up all the jewelry I'm going to add to the flat car for this project.

       

       

      Like Devon I decided to just use an open cab and not cover up all the work inside.  I did use those stir sticks I showed earlier for the roof sheeting, they are made from Birch and are pretty high quality.  I used 8 sticks and at 4 cents each I think my budget is going to be OK.  Once the structure was finished I used white glue to cover the roof with a paper towel. My thought was the more porous material would give a better base for the metal roofing to stick to.

       

       Here is that HO scale ribbed roofing that I have had in a junk box for probably 30 years, If I  don't use it here it will probably never get used  I hit it with Gray automotive primer then Cold Galvanizing, then matt clear finish that should hold up to the weathering.

       

      So here it is done less paint and weathering, winding the drums and rigging.

       

       

       

       

       

      Now to tear it all apart and paint and weather, If I can remember how it all goes back together I should be done on time

       

    • February 2, 2019 9:10 PM EST
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      Nice job. I like the paper towel idea. 

       

      Do you think it worked better?

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    • February 2, 2019 10:23 PM EST
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      Great job, Rick.  Almost time to fire that mutha up   Somebody needs to get a photo of your's and Devon's crane and put them together side by side in a photo.  That would be cool.

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    • February 2, 2019 11:25 PM EST
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      Beautiful!

    • February 4, 2019 8:03 PM EST
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      Day 24

      A few random pictures of a little progress made today.

       

      Got the back of the water tank lettered and a little base weathering on the fuel tank more to do on both tanks.

       

      A little of the base weathering on the boiler and engine frame. Trying a new technique with the base weathering coat we will see how it ends up. 

       

      The drums are wound and ready to mount in the engine frame, I left a couple of feet of line hanging loose to do the rigging but on second thought I will wind it all up then pull what I need for the rigging should make it a little less of a pain with out all that line hanging loose.

       

      Getting the base colors on all the little fussy bits.

       

      If it snows tomorrow like it is supposed to I will be starting on the reassembly, if not I have to take Momma to the city for lunch and a movie

      I don't know which one to hope for

    • February 4, 2019 8:09 PM EST
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      Enjoy lunch and the movie with Momma

    • February 4, 2019 9:20 PM EST
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      The wise choice would be lunch and movie 

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    • February 4, 2019 9:31 PM EST
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      Your steam crane is really amazing Rick.

    • February 5, 2019 12:00 AM EST
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      RULE #1 applies... Mom and Movie 1st.

       

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    • February 7, 2019 10:10 PM EST
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      Day 27

      Were gonna stick a fork in this dude and call it done.  Well except for the final weathering, paint touch-up and installing the canopy. 

      Will take a few final picts after that is completed and post them in the.  In the what, final showing?  Hopefully they will be 

      outdoor pictures but we have snow forecast for the next several days and I ain't doing that

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      I'm glad that I finally got off my can and participated this year it has been a ball being part of this. Thank you all for the great time!!!

      Rick

    • February 7, 2019 10:40 PM EST
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      Impressive, Rick. I have enjoyed watching this come together. I’ll certainly refer to this build in the future. 

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    • February 7, 2019 11:25 PM EST
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          Rick, I haven't had a lot of time to do much commenting on the Challenge, but I've been following your build from the very first whenever I look in. It came out spectacularly. All the pieces fit together perfectly, the coloring is exceptional, and the detail work is very convincing. I admire fine detail work. I'm with Dan on this, this build is a bookmark. I wish I had something like your build for my railroad.

       

        If David Rooster Russell will go in halves with me, I'd offer to buy it!

       

       

       edit? twice? geez

       

      This post was edited by John Passaro at February 7, 2019 11:26 PM EST
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    • February 7, 2019 11:25 PM EST
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      ...I guess I really like it, the post posted twice!

       

       

       

       

       

      This post was edited by John Passaro at February 7, 2019 11:25 PM EST
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    • February 7, 2019 11:33 PM EST
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      Wow, that looks terrific. And I stand corrected: painting it only enhanced all the details. Extremely well done. I want one. I'll bid $1 more than John + Rooster :-)

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