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    • February 6, 2019 11:24 AM EST
      • Waverly, Alabama
         
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Interesting on how the two doors are different..

      Good catch, Sean. You are paying attention   I designed and printed the one on the back first trying to be different and decided I didn’t like it (thats what I get for trying to be smart), so I changed the design to the more traditional look on the front. 

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    • February 6, 2019 11:32 AM EST
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      You should of used this for the back door.

      Image result for hipnotic pattern image

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    • February 6, 2019 1:41 PM EST
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      Sean, don’t give me any ideas 

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    • February 6, 2019 2:11 PM EST
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      I like how clean and neat your build is and the 3d printed parts are being put to good use.  I'm always impressed whenever a builder details the underside. 

    • February 6, 2019 7:36 PM EST
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      Thanks, Todd.  I haven't shown it yet, but I started on the brake details, got the air cylinder and reservoir installed, the air lines run and then hit a brick wall on the operating side.  Because I don't have brake details on the trucks currently, I was (still am) having a hard time picturing where to run all the brake rods.  I built the levers and fulcrums and could mount those, but the rod landing spots are giving me fits.  So, I punted the brake detail and decided I would come back later and finish that part.

       

      And yes, Sean, it will be after the pizza oven is complete

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    • February 6, 2019 10:38 PM EST
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      Thanks, Devon.  That answers my questions. 

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    • February 7, 2019 12:39 AM EST
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      Dan, absolutely fantastic build!!! I am in complete awe of all the creativity this year. If only I had some time. 

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    • February 7, 2019 12:57 AM EST
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      Thanks, Pete.  I certainly wish you were competing this year.  It's sad when that thing called "work" hinders us from doing the things we enjoy.  And yes, there is a lot of creativity this year.  I really like the theme this year.  Not that I disliked the themes in past years, as a matter of fact I generally prefer more limited themes because they get you pointed down a narrower path, but its just the freedom that this years theme gives us hit at the right time because I was itching to build some rolling stock.  I have 2 more frames just like this one already built ready to be turned into something.  I'm thinking a flatcar and maybe a rail and tie car.  We'll see.

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    • February 9, 2019 10:57 PM EST
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      I made it, I made it, I made it .......... I'm done ........ well, almost.  First let's catch up.  I mentioned in a previous post that I had started working on the under-body brake details and stopped because I was unsure just how everything was supposed to go together.  Thanks to Devon, I now know how to finish the brakes, but it will have to wait until after the challenge ......... and the pizza oven, Sean .  But here is how far I went before stopping.

       

       

      Now for the finished, almost, product.

       

       

      I still have some touch up painting to do and I need to add a few more details, but that's it.  The "grey" paint turned out to be almost blue   Not sure how I got blue from grey, black, and flesh color  Oh well, it is what it is.  Here is a few more shots.

       

       

      Thanks for following our journey and many thanks for all the help along the way.

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    • February 9, 2019 11:23 PM EST
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      Awesome Dan. I like that log grappler. Hint hint. You asked me about tools to print. How about a pee vee 

       

       

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    • February 9, 2019 11:49 PM EST
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      Awesome! Congrats!

    • February 10, 2019 12:22 AM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Awesome Dan. I like that log grappler. Hint hint. You asked me about tools to print. How about a pee vee 

       

       

      Like this?

       

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    • February 10, 2019 10:18 AM EST
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      Just print the head with a socket for the wood handle that Devon would custom carve to his own liking .

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    • February 10, 2019 10:32 AM EST
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      Dan I will say same thing I said to Devon , too red on the trucks, dont have the pictures I pulled up, but to my eye a lot of model train rust is way too red for MY eyes.

      Now for the disclaimers: the opinions expressed are those of Pete and Pete only,should you or anyone else be hurt or offended, LSC will disavow and and all knowledge of his opinion, your mileage may vary, actual highway mileage will be less, Member FDIC, objects in the mirror are larger than they appear, please read follow and understand all your tool safety rules and remember always use these, safety glasses!

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    • February 10, 2019 1:05 PM EST
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      Dan,

       

      I like Dave's idea on these tools you are creating. Real wood handle would be nice. Printing just the heads is a great idea.

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    • February 10, 2019 1:21 PM EST
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      Dave, That is a good idea.  Devon, the small end is only 2mm so this might be a job for your new mini, micro mill 

       

      Pete, after sleeping on it and looking at the paint job this morning, I think you are correct.  But, I had planned to hit them with some weathering chalk today, so we will see if that tones them down a bit.  Never used chalk before, so it might turn out to be a mess, time will tell 

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    • February 10, 2019 1:26 PM EST
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      Get yourself a fan brush. Dip it into the chalks and load the brush. Then you tap it over the area you want to weather. Once the brush is pretty well unloaded then brush the chalk into the surface. A gently puff of air to remove the excess and it comes out great and no big mess. Also layer chalks with varying colors. It gives the surface a modeled look.

       

      I used five different color chalks for my crane. Black, dark brown, tan, grey, and a rusty red color. And if you count the sifted dirt that would be 6 colors.

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at February 10, 2019 1:28 PM EST
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    • February 10, 2019 1:28 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Get yourself a fan brush. ....

        Somebody's been watching too much Bob Ross!

       

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