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    • January 16, 2019 7:36 PM EST
      • Phippsburg, Maine
         
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      Eric's not really a Mik's Project

      I have been busy building this project since thanksgiving because the due date is today!  I am traveling with a freind down to Lebanon PA for the Cabin Fever Show.  Maybe I'll see you there!

      I had purchased a Graham two cylinder engine some years ago and had a custom hull kit laser cut to match.  You might have guessed this is not zactly railroad stuff but it is in the neigborhood...It is 7/8" scale and may haul around the odd bit of rail equipment on occasion, we'll see!

      This post was edited by Eric Schade at February 11, 2019 11:39 AM EST
    • January 16, 2019 7:50 PM EST
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      Cool!

    • January 16, 2019 8:10 PM EST
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      Calling for some pretty ugly weather here this weekend. Thought about Cabin Fever but it's probably gonna be a negative on my end. Nice Build as always!

    • January 16, 2019 8:59 PM EST
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      Yah we may spend sunday night too and return monday instead to miss the rain, sleet and snow.

    • January 16, 2019 9:14 PM EST
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      Nice... But the moose will be jealous.....

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    • January 16, 2019 9:23 PM EST
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      That's a beautiful boat Eric

    • January 16, 2019 9:26 PM EST
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      Hey wait I call cheat. Eric started two months early. 

       

      Very nice Eric. 

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    • January 17, 2019 6:59 AM EST
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      Totally a cheat!  Sometimes you have to do it!...actually started about 4 or was it 6 years ago with the hull! It had been collecting dust in my shop for a good while.

    • February 9, 2019 1:46 PM EST
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      While I have not actually been able to participate in the swap I have been having some fun...

       https://www.facebook.com/eric.schade.186/videos/972589836265028/

      this is a face book video that shows my new tug at the Cabin Fever show last month.  maybe you can see it...I took some video and should make a proper youtube video.

      I also did a little challenge with the seven eighth scale folks...build something with "lolly sticks"  Which I read to mean craft sticks:

      I started with three packages of sticks; one of coffee stirrers, one of popsicle sticks, and one of tongue depressors.

       

      I made a floor of tongue depressors and added wall framing of coffee stirrers. these are industrial strength coffee stirrers for Navy Style coffee, about 1/16"x 1/4" wich seem about right for 7/8th scale studs.

       

      I sheathed the building with tongue depressor clapboards, added a roof with curved rafters sawn from tongue depressors and sheathed with popsicle sticks....I ran out of tongue depressors ( well I think I have one left)  I used some shingles left over from my tin roof Challenge Project for the roof and some windows left over from an old house project that I molded myself.  Except for the rafters and some other tricky parts, I cut the sticks with scissors and metal shears.  makes things happen fast, so I had a couple of days of good fun!   

       

      This post was edited by Eric Schade at February 9, 2019 1:50 PM EST
    • February 9, 2019 4:40 PM EST
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      I like how you start today and are done before me. Maybe we need to start the Eric one day challenge.

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at February 9, 2019 4:41 PM EST
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    • February 9, 2019 5:17 PM EST
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      Best use of coffee stirrers ever!

    • February 9, 2019 8:01 PM EST
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      Dang, Eric, that turned out to be darn good looking building.  I like the little architectural additions, quite unique. 

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    • February 10, 2019 5:25 PM EST
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      another project I have been working on while you guys have been challenged is to measure and draw accurate drawings of the S. D. Warren engine at the Boothbay Railway.  It is a two foot gauge Baldwin tank Engine built in 1895 (i think)

      I have shared this photo before, it was her first public run last August.

      here is the profile drawing I worked up...actual full size dimensions in inches...it is just a little guy.  I plan to build a live steam model from scratch along with my CNC machinist friend so we will each have one.

       

      This post was edited by Eric Schade at February 11, 2019 7:04 AM EST
    • February 10, 2019 6:29 PM EST
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      Man that's cute. Nice work on the drawing 

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    • February 10, 2019 9:44 PM EST
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      And here I thought that 315 was a small engine.....  Well she is compared to a K36...

       

      We (315 ) was double heading with a K36, and we were in the lead.  when we looked down the side of the tender, we could see all of the 36's cylinder protruding out beyond the sides of our tender,  It was a bit intimidating seeing that beast right on our ass..

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    • February 11, 2019 11:57 AM EST
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      This would look small next to almost anything...ill bet it would fit inside a Big Boy's firebox with room to spare.  Even next to our Maine two footers it will look small.

    • February 11, 2019 12:20 PM EST
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      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at February 11, 2019 12:20 PM EST
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       My u-tube  My Vimeo

      The light in the tunnel might not be an engine , but a light in the caboose of my own train on my Roundy Round Rail Road !    My empire is complete...I think...

    • February 11, 2019 12:32 PM EST
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      Are you going to build all by scratch or use a ruby as you did before ?

      This will be a great thread to watch ...

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at February 11, 2019 12:32 PM EST
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       My u-tube  My Vimeo

      The light in the tunnel might not be an engine , but a light in the caboose of my own train on my Roundy Round Rail Road !    My empire is complete...I think...

    • February 11, 2019 8:30 PM EST
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      I am going scratch this time.  the Ruby that I built is really too small if you can believe it...Emma is closer though the boiler is too big and too high.  This is for the fun of building and learning.  I am planning waterjet cut copper for the boiler (working with a friend, we will probably build at least two) 

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