3rd Dec 2011, 11:40 AM #31
Well John as you will see in my other post I have started another small project. I didn't know I had to update so often. LOL
The main reason I haven't done much on the train is I need a chuck for my lathe as I need to make a bunch of round parts and dowels. I have asked Santa for a chuck and a dust collector. So I guess I will have to be a good boy until Xmas. hehe
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3rd Dec 2011, 01:27 PM #32
Good boy until Christmas?????
You need to have been a good boy for the whole year.....lol....
Good luck with your Santa request.
3rd Dec 2011, 06:44 PM #33
3rd Dec 2011, 07:07 PM #34
Well you all know what they say in the classics.
"If you can't be good be good at it."Hugh
Enough is enough, more than enough is too much.
3rd Dec 2011, 10:32 PM #35
Subscribed. Being patient until after Christmas is going to be hard, everyone feel like passing the plate around to get him a chuck?-Scott
4th Dec 2011, 08:32 AM #36
4th Dec 2011, 11:40 AM #37
Thanks guys but Im pretty sure Santa is going to take care of me. Seeing how he is using my money to buy my gifts. LOL
Scott just for you I will work on some none round parts so you can have some updates before Xmas. It will be my Xmas present to you. Just have to finish the garage first.
4th Dec 2011, 04:30 PM #38
4th Dec 2011, 05:23 PM #39
20th Dec 2011, 12:06 PM #40
Ok guys small update. And it is before Xmas. Hope this fills your quote Scott.
Made some small pieces for the boiler, front boiler rest, finished shaping the firebox and added trim. Drilled the holes on both sides for the rails.
Front Boiler rest
Superheater, Smoker, and access cover
Firebox with trim
Happy Holidays Everyone,
20th Dec 2011, 12:10 PM #41
Thanks Bret, think that's enough till Christmas. Enjoy yours and hope you and your family have a very wintery festive season.-Scott
20th Dec 2011, 01:19 PM #42
Life is so good.
While appreciated Bret's craftsmanship, we can have fun stirring one another.
Bret, the train is looking awesome mate; great detail & attention to finish even at this stage in the build.
Thanks for AGAIN taking the time & effort to produce such great WIP photos & notes.
We'll look forward to seeing the New Year installments after Santa Claus has brought you the necessary goods to continue on the lathe work.
Have a very safe and Happy Christmas with family & friends in the Lone Star state.
Christmas Blessings from "On Top Down-Under" on the western side of the Pacific.
20th Dec 2011, 08:56 PM #43
Looking awesome as usual!! Hope you and your family have a great Christmas!
21st Dec 2011, 06:06 AM #44"He who has not turned anything has not yet had fun"
21st Dec 2011, 08:25 AM #45
As always, you are setting the bar higher and higher for the rest of us. How the heck do we keep up!!
Bret, and everyone else, I hope you & yours have a safe Christmas and a productive New Year.
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