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    WOW,

    Thanks Ian

    Thanks Fletty

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    Lots of information there for you Keith from Ian and Fletty. I watched the vidoe after the Rocket one about the Museum walk through so much in there

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    Fletty has sent me heaps more photos on email. Thanks Alan.

    Wow - hard to know where to start.

    Thanks to all for the information. I will really be able to get stuck into this build

    Regards

    Keith

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    Hi All,

    Fletty has sent me lots of great photos with heaps of detail. I reckon this locomotive - as early as it was (1829) is going to be the biggest challenge yet with most equipment exposed and not hidden by any guarding or streamlining.

    The photos of the wheels show the different profile of the wooden "coach" type wheels and needed to be profiled and worked on differently to any other loco I have made. The trailing wheels will be easier as they are a cast section and fairly straightforward.

    The first photo shows how I have marked up the wheel and use a half round file to get the basic spoke shape. Each spoke has to be worked on from 4 sides to get the profile . I then used 80, 120, 180 and 400 grit paper to get the surface quality I wanted.

    So it is now onto the second front drive wheel.

    Regards

    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith_1 View Post
    Hi All,

    Fletty has sent me lots of great photos with heaps of detail. I reckon this locomotive - as early as it was (1829) is going to be the biggest challenge yet with most equipment exposed and not hidden by any guarding or streamlining.

    The photos of the wheels show the different profile of the wooden "coach" type wheels and needed to be profiled and worked on differently to any other loco I have made. The trailing wheels will be easier as they are a cast section and fairly straightforward.

    The first photo shows how I have marked up the wheel and use a half round file to get the basic spoke shape. Each spoke has to be worked on from 4 sides to get the profile . I then used 80, 120, 180 and 400 grit paper to get the surface quality I wanted.

    So it is now onto the second front drive wheel.

    Regards

    Keith

    10.jpg 11a.jpg
    The “want pictures” was an accident and I don’t know how to remove it. Sorry.

    I thing it’s going to be difficult but the end result will look brilliant. I’m not an expert nor have I done much woodwork but I am excited to see the end product and all of your updates

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    Thanks Benny,

    Appreciate your post.

    I am looking forward to building this well known locomotive

    Take Care

    Regards

    Keith

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    As always keith the wheel looks top notch with the primer on it looks like a plastic but those of us that are in the know realise how much work it takes to get to that stage.

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    Hi All,

    Fletty is indeed a star.

    He has just forwarded an exploded view of the wheel.

    This explains how it was assembled - we were discussing it in previous posts

    Thanks heaps Alan

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    Keith

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    Ian’s the Star! I just tracked down a copy of the book he posted. It is a gold mine of information and also explains the differences over time and with the various replicas. Can’t wait for the book information to be turned into another of Keith’s stunning (not so mini?) replicas.
    a rock is an obsolete tool ......... until you don’t have a hammer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fletty View Post
    Ian’s the Star! I just tracked down a copy of the book he posted. It is a gold mine of information and also explains the differences over time and with the various replicas. Can’t wait for the book information to be turned into another of Keith’s stunning (not so mini?) replicas.
    Thanks Alan,
    it looks like your library system is faster than mine.
    regards from Sydney

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    Thanks Ian,

    Really appreciate your efforts along with Fletty

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    Keith

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    Hi All,

    I had a mate who used to love to sand and sand and sand. But I can tell you I hate sanding. After about 5 days of filing and sanding - I have got my second main drive wheel done. I went back and re-sanded my first one because I could still see file marks in it when I had it out in the sun.

    Now I have started the blanks for the trailing wheels. They too have 8 spokes each - more sanding

    Anyway hopefully they will look OK.

    Below are the 2 main drive wheels

    Regards

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    Hi Keith

    if you hate sanding for days, perhaps you need some rasps,
    I can vouch for these Modellers Rasps - Forge de Saint Juery - Home of Auriou Toolworks - France and these Cabinet Makers Rasps - Forge de Saint Juery - Home of Auriou Toolworks - France though I haven't tried these Auriou Rifflers for Wood
    and I believe fletty has some of these Liogier Rasps - Lee Valley Tools
    regards from Sydney

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    I typed wrong - each trailing wheel has 12 spokes

    Regards

    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith_1 View Post
    I typed wrong - each trailing wheel has 12 spokes

    Regards

    Keith
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    ..... but at least the spokes are FLAT
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