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    Look forward to seeing your work. I shaped and...

    Look forward to seeing your work.

    I shaped and made a 6 ft 2 inch round tail when I was 18 - 49 years ago - gee I am old:oo:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Very, very nice Regards Keith

    Very, very nice

    Regards

    Keith
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    Thanks Peter You can send some rain down here...

    Thanks Peter

    You can send some rain down here - we still need a fair bit.

    Take care

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I laminated pine and then turned up...

    Hi All,

    I laminated pine and then turned up the domes in the wood lathe on a faceplate.

    I turned up the whistle components out of mild steel and aluminium and then assembled.

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I have completed the crank arms on...

    Hi All,

    I have completed the crank arms on both sides of the locomotive.

    I have also done some riveting around the smokebox section of the boiler.

    I needed to make up a special collar /...
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    61 is young !!!!

    61 is young !!!!
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    Thanks heaps Derek Regards Keith

    Thanks heaps Derek

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi Derek, Thanks for your comments. I don't...

    Hi Derek,

    Thanks for your comments.

    I don't have a chuck on my wood lathe - so I have been using a faceplate. I don't have a method of holding the small end so I could turn out the internal...
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    Thanks Kevin - yes much easier:) Regards ...

    Thanks Kevin - yes much easier:)

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, Decided to do a bit of work on the...

    Hi All,

    Decided to do a bit of work on the smokestack.

    I cut out 11 pieces of pine and glued and clamped for a couple of days.

    Then I turned to the shape in my wood lathe.

    The top edge...
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    Top job :2tsup: Regards Keith

    Top job :2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Love your work Great looking Tow Truck ...

    Love your work

    Great looking Tow Truck :2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I have been working on the drive...

    Hi All,

    I have been working on the drive mechanism on my loco.

    There is a fair amount of metal turning involved. Machining up the shafts and making up spacers and washers so that I can get...
  14. Thread: A little boast

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    Congratulations Derek Regards Keith

    Congratulations Derek

    Regards

    Keith
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    Top work Derek Regards Keith

    Top work Derek

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi Kevin, Thanks for your feed back and...

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for your feed back and passing on your tremendous locomotive / railway knowledge.

    I am most appreciative:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, Been working on the slide support for...

    Hi All,

    Been working on the slide support for the piston shafts - fiddly work

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    Regards

    Keith
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    Really nice boards :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup: ...

    Really nice boards :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Top job Well Done :2tsup: Regards Keith

    Top job

    Well Done :2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    How about a longboard for us oldies:D Regards...

    How about a longboard for us oldies:D

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi, Thanks for the post. That is my "Standard"...

    Hi,

    Thanks for the post. That is my "Standard" in the shed. Plenty of Crownies and Coronas inside:2tsup:

    Probably should have it in the fridge though as a backup:doh:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I have been doing a fair bit of work...

    Hi All,

    I have been doing a fair bit of work on the loco - working on the front section. Made up the front boiler support brackets and the front flaired out section that will eventually support...
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    Fantastic Gus A credit to you. I bet your...

    Fantastic Gus

    A credit to you.

    I bet your grand daughter loves it

    Sorry I am so late replying

    Regards
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    Top work Looks great Regards Keith

    Top work

    Looks great

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I hope everyone had a top Christmas...

    Hi All,

    I hope everyone had a top Christmas and all have a really good 2020.

    The loco has been a constant source of frustration - trying to get the boiler and firebox sections together. I...
  26. Peter, Sorry about the belated response. It...

    Peter,

    Sorry about the belated response.

    It is a top garage mate. A credit to you. :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    I hope Asher loved the present - I am sure he did

    Congratulations
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    Hi Bruce, It is round. However, I am not happy...

    Hi Bruce,

    It is round. However, I am not happy with the boiler at all. Reconsidering my options. May scrap all the boiler stuff I have done and restart it. Tied up with lawn bowls nearly everyday...
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    Derek I don't have your turning skills :C ...

    Derek

    I don't have your turning skills :C

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, Slow work on the loco. Bowls is a...

    Hi All,

    Slow work on the loco. Bowls is a pretty big time consumer.

    I have been trying to figure out how to do the change in boiler diameter on this loco

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    I have split the PVC pipe...
  30. Pete You have done a top job:2tsup: Credit...

    Pete

    You have done a top job:2tsup:

    Credit to you and your mum and dad.

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I have been working on the bracket...

    Hi All,

    I have been working on the bracket that will secure the cylinders to the chasis.

    I cut out 8 pieces of 19mm thick pine to the outside diameter of the cylinder and then sanded to the...
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    Great work. I used to own a Series 2 Landrover...

    Great work.

    I used to own a Series 2 Landrover short wheel base. Yours looks better than mine. Used to leak like a sieve.

    Top stuff:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I have started to make the main drive...

    Hi All,

    I have started to make the main drive cylinders for this loco. I found that if I didn't make them and then position them on the chasis - then I won't be able to work out the position of...
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    Hi All, Finished my axles and also made my...

    Hi All,

    Finished my axles and also made my first set of leaf springs for the front bogie.

    Regards

    Keith


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    Hi All, Started turning up the axles of my...

    Hi All,

    Started turning up the axles of my locomotive.

    My design has the axle made out of 25mm aluminium round. The main bearings are 7/8 inch bore and the the bore of each wheel is 3/4 inch....
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    Thanks Bruce. It is enjoyable. Now into the...

    Thanks Bruce.

    It is enjoyable. Now into the metal turning. A favourite of mine.

    Regards

    Keith
  37. Alan, Great to see you are both back safe and...

    Alan,

    Great to see you are both back safe and sound

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I have been working on the front bogie...

    Hi All,

    I have been working on the front bogie wheels - these were turned in the wood lathe out of pine.

    I then sketched up and have started to build the sub chasis of the locomotive. This is...
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    Excellent :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup: Really enjoyed...

    Excellent :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Really enjoyed your video.

    Thanks for posting it

    Regards

    Keith
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    Great truck Well done:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup: ...

    Great truck

    Well done:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Another top build Bruce Congratulations on...

    Another top build Bruce

    Congratulations on your excellent project:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    :iagree: Top work Bruce Regards Keith

    :iagree:

    Top work Bruce

    Regards

    Keith
  43. Thread: Olive wood

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    That is a top looking pen:2tsup: Regards ...

    That is a top looking pen:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Looks great Derek. You won't need to go...

    Looks great Derek.

    You won't need to go Christmas shopping - just make all the presents in your workshop

    Regards

    Keith
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    Oh NO - Derek what have you done to the lawn...

    Oh NO - Derek what have you done to the lawn bowls - Only joking - Top work. They would be a great centrepice on the table at our Bowls Club :2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
  46. Thread: Two Faced

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    Awesome. How do you come up with the ideas ? ...

    Awesome. How do you come up with the ideas ?

    Top work

    Regards

    Keith
  47. Thread: Pinch Pots

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    Beautiful work Derek. You must be running out of...

    Beautiful work Derek. You must be running out of space for all the top work you produce.

    Regards

    Keith
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    Beautiful and skillful work as always Derek. I...

    Beautiful and skillful work as always Derek.

    I love the butterflies.

    Top Stuff :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, Lots of filing and sanding. I have got...

    Hi All,

    Lots of filing and sanding. I have got the main drive wheels up to the priming stage. Use Automotive primer in a spray can from Autobarn to prime the majority of my parts.
    This locomotive...
  50. Good luck with your fair this weekend Peter ...

    Good luck with your fair this weekend Peter

    Regards

    Keith
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