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    Hi All, It has been just one month short of...

    Hi All,

    It has been just one month short of two years since I started the Rocket build. It is now complete. It has been an enjoyable and at times frustrating build but I am really happy with the...
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    Top Work Bruce :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup: Regards ...

    Top Work Bruce :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
  3. Top looking truck Peter.:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup: ...

    Top looking truck Peter.:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, Getting near the end now. I have...

    Hi All,

    Getting near the end now.

    I have made up the rails and the rail clamps.

    Used pine to make both of these lots of components. The clamps were cut using my table saw at different angles...
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    Thanks Bruce. You are doing a great job ...

    Thanks Bruce.

    You are doing a great job

    Regards

    Keith
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    Top job :2tsup: Really enjoyed the video ...

    Top job :2tsup:

    Really enjoyed the video

    Regards

    Keith
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    Top work as always Bruce:2tsup: Accidentally...

    Top work as always Bruce:2tsup:

    Accidentally pushed Request for picture:doh:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, Haven't posted for a while. I have...

    Hi All,

    Haven't posted for a while. I have been working on my base for the loco and carriage.

    I cut 6mm grooves in the pine vertical sections of the base and then fitted 6mm MDF for the bottom...
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    Nice work Bruce:2tsup: Regards Keith

    Nice work Bruce:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Top stuff Bruce Love your work Regards ...

    Top stuff Bruce

    Love your work

    Regards

    Keith
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    Well we made it safely back from Hervey Bay....

    Well we made it safely back from Hervey Bay. Weather was great although the fishing was pretty terrible. We fished a lot off the Urangan pier but there were so many baitfish (herring) around that the...
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    Thanks Kevin, Most appreciated Regards ...

    Thanks Kevin,

    Most appreciated

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I am pretty good now - with a good...

    Hi All,

    I am pretty good now - with a good result from my specialist - thanks everyone for their concern and good words.

    Working on the sleepers.

    Off on holidays to Hervey Bay at the end...
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    Hi, I use my dremel with a cutting disc to cut...

    Hi,

    I use my dremel with a cutting disc to cut the skewers. Get the skewers from $2 shop

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, Been a while since I posted. Been laid...

    Hi All,

    Been a while since I posted. Been laid up a bit and had a short hospital stay. On the mend now and have got out into the shed. I have finished off my carriage. Was thinking about labelling...
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    Derek, Take it easy mate. Hopefully a quick...

    Derek,

    Take it easy mate. Hopefully a quick recovery.

    All the Best

    Keith
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    You have done a fantastic job there Willem,...

    You have done a fantastic job there Willem, congratulations:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I have found that some times the...

    Hi All,

    I have found that some times the easier looking components tend to be the most time consuming. I have been working on the access step for the luggage racks. These are located at both...
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    Looks great Bruce :2tsup: Regards Keith

    Looks great Bruce :2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Have a safe trip Regards Keith

    Have a safe trip

    Regards

    Keith
  21. What a top job you have done Peter ...

    What a top job you have done Peter

    Congratulations :2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    That is a really nice looking carriage Bruce ...

    That is a really nice looking carriage Bruce

    Top Work

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi Derek, Thanks for your tip. I will add...

    Hi Derek,

    Thanks for your tip.

    I will add some wire as you suggested and then enclose with bodyfiller.

    After that the next step will be a seat (or Step) at each end of the carriage outer....
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    Hi All, I have given the roof 3 coats of...

    Hi All,

    I have given the roof 3 coats of paint. I used Dulux "Bluescope Ironstone".

    The external luggage rack is 4mm mild steel rod. I have used 5mm split pins as the vertical support. The eyes...
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    Thanks Ian What's the weather like in Canada ?...

    Thanks Ian

    What's the weather like in Canada ?

    Regards

    Keith
  26. Thread: Spalted bowls

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    Beautiful bowls Derek:2tsup: Regards Keith

    Beautiful bowls Derek:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Great job - looks fantastic:2tsup: Regards ...

    Great job - looks fantastic:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Excellent stuff Gus:2tsup: Regards Keith

    Excellent stuff Gus:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Thanks for your excellent knowledge and feedback...

    Thanks for your excellent knowledge and feedback Kevin

    Regards

    Keith
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    Thanks Derek. No I don't think so:U ...

    Thanks Derek.

    No I don't think so:U

    Regards

    Keith
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    Crunchie, Thanks for the top photos and your...

    Crunchie,

    Thanks for the top photos and your interest in my build.:2tsup:

    Best Regards

    Keith
  32. Thread: No Name Yet

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    Very skillful art work Derek:2tsup: Regards ...

    Very skillful art work Derek:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Top Work :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup: Regards Keith

    Top Work :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I have been working on the roof of the...

    Hi All,

    I have been working on the roof of the carriage.

    I tried to get some Modeller's Ply but no luck. Went to Bunnings and they can get a special order of 2.7mm ply BUT minimum order...
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    :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup: Don't know why it...

    :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Don't know why it submitted twice :?
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    :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:
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    Hi All, Finished the interior of the carriage....

    Hi All,

    Finished the interior of the carriage.

    Seats have now been permanently installed and the flooring fitted.

    Next step is the roofing.

    That will have to wait - off to the AFL...
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    Top mechanism there Gus. Very skilled...

    Top mechanism there Gus.

    Very skilled work:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Top Work Gus Ingenious worm shaft :2tsup: I...

    Top Work Gus

    Ingenious worm shaft :2tsup:

    I love looking at your work and how you can get things to work

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi Derek, Overall length of locomotive and...

    Hi Derek,

    Overall length of locomotive and carriage is 2.3 metres. (Cathie even made a comment yesterday "it's big")

    Regards

    Keith
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    Thanks guys for all the tips - really appreciate...

    Thanks guys for all the tips - really appreciate them.

    Derek - I will get back to you in the morning with an overall length

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, It has been slow progress on the...

    Hi All,

    It has been slow progress on the carriage.

    I have done a total repaint of the carriage after filling the wall retaining countersunk head screws with body filler and re-sanding.

    I...
  43. Thread: Hi track Dozer

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    Top work Choof:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup: Look...

    Top work Choof:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Look forward to seeing your locomotive

    Regards

    Keith
  44. Thread: Mining Truck

    by Keith_1
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    Bruce, Your workmanship is always fantastic ...

    Bruce,

    Your workmanship is always fantastic

    Another top build:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Well Done mate

    Regards
  45. Thread: Wool and Wood

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    Thanks Derek, Lots of detail there. I will put...

    Thanks Derek,

    Lots of detail there. I will put this into a file and have a real good look at it.

    Regards

    Keith
  46. Thread: New project

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    Great work :2tsup: Regards Keith

    Great work :2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
  47. Thread: Wool and Wood

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    Top stuff Derek Thanks for the photos of the...

    Top stuff Derek

    Thanks for the photos of the steam engines.

    Maybe a steam traction engine could be a future build for me :?

    Love the hat:2tsup:

    Regards
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    I hate sanding too but the outcome is generally...

    I hate sanding too but the outcome is generally worth the effort. Hope your back improves

    Regards

    Keith
  49. Thread: Mining Truck

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    Top work Bruce :2tsup: Regards Keith

    Top work Bruce :2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
  50. Thanks Peter Excellent Regards Keith

    Thanks Peter

    Excellent

    Regards

    Keith
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