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  1. Can I have a guess too ,It looks like spotted gum...

    Can I have a guess too ,It looks like spotted gum it is heavy ,dense,pale straw colour ,with same pattern .
    Cheers Choof
  2. Thread: Locomotive

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    Hi all the last spike has been driven ,all...

    Hi all the last spike has been driven ,all finished ,photo to prove that , also a hopper full of coal from a local mine .
    very pleased with the result truck and low-loader next .after I complete a...
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    Great job very realistic ,does the trailer draw...

    Great job very realistic ,does the trailer draw bar pivot or fixed ,here in Australia a pig has a fixed and a dog pivots .
    Thanks Choof
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    [QUOTE=lozkc83;1999289]I do have all the manuals...

    [QUOTE=lozkc83;1999289]I do have all the manuals and instructions booklets if this is what you are looking for

    Hi , a mate has just acquired 1500 and is looking for a manual do you have or a...
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    Hi ,Thanks I have been busy doing other thinks in...

    Hi ,Thanks I have been busy doing other thinks in the past few weeks getting back to the workshop soon.
    Yes I have thought of others maybe a cattle wagon for a start .
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    Thanks all ,now I know what model I am making a...

    Thanks all ,now I know what model I am making a bit more progress made the curved cabin roof using a plane which I do not use enough of now .
    and the tender which is just dry assembled ,in fact...
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    Hi Handyjack , I am not sure what model the...

    Hi Handyjack , I am not sure what model the engine is I looked up google and the closest one I could find was a 4-4-0 which has 4 drive wheels where mine has 6 drive wheels .
    A very distinctive...
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    Just a few more photo's .Made disks and cut in...

    Just a few more photo's .Made disks and cut in half and fitted to groves in boiler .working on cabin I make window opening on my models by making a template and using a flush cut router to cut them...
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    Locomotive

    Hi all , I have started my Train engine ordered plans ,they were posted In USA and I got them in Australia 16 days later which I think is very good .
    I started on the Boiler second attempt a block...
  10. Thread: Hi track Dozer

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    Hi htl ,thanks I have other dozers ,loaders...

    Hi htl ,thanks I have other dozers ,loaders graders excavators stage coach .
    Yes a nice low-loader and WS truck is coming , next will be a steam train engine
    regards Rod
  11. Thread: Hi track Dozer

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    Hi Crowie , I am delighted to post some more...

    Hi Crowie , I am delighted to post some more photos thank you for you interest .
    cheers Rod.
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  12. Thread: Hi track Dozer

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    Hi All, I have finished my Dozer ,I am happy with...

    Hi All, I have finished my Dozer ,I am happy with result there a few things I forgot and would do different next time .
    I will add a photo , thank you all your help and encouragement I have made...
  13. Thread: Hi track Dozer

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    Hi All, another up date , I make the cab windows...

    Hi All, another up date , I make the cab windows by making a template and rout the opening using a flush cut router.I do this ,to get nice round corners and also I have not had great success using...
  14. Thread: Hi track Dozer

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    hello all, Just an update on my project ,I have...

    hello all, Just an update on my project ,I have completed the tracks and track frames now.
    And have started on the body and engine radiator ect.
    There has been some great reply's and Photos that...
  15. Thread: Hi track Dozer

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    Hi HTL ,I only made the jig after seeing one...

    Hi HTL ,I only made the jig after seeing one elsewhere it works ok. But my drilling wasted a few , the small bit moved in the timber I used which was emu apple a local hard wood , and the result was...
  16. Thread: Hi track Dozer

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    Hello all, I have progressed with the tracks ...

    Hello all, I have progressed with the tracks With a big thank you to " Crowie " who sent me a link with great info .
    I will add a few pics of jig , not my idea to hold the tracks and cut on table...
  17. Thread: Hi track Dozer

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    Hi thank you I will post a few more pics on the...

    Hi thank you I will post a few more pics on the way,
    any advise will be well received
    Rod
  18. Thread: Hi track Dozer

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    Hi track Dozer

    Hello all, I have just started to make A Toys & Joys plan Hi Track Dozer .
    I have made a few tracked models in the past and have found making the tracks time consuming with a lot of broken ones.
    I...
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    Very good you have inspired me to try to have a...

    Very good you have inspired me to try to have a go .
    Thanks Rod
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    Hi All have finished the Coach very pleased with...

    Hi All have finished the Coach very pleased with result 'made a few changes brakes; step and leather throughbraces .& steel rims I am more than happy to message anyone building one
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    Hi All, I have made up a cam that will push the...

    Hi All, I have made up a cam that will push the brake bar on 'I will try to attach a photo.
    I have made the frame and wheels A few changes is I have put steel rims on the wheels and used leather...
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    Thanks for that I have worked out how to make the...

    Thanks for that I have worked out how to make the brakes work ,I will slot the holes in brake beam to allow movement and use a cam on brake leaver to push links to operate .
    Thanks i have made...
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    Thanks I will post a few pic when I work how to...

    Thanks I will post a few pic when I work how to .I have made a few other models dozers and loaders and excavators ,graders
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    Stage Coach Model

    Hi All , I am building a " Gatto " plan 31 Stage Coach and need some help ,it seems from the plans that the brake assembly does not move ,I would like the brakes to work so have any builders out...
  25. Hi all I am thinking of going down this track...

    Hi all I am thinking of going down this track ,using a CBN wheel on a bench grinder ,one about 1450RPM with Tormek jigs. Which is the next question is the wet Tormec grinder rev's fast to use the CBN...
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    Hi Rex, Thanks for that, yes that is the type of...

    Hi Rex,
    Thanks for that, yes that is the type of box I am looking for.
    Rod
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    Plans for a Secret box

    Hi all,
    I saw a box at a show that resembled a stack of books ,to open the box a front wood strip was slide to the side which enabled an end strip to slide out which exposed a drawer inside was a...
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    :)Thanks, I will turn them in a...

    :)Thanks,
    I will turn them in a while ,I have stacked the cap and other strips on top now .as this is my first venture into this ,it all is a learning curve and the help I am...
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    Hi Mark, Thanks for advice I thought that too,...

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for advice I thought that too, so I tried to get the spacers in line ,also should I put some thing like bricks on top or clamps to stop any twisting ?
    Thanks Rod
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    112143 112146 Gday all, Got my silky log cut...

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    Gday all, Got my silky log cut up last weekend I am pleased with result .after sap wood was cut off I ended up with 11 boards 8ft long by 6 to 8 wide all 30 mm thick.I have them...
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    Hi All, Thanks for all your...

    Hi All,
    Thanks for all your advise,I have been looking some old posts on drying ect and have some idea how to go about it ,I think I will cut it 8' long and get it sawn into slabs and...
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    Cutting up Silky Oak

    Gday all,
    In the new year I hope to get some logs from a Silky Oak tree that is being cut down from over a house roof.the tree is 12 to 18 inches at the base and a good 30 feets or...
  33. Thread: Band saw tension

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    Thanks for that I am trying to post on a another...

    Thanks for that I am trying to post on a another forum but having a few problems there.
    Rod
  34. Thread: Band saw tension

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    Hi, no it is a horzontal band saw to cut steel...

    Hi, no it is a horzontal band saw to cut steel ,the pullys are steel the band is about 1640 mm 12mm deep 24 TPI sorry no pics
    Rod
  35. Thread: Band saw tension

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    Band saw tension

    HI All , this is my first post and would like some info, I have a metal band saw for which I have just purchased new bands as I have gone through a few they cut crooked after a while. They seem to...
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