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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
  5. 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
  11. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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...
  18. Good luck with your fair this weekend Peter ...

    Good luck with your fair this weekend Peter

    Regards

    Keith
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    A very nice looking build Bruce. You have a wide...

    A very nice looking build Bruce. You have a wide variety of items that you build. Your threads are always very enjoyable and informative.
    Thanks

    Regards

    Keith
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    Great stuff Gus. Lots of design work involved and...

    Great stuff Gus. Lots of design work involved and many hours of labour. Keep up your top work.

    Regards

    Keith
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    Yes - it's a beautiful machine Bruce. I love the...

    Yes - it's a beautiful machine Bruce. I love the artistry of the colour scheme. It is going to be a joy to build :2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, It's always slow work on the wheels of...

    Hi All,

    It's always slow work on the wheels of my locos.

    I have marked up the spokes and counterweights on my internal sections of the wheels.

    The Thatcher - Perkins has a radius at the...
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    Hi Gus, Thanks for your comments. Good to see...

    Hi Gus,

    Thanks for your comments. Good to see that you are home safe and sound.

    Regards

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

    Hi All,

    I have been working on the main drive wheels of the locomotive.

    I used my jigsaw to cut out the centres of the outer rim and then finished then up using my spindle sander.

    The inner...
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    Hi All, Thought I may as well make a start. ...

    Hi All,

    Thought I may as well make a start.

    I am making my wheels first up. I use the wheels because I know exact sizes and once these are made they are the Standard that I can use for getting...
  26. Top work Peter (and Handy):2tsup::2tsup::2tsup: ...

    Top work Peter (and Handy):2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Thanks for the links Peter, thanks for the info...

    Thanks for the links Peter, thanks for the info Kevin.

    I was thinking of emailing the museum for a few detailed photos.

    I found some blueprint engravings online for the 10 wheelers which will...
  28. Thread: Locomotive

    by Keith_1
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    Top looking loco - Great job...

    Top looking loco - Great job :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    1863 Thatcher Perkins 4-6-0 Locomotive

    Hi All,

    I have said all along that I was going to build a diesel as my next locomotive, but the beauty of steam has convinced me to build another steam locomotive.
    Having never built an American...
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    Hi Alan, Cathie put them there, she wanted a...

    Hi Alan,

    Cathie put them there, she wanted a bit of nature :doh:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Really nice Well Done :2tsup: Regards ...

    Really nice

    Well Done :2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi Derek, In the same room on another stand...

    Hi Derek,

    In the same room on another stand (the old stand is smaller - this new one allows for larger builds)

    Regards

    Keith


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    Thanks to everyone for their kind words - it is...

    Thanks to everyone for their kind words - it is most appreciated.

    Cathie said that I couldn't get onto my next build until I built added shelving for my locos. Shifted some stuff around and...
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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
  36. 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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