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    • September 4, 2019 2:15 PM EDT
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      Jim, your rigging's looking superb! 

       

    • September 6, 2019 6:50 PM EDT
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      Had some gloriously enjoyable modeling time today and managed to get the boom on the Surry Parker log loader. Still some bits to do there (like painting the bolt details and adding the final top piece of wood that holds the hinge down) but mostly done. W00t!

       

       

      And it turns! Double w00t!

       

       

    • September 6, 2019 8:55 PM EDT
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      Please make provisions for the At At walker upgrade (vision a 2019 model which has been done) .

       

       

      Then go over the top and include the  HEP cabling and ditch lites which it will require .....then call it done!

       

      Nice work!

    • September 7, 2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    • September 7, 2019 12:07 PM EDT
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      Rooster, that is an amazing video of an amazing machine. 6-legged AT-AT logger. I did not know that existed at all. Very cool!

       

      Turns out one of my professors, Ivan Sutherland, built a 6 legged robot in the early 80's (after I was his student): [link]

       

       

       

      [video in next post, edited to add link to web page describing this Rube Goldberg device]

      This post was edited by Jim Rowson at September 7, 2019 4:16 PM EDT
    • September 7, 2019 12:09 PM EDT
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      Trying (again) to insert the 6-legged robot video:

       

    • September 13, 2019 7:56 PM EDT
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      Some progress today but a lot of it is relatively hard to see unless you are living it...

       

      Biggest change is the beam across the top of the metal bands that hold the top hinge in place. It is a bit tricky to get it in place: you need to cut narrow slots at just the right spots. I ended up putting some fresh black paint on top of the metal bands and pressing the piece of wood on it so I could mark where to cut the slots, then used a hacksaw blade to cut them.

       

       

      And starting to add the final details on the steam engine:

       

    • September 13, 2019 9:41 PM EDT
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      Details, details   What brand of paint is that shown in the background of the last 2 photos, Jim?  I'm assuming its paint, anyway.

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    • September 13, 2019 10:10 PM EDT
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      That's tru-color paint [link], Dan. I think I have put about 100 bolt castings on so far...

       

      [edited to add link]

      This post was edited by Jim Rowson at September 28, 2019 10:15 AM EDT
    • September 14, 2019 10:07 AM EDT
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      Looking good Jim, nice detailing.

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      Dan DeVoto

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    • September 27, 2019 8:05 PM EDT
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      Spent some time working on piping on the steam engine for the loader. Not sure I've got it nailed (as this is my first time doing this). Trying to follow the Devon [link] and Rick [link] techniques. Still some work to do and don't yet have the piping for adding water...

       

       

      Also have tentatively decided on a wood water tank, though most of the models I've seen have a metal tank. Making mine out of cedar, to add some contrast to the redwood in the rest of the model. Imagine that the metal tank got ruined and they replaced it in the field. Or something.

       

       

      Cheers!

       

    • September 27, 2019 8:22 PM EDT
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      Nice work Jim ....

    • September 27, 2019 10:32 PM EDT
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      The engine is coming along nicely, Jim.  I like the use of the wooden water tank.  Makes it "your" model instead of just a replica.  Nice touch.

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    • September 28, 2019 6:06 AM EDT
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      Details really shine Jim. You keep going this way and the next one you build will be a fully functional piece 

    • September 28, 2019 6:54 AM EDT
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      The rough cut wood really adds to it's character. Excellent!

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    • September 28, 2019 7:41 AM EDT
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      Very nice 

    • September 28, 2019 7:09 PM EDT
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      Jim, great as always

    • September 28, 2019 7:26 PM EDT
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      It looks like you're making the "pipes" out of copper house wire (12 or 10 awg?), and putting bands where fittings meet actual pipe. Is that so? 

    • September 28, 2019 7:32 PM EDT
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      Yes, Cliff.  #14 wire. remove insulation and then slice it into narrow bits and put back on to simulate fittings.

       

    • September 28, 2019 7:36 PM EDT
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      Jim, that is going to be a real showpiece when you finish it.

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