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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 13, 2019 10:17 PM EDT
    • September 14, 2019 10:07 AM EDT
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      Looking good Jim, nice detailing.

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      Dan DeVoto

      P-Town & West Side R.R.

      Pleasanton, California

      https://www.youtube.com/danstrains

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