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 Posted: Thu Nov 5th, 2009 08:48 pm
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Herb Kephart
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The latest scratchbuild on the O&E is an Ingersoll-Rand oil-electric (an early name given to diesel electrics) While properly this should go in the Scratch Build forum, I've decided to keep items about the layout in one place. Since there is no O scale std gauge forum (and NO Dave, I'm not suggesting one) I am going to try to weasel my way in here with the big guys Hope that they don't notice.

The sides and ends, with rivets punched. Side and end material is .030' thick. Window mutins are .030" copper wire, run through a set of rolls to reduce the thickness to .020"--which increases the width to about .040".



Window frames and doors installed



closeup of an end. Rivets are oversize from what I usually emboss- smaller ones seem to get "lost' on a black surface



and the sides and ends soldered together.



stay tuned! If you ain't tuned---get tuned!


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OK Herbie-what scale is it?  To my old eyes, it looks to be 3/8. Could it be you have been converted (perverted) to the dark side? The proper side? Yiiikes!

Since I can't find fault with your construction and the beauty of the rivets and brass dazzle my senses...Are you sure that you have the right number of rivets, others will count them since they cannot find any problems with your model. Well, I am duly impressed and will wait for more photos so i can look for nits.

       As James Cagney said-"you dirty brother, you killed my little rat!"...or something like that.       Boudreaux

 

 

PS-OK, so I know it is O standard gauge...again, I am blinded by the shiny brass. I can hope, can't I ?  

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Woodrow-

As James Cagney said-"you dirty brother, you killed my little rat!"...or something like that.

Was that an R/C rat?

Now you know that I am too deep into 1/4" scale to do much else at this late state in the game.

Occasionally I doodle SR&RL stuff in larger scales (usually 1/2) but the size of a trackplan gets to me.

And having had one outdoor railroad, I have suffered enough!

As for picknitters- I have a full size rivet gun and sets that I will apply, not so gently , to their foreheads!

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It's already a beauty Herbie! :2t:

It might be a shame to put paint on her. :s::s::s::s:



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Herbie-is it done yet?  is it done yet?   is it done yet?   is it done yet?  

Lets see some more. As Hannibal Smith said-"I love it when a plan comes together"...Woodrow



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Calm down there pard!

Patience worked with your neighbor remember.

As soon as I dig some more copper ore out of the mine, and combine it with the zinc already on hand------


Herbie:old dude:  (old and slow)



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Herbie-patience had nothing to do with the "neighbor"...remember that wooden stake and silver bullet ?  OK OK, I will leave you alone until you melt those brass spheres down and continue soldering and riveting. What kind of drive have you decided upon? I know we talked about that, but I have been talking with Muj lately and have forgotten what was said. Maybe I will remember in 20 or so years...  Woodrow



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The drive will be the same as the old Varney diesels- a horizontal motor (in this case a largeish can) driving the wormshaft via a belt on the truck that it is mounted upon. Second truck has similar wormshaft driven from motorized truck by telescoping shaft and universal joints.

Milling axle slots



Axle and worm shafts will be mounted on .125"x.3215"x.110" ball bearings. Semi-finished truck gearboxes-



Wheels are turned, have to make axles and wormshafts.


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Such energy, such moxy, give it heck Herbert! Truly the work of a mad scientist. Your photography is terrific sir. Keep showin us the progress.             Russell

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Herbie-you da' man. You build real stuff with real tools while the rest of us make stuff from this n' that using a couple of needle files and an Xacto #11 blade. I ain't seen this much brass since I went to Caboose Hobbies years ago! Of course, any guy who can make On30 Shay pinion gears deserves a real honor-becomming a MMR !. Yes, I am nominating you for the Monkey Model Railroader award from the National Monkey Railroad Assn. in Brazil. Of course, I hold MMR #1, so you will have to be #2...I hope that's OK with ya'.  No wait, Muj is #2, you will have to be #3.

The preceeding drivel is not ment to outrage the masters of model railroading nor the National whatchamacallit. If any are offended, just consider the source.

                             Boudreaux with Muj along with PH



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