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 Posted: Fri Dec 26th, 2014 03:31 pm
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As Herb says Dave, the lets see what I have laying around can save you time and money love the result, don't forget more photos when you alter your shed

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 Posted: Sun Dec 28th, 2014 01:21 pm
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Thanks guys!

I went ahead with my adjustments.

First lowering the framework.



Then replacing those braces.

When I originally drew the thing I drew the donkey engine to exact size and then just drew the frame around that.

That's where I went wrong....won't do that ever again!

So I replaced the braces and also built and installed the front and rear roof framework.



I also lowered the hand controls and added a valve and painted them.

Now at least my HO guys can reach them! lol

Then I installed the center roof framework.





Now, I need to get to that roof, after a little de-fuzzing where I missed it!:bang:

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 Posted: Mon Dec 29th, 2014 11:23 am
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I have the roof complete now.

While I was working through it, I was never exactly sure just where the boom cables would pass through.

I figured I could just cut the corrugated material where it needed to be cut, and I would be good.

As it worked out I removed the front raised section and made a box off the front frame  brace on the inside of each to support the corrugated bits furthest to the front.






I still need to ad NBWs to the boom mounting plates.



I see some shiny spots that need touching up.

After doing those things I'm going to need a water tank and some rigging.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 29th, 2014 04:34 pm
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Hi Dave

That's some lovely structural work you are doing.

Cheers Dan



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 Posted: Tue Dec 30th, 2014 06:16 am
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Hi Dan

Thanks for looking in on this.

I took some brass tube and cut it to length and polished a spot on the side.



Then a cut a piece of flat brass sheet and did some quickie rivet divots,[:D] and using the side of the piece of tube I formed it to match the curved shape.



Then I made the fill tube and soldered the patch on the tube and the fill tube on the patch as well as making the end caps for the tank.

I like to solder!



I still need to make a cover but thought I would set it in place to have a look.



It will be located here.

I'm not sure how, either I'll make a brass stand or take a short cut and make a wooden set of braces for it to sit on as it would on Donkey skids.




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 Posted: Tue Dec 30th, 2014 12:36 pm
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Dave, I think that wood would be more appropriate.

Just my wooden nickle

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 Posted: Tue Dec 30th, 2014 12:58 pm
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Just a pinch too late Brudda!

Look on the bright side... You get to keep the nickle!:)

I was going to go with wood but then got the idea to do them this way after seeing a piece of brass angle in my parts box.

I used this sanding wheel to cut the radius, doing a little at a time and checking against the tank side kinda sneeking up on the final shape.



Then I made it's partner and soldered them in place.



Here it is set in place.



From there I used a gas line pipe casting that I modified by removing the gas valve bit and adding a bit of wire bent at 90 degrees for a shut off valve.

To that I added a piece of solder to represent the hose connection to the boiler.





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Dave



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 Posted: Tue Dec 30th, 2014 01:24 pm
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:glad::moose::moose::moose::moose::rah::2t::old dude:



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I really like this.

Why have you polished the brass tube?

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 Posted: Tue Dec 30th, 2014 07:15 pm
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Charles has a way with words, and I agree great work Dave

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