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 Posted: Tue Apr 7th, 2020 11:40 pm
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Alan:

It slipped my mind. 
I have the photos handy at home,
and will see if I can figure out the new family copier/scanner/printer.  

My basement STILL has not warmed up.  I don't recall it ever getting this chilly. 
It usually runs from the mid 60's to the mid 70's, depending on the season. 
But we have had an unusually cold and wet early Spring
(highs and lows running about 10 degrees below normal)
and the basement temp is now about 60.  Too cold for comfortable work. 
I may have to get a heater for down there.  In 20 years I haven't felt the need for one. 

I am working on the Idaho Hotel and have reached a stopping point anyway. 
The kit comes with material to simulate roll roofing. 
For my layout I would prefer shingles.  I am awaiting a package. 
The is a great kit.  I can see more Bar Mills kits in my future.  Photos to follow. 

The machine shop, located in what normal folks would consider a garage
(What? you want to park your car under shelter?), needs a heater, so it has one. 
So I am back on the Stuart Models V10 single cylinder vertical steam engine. 
You folks over on the other side of the pond sure do make some very fine castings. 
I see another Stuart Models kit in my future, too. 
Now, if I can just do justice to those castings in my machine work. 

Did all your photos arrive OK?

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 Posted: Sat Apr 11th, 2020 09:19 pm
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Hi Reg

I look forward to seeing the “funky” when you can find and scan the photo.


Always thought Bar Mills kits were a bit East Coast for me,
but seems I was wrong.

However I do not need any more non-industrial structures at present,
and even of those I only really need some detailing,
and a few to change the time frame as required.

However I will be interested to see how he Idaho Hotel turns out.
Sure it will look good.
 

Must be slightly annoying to have done the work on the work area,
and then find it is too cool to work in.

Given that you can heat the space I find that preferable to being too warm.

We have had a couple of days of warm weather here,
and the loft space has got quite hot.

Not too hot to “play trains” but a bit warm for any work!!!


Oh and yes the photos arrived OK.

Best wishes

Alan


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Good luck with the Stuart V10 build.


A few years ago I purchased a Kitbashed :us: engine,

top end is a Stuart #4, bottom end started life as a gas lawn mower engine.


Ran like a charm, but ugly as all get out.

I am certain you will agree from the photo. 

:bang:

One day I would like to get the necessary parts from Stuart and redo it proper.







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So... if you look back at previous posts,
the few dealing with the construction of the first Kadee log car,
you will note that I dropped the brake wheel from the kit and could not locate it.

I spent a considerable amount of time crawling around on the floor and finally gave up. 
I dug into my collection of detail oddments and located a brake wheel,
though of a more modern design.

I was cleaning up the machine shop a bit yesterday,
picking some swarf off the welding table, and spotted this.





Yep.  The brake wheel.

Now, I lost it in the model shop,
which is at the far end of the basement.
 
To get to the welding table involves walking the full length of the basement,
climbing the stairs, crossing the laundry room, entering the shop,
and walking the full length of the shop (a single car garage).  

First, I can't think of why I would have done that all in one trip. 
Second, that the brake wheel clung to my clothes
(the only possible explanation) all that distance.

Very strange.

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Very strange engine.

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" Very strange engine "




Yeah ... Come to thunk of it Reg ... You're right !  :brill:

Where do you shove the coal in ?  L:


Or is that the wrong photo ... ?

... & it's the TURBO for Kens Racing Pickup !  :shocked:  :slow:  ;)



:moose:



Si.


YOU CAN COUNT ON THAT MOOSE RLY. LOT TO WAG US OL' STEAM GUYZ !  :old dude:




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Just off to the left is the boiler which came with it,

again home made, based on the Yarrow design.  :Crazy:


It had a massive propane burner in it, removed it to reduce weight,

insulation also needs replacement, a long term project.  L:


The engine looks a bit? better after removing a few odd's and end's from it,

magneto and splash lube crankcase.

With the weight reduction, a lot easier to work on.  :2t:




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It's a steam engine. 

What does the magneto do?

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Left over from it's previous life as a lawn motor engine?

Not even sure about that.  :bang: :bang:

Certainly added nothing to it's looks.

At least now I can mount a flywheel onto the shaft.

Water pump need's a bit of work also, seat's likely worn.  L:




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Very interesting project.

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