A Quiet Sunday

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by jim@NAL » Mon May 18, 2020 11:41 pm

Lovly pictures

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by jim@NAL » Mon May 18, 2020 11:42 pm

Lovly pictures

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by LNR » Tue May 19, 2020 2:02 am

Thank you very much Bertie, Jim and Mitch.
Mitch stack wrote:
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what willesco did you use to bash it ? id like to see some more photos if you have them Please!
Mitch, I used the standard Wilesco D405 traction engine, and added the rear lower half of the water tank (it slides out for the burner) along with the strap and rear tow hitch. Also cut a side access for the driver and added steps. A scale steering wheel, boiler bands a tow hitch to the front axle and a smokebox door. I machined a disc to go on the flywheel to represent the Fowler road loco type and made up the typical Fowler roof. I think I made a new chimney, can't remember, though it has too much taper might make another one, plus a set of rubber road tyres. Add a paint and lining job plus the recent cylinder additions and there you have it.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Mitch stack » Tue May 19, 2020 2:33 am

Thanks grant,lovely work!
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by ge_rik » Tue May 19, 2020 7:48 am

Well, it certainly looks good to me. Definitely a lot less toylike. I like the way you've caked the wheels in the relevant road surfaces.

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Peter Butler » Tue May 19, 2020 10:14 am

A superb conversion, beautifully finished.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by FWLR » Tue May 19, 2020 10:40 am

Great conversion. Thats a traction to be proud of. :thumbright:
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by LNR » Tue May 19, 2020 1:21 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 7:48 am
I like the way you've caked the wheels in the relevant road surfaces.
Actually that last pic. is quite old as I was running it along the wall of the dam up on the property. It was good because I could walk alongside with it at about chest height, however it was rather muddy clay.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by GTB » Tue May 19, 2020 2:54 pm

LNR wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:21 pm
Actually that last pic. is quite old as I was running it along the wall of the dam up on the property.

I thought the scenery in that photo looked more like the goldfields than anything around here........

The other one looks like it's from early in the history of the LNR as well.

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Soar Valley Light » Tue May 19, 2020 8:53 pm

Lovely Grant.

Every time I see there's been a new post on the 'A quiet Sunday' topic I get a little rush of excited anticipation. I've never been disappointed!

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Peter Butler » Fri May 22, 2020 3:37 pm

Just discovered this and thought of your mill Grant, you need some of these guys to add atmosphere. Note the provision of PPE......

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by LNR » Sat May 23, 2020 12:37 am

Thanks Peter, I enjoyed that.
Quite the opposite end of the scale to the computer controlled, hydraulically powered machinery of a modern mill. The casualness in proximity to the blade, safety thongs, the list is endless, but I guess they get the job done.
Don't know if you looked at one of the follow on videos of the two truck method of bringing a large log to the mill. One driving backwards and the other forwards log between, with some difficulty turning sharply !!
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by FWLR » Sat May 23, 2020 12:33 pm

Skilled guys though...
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Old Man Aaron » Sun May 24, 2020 9:57 am

Soar Valley Light wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:53 pm
Every time I see there's been a new post on the 'A quiet Sunday' topic I get a little rush of excited anticipation. I've never been disappointed!
Ah, you beat me to saying that.

A traction engine done that well really adds something special, yet still believable, to a scene.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by SeamusOD » Sun May 24, 2020 12:05 pm

Nice job makes me want to do a paint job to mine really like the black, and the difference the roof makes to the look

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