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    Just an update

    This is just an update on the progress of the tractor and loco now that the truck is complete.

    I have managed to start assembly of the loco and spent about 2 1/2hours turning all of the wheels for loco and tender 18 in all. As you can see it is starting to look the part.

    The tractor came to a standstill while waiting for some milling cutters that turned up the wrong size and had to return them for the correct size which I ordered. I have now been able to cut the slots for the grill so that I can now progress with the build and maybe that will also start to look the part.

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    The French have a saying; 'Chapeau!' with the exclamation mark which essentially means 'I take my hat off to you' except culturally it means a bit more. Those 4 'drive' wheels must have cost an arm and a leg in patience and as for inserting a dark block into a light block just to get the grid effet well you must have the patience of a saint.

    I shall say it again Derek... 'CHAPEAU!'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    The French have a saying; 'Chapeau!' with the exclamation mark which essentially means 'I take my hat off to you' except culturally it means a bit more. Those 4 'drive' wheels must have cost an arm and a leg in patience and as for inserting a dark block into a light block just to get the grid effet well you must have the patience of a saint.

    I shall say it again Derek... 'CHAPEAU!'
    Thank you Pierre.

    The tractor front took ages as each slot took 4 passes to get them to depth I used a 2mm (3/64") milling cutter to a depth of 13mm(1/2") a very fine cutter that is why I took it steady and allowed the cutter to work at its pace. I did have a second cutter just as a spare in case the first broke luckily no problems. I then had to plane some walnut down to the same thickness and shape these before glueing in place.

    The loco wheels were easier than the tractor grid and really took no time at all once I worked out the order of turning and making simple jigs for holding them on the lathe. They must have taken a good 3/4 of an hour just to make those.
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    I truly appreciate seeing the sequence for this adventure. Splendid

     
     
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    Wow! absolutely first class Derek, We can't wait to see the finished engine.
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    Wow, that's fantastic craftsmanship
    Looking forward to seeing them finished

     
     
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    Wonderful!

     
     
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    Thank you everyone. If anyone is interested you can see some of my other work HERE in a slide show type viewing
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    Great craftsmanship Derek thanks for the pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    The French have a saying; 'Chapeau!' with the exclamation mark which essentially means 'I take my hat off to you' except culturally it means a bit more. Those 4 'drive' wheels must have cost an arm and a leg in patience and as for inserting a dark block into a light block just to get the grid effet well you must have the patience of a saint.

    I shall say it again Derek... 'CHAPEAU!'
    WE say I dips me lid a carryover from my pommy ancestry,scots and Irish chucked in.

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