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Offline packmule

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #105 on: June 13, 2016, 09:59:23 AM »
Looking really good there Mal, well done

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #106 on: July 31, 2016, 08:23:26 PM »
Hi all, finally finished the second rear outer rim seem to take forever, by the time I got home from work only managed one maybe two strakes every other night with all the hammering noise, well onto the spokes next.

Mal

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #107 on: July 31, 2016, 11:08:40 PM »
Hi Mal,
 They look good! Any progress is a step forward, & you look like you've taken plenty!

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #108 on: August 01, 2016, 12:49:46 AM »
Looking good Mal!  Nice to have all those behind you, isn't it? :)

Your wheels must be more than twice the size of mine since your engine is a 2".  If it's not too hard, toss something in the picture for scale, like your hand, or a coke can.  (Or even a steel rule).  That'll help the size challenged, such as me :)

Looking forward to seeing progress on the spokes!
Kim

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #109 on: August 08, 2016, 10:44:11 PM »
Hi all ,not much done this weekend just the wheel jig for the rear wheels , not much one for woodwork as described by the book so what I came up with is this, its a shame really after the wheels are done it will be in the spare metal pile.

Mal.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #110 on: August 13, 2016, 07:22:37 PM »
Hi all , started on shaping the spokes that had previously made earlier on in the build, first eight done so the wheels are starting to take shape finally
 

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #111 on: August 13, 2016, 07:29:56 PM »
Wheels are looking great Mal!
And thanks for the 12" square in the picture for size reference.  2" scale is quite large!
Kim

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #112 on: August 13, 2016, 11:42:50 PM »
The wheel looks fantastic!   :popcorn:

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #113 on: August 14, 2016, 01:40:15 AM »
That is an amazing amount of work Mal, but the wheels are looking great and well worth the effort. Very nice!!  :whoohoo:

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #114 on: August 14, 2016, 12:34:03 PM »
Great work there Mal. Impressive as always.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #115 on: August 15, 2016, 09:03:26 PM »
Hi all, thanks for the comments, some more pics on the rear wheel (again) not much on the way I machined the hubs as they were done earlier on in the build ,one  set of spokes done on this wheel just the rivets and machine the centre out for a bronze bearing and onto the next one

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #116 on: August 15, 2016, 10:47:16 PM »
Those wheels look really great! Wow!   :ThumbsUp:

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #117 on: August 15, 2016, 11:10:11 PM »
Wow! A lot of work and stunning results Mal. The wheels look just great...... :ThumbsUp:


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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #118 on: August 16, 2016, 12:06:42 AM »
Thanks for looking in Don, Pete, these wheels are taking a while to get done.

Mal.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #119 on: August 16, 2016, 12:15:11 AM »
Yes but worth every minute. Those look fabulous!!!

Bill