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Offline mal webber

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minnie traction engine in 2"
« on: December 10, 2015, 10:08:42 PM »
Hi all ,first off thanks for the welcome ,thought  I would try and post a couple of pics on how far I have got  on the Minnie build ,this is a first model build for me so things have been going along slowly  ,but I have been really enjoying and learning with this build so far. I will carry on posting pics as I get along with the build if I can work it out.
cheers Mal

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 10:30:18 PM »
Hi Mal

Welcome to the group.  Your Minnie parts are looking good, I look forward to
seeing more of your progress.   :ThumbsUp:

I'm about 2/3rds done a 1" one.

Cheers, Joe

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 10:37:41 PM »
Hi Joe , Been reading your build thread with great interest and for tips ,next for me on this build is the gear selector and bracket .
cheers Mal

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2015, 12:39:40 AM »
Nice looking parts Mal,

Looking forward to seeing some progress on this one.

Dave

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2015, 01:38:33 AM »
Hi all, had a couple of hours in the shed over the weekend and managed to get the gear selector lever done ,not a lot I know but quite happy the way it came out ,sorry just a pic on the finished part and not how I made it.

cheers, MAL

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2015, 01:46:37 AM »
Thanks for the pictures Mal, and very nice work thus far. That gear selector looks incredible!

Bill

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2015, 12:40:49 AM »
Thanks Bill ,that was my second attempt first one is on the shelf with all other odd looking minnie parts.

Cheers,Mal

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2015, 03:03:46 AM »
Nice finish on that bit, Mal.  I won't tell you how many "spares, factory seconds" are hiding on my bench...

Joe

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2015, 04:57:01 AM »
Hi Mal

The building of your Minnie traction engine looks good. May I ask who's drawings/design you are using?
I know of two model makers who are building the Metric Minnie and they are using my design plans.
Also I have been contact with a Belgian model maker who built this engine many years ago.
Are you using the metric or the imperial design?

Kind regards

Julius

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2015, 07:24:56 PM »
Hi Julius

Thanks for the comment .The plans I am using are from the book, Scale Model Traction Engine Building, by L.C. Mason  featuring the minnie . Building in a two inch scale I am just doubling up on the measurements to a certain extent, measurements are imperial.

Cheers ,Mal
« Last Edit: December 15, 2015, 07:29:11 PM by mal webber »

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2016, 11:04:02 PM »
Hi Mal,     Great workmanship. i'm enjoying these Minnie builds, nice to see 1" and 2" versions.               
Regards              Terry

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2016, 09:03:20 PM »
Hello all,
 Got some shed time in this weekend ,first time this year so back onto the minnie build, drilled some holes in the horn plates to take some rivets purely for cosmetic but I think it will make the Minnie look more interesting when the horn plate are attached to the boiler .

Mal.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2016, 10:15:35 PM »
Those rivets look great!  But wow, that's a lot of rivets to put in there just for fun!  Looks like a lot of work. But your right, it will add a lot to the look.
Kim
« Last Edit: January 25, 2016, 06:42:22 AM by Kim »

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2016, 10:32:13 PM »
Thanks Kim
The rivets are to make it look like a full size engine where the horn plates are rivet to the boiler, not on the plans but I think it will add a bit more to the engine,
Cheers Mal.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2016, 10:34:17 PM »
Mal

I'm on your side on this one, definitely adds to the looks!  :ThumbsUp:

Joe