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Offline mal webber

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #120 on: November 26, 2017, 04:37:53 PM »
Hello all, back on the minnie traction engine build after a long brake ,so picking up as i left it still on the rear wheels well finished the riveting on the spokes on the left hand wheel [ 190 rivets in total with the strakes ]  and now for the r/h wheel, my aim is to finish the back axle with all its parts  :)

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #121 on: November 26, 2017, 04:41:39 PM »
Nice to see the extra detail of tie plates and 4 rivits per spoke, a lot of people just use two like the 1" model and no ties

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #122 on: November 26, 2017, 08:26:07 PM »
Thanks Jason ,I thought the wheel would look more interesting with the extra rivets rather than just doubling up the 1 inch model.


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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #123 on: November 26, 2017, 09:59:28 PM »
Mal, your wheel's look great!  I love all the rivets (lot of work there  :o) and  the shiny hub!  :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:
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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #124 on: November 26, 2017, 11:04:54 PM »
Thanks for looking in Kim.

Mal

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #125 on: November 27, 2017, 02:12:25 AM »
Beautiful wheel Mal.  Very nice detail.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #126 on: December 01, 2017, 08:44:25 PM »
Thanks Bob , well started on the R/H wheel today the centre hub was made over a year ago and the outer rim is done so just had to make the inner side and outer side of the centre  hub and i'am now ready to cut some slots for the spokes .

Mal.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #127 on: December 07, 2017, 09:32:14 PM »
Hi all, continuing on with the second rear wheel and i'am almost done. so i thought i would post a couple of pictures on how its coming along, just another 64 rivets to go on the spokes and i can move onto something else on the axle.

Mal.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #128 on: December 14, 2017, 08:05:54 PM »
Hello all ,well finished the rivets on the second wheel  so wheel riveting is finally done :pinkelephant:, then the wheels went into the lathe to bore the the centre out for a bronze bush to take the rear axle ,so both wheels are almost done ,next thing for me on the axle is L H driving centre and R h driving centre as i have the steel ready for them.

Mal

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #129 on: December 14, 2017, 08:43:55 PM »
Coming together nicely

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #130 on: December 14, 2017, 09:28:50 PM »
Thanks Jason ,i found the wheels have taking a lot longer to do than i first thought but getting there now

Mal

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #131 on: December 14, 2017, 10:35:35 PM »
Those are some complex parts with lots of details. The time invested really shows in the end results Mal. Nicely done.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #132 on: December 15, 2017, 03:16:06 PM »
Outstanding work on the wheels! The riveting looks great
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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #133 on: December 15, 2017, 04:42:25 PM »
The wheels look great, Mal!  And yes, there is an incredible amount of work in those wheels!  They are very complex parts to build for sure, but they add so much to the finished model!  Your effort can be clearly seen here.
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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #134 on: December 16, 2017, 01:29:20 AM »
Beautiful work Mal!

I love the rivet work, it really sets off the complexity of the wheels.


Dave