Author Topic: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine  (Read 296080 times)

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #75 on: October 29, 2016, 06:33:12 PM »
Superb work Chris! (on ship & Lombard)
 Any thoughts on the engine you'll use?
Will it be like the Shay or a horizontal type?

 John

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #76 on: October 29, 2016, 06:42:52 PM »
Simply exquisite on the ship model Chris!!

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #77 on: October 29, 2016, 09:34:38 PM »
Thanks guys! That kind of detail from the ship model is what I am hoping to do on the Lombard engine as well, considering the level of detail in all the photos and videos that the museum has posted about their Lombard - they have lots where they zoomed in on specific parts, with someone holding up a ruler to it. Can't get a whole lot better than that without having original factory blueprints (would kill for those!).

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #78 on: October 29, 2016, 09:38:40 PM »
Superb work Chris! (on ship & Lombard)
 Any thoughts on the engine you'll use?
Will it be like the Shay or a horizontal type?

 John

I am going to try and replicate the one at the museum, which has the two horizontal engines. The vertical Shay-style ones existed in two places on these haulers:
1) The original prototype that Al Lombard built, he later switched to the horizontal engines for the actual production ones
2) The ones built by the Phoenix company under patent license from Lombard were all the vertical engines, and they also had a shaft drive to the track assemblies, and the tracks were laid out a bit differently.

Maybe someday I'll do the Phoenix variant as well, unless we can get one of you guys to model that instead!   :stickpoke:   There are also existing Phoenix engines still running, so there are good details on them too. Hint. Hint.

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #79 on: October 29, 2016, 10:58:43 PM »
Two reasons for this update, since I have had no shop time today anyway:
1) To show the first two track plates meshing better than the last update
2) To test out a different photo hosting site, PhotoBucket, which lots of you use. The one I had started with a couple weeks ago, PostImage, is having money/access problems with their internet provider, and according to their home page they may go under. So, I am being prepared by setting up an alternate hosting account, hopefully these two pictures come through okay. I hope PostImage stays, or I need to go back and re-link a few dozen pictures...

Again, as mentioned before, the slots in the links still will get another pass with the jig held vertical to square the bottoms of the slots so the parts fully mesh. Anyway, here are the test images...




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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2016, 01:13:54 PM »
WOW! Great project! This has been a dream model for me since, as a teen, I first saw them in Live Steam Magazine in the 70's. Do you have those issues?
Looking forward to more of this.

Paul

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2016, 01:18:00 PM »
To paraphrase Mr. Natural, "keep on trackin!"   :old:

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2016, 02:40:44 PM »
WOW! Great project! This has been a dream model for me since, as a teen, I first saw them in Live Steam Magazine in the 70's. Do you have those issues?
Looking forward to more of this.

Paul
I had been looking for something special for a big build, and instantly fell in love with the Lombard on first seeing it in a post here not long ago.

I did some searching around two weeks ago and found the old issues of Live Steam magazine on ebay, where there was a 6 part article at end of 1975 and early 1976, great stuff.

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #83 on: October 30, 2016, 02:41:47 PM »
To paraphrase Mr. Natural, "keep on trackin!"   :old:

Lets see, rollin, rolling isn't right, how bout clankin, clankin!

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #84 on: October 30, 2016, 03:38:01 PM »
First batch of track parts with both sides having slots milled, gives a good idea of what they will look like. This is about the length of the track between centers of the sprocket wheels. Few more batches to go...

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #85 on: October 30, 2016, 10:15:08 PM »
And a few more batches done on the track plates, just 21 more in the bin to go.... Glad I made some extra ones, so far have botched 2.
Easy to get distracted and miscount turns when doing an odd pattern over and over. Easy to get distracted and miscount turns when doing an odd pattern over and over. Easy to get distracted and miscount turns when doing an odd pattern over and over....!!   :ROFL:





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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #86 on: October 30, 2016, 10:30:18 PM »
As they say over in Nashville : "Now that's putting down a track"  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #87 on: October 30, 2016, 10:33:08 PM »
As they say over in Nashville : "Now that's putting down a track"  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Cletus

Maybe I should take them outside in the mud and "make tracks"!!

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #88 on: October 30, 2016, 10:40:16 PM »
And a few more batches done on the track plates, just 21 more in the bin to go.... Glad I made some extra ones, so far have botched 2.
Easy to get distracted and miscount turns when doing an odd pattern over and over. Easy to get distracted and miscount turns when doing an odd pattern over and over. Easy to get distracted and miscount turns when doing an odd pattern over and over....!!   :ROFL:



Take a break Chris, have a drink even...It doesn't pay to get yourself into a rut... :lolb:

The tracks look GREAT though!!!

Bill

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #89 on: October 30, 2016, 10:41:01 PM »
As they say over in Nashville : "Now that's putting down a track"  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Cletus

Maybe I should take them outside in the mud and "make tracks"!!

You might want to wait until they are all hooked together; otherwise you might loose some.  :lolb:

Looks very nice BTW.


Dave