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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #300 on: November 30, 2016, 01:36:56 AM »
Chris,  if you don't mind I'd like to share this with your faithful followers,  perhaps it will help with their shop progress :
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/mint-chocolate-chip-cookies/22bebeda-ea36-441a-9909-ae78409d6da6.

Cletus
Not bad, but I think mine would be better, I'll have to dig out the recipe and see if the elves will let me post it. Brown sugar, dark chocolate chips, and mint baking emulsion makes a big difference. The elves can tell!

Okay, the elves gave permission (as long as I made them some more of them) to pass along the official Shop-Elf-Almagamated-Union mint chocolate chip recipe. Guaranteed to turn annoying shop gnomes into helpful shop elves in 6 short weeks. Or not. Your milage may vary. Professional lathe driver on a closed course, do not attempt in your home shop. And whatever other legal-BS you put at the bottom of an ad...

2 Teaspoons of LorAnn mint baking emulsion (NOT alcohol based extract, which bakes off with no flavor)
1-1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
1/2 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup Egg Beaters
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon backing soda
1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Mix all except chips till blended, stir in chips. Place by spoonful on baking sheet, bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve to shop elves when cool.

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #301 on: November 30, 2016, 03:18:06 AM »
That all sounds great..... until I came to the "EggBeaters". !!!! Ugh.

Do you suppose the elves would riot if real eggs were used???

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #302 on: November 30, 2016, 01:22:01 AM »
Pete, 1/4 cup of egg beaters should be about the same as one egg. I would do the same as you, meaning a real egg. The shop gnomes will just have to live with it :)

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #303 on: November 30, 2016, 01:57:27 AM »
Either way works!

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #304 on: November 30, 2016, 05:32:00 AM »
OK!! Too late tonight, but tomorrow is certainly cookie day! I don't think we've ever made a mint chocolate chip cookie....


Cletus.... you're not in that eastern part of the state that's burning are you? God help those folks....

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #305 on: November 30, 2016, 03:38:46 AM »
Wow - a bunch of posts about food, and none from Zee.   :LickLips:

First time for everything!


As for the model (remember the model?), I got the first of the box beams milled out tonight, more on that and pics tomorrow...

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #306 on: November 30, 2016, 05:51:07 AM »
Engine? I thought this was the Cookie Channel...

I've actually been a bit worried about Zee... has anyone heard from him?

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #307 on: November 30, 2016, 12:43:36 PM »
Chris, I remember the build; you keep working and we'll bake the cookies. Pete, we're safe, that's over in East Tennessee, however, just south of us was hit with tornados last night; bad all around. Zee is fine. He is head over hills in cleaning out for his home and shop addition to start in January and seems to quite overwhelmed by it all. I also suspect T is pushing him pretty hard :mischief:. Carry on with the regularly scheduled programming Chris.

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #308 on: November 30, 2016, 03:47:11 PM »
That's good to hear that every one is OK. Thanks Cletus!

Carry on, Chris!

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #309 on: November 30, 2016, 09:09:08 PM »
The box beam sections are started. Began with 4 lengths of some 5/16" square 303 bar, cut and milled the ends square

then figured out the offsets from one end to drill stop holes at the ends of each slot, and drilled them

and started milling out the centers of the slots, using several shallow passes with a 1/8" end mill

Here is the first one with the slots milled:

Once all 4 bars have the slots cut, I will go back and take a cut off the top/bottom of the bars to thin them down a little, and also file the ends of the slots square.


And Pete, still waiting to see how your gnomes like the cookies!
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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #310 on: December 01, 2016, 01:07:01 AM »
Chris, these are really starting to take shape just as the track did. What a joy to follow along!!

Bill

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #311 on: December 01, 2016, 01:27:44 AM »
Chris, these are really starting to take shape just as the track did. What a joy to follow along!!

Bill
Thanks Bill!

This evening I got the tops of a couple of the box beams milled down a little thinner, should be able to solder everything up later in the week.

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #312 on: December 01, 2016, 03:39:50 AM »
 :popcorn:
Looking great Chris!!!

 john

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #313 on: December 01, 2016, 08:27:00 PM »
:popcorn:
Looking great Chris!!!

 john

Thanks John!  Pass the popcorn...

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #314 on: December 01, 2016, 08:32:09 PM »
I got the rest of the box beams thinned down (.025 off top and bottom edges),

then the slot ends filed square and bolted on to the frames

Here is one set into the track to show about where it will sit:

They are ready for a degreasing washdown, then silver soldering all the joints. Once that is done, the bolt heads will be cut off flush...


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