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Offline rspringer

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Rods verision of the Lombard
« on: June 03, 2018, 12:07:23 AM »
Well I have decided to build my version of the Lombard.  It will be 2 inch scale (1/6).  That will be a 5 foot long model.  I wanted to have something to ride behind. 

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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 12:10:17 AM »
Getting the popcorn ready!

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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 01:06:15 AM »
Oh nice, that will be a big one :o

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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 01:24:01 AM »
Clearly the boiler will need to be more like those for live steam locos.  Coal or propane?

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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2018, 02:16:26 AM »
Propane,  coal is my preferred fuel.  That is the original intent anyway,  I don't see an easy way to fire it from a log sled (wagon) riding behind the thing.  That is subject to change once I get further in the build.   The projected size will be about 5 feet long and a gesstimate on weight is 4 to 5 hundred pounds.  We live in a cubed world.  I initially wanted to build in 2.5 inch scale to go with my narrow gauge trains. But that would have been just too big.  The boiler will be locomotive style with a scheduled 40 6 inch pipe about 30 inches long.  working on the drawings and stress calculations and probably operate at 110 to 125 psi.   
I have most of the track lugs made.  Started out with 20 foot stick of 1.5x3/8 hot roll and need a bit more.  Out of that I removed 2 coffee cans of chips and still cutting.   I will not make near as much and as fast progress as Chris did.  I can only play for short spells at a time.  A/c in shop is busted and it is full blown summer in the Delta.  Also my elves have flown north for the summer.

I am using Chris's plans and making mods as necessary to make it twice as big.  Not only is it twice as big but 8 times the volume.   

 A friend dropped off a 4 foot piece of boiler tube yesterday.  THANK YOU

more to follow 
I like my popcorn with butter

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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2018, 02:36:28 AM »
Sounds great, looking forward to some photos!




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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2018, 06:24:08 AM »
Ooh goody!

Looking forward to it already!

Hay Chris,
Looks we better get sorted & see what rates we can get on international shipping of bulk popcorn......donít think I can convince enuff growers down here to put any more fields under popcorn.....they might come on board if I errr we up consumption....my stocks are still ok, with you taking a brake I might just get thru to next season!

Cheers Kerrin
Get excited and make something!

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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2018, 11:55:14 AM »
In my opinion fixing the AC is job#1.   :old:

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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2018, 01:08:26 PM »
Ooh goody!

Looking forward to it already!

Hay Chris,
Looks we better get sorted & see what rates we can get on international shipping of bulk popcorn......donít think I can convince enuff growers down here to put any more fields under popcorn.....they might come on board if I errr we up consumption....my stocks are still ok, with you taking a brake I might just get thru to next season!

Cheers Kerrin
Nuts.com sells the hull-less white popcorn by one and five pound bags, very tasty...

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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2018, 06:26:34 PM »
Looking forward to following your build, Rod.
Should be fun!  :popcorn:
Kim

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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2018, 07:36:58 PM »
Chris,
 I was thinking more along the lines of bushel size sacks........by the container load!

Cheers Kerrin
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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2018, 09:06:12 PM »
Kerrin:

If you look around, I'm sure you can find someone that will sell you "Supersack" of popcorn, in whatever variety you prefer.  Just guessing, but a supersack of popcorn should be close to the 1000 Kilo weight range.  I've never had any experience with popcorn, but the supersacks of rice, salt sugar and other ingredients that I am familiar with have been in that range.

That should last you a couple of days.

Don

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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2018, 09:57:47 PM »
AC is working.   :cartwheel:

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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2018, 02:21:57 AM »
Kerrin:

If you look around, I'm sure you can find someone that will sell you "Supersack" of popcorn, in whatever variety you prefer.  Just guessing, but a supersack of popcorn should be close to the 1000 Kilo weight range.  I've never had any experience with popcorn, but the supersacks of rice, salt sugar and other ingredients that I am familiar with have been in that range.

That should last you a couple of days.

Don


Hahhaha now thatís more like the size we need!

Cheers Kerrin
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Re: Rods verision of the Lombard
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2018, 02:26:06 AM »
AC is working.   :cartwheel:


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But you must have left your window open, its way too cold up north here!