Author Topic: Steam Tractor 3/4" (Rudy K)  (Read 925 times)

Offline gbritnell

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Re: Steam Tractor 3/4" (Rudy K)
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2018, 12:52:54 AM »
Hi Kim,
What a great looking traction engine. The colors really set if off. I know what you said about firing it up and the yuck getting on the machine but you have to do it at least once.
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Offline Robert Hornby

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Re: Steam Tractor 3/4" (Rudy K)
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2018, 04:52:08 AM »
Just brilliant Kim, excellent result of a stylish traction engine. (I have often thought that I would like to build one but shied away at the thought of all the work necessary). Regarding the paint it looks just great, the prototype would not have had blemish free paintwork, but I do understand you see imperfections when you have put so much into it.  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Robert
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Re: Steam Tractor 3/4" (Rudy K)
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2018, 07:14:06 AM »
neat work at all steps, even for the hidden parts, as we have seen on the build log ! congratulations !

Offline Kim

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Re: Steam Tractor 3/4" (Rudy K)
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2018, 02:35:38 PM »
Thank you George, Rob, and Zephyrin,
And thank you for your support through out the build!
Kim

Offline Tennessee Whiskey

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Re: Steam Tractor 3/4" (Rudy K)
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2018, 10:49:28 PM »
Kinda late, but, Kim, the little tractor is awesome. You should be totally chuffed. Canít wait for the next build, as itís looking awesome also.

Eric

Offline Larry

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Re: Steam Tractor 3/4" (Rudy K)
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2018, 11:36:12 PM »
Love this little steam tractor. Great job. Have enjoyed following your build log. This was first published in "Popular Mechanics" magazine - Feb. 1971. Plans (16 sheets - 12 x 18 in.) were available for $10.

Offline Mike R

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Re: Steam Tractor 3/4" (Rudy K)
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2018, 12:43:22 AM »
Very nice job.  Without those little paint "blemishes" I would have thought the pictures were computer generated!
Congrats on finishing it.
Mike

Offline Johnmcc69

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Re: Steam Tractor 3/4" (Rudy K)
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2018, 01:08:54 AM »
I think this pic was part of the magazine article. Years ago I got hooked on this tractor, bought the book "Building Rudys ...tractor" & recreated it in 3D CAD (Pro-Engineer). Had every intention of recreating this exploded view & a complete detailed BOM, but other projects came up...

 I was pretty excited to see someone build this here & document it so well, I think the last time I saw it documented was on the "other" site & that was more than 5+ years ago.

 For other folks interested in Rudy's tractors, check out his Stirling tractor, a member here (I think) Frazier H built one & turned out very well.

 So, thanks again Kim, a great model.

 When you gonna steam it up?  :stickpoke:
(Can't wait to see it!!!)

 John
 

Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

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Re: Steam Tractor 3/4" (Rudy K)
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2018, 07:39:08 PM »
Hello Kim,

Like your new avatar  :ThumbsUp:

Have a great day,
Thomas

Offline Kim

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Re: Steam Tractor 3/4" (Rudy K)
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2018, 07:48:07 PM »
Thanks Thomas!

Seemed a fitting tribute for my last 3+ years. And it was time for a change.  My old avatar was the first engine I ever made.  Now it's the first full steam vehicle I ever made   :Lol:

Kim