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Offline ShopShoe

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2019, 12:47:35 PM »
Wonderful project

Wonderfully Documented

Thanks for posting all of it,

--ShopShoe

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2019, 01:09:24 PM »
This has been a great project to follow and has provided much inspiration.
Congratulations on it's completion.

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2019, 02:38:59 PM »
Awesome work Chris. I have always been fascinated with steam shovels and want to build a Marion tracked unit. Was alway wondering how I was going to make the smaller working engines inside, now I know
Great work, looking forward to your next adventure.
Bryan.

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2019, 02:43:22 PM »
Thanks everyone for your kind comments, its been a really great time and a fun journey!  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


Next will be a lot of catching up on other projects around the house and on some of the RC models, now that workbench space is available. After that, hope to start on a model of the Stanley Steamer engine that I have plans for. Lots to figure out how to do and how big to make it.

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2019, 02:59:50 PM »
Congratulations this is a  Fantastic project and truly amazing :praise2:

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2019, 03:22:15 PM »
Congratulations Chris  :whoohoo: on not only your incredible build, but for your putting together such a great build thread.  :ThumbsUp: Watching you solve the, seemingly, unsolveable problems is an inspiration for me and Iím sure many others.

Not only that, but you did it all on a Sherline Lathe and Mill! It certainly showcases just how much these little lathes and mills are capable of! It once again makes me pleased with my choice of Sherline equipment. Iíve heard it said that Sherline equipment is light duty and wonít hold up.  :lolb: Looking back at all the builds youíve done with yours, it certainly takes that statement to lunch,

Jim
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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2019, 03:55:40 PM »
Wow, nice job Chris!

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2019, 07:25:25 PM »
Thanks very much guys!


Jim, compared to a big commercial lathe and mill, the Sherline is light duty, but with proper use they will do a lot, maybe just slower. The base for the model is almost as long as my bench with both machines, so they also make a compact home shop. I like them!

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2019, 09:21:56 PM »
Did you lay off the elves?  Hopefully with a nice severance package.

Please bring the Marion to CF.

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2019, 09:41:54 PM »
Did you lay off the elves?  Hopefully with a nice severance package.

Please bring the Marion to CF.
Lay THEM off??  they have embezzled so much from the engineering accounts that I am living off THEM now!   :lolb:

If I came to CF without it, I am sure you guys would make me go back for it!  A lot will depend on the weather this winter.

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2019, 07:35:41 AM »
Splendid Work  :praise2:  :praise2:  :praise2:  :wine1: I've tried to keep up with the build log but you were always several pages ahead of me  ::) Maybe I need to shop elves to speed up my builds.
Best regards

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Offline Jeff Michel

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2019, 12:44:58 AM »
Again you never fail to amaze. Thank you

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2019, 09:27:22 AM »
nice to see your smile, easy to understand upon such a awsome achievement !
the thread with the built is a course in model making, thanks to share !

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2019, 07:58:39 PM »
I put this over on my build thread, thought I'd include it here too - some video snippets learning to run the shovel (lots of small levers for big fingers). Will get more of the gravel to make a bigger pile so it takes a larger bucketful.

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Chris's Marion 91 steam shovel completed
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2019, 08:05:31 PM »
Excellent  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1: + Cider  :)
Best regards

Roger