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Offline Flyboy Jim

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2022, 03:03:08 PM »
This was an incredible project Chris!  :ThumbsUp: Thank you for taking us along on this wonderful journey of yours.

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2022, 03:15:42 PM »
How about oatmeal raisin?
An amazing piece of work, all the more so because of your shop space and choice of Sherline equipment.

When it is displayed there needs to be a chair right in front of it so you can sit down and study it for hours.

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2022, 07:55:57 PM »
Hi Chris

Amazing journey

Thanks for letting me tag along :ThumbsUp:

Cheers

Rich

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2022, 10:16:15 PM »
How about oatmeal raisin?
An amazing piece of work, all the more so because of your shop space and choice of Sherline equipment.

When it is displayed there needs to be a chair right in front of it so you can sit down and study it for hours.
Whatever your favorite cookie is, works!

Chair to view the engine? Just so happens that the shop chair here:


gives this wonderful view, at least now that there is not a giant steam engine on the middle workbench:


My brother stopped by today, while here he gave me a hand shifting the model onto the cabinet. The compressor hose reaches just fine, for sitting and watching it chug around! And the bench makes a great spot for snacks and drinks with the shop elves...
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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2022, 10:20:12 PM »
Chris I think I said it all on the built thread. It’s just a magnificent build and you have do it the justice it deserves….. :Love:



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Don

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2022, 01:16:10 AM »
Unbelievable, fantastic work Chris!

How long did it take you to build the model once you started cutting the first bits of metal?
-Frank K.

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2022, 01:54:31 AM »
Thanks again Don!




Frank, it was about 11 months of actual build.

Offline Charles Lamont

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2022, 09:31:13 AM »
Amazing. I find the production rate just staggering.

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2022, 07:29:59 PM »
Beautiful.....Amazing.....THANK YOU   Chris :praise2: :praise2:     Terry

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2022, 07:55:02 AM »
Magnificent !
Please take a break before starting something else so we can all get our breath back !
Andrew

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2022, 01:19:50 AM »
Frank, it was about 11 months of actual build.

I dont know what other people think but to me that is VERY fast!!  :o
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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2022, 01:31:50 AM »
Magnificent !
Please take a break before starting something else so we can all get our breath back !
Andrew


Okay!   :Lol:   I'm going to be working on some other stuff for a while, will be back at another much smaller engine in a month or so.


Frank, it was about 11 months of actual build.

I dont know what other people think but to me that is VERY fast!!  :o


Being retired helps a lot. I probably average two or three hours a day on the machining, some days more, some less.

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2022, 03:13:52 AM »
Hi, Looking really good  And a great location to display it  !!  do you ever lend your engines and other items to film companies that want accurate models in the backgrounds ??

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2022, 03:51:47 AM »
Hi, Looking really good  And a great location to display it  !!  do you ever lend your engines and other items to film companies that want accurate models in the backgrounds ??

Willy
Hi Willy,


Interesting question! Thats never come up, about the only film work around this area is the Kodak plant making motion picture film! Every once in a while a portion of a movie might get filmed here, but not much, last I think was a couple downtown chase scenes of a Spider-Man movie some years ago.

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Complete
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2022, 04:53:38 PM »
Many year ago I had the displeasure of working in advertising and marketing for DEC. There were agencies that handled product placements in movies. If you signed up with an agency they got your product placed in the background of movies and TV shows. You paid the agency serious money for those placements.

When you see some product being used, or just sitting on a table in a move I assure you it is not an accidental choice of dropping that item into view.