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Offline Art K

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Re: Chris's battleship Ohio engine complete
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2023, 02:43:09 AM »
Chris,
That is a wonderful piece of work. Thanks for sharing the process with us.
Art
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Re: Chris's battleship Ohio engine complete
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2023, 11:38:10 AM »
Awesome model Chris.

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Re: Chris's battleship Ohio engine complete
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2023, 03:59:36 PM »
no more superlative left to express my admiration for this model, just made with sherline machine tools...to mention the level of dedication required to machine all these parts maybe?


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Re: Chris's battleship Ohio engine complete
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2023, 04:17:20 PM »
Thanks  very much guys!


Zephyrin,  the look on my face when Dave first showed me the plans must have alternated between, Oh Wow, Oh My Thats Complex, Err Ummm, and back to Oh Wow! A lot of planning went into figuring out how to  make  things larger than the lathe and mill!


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Re: Chris's battleship Ohio engine complete
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2023, 04:20:25 PM »
Amazing , well done Chris  8)

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Re: Chris's battleship Ohio engine complete
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2023, 05:26:52 PM »
Amazing , well done Chris  8)

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Re: Chris's battleship Ohio engine complete
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2023, 11:13:32 PM »
Zephyrin,  the look on my face when Dave first showed me the plans must have alternated between, Oh Wow, Oh My Thats Complex, Err Ummm, and back to Oh Wow! A lot of planning went into figuring out how to  make  things larger than the lathe and mill!

Yeah, very few people can say they created a tabletop model that is heavier than their mill and lathe combined!  ;D

From now on, I'm never going to complain that my mill or lathe is too small. There's always a way, somehow.
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Re: Chris's battleship Ohio engine complete
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2023, 11:38:32 PM »
Zephyrin,  the look on my face when Dave first showed me the plans must have alternated between, Oh Wow, Oh My Thats Complex, Err Ummm, and back to Oh Wow! A lot of planning went into figuring out how to  make  things larger than the lathe and mill!

Yeah, very few people can say they created a tabletop model that is heavier than their mill and lathe combined!  ;D

From now on, I'm never going to complain that my mill or lathe is too small. There's always a way, somehow.
And the Marion and Holly models are each 20 pounds heavier and larger than this one... !

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Re: Chris's battleship Ohio engine complete
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2023, 03:32:00 AM »
Very well done, Chris.  Just amazing.

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Re: Chris's battleship Ohio engine complete
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2023, 12:33:36 AM »
Chris , There are many ways to build models and we each select our methods whether it to be in Kit form or scratch.
Your willingness to share your work and methods instill confidence in those with lesser experience who desire to do
something no one else has done. That means doing the research and deciding the path to take to achieve the result.
Your commitment to model building and sharing-- is extraordinary as well as your workmanship !
Hats off to you for a beautiful model and your desire to push the limit --and I like others, will follow your journey !
You make our hobby interesting and inspirational -  Thank You !

Rich

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Re: Chris's battleship Ohio engine complete
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2023, 01:01:08 AM »
Thanks very much guys!




Rich, I've gotten a lot  out of building and  sharing this project too, lots more fun to interact with the  group along the way. I always learn both by doing and by getting help and tips from others. Writing it down as I  go forces me to organize and  plan too.




And, amazing  how fast the mechanical technology  developed  back then, not that many years between the Monitor and the Ohio ships, Hunley and the Holland subs!




I'm  taking a  short break between builds to get a lot of other things done, maintenance/upgrades on the tools, research and CAD work for future projects, writing some more articles for the magazine, some 3D printing for the logging museum, running RC boats at the pool, baking cookies, and general holiday stuff with friends!




Next build is planned, will be starting on it in about a week probably.


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Re: Chris's battleship Ohio engine complete
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2023, 07:52:12 PM »
Very cool, that was a long build.

 

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