When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

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Re: When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

Post by OddDuck » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:32 pm

Been a while since I have done anything to the parts I made, I squared up the frames, drilled and tapped through the pilots, and got the journal slides cleaned up. I've decided to use 1/8" steel for the deck, need to get it cut and I'm going to screw it to the frame. The pilot beams stick up above the top of the frame about that much, you'd think I planned it that way or something. Next step is finishing the rest of the patterns for the shell and then figure out what I need for sprockets.
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Re: When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

Post by Pipescs » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:53 pm

Most impressive...
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Re: When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

Post by OddDuck » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:49 pm

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Been a while, but I'm on vacation this week so I have decided to try to get this done. Did a mock up today to plan the rest of the shell, and to see where the battery and motor will fit. So, for those who have a little more experience with this stuff, do the proportions look okay, or is the cab too tall?
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Re: When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

Post by OddDuck » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:56 pm

Okay, apparently the new software didn't like the other pics, so let's try again.
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Re: When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:44 pm

I think it looks pretty good. You might could make the cab just a bit taller and it still look fine. That's going to be a cute little critter.

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Re: When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

Post by SteveM » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:53 pm

Looks good.

I like the negative camber on the wheels. Should handle well in the corners :-)

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Re: When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

Post by OddDuck » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:43 am

Progress report, modified the roofline, finished the patterns, and got them cast. A few minor lumps and bumps, but came out nice.And, more importantly they all fit. I have to fix some of the windows, but that's what they make JB Weld for. Next step, finish the running gear and start attaching everything.
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Re: When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

Post by OddDuck » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:04 am

I got the shell put together, managed to turn some wheels (ugly, but I think useable), and I am moving on to the drive system. I have zero budget, but I do have a few defunct bicycles and some scrap brass (and a foundry...), so I disassembled the rear hubs, found the donor sprockets I needed, made a hub pattern, and cast on some new hubs on the sprockets. Now, before anybody starts hollering "Don't use bicycle chain!!", remember, zero budget, so gotta use what I have. Stuck the hub in the four jaw and turned it down, and seems to have wound up fairly concentric. We'll see if it works.
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Re: When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

Post by OddDuck » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:59 pm

Been a while, got some work done on it. I have a deadline, I want to have it done and running by a meet I plan to go to later this month, about three weeks from now. I've gotten major portions of the tough parts done (I think...). I have the wheels and axles turned, the journal boxes and slides more or less done, and most of the sprockets turned. I still have to finish machining the sprocket for the motor unit, ran out of time today. I want to be able to do a track test later this week at a friend's home track, so stay tuned!
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Re: When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

Post by wiltonmetal » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:03 pm

Where are you located "somewhere south of Mt. Katahdin"? I am in Wilton,Maine...next to Farmington.

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Re: When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

Post by OddDuck » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:24 pm

I put my town on the loco, right on the grill where everyone can see. Orrington, just south of Brewer.
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Re: When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail...

Post by PRR5406 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:32 am

Huge progress, Pete. Never apologize to anyone when you build in hernia scale. If they have a better idea, they can suggest and shut-up. Re"cycling" makes excellent sense.
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