Sweet Wiliam build

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Benjamin Maggi
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:57 pm

Anything new? It has been nearly 4 years.
"One cannot learn to swim without getting his feet wet." - Benjamin Maggi
- Building: 7.25" gauge "Sweet Pea" named "Catherine"

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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by Builder01 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:06 pm

Hi Ben,

Interesting, our friend h2ogasnz, also known as Jeffery, has visited the forum today at some point (Aug 22, 2018). Maybe he has missed your question some how. In any case, his build thread has remained silent for several years. Is he okay?

David

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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by h2ogasnz » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:44 pm

Hi All,

Yep I'm Ok, I haven't done much on the Sweet William for a few years as life and a young family have got in the way... I have a good friend who is working on my Cylinders & a few other bits for me and he may post an update on my behalf. Hopefully around Christmas time I well be starting back in to the build again.

Jeffrey

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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by Builder01 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:09 am

There you go Ben, Jeff is alive and kicking. This is good to know. Sounds like for Jeff, this is not the right time to be building a steam locomotive. Perhaps sometime later in life. Good luck Jeff with your young family and life!

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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:35 am

Sounds good.
"One cannot learn to swim without getting his feet wet." - Benjamin Maggi
- Building: 7.25" gauge "Sweet Pea" named "Catherine"

K. Brouwers
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by K. Brouwers » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:18 pm

Hello Friends,
I am the one doing parts or Jeffrey's Sweet William. Like everyone else life does sometimes get in the way of what is really important and we do not always get a lot of time for our hobbies :wink: . We have needed to make castings for some of the parts and that includes a new wheel. Jeffrey wanted something a little different from the plans so I whipped up this pattern. Hopefully I can get it mounted on its match plate and it will go to the foundry soon along with other parts needed..
Happy modeling everyone.
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:48 pm

Cool!
"One cannot learn to swim without getting his feet wet." - Benjamin Maggi
- Building: 7.25" gauge "Sweet Pea" named "Catherine"

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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by Builder01 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:02 pm

Very nice work! Ben, you should get 4 of those wheels!

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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by h2ogasnz » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:52 am

Hi All,

Here's a photo of how the Sweet William is now, it's been sitting on the bench under the window for around a year, I'll have to have a major clean up and find the build bench from under all the stuff my wife has "stored" in the garage/shed...

Karel is busy with his own things but as you can see by his post he is slowly working on the wheels & cylinders for me, I'm going over to see family for a few weeks in a months time and will meet up with Karel then (we're in two different counties which are about 15 hours flying apart, about 22 hours travel time) and will hopefully be bringing some of the castings back with me when we return home.
SW 25th Aug 2018.jpg
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:27 am

Builder01 wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:02 pm
Ben, you should get 4 of those wheels!
I actually wanted the solid, industrial style wheel without spokes. I looked at spoked wheels but the prototypes I saw didn't have them. They are nice though.
"One cannot learn to swim without getting his feet wet." - Benjamin Maggi
- Building: 7.25" gauge "Sweet Pea" named "Catherine"

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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by Builder01 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:51 am

That is why I have built a freelance design. No prototype constraints. Just get it done.

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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by K. Brouwers » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:24 am

Hi Benjamin,
I wonder what the shipping would be? I am doing a bit larger ones for myself in the industrial style. Drawing one up and cutting it on my router is no problem and unlike in the states foundry access is not difficult. Except for the traffic. :D .. Here is a photo with mine fresh off the router along with Jeffrey's. I hope to do a build series when it is a little further developed still cadding away. :wink: .
Happy building
Karel
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