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 Posted: Tue Jul 16th, 2019 11:14 am
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" TRANSFORMERS... more than meets the eye ! "



Howdy Woodie  :cb:


INDEED !  :brill:



Courtesy of a good friend of mine ...  :cool:

... I have one nutty intergalactic robot, named 'Bumblebee', I believe ...  L:

... that ingeniously turns into a swingin' '60s yellow VW bug ...

... with a few 'twists' of this & that !  :cool:



Maybe there's an older model robot for you Woodie ? ...  :old dude:

... that 'transforms' into a Model-T Ford ? ... or Gilpin Shay ??  ???



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" ... inspired me to get a few of my transformers painted ... when done :java: :java: :java: and RUM! "


Hi Canadian    Ken  :wave:



Sounds like a good idea Ken !  :thumb:



Please remember though ... SAFETY FIRST kids !!  :P



:shocked:  !  NEVER ATTEMPT HIGH VOLTAGE WIRING WHEN INEBRIATED  !  :shocked:







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Mmm ... L:

Just another view I took of the crazy girder section ... 

... which didn't get Posted with the others, on the Previous << Page.  :P





Not wide enough for a  CATERPILLAR D7  at the moment.  :f:



:moose:



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 Posted: Thu Jul 18th, 2019 09:17 am
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OK ... Russian tank engine !  :old dude:



Anyone who thought I meant a Ruskie red Thomas, with a hammer & sickle on the smokebox ...  L:
... go straight to the back of the class !  :dope:

Or even SIBERIA !!  :w:



You didn't ?  ???
Good ... top marks !  :brill:


;)





Yep ! ... It's the 'rubber-band' inside one of those great big green tin-cans !!  :Salute:



I think I can vaguely appreciate that it looks kinda mooodern    Ken.  :P

Nothing at all like a 2-cylinder steam engine anyway !  :)



I thought it might make an interesting 'load' or maybe some workshop junque ...  :cool:

... or maybe I just wanted the certain hours of retina torture trying to assemble it.  :Crazy:



'MiniArt's 1:35 Model-T Ford engine took me about 4-5 hours, perhaps longer, I seem to recall.  :time:

So maybe thinking, that could be a quick project, when I saw it for under 10 of the Queens quids, was wishful.  :slow:



:moose:



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 Posted: Thu Jul 18th, 2019 11:21 am
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Of course it could have powered something like the Ludlow & Southern's contraption,

where they tried - and I think failed - to convert a derelict 4-6-0 to I/C power with a Holt tractor engine.





And the fellahs at Updah were equally unsuccessful!







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Would not mind a transformer that would convert to a FAIRBANKS-MORSE diesel  engine,
or a INGERSOL-RAND Type 10 air compressor,
1/48th scale of course.

Just need to struggle on and build them myself, one piece at a time  L:

One of my eyeballs has gone wonky so eye / hand coordination is off at the moment  :bang: 

Hopefully it will be corrected in Aug.


Photo of 4 cylinder FAIRBANKS-MORSE, need a 3 cylinder version for a model.







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Ken,

You might find something in the 1/48 aero engine range,
from people like Hannants in the UK as a basis to get you going.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?search=1%2F48+engines


I used a WW1 Mercedes as the basis of my scratch built Holt tractor and modified the resin kit.





From what should have looked like this.





To this.










The great thing about resin kits is that they're relatively easy to chop and change, unlike many metal ones, but still have very fine detail.




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The F-M engine is a lot bigger then any suitable donor engine I have come across.

Photo of 1/48th scale engine plan and figure.







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Ah, now I get it!


I guess you'd need at least a 1/16 scale donor kit to get that kind of relationship,

and they're damned expensive!


At that size though and with enough photos and drawings,

it could be a fun project to build up from styrene, brass tube, wire,

and stuff from the "bits box".


So good luck with the hand/eye coordination returning to normal.




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Have a couple of 12" to the foot projects to do for my daughter to keep me busy for a few days.

Have a collection of containers to keep the various projects separate for the power plant equipment,
have managed to get a few items done so far, plus what has to remain on hold for the time being.

About the only off the shelf items I could buy were a pot belled stove and chair.
Some items still need to be modified from kits to be more accurate to the prototype equipment in the plant.




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" The F-M engine is a lot bigger ... 1/48th scale engine plan and figure "






Hi  Ken.   :java: :java: :java: :wave:



I wonder if the Fairbanks-Morse would ru(m)n on 100% proof    moonshine ?  L: ;)



When I saw your engine photos previously, I realized it was BIG !  :shocked:

There's not much to scale the engine by in the photos ...
... BUT the access-ladder & rung-spacing is the BIG ! giveaway here, for beady-eyed 'scale-hunters' !!  :old dude:



Mr. Fairbanks  ;)  standing ^^ next to his engineering-elevations, is a nice pic.  :thumb:

I must say I do like the idea of modeling an engine THAT big.  :cool:



In 1:35 scale, Wolfy the wolf man, stands at 2", for an IMPRESSIVE 4" high engine !  :shocked:

In 1:48 scale, dudes around those parts being 1 1/2", makes for a MIGHTY block of styrene as well !!  :shocked: :shocked:



You know I've had my kit-RADAR tuned into one of those vintage 'Airfix' Beam Engines.  :P





I like the look of the Fairbanks-Morse better though.  :)



:moose:



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Si. wrote

How very  :cool:  ! 


Looks to me like a ferry boat in the making,

everyone can use a good walking beam engine.




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