What's on your workbench?

JR59 Jan 29, 2006

  1. HoboTim

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    If I had an actual professional white metal casting machine I could make more of the 125ton flats all day. My homegrown spin caster is ok, but tooooo many reject castings due to the hard RTV rubber disk mold still not being hard enough! I would love to make more.
     
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  2. southernnscale

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    Well to day after Thanksgiving dinner finished painting Crank Shaft loads!
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  3. rray

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    Your crankshaft loads are sweet, but the shipping cradle really sets the load apart.
     
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  4. rray

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    I have been working on decals lately, and today I applied some. The 3 large pieces are Clyde's, but I wanted to see see what the decals looked like, and I only own the open ramp trailers, so I applied decals to everything that I was test fitting:

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  5. JoeS

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    The decals make a huge difference. It is one of those love hate things with me. When I get it right I love it. When I mess them up…which is mostly the case I hate them haha.
     
  6. MMR283

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    You did a great job on the decals. The trucks look like the real things. The Taylor reachlift looks very good as well. I really like your variations of your trailers. The solid orange trailers are from the 60’s, while the silver trailers are what you see today. A big thanks Robert, for coming up with some great looking decals!
     
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  7. drken

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    I made a small update of the observatory dome. It's been bugging me for a while, so I made it closer to the prototype. You can see the difference below:
    Observatory Dome 2.jpg V1 The shutter was flush with the other side and too wide. Also, black paint didn't look like empty space as much as I hoped. V2 is raised about the dome, so it can (theoretically) roll over the other side of the opening to close. I'm having some issues with the supports on the very top (painted black) that will take some troubleshooting to fix. But it looks much more like the real thing than V1 did.
     

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  8. MMR283

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    37767D44-AC48-4E61-8AE0-2E6600390C11.jpeg 9F77DCA1-A307-4F2F-AE10-9DAA54401EC5.jpeg I’ve been working on contractor and landscape trailers. Also have completed the U Haul trucks and trailers. Walt designed the trailers, while Robert made the decals. A big thanks to both for making my U Haul fleet come true!
     
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  9. rray

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    Those all came out great!
     
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  10. southernnscale

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    Finished Crank Shaft load painting! only weathering left!
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  11. southernnscale

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    New project arrived today! getting ready to mow all those lawns on my layout! got twelve zero turn mowers!Even have one Z scale figure fit right in the seat! IMG_1223a.JPG
     
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  12. southernnscale

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    Outstanding Robert brings them to life!!! WOW! WOW!
     
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    Robert now for a good test! I wonder if you can get decals on these zero turn mowers!!!!! I know you can! 48inch cut! even has the rear motor showing don't remember what brand you sent me the photo!
     
  14. southernnscale

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    Here is one of the other mowers I did! I got Robert out cutting the front lawn on the farm!
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