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kcmtoys
Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:08:24 PM

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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:56:21 PM
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That is some fantastic detailing there!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 2:17:52 PM
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Thanks so much for posting the pictures for me Ken. I guess I'm just too incompetent to do it myself. I copied as best I could the actual machine which is nearby. This rig is equipped with a Pro-Lec, Hoist-Tech system thus all the extra lines. Quite maddening! I'll send more pic's to you as I move along. Sorry for the quality as I took the pic's with my wife's phone. Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:22:27 PM

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Looks great. Awesome job Mike! Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 11:06:19 PM

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Very Nice!

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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:22:41 PM

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Awesome detailing job.
Let's hope your carrier don't knock the boom under an overpass bridge... Whatever

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Campmb
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:26:13 PM
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Thanks for the compliments everyone. I'll only let Ken transport that rig so I won't have to worry. Mike
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 11:31:01 AM

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Campmb wrote:
Thanks for the compliments everyone. I'll only let Ken transport that rig so I won't have to worry. Mike



I think I can handle that....but the travel time is going to be a killer! When some of the drivers ask how I like being retired, I say it is great. I can drive any model lowboy in my shop, no cops, no traffic, no electronic logs, no bad weather, and I can park anywhere and go to bed!

RR Engine Vulcan by Ken Wheeler, on Flickr"/>

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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 8:14:44 PM

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That 25 ton switcher (load) looks like an interesting refurbishing project.... Think

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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 10:23:38 PM

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Ironstef70 wrote:
That 25 ton switcher (load) looks like an interesting refurbishing project.... Think


The engine weighed in at 98,000 lbs. and belonged to Vulcan Materials. They took the tracks out of the pit it was at and had to be moved to another pit.

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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2017 10:57:08 PM

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Update from Mike 12/25/17

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Dex
Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 3:02:14 AM

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So, Campmb is the craftsman? Very nice work, I love seeing brass getting done.
Campmb
Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 4:11:22 PM
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Thanks again Ken. Thanks Dex and no I'm not a craftsman. You would have gotten a good laugh watching me solder this thing. As my wife said, why didn't you have someone who knows what they're doing build it for you! If you hold it up to your ear like a seashell I'm sure you can hear me swearing at it. Of course I thoroughly botched the paint job and will have to strip and do it over. Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 5:43:09 PM

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Campmb wrote:
Thanks again Ken. Thanks Dex and no I'm not a craftsman. You would have gotten a good laugh watching me solder this thing. As my wife said, why didn't you have someone who knows what they're doing build it for you! If you hold it up to your ear like a seashell I'm sure you can hear me swearing at it. Of course I thoroughly botched the paint job and will have to strip and do it over. Mike



Keep at it. I've only got a couple years now, the track loaders were a huge skill builder, but it seems like just yesterday I was seconds away from chucking all of my tools across the room and declaring war on brass. You're off to a great start and I can't wait to see more. If wish more people would post their custom work, we learn from one another that way, and are encouraged as well. You're a craftsman.
Campmb
Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:45:43 AM
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Of course you're right Dex. Watching you build those track loaders was inspirational. To make the sides of the bucket I used your technique of clamping the brass together to cut them both the same. I start by making a pattern on post card paper then transfer over to the brass sheet. Then I cut it with a Dremel saw. To get the curve of the back of the bucket I went to my ratchet set and picked out the size socket to make the curve. Starting large working down to smaller size. Then using different types of pliers to finish the rest. Thanks to all on the Forum for the great ideas. Its like being in class at school! Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:00:26 PM
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You guys are building some amazing models. Some day I'll have to get the guts to try and work with brass.

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