Constructing "Old 99" #18: End of the line

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Blog entry by MrWoody posted 09-10-2008 12:29 PM 1543 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The first thing I did this morning is glue the side and water tank assembly to the base and set it aside to dry.


Next I cut out and sanded the side trim pieces the way I did them for the cab.
On pages 5 and 6 of the plan we skipped the dowels. I set up a board with a V groove and guide marks on the drill press. With a centering bit I found the center and clamped it firmly.


I need eight boiler rail posts 3/16” dowel 3/4” long with a 3/32” hole drilled 1/8” from one end.


From past experience I know that these need to be a loose fit so I sanded them until they were loose.


I then glued them in place.


I took the clamps off the tender and glued and clamped the side rack assembly on to it and set it aside. When it is dried I’ll glue the side trim on.


I finished the day by gluing the rest of the pieces on the locomotive. After a day of cleanup I’ll spray the locomotive and tender using an air brush.

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The finished Locomotive is here.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#1 posted 09-10-2008 01:39 PM

Your doing a great job I wish I had the patience of working with delicate work like that, is it going to be for sale?......I would love to have it in my collection

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#2 posted 09-10-2008 01:46 PM

If I know Woody…and I think I do…everything is for sale for a price !!

Looking great Woody. Your attention to fine detail and methods are outstanding.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 09-10-2008 01:57 PM

Amazing work on an amazingly detailed project. Thanks for the detailed descriptions and the great photos.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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