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Project by tim0001 posted 11-28-2020 06:50 PM 571 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Part of a construction equipment set. All the parts move.

-- TimV

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#1 posted 11-28-2020 08:50 PM

You are making very nice models sir.


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#2 posted 11-28-2020 09:10 PM

Thanks Dutchy, you are the master.

-- TimV

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#3 posted 11-28-2020 10:53 PM

Great looking!

-- Gary, Florida

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#4 posted 11-29-2020 03:10 AM

Hey Tim. All of your models are outstanding. Appreciate all the details and am impressed with your craftsmanship. Also envy your shop

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#5 posted 11-29-2020 05:51 AM

very well done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 11-29-2020 03:00 PM

Very nice sir I also love your shop
More pictures please
Also 1 question what did you use for the front grille?

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#7 posted 11-29-2020 03:34 PM

i too was curious as too what material your using for your grills i noticed that on a lot of your fine models and this back hoe looks very nice as all of them do GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#8 posted 11-29-2020 06:12 PM

Not sure how to respond to questions other then here! The grills are are fiberglass window screen. (man there goes my secrets) I paint the back of the grill black before assembly and then glue the screen onto the piece and simple cut the screen around the piece with a razor knife. For tail lights and dash boards I just use a hole punch to cut out circles from dyed veneer.

The rails on the trains are made from brass rod in various diameters from 1/16 to 3/16. I made a little drill block to be able to drill holes in the center of dowel rods or brass rods, simply drill a hole the size of the rod in a small block of wood then insert the rod and then drill a smaller hole perpendicular to the inserted rod. The block keeps the drill bit straight if you drill with light pressure on the drill press. It takes some practice to drill a 1/16 inch hole through the center of a 1/8 inch rod!!

-- TimV

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