1855 The General Scale Model

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Project by digitalwoodworker posted 07-26-2021 10:57 AM 770 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sharing pics of a scale model of 1855 model “The General” locomotive steam engine that i built. The base measures 20 inches, The engine is just over 6 inches and tender is 3.5 inches. Individual parts were cut on a scroll saw, few turned on a mini lathe and some were routed. Wood stains were used to get the final colors. Finished with few coats of PU

Wood used : Pine, Ash, Teak, Indian Rosewood and Padauk

-- --Nithin

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#1 posted 07-26-2021 11:41 AM

I like it. Nice job!


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#2 posted 07-26-2021 11:57 AM

nice job and steam guages to boot

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 07-26-2021 12:05 PM

Excellent job. This turned out very nice.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 07-26-2021 12:55 PM

Terrific job d’w’w’... The “rough” part’s look cool… hope they are rough and not a picture illusion.

Neat touch with the gauges inside.

Welcome to LJ.

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#5 posted 07-26-2021 01:37 PM

Nice work!

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#6 posted 07-26-2021 01:59 PM

Sweet project!!!
It has the feel of a toy made way back when wood was the king for toys..

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#7 posted 07-26-2021 02:01 PM

nice details on this one welcome 2 LJ ’s please show more GREAT JOB :<)))

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#8 posted 07-26-2021 03:25 PM

Excellent build, great job pinning those tiny parts. Tracks are cool, and wheels are awesome!

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#9 posted 07-26-2021 08:40 PM

An outstanding build !

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#10 posted 07-26-2021 09:07 PM

That is awesome

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#11 posted 07-26-2021 09:27 PM

Excellent, really nice.

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#12 posted 07-27-2021 09:21 AM

WOW!!!! Just beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#13 posted 07-27-2021 07:37 PM

Awesome model!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 07-31-2021 03:51 PM

Very nice. I like the contrasts created with different colour wood

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#15 posted 08-01-2021 05:18 AM

Who doesn’t love an old steam train… well done sir!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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