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This project is a 1/20th scale Jupiter. I built the model after visiting the Golden Spike museum in Promontory, Utah and spending a day crawling over the locomotive and taking many digital pictures while it was being readied for its tourist season. I also obtained all 798 blueprints of the locomotive as it was built by O'Connor Engineering. Wood used includes: claro walnut, curly and quilted maple, curly sycamore, bubinga, poplar and lacewood. It was primarily a lathe project with about 70% being turned. I am currently working on the Tender.

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Wow EEE that's beautiful a out standing job.
 

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Very nice, I like to make trains.
 

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Excellent work - the truck is beautiful too.
 

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Wow !!! you have a delicate touch, with all those tiny parts, Amazing.
 

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Wow Ron what a great replica. How in the world did you go about getting blueprints for it? I am wanting to build a B61 model Mack truck. I have found a few blueprints but not enough to go buy.

Bret
 

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Hi Bret,

I obtained the blueprints on CD while visiting the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento 3 years ago.
The best blueprints I've found for trucks is from Toys and Joys out of Lynden, Washington. Their truck plans, however, is for a Kenworth.

Take care,
Ron
 

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We visited promontory point when we lived in West Jordan UT. It was great to see the two trains running.
Great Job.
 

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G'Day Ron, I am truly amazed at the skill and craftsmanship to scratch build such a top model…
Indeed very well done, nice detail, but more photos please.
Cheers, crowie
 
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