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Found this while searching videos on steam bending wood and thought it was worth passing on. The attention to detail is pretty amazing.

Miniature 1/12 scale 1888 Victorian post and beam wood shop, steam engine driven.

 

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Thats really neat. I was thinking while watching it, during those days you would have to really be careful not to get caught on those belts…it would rip you to pieces. The next shift would find you hanging in the ceiling :)
 

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In early 1970s I had a job converting gas engines to propane or dual fuel on site at factories. Most of the business was changing over fork lifts due changes in regulations for indoor use. Went to a shop way out in the country that was a clone of this model. It had a large 6 cylinder inline stationary motor outside the building instead of a steam engine, which used leather straps to run long drive shafts across the ceiling and belts came down to each piece of equipment. Drive shafts went down the length of each 30 foot outside wall. It was a production shop and working when I arrived. Got to see it going for 30 minutes or so before I started. Lathes, band saws, table saws and drill presses. My boss had told them that normal retro was only an hour of down time and they expected it. Biggest pressure of an on-site retro I ever had. With a bit of pre setup before shut down I made the time and four guys just went back to working as normal. One thing that stuck in my mind was how quiet it was inside with all of those guys working.

Did a retro at similar shop in cemetery for cutting head stones and engraving. No way as large, but used the leather belt system.

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Thanks, that is great. I like the wood stove best. It even has a fire going!! Anyone know if any of the model railroad scales is 1/12?
 
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