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Screwy Nick

A-1-A Shark

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Nice work. Does your workbench really look that neat, or do you just arrange it to make us slobs feel bad?  :Smirk_Face_Emoji_large(24x24):

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Jerry, that's just a small area that I cleared a bit.  Normally I put something down and spend the next 20 minutes looking for it again, and a screw that falls off the bench is just gone into an abyss.  Just yesterday I put a Dremel bit down on the bench, still can't find it.  LiG

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Have made some progress. Rob sent a belly fixture with each shell. I cut and spliced them to make 3. The center is probably for batteries and the other two are fuel. The rear tank is a little bigger as it also feeds the steam generator, I think. Raining or I would have posted it on rails and running. Maybe a bit before I do that, taking a foster dog today, LiG

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Do you have a pick of one your using for reference that you would like to share ..That looks awesome ...  :Thumbs_Up_Hand_Sign_Emoji_large(24x24):

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Sean, this is the one I am using for the general dimensions.  Some other things are coming from pic's.   Suggestions or additional pics appreciated.    Thank you.   LiG

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Looking good!

Here's a pic I found that kinda shows the roofs...

 

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Chuck, thank you,  I can get some detail out of it.  First thing I noticed is the raised panel in front of the windshield, what is it?  Nice lash up. LiG

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Sean, comparing it to the one on my fathers old Dodge it is facing in the wrong direction.  It was suggested it may be a Sand Filler hatch cover.  LiG

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  Haven't had much time to play trains this summer, been getting acquainted with my new companion. But didn't stop planning.

I have a USAT F3 and noticed the fan blades spin with the slightest air movement.  That is a feature I want for the Shark.  Made a mounting plate, cut out the cast fans and installed the new ones.  Made an air box, attached a Cisco router cooling fan to produce air motion.   LiG

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  I made the first air duct from the bottom of a cereal box, to test the viability of it and the locations of the baffles so they all operate the same.   Made a permanent one from plastic, removable for fan maintenance.  Found that about 6V is a good LOOK for the fans.

 Stopping for a while, more work with my companion.   LiG  

BTW,  Flex Shot worked well to adhere the small box to the casting.

 

 

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Looks to me he will be a great addition to the Family..

Oh ya the fan work looks great ..great affect ..

I was wondering how/what you've been up to ..

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Sean, you know me and dogs.  I fostered and trained 2 for adoption, then this little guy came along.  After two weeks I knew he and I were a team.  My last 3 adoptions were seniors, I strayed a bit on this one, he's only 1.  I forgot how much fun a young one is.  Life is Good

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Rob advised me to have the roof fans run as slow as possible so they can be seen.  With limited control of the supply fan, and the roof fans having 8 blades they looked like a blur.  Made a little trick on the eyes and darkened every other blade.  Just did one to compare, will do the rest when time allows.  LiG

 

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