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1/2 scale Phoenix Log Hauler

QuickJ

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Marv,
Which Minnesota shows are you going to have this at this year? I usually attend at least 7 in August and September and I would really like to see this in person. Great job, and thank you for sharing the build with us.

Jim in Minnesota
 

Marv in Minn

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it will be at Wabeno, Wi. with their full size one July 12th.
Hastings, Mn July 26
Osage, Iowa with their full size one Aug 9-10
Cedar falls, Iowa scale model meet Aug 15-16
Rollag, Mn Aug 29-31
Anderson's Rock Creek Relics, Mn Sept 6-7

all plans are subject to the Good Lord willin and the creek don't rise :O

marv
 

Marv in Minn

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i've been working on the cab.
pics as of today. still need the roof panels.
the back half of the roof is removable and
i'm leaving the back center open because i'm not half size :O
marv
 

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3/4 ADVANCE

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Marv; Lookin' great! Where did you come up with the steering springs? Did you buy them like that or make them up yourself? They look nice and beefy. Who gets the hot seat for steering? Hope to make it up to Wabeno to see it. :wave: 3/4 A
 

Colin Farquhar

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This is probably one of the COOLEST projects I've seen (here or elsewhere) in years. Great work, I hope to see it person some day :)
 

Craig A

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Wabeno huh Marv?
:confused: ........I'm thinking another trip to Wabeno is my future........ :brows:
 

greysteam24hp

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Excellent project! I know for me is not that hard to machine it and build half scale model. I'm a machinist, tool and welder for many years at work. Someday when my time permit I wanna scratch built one of kind 1/2 scale traction engine.

Congrats! :clap:
 

Marv in Minn

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Marv; Lookin' great! Where did you come up with the steering springs? Did you buy them like that or make them up yourself? They look nice and beefy. Who gets the hot seat for steering? Hope to make it up to Wabeno to see it. :wave: 3/4 A
the steering springs are die springs with forged yokes, my fabrication.
 

Marv in Minn

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i just arrived home from Wabeno, WI.
i was not able to get the half size Wisconsin inspected in time,
so no fire this time.
(sounds like they don't honor the Minn. inspection i have.)

fun to have all 3 together, full size,(Paul Ehlinger) 1/2,(Marv) and 1/6 size.

marv in minn
 

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3/4 ADVANCE

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Hi Marv; You are correct. No agreement between Wis. and Minn. YET. Hopefully in the future. Perhaps Eblinga can help you with info on what hoops the return flue Minnie and the straw burner Advance had to steam through last summer on their whirlwind tour of Eau Claire, Baraboo, and Edgar last summer. Hope you had a good time none the less. Sorry that I couldn't make it up to see your jewel in person. Someday.............. :wave: 3/4 A
 

Craig A

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^ :headbang: ......I FORGOT Wabeno was THIS weekend!....... :bonk: ........ :headbang: :headbang:
 

Marv in Minn

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i took the 1/2 Phoenix to Osage 8/9/14
steamed on Saturday, after a short run, the right hand engines bound up. :confused:
i disconnected the right side and backed to the parking spot
with the left side cylinders.
when it comes home in a couple of weeks, i'll find out what is the problem.

next weekend it will be a static display at the Model Expo in Cedar Falls.

marv
 

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Jeff Smith

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A friend built a two cylinder engine and it ran for a short time on steam and bound. In his case it was the end gap on one of the piston rings. With the gap not correct they can run hours on air and be fine, but use steam and they will stop.

I hope your issue is a simple fix and that you are able to find it quickly so you can go back to playing. :) I have enjoyed watching your thread on this neat engine. :wave:
 

ihredo4

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Looking forward to getting to inspect this tractor at Cedar Falls. I'm sure it looks as good if not better in person. Thanks
 

Roger Byrne

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ihredo4, I know that you won't be disappointed when you see it in person. It's better than the posted photos show and is truly a great example :salute: of model building.
 
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