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#1 Randy D

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

Hi Folks,

 

           Finally getting started on a shop diorama.   The shop will be  a display for my wrecker build and some cars.  The plan is an 80's  building of cinder block walls and metal roof.

 

   Starting with one of the machines I plan on having,  a lathe.....

 

 

   Using good old ' Lego's'   for a nice solid foundation.  Got that idea from a modeller named Barney on another site who built some wonderful  ,  sheet sytrene covering...

 

 

 

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#2 Randy D

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

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#3 Randy D

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

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     Thanks for looking in!

 

      Randy

 

 

 

 



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

Nice work on the lathe,  now thats a good idea using legos then covering them with sheet plastic, thats a well why didnt I think of that



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

awesome job on the lathe...randy....and the lego thing is genius....and u link to barney's page???



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

this has the start of another megathread



#7 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

Wow !!  Great scratch building !!

 

Yeah, Legos are great.  Perfect dimensions all around and nice and square.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

Wow, that lathe is a model in itself. Looks great



#9 Sixties Sam

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

Wow! That lathe is amazing! GREAT work! Using Lego's = genius!

 

Sam



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:34 AM

Fantastic job on the lathe!  Where did the metal parts come from?  Did you cast them?



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:22 AM

Fantastic work !



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

Where did you get the gears and hand wheels?



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

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#14 Randy D

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

Hi Folks,

 

   Jonathan,  That's what I thought when I saw it!

 

    Neal,  thanks, Will pm you a link.

 

   Hi Joe,  Thank you for following this one!

 

   Jim,  Thank you and hope you don't mind me stealing ideas from your dio :D  :D

 

    Paul and Jim,   Don't cast my own, have a large stash of detail parts from a few decades of train modelling that come in handy.

 

    Hi Rick,  Glad you like it!

 

     Sam,  Thank you.

 

    Hi Ray,   Thanks and your latest build looks like it will be great fun to follow.  Did not know that Cougar ever existed.

 

    Thank you James!

 

 

    Update,      finishing this up and going with a well used look,,,

 

 

 

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

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   That is all I've got,  thanks for looking in!

 

 

 

     Randy



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

Holy Mackerel !!!!

 

That is incredible !!!

 

This could stand all by itself on any model show display table.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

WOW Randy that is awesome ! about how long did it take you to make it  and design it ?



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

ok randy...u sure thats not ur real lathe...that is beautiful craftmanship.... B)