Building a shop ...some new pics 01/23

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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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Thanks for looking in!

Randy

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

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this has the start of another megathread

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Wow !! Great scratch building !!

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

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

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

Sam

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

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Fantastic work !

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Where did you get the gears and hand wheels?

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

Randy

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Holy Mackerel !!!!

That is incredible !!!

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

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

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

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Brilliant!

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ooooooh Dude ....the shavings and the washes .....STUNNER !

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Looking at those photos I'd expect that it actually works! Superb job

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Hi Folks,

Jim, Glad you like it :)

Hi Keith, not too long, went on ebay to look at used lathes and checked out some newer ones on commercial sites. Just tried to get the porportions close.

Thanks Neal!!

Hi Darryl, Thank you.

James, Appreciate the kind words!

Thanks Tom :)

Some progress.....

Making up a drum and small cart

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