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Offline Eric M.

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Steam shovel rebuild
« on: March 23, 2009, 10:22:02 PM »
I have always been a sucker for cable powered shovels-- and, ok, I'll admit this isn't a steam shovel it's a gas powered shovel.  I hope you all can forgive me.

This model started it's life as a 1:25 scale die cast shovel of a somewhat more modern design.  It was also bright orange.  As you can see I have changed it a bit.  The scale is now 1:20.3




















Thanks for looking.

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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009, 10:46:10 PM »
Hi Eric
Thanks - wow what a great work of art that is. That makes both a fantastic load for the flat car and a stand alone model. thanks for sharing.  woohoo
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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009, 11:09:49 PM »
Very nice peice of work Eric.

cheers mike
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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 06:18:41 AM »
Great Job Eric.  c/ c/
It shows the amount of detail that can be placed into a 7/8th model.

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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 08:22:33 AM »
Wonderful!! A great example of scale transition possibilities. - B2
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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 11:28:13 AM »
Did I miss something here?
The original first post in this thread identifies the model as formerly 1:24 converted to 1:20... NOT 7/8ths.
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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 11:37:32 AM »
Carlo -  You are correct.  The model went from 1:25 to 1:20.3.

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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 02:05:02 PM »
That's right, it is 20.3 scale. That's why it is here in the ON30/GN15/G scale area.  None the less, thanks for the compliments everybody I am really happy with the conversion.  I figure many of the principles of upscaling this model from 1:25 are the same as those that 7/8ths modelers would use.  That's why I thought people here might appreciate it.  For John to say that this model has the level of detail of a 7/8ths model is huge praise in my eyes and I really do appreciate that.

I may fill out this "smaller scale" area of the SE Lounge with some of my other 1:20.3 projects if people don't mind because other online forums, that shall remain nameless, seem to generate less interest in this type of building.  I guess what I am trying to say is I find the creative atmosphere, level of craftsmanship and camaraderie to be better here at the SE Lounge. I personally tend to get a lot more inspiration from the builders here as well and I admire all of the beautiful work that is presented by everybody on the SE Lounge, despite the fact that I don't even build in 7/8ths (currently only FN3, FN2, 1:12 and 1:8 are my scales.)

So if the interest is there, I will post other projects that I think might be relevant or have cross scale inspirational merit.  Let me know what you all think.  I figure this ON30/GN15/G scale area is here for a reason so I would like to use it.

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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009, 02:10:59 PM »
One of the great things about narrow gauge  modeling is even the smaller and larger scales offer a lot of ideas and inspiration along with applicable tips and tricks. The forum automatically changes appearance so you know you are in either this section or 16mm rather than 7/8ths.  The only subject that may be removed by moderators is mainline content  :}  after all this is a narrow minded forum. 
Hi Eric, be nice to see more I find myself often browsing narrow gauge show sites looking for ideas from other scales. 
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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2009, 02:33:10 PM »
Thanks for the "official" response Ferd.  I can assure you that there would be no mainline content from me.  All of my projects are narrow gauge and in most cases the smaller the equipment the better.  That is one of the very reasons why I gravitate to the SE Lounge-- because I am not really interested in someones repaint of a dash-8 diesel (for example.)  On the other hand Lister's, simplex's, and skips are just my cup of tea.

Currently the only model I own that is standard gauge is my 1:8 scale Falk logging loco in 7.5" gauge, and that is hardly mainline.  I would use my best judgment to post only things that fit the "general flavor" of what can be found elsewhere in the SE Lounge.

Regards,
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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2009, 03:17:40 PM »
Eric,
 Beautiful work y2 y2 Who really cares about the scale tick tick tick I find that models done so accurately as yours are very helpful in working in any scale you wish to choose.  2fun 2fun 2fun Good and great ideas work anywhere. You just have to put your mind to it. For example your tractor style seat. I am going to try and duplicate it in 7/8ths scale for a critter I am working on. Heck, why not do the whole shovel in 7/8ths 2fun 2fun 2fun
Keep up the posting regardless of scale and fine work.
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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2009, 07:53:56 AM »
Eric -
I certainly did not mean to sound negative, or pejorative with my "that's not 7/8ths" comment. The model is great, and the scale is only reference information. I model in 1", 1/2" and even 2" scales, so I have no axe to grind. keep up the good work, and post it wherever you choose. Just tell us where we can see it.

All that being said, I'd love to see some of your 1" scale models.
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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2010, 10:42:26 AM »
Any chance of re- posting the pictures as all I can see is white squares
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Re: Steam shovel rebuild
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2010, 06:11:33 PM »
Superb, Eric... the attention to detail is exquisite... I love the bucket of grease... can almost smell it !

Thanks for posting the picture... John
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Steam on !