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#46 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 05:50 PM

Deb and I also got to ride inside one of the monster mining shovels for a hour while it was working in a coal mine a few years ago. Very COOL> Deb was pretty nervous the whole time, ha,ha.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 06:10 PM

Very realistic! Do your models move at all? Either way, they are still pretty cool!

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 06:29 PM

What you do is simply amazing!! Thanks for keeping us up to date.

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Posted February 10, 2012 - 04:40 PM

Thanks again , todays picture shows me working on the bottom skid plates and the teeth for the bucket. catbucketsparks.jpg

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Posted February 10, 2012 - 07:13 PM

Good work! How many hours do you think you have into just the bucket? How many more hours do you think you have on the bucket? (Not counting paint)

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 02:24 PM

The models are just static models, but the cylinders do move in and out and the frames articulate like a real one does. The excavators are mounted on bearings and do swivel like a real one too. Here is the next progress picture showing me getting the first dozen or so parts welds ground, filled and sanded . Then I primed them to stop them from rusting over the weeks they sit in the shop. I am working on the main body now and will work on hydraulic lines next. The middle of next week I should get going on the design for the first track parts.



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Posted February 16, 2012 - 03:34 PM

Nice progress Don sorry you are having troubles posting try these videos, they may help.

http://gardentractor...file-uploading/

http://gardentractor...image-browsing/


http://gardentractor...11438-my-media/

http://gardentractor...d-and-replying/


There are more videos in the folder here
http://gardentractor...-how-to-videos/

But the ones listed above are about files and attachments

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 07:05 PM

  • I posted a picture today of the excavator parts primed and assembled if anyone is interested .


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Posted February 20, 2012 - 07:27 PM

Wow that is Awesome!!! You give new meaning to fabrication! :thumbs:

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 07:32 PM

With the primer you can see even more details! Lookin' good Don!

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 07:38 PM

Looks great, Don. The primer does help see what you have done. I'll be watching for the tracks, gotta see those.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 04:40 PM

Don ,that is looking great.And as said,with the primer,it does show more detail.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 08:02 AM

Todays picture shows me making progress on the hydraulic lines.


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Posted February 22, 2012 - 08:11 AM

That is looking very nice, Don. Need to spend some more time on your site, if I can figure out when. LOL Rather busy right now.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 10:43 AM

Looking good ,Don.Keep the photos coming.




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