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Puffing Devil

Postby rtibbs2018 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:45 pm

This model locomotive is based upon the very first steam locomotive ever created. This was invented by Richard Trevithick in Cornwall, England in 1802, and was given the nickname of "Puffing Devil"
It was constructed from Clayton Boyer plans.

I exercised artistic as well as historic license by Painting in John Deere colors and adhering rubber tires to the wheels.
The boiler section is made from 5 sections of 3/4" wood with center cut out to accommodate the electric motor, battery switches etc.

I also have a model railroad smoke generator to provide realistic smoke puffing from the stack.

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Re: Puffing Devil

Postby highpockets » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:54 pm

I like it!!! Great job!!! The paint job is really nice.
What kind of wood did you use?

Thanks for sharing...
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Re: Puffing Devil

Postby rtibbs2018 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:05 pm

Pine for the boiler, Maple for the wheels and most everything else is Plywood. (Neoprene for the tires)
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Re: Puffing Devil

Postby highpockets » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:13 pm

Would be great to see some video of it running.... :D
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Re: Puffing Devil

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:48 pm

This is a cool project, Ron! I love the short history lesson, too. Makes it even more fun and interesting!
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Re: Puffing Devil

Postby Leo » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:02 pm

I love old steam engines and this one is a beauty for sure.

If you do a video I would love to see it as well.
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Re: Puffing Devil

Postby TReischl » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:14 pm

Real Steam without the Punk!!! Nice job. Things with gears are great.
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Re: Puffing Devil

Postby rtibbs2018 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:55 pm

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ld7fvilhx7n1 ... 2.MOV?dl=0

Thanks guys. Hopefully the link above will get you to a short video

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Re: Puffing Devil

Postby SteveNelson46 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:58 pm

Now that's really cool.
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Re: Puffing Devil

Postby highpockets » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:35 pm

Fantastic!!! I watched the video several times. Made me smile....

Very well done...
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Re: Puffing Devil

Postby rtibbs2018 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:36 pm

The "Hitch in it's get along" has been eliminated. One of the pitman arms was hitting the brass axle :oops:
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