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John Kokas

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #60 on: May 25, 2018, 11:41:44 PM »
Shouldn't the new label read kilburn. And Downey?


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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2018, 01:21:58 PM »
Harold,

The quality of the pattern and casting work you are doing is simply amazing.  Although using simple and your pattern work in the same sentence seems counter intuitive. 

Really great work and like so much of what our group accomplishes, your work is up to the best preservation museum quality to be found anywhere.
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« Reply #62 on: May 26, 2018, 03:12:00 PM »
Let me second what Bill said. Simply amazing work.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #63 on: May 28, 2018, 05:45:51 PM »
That is amazing work, Harold!  Wow!
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #64 on: May 30, 2018, 02:05:26 AM »
A second try posting a photo using a 3rd party web site my wife sue found, let me know if there is a photo below...if so what do you think of our colors?



My full size mock up of the lettering on brown background with varnish covering all...just a rough bit of plywood

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #65 on: May 30, 2018, 02:16:34 AM »
Eric,

Looks great.  However, I am so use to the current green that the brown/green will take some getting use to. 

Nice consist by the way.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #66 on: May 30, 2018, 02:19:48 AM »
Bill, the brown has grown on me so that the green looks funny... that is what happens when you play with models!
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #67 on: May 30, 2018, 05:06:48 PM »
Very, very nice model and photograph. :)
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2018, 02:33:34 AM »
Here is what the seat side frame pattern is looking like so far.  This will be the top side pattern.  There are 17 separate pieces here, all loosely assembled on a base plate.  Many of the pieces required curves to be cut in two different dimensions.   Once this is glued up, all the features get added, such as the lips along the edges, the lettering and the feet. 

There will be a corresponding core that will form the underside of the seat frame.   There is a corresponding piece to each of the 17 pieces which will form the same parting line for the core, but looks like an impression of this top side pattern.  You can see the pile of them just to the left. 

This is the most difficult pattern I have done.  It has been a crazy amount of time so far -- over a hundred hours.  A lot of the time is set up, measuring and creating drawings.  I am trying to make it as robust as I can, since this will be used for more than a couple of seats -- 24 just for Coach 9. 

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2018, 08:31:02 AM »
That looks awesome. Lots of fine craftsmanship there.

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« Reply #70 on: July 07, 2018, 01:51:24 PM »
Now that is a piece of work - or should I say many pieces! The talent that the WW&F has attracted on all fronts is amazing! Imagine what could be accomplished if the winters didn't slow everything down. But then there has to be a time for rest and contemplation! Kudos to all for your accomplishments!
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« Reply #71 on: July 07, 2018, 03:38:49 PM »
Harold,

That is simply fantastic work.  Such patience and craftsmanship.  Our Museum is so very fortunate to have so many volunteers with such talent who are willing to devote so much time, energy and resources to the preservation of the WW&F and the Maine 2 footers. 
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #72 on: July 11, 2018, 11:54:34 PM »
This will be another update on the seat pattern.  I will do it in a series of posts, so that I can upload pictures and stay under the limit. 

First picture:  This is the frame or skeleton that will become the core box.  It is ready to be glued to the 17 pieces that mate with the top side mold parts. 

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #73 on: July 11, 2018, 11:56:25 PM »
Now this frame is placed on the assembly, with glue to attach it to the pieces it touches.   

(I assume everyone knows to click on the picture to embiggen, not the hyperlink below it.)

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #74 on: July 11, 2018, 11:57:03 PM »
Now a side view of the same assembly.