Farmall Doctor

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  • Birthday 07/31/1976

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  1. Another IH Related Modelling Project!

    ....also, it was mentioned making a model of one of the Iron Ore ships. well, hopefully soon! I am planning on an HO scale model of The International... made of sheet metal and steel! I have been collecting countless photos of her as she sailed under her many names over her career. Too many things on the go right at the moment though. In case you missed it last year, I did paint a large 4' cutout of her from 3/4" plywood.. it hangs on the wall in my shop. Thanks for the interest in my projects!
  2. Another IH Related Modelling Project!

    Hi guys! Sorry I am late to the replies.. Hillman posted a link to steamers owned by IHC... well, I made a couple of those too! haha
  3. Another IH Related Modelling Project!

    Thanks! I would imagine that it handled all shunting duties around the plant.. from receiving raw materials to putting long trainloads of new implements together. It would have been great to see in person. Luckily I have a few friends that did get to see it in person.
  4. Another IH Related Modelling Project!

    Hi Folks! Thanks for the kind words on my project. Here is a little video that I put together with the boys running it on our little layout. I think it's pretty cute!
  5. Neat Steam Engine Video

    That's quite a rig!! Much faster than my outfit! haha
  6. flu fires always in the back of my mind

    Could be, but I am sure you could find another brand somewhere. I am still going to sweep and fully clean out the chimney and woodstove at least once a year, but this stuff definitely helps with creosote buildup, and will promote better heating.
  7. Another IH Related Modelling Project!

    Thanks for the kind words... I used a limited edition Proto Series 2000. It runs very nice and smooth on the track.
  8. flu fires always in the back of my mind

    This stuff works great! I used to turn the flue damper back and forth to break the creosote in the damper, but now there is none! Just sprinkle a capful on a low hot fire every couple of days.
  9. Another IH Related Modelling Project!

    I just finished customizing this HO scale ALCO S1 to resemble the one that IH used at the Hamilton, Ontario plant. A very tedious project, but it turned out pretty good. This particular loco, #308 was built in 1946... and after changing hands a few times, I have found it to still be in service for the New York and Lake Erie RR!! Here's a picture, and a link to view pictures of the build. Happy New Year!
  10. Dt407 rebuild problem

    That shaft is only supposed to go in one way! The tang is offset.
  11. Dt407 rebuild problem

    Pump timing on a Roosa Master does not get installed 180* out like the later Model 100 pumps on the 300, 400 series. A common problem I have encountered on the Roosa pump is the fuel control helix becomes gummed up and won't come out of shut off position. It is accessible under the pump top cover. Undo the throttle linkage and actuate the control by hand at the pump to see that everything is moving freely. The control helix shaft is near the rear in the center with a little arm on it. A good washing with penetrating oil is usually all they need>
  12. Bottle bombs

    It's the way of the road.
  13. Edmund Fitzgerald Nov 10, 1975

    Wheelsman steers the ship.. the Captain never touched the wheel. Wheelsman was in control of the ship whether the Captain was on the bridge or not.. as when Cap went to bed. 1st mate would spell off the Cap and also read charts and plot the course, which was approved by Cap. Chief Engineer oversees all of the mechanicals of the ship and spells out the duties to the other engineers under him... and does a lot of paperwork involved with fuel supply, running the self unloader system, etc. Oiler and Wiper positions were from the old steam days, and their positions are as they are named.. keeping the large number of bearings on the engine well oiled, and wiper, keeping everything clean, which of course keeeps things running smoothly. Deckhands do everything required topside from removing and then securing hatch covers, going ashore to secure mooring lines, chipping ice, scraping, painting, cleaning the cargo holds, etc. They are supervised by the Watchman. Generally, everybody works 4 hours on duty, 4 hours off, around the clock.
  14. Edmund Fitzgerald Nov 10, 1975

    It is estimated that it was at this time, between 7:20 and 7:30 e.s.t. that she went down and disappeared... This is a very nice tribute video.