Modeler's Corner

Scale Updates

| May 2005

  • WebbingcastSamson.jpg
    Above: A close-up of the finely detailed webbing cast into the Samson’s main base.
  • LittleSamsonprototype.jpg
    Left: The Little Samson prototype with the full-size Samson in the background.
  • LooselyassembledSamson-1.jpg
    Above: A set of patterns for the Samson.
  • 17castingsMarion.jpg
    Above: The first 17 castings for the Marion 25.
  • LooselyassembledSamson.jpg
    Top: Loosely assembled Samson. Note the 12-inch combination square at right.

  • WebbingcastSamson.jpg
  • LittleSamsonprototype.jpg
  • LooselyassembledSamson-1.jpg
  • 17castingsMarion.jpg
  • LooselyassembledSamson.jpg

Hello again, everyone. I'm still waiting to finish repairs on my old milling machine, so I haven't made the progress on the Gade I'd hoped for. I expect to be back on track in a few weeks, and once I'm moving ahead I'll continue my report on building the scale Gade from Morrison and Marvin.

Last issue I mentioned that Lester Bowman was continuing work on his scale Samson. Lester has provided an update on the project, which appears below.

In the meantime, I'm still planning on being at the 2005 North American Model Engineering Society show (NAMES), which will be held April 23-24, in Southgate, Mich. I'll have a full report in a future issue, and I'm still planning on having the Gade ready by NAMES.

We don't get a lot of news in this hobby, but I recently found out that Rich Dickey, who wrote the five-part scale Redwing buildup series that first started in the November 2004 issue of Gas Engine Magazine, has bought Redwing!

Vic Greenwood has been running the company since 1999, but he decided it was time to exit the business. Rich had so much fun building his engine, he decided to make scale engines a full-time part of his life. So congratulations to Rich, who's discovered quickly what the rest of us already knew, and that's how much fun building scale engines is. Is this hobby great, or what?

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