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The Bullion Express (Boot Hill Express)

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  • Member since
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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:25 AM

steve5
that looks so cool steve
 

Thanks Steve. One assembly done--much more to go. Wink

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:34 AM

Hey;

     Except for the  exterior color It looks just like my 440, Just before it blew up. ! Really inventive there.Keep on keepin on,I am watching.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:40 AM

Hey Goldhammer--that is very interesting. I took an overview look but I will have to drill down further. They don't seem to say anything about when the project needs to be done by. That would be my biggest stumbling block to entering it. It could be a fun sidebar to the project though. I have never entered a contest. I will look into it more.

Yesterday I watched a Youtube update from a guy I follow. He is fun to watch and he lives in my home state of Wisconsin. This particular video is 6 years old but I laughed when he came across two TDs Boothill Express Kits in his stash, still in their wrappers. Goldmine! Indifferent

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:41 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hey;

     Except for the  exterior color It looks just like my 440, Just before it blew up. ! Really inventive there.Keep on keepin on,I am watching.

 

LOL. That is funny TB. And thanks for the kudos and for watching.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:47 AM

Bakster

Well, spent two hours trying to find a way to show this in action. Not sure if this large file will cause the thread to dog, but lets give it a whirl. If you guys have issues let me know.

Just a few words about this. I decided to custom mix a color not so close to the gold I will use later for the bullion. I used Alclad Bronze with a mix of Alclad copper. No light leaks that I see. 

 

 

 

Two words....bad a$$!!! 

                   

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:22 AM

Bakster

Hey Goldhammer--that is very interesting. I took an overview look but I will have to drill down further. They don't seem to say anything about when the project needs to be done by. That would be my biggest stumbling block to entering it. It could be a fun sidebar to the project though. I have never entered a contest. I will look into it more.

 

 

 

Have to submit by June 1st, 4 pics showing all sides, 10 second video showing all sides.

This is the third annual, so it looks like they run it yearly. Didn't state a time frame for building.

Btw, Atlantis is repoping the grader and a couple of others.  27.00 and available for pre-order.  I'd trust MM more than some other vendors.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:24 PM

mustang1989
Two words....bad a$$!!! 

Hey thanks Joe! 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:48 PM

goldhammer
Have to submit by June 1st, 4 pics showing all sides, 10 second video showing all sides.

Ok, I will never make that deadline. This project will probably take me another 8 to 12 months. But when I am done with it, if by chance, I can see if they are running another. Probably be a different theme but we'll see.  Thanks for mentioning it either way.

goldhammer
Btw, Atlantis is repoping the grader and a couple of others.  27.00 and available for pre-order.  I'd trust MM more than some other vendors.

I will tell my brother. He wants to order the Grader. And I agree about MM over some of the others. Pickins are slim right now for preorder. 

I ordered the jewelry cap noted earlier. That should look decent for the top-stack. For this project, the stack is not for exhaust but for heat ventilation. I will make a hood that will position just above the power plant that then vents heat out through the roof. Hopefully, the cap comes soon because I'd like to start that next.

The roof is pretty much done in terms of filler. I have one small pinhole to take care of but I think that is about it. I also ordered some rivets that I hope to use primarily on the gun turret. 

Having fun with this one. 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:36 PM

Bakster

Really cool, and no "kaboom" on the site (so far).

 

I'm very torn as to whether that needs fiberoptic-filled header pipes or not.

My vision of that would be hoolowed out headers (or bent metal tubing) with the f/o held back from the visile end like 5-10mm, but each strand goinf to a slightly different color choice.

Competing with that vision is a stack of brass tubing running out to "pods" with bluse plasma pulsing LEDs, possibly using one of the electrolumescent panels out there.

(Yeah, so, this caught my eye:  https://www.amazon.com/Lychee-Glowing-Strobing-Electroluminescent-Robbin/dp/B008GXRL1O )

Yes, I'm clearly an enabler . . .

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:12 PM

CapnMac82
Really cool, and no "kaboom" on the site (so far).

Hey Capn, thanks, and good to hear!

CapnMac82
My vision of that would be hoolowed out headers (or bent metal tubing) with the f/o held back from the visile end like 5-10mm, but each strand goinf to a slightly different color choice. Competing with that vision is a stack of brass tubing running out to "pods" with bluse plasma pulsing LEDs, possibly using one of the electrolumescent panels out there. (Yeah, so, this caught my eye:  https://www.amazon.com/Lychee-Glowing-Strobing-Electroluminescent-Robbin/dp/B008GXRL1O )

You know Capn, I was running towards no pipes but I have to tell ya, I think you convinced me otherwise. If I understand your idea correctly, this could be awesome.

How about this. I run dual multi set pipes into pods, the pods house the LEDs, then that light is outputted either direct or through FO. I am imagining something looking like the barrels of a gatling gun. Each barrel would have light coming through it, either via FO, or an Led sitting behind a multi output port.

I really like this idea because it's futuristic enough to not be like a modern exhaust pipe, and it flows with the whole steampunk thing. My initial issue with using pipes was that they would look too conventional. This would change the dynamic of it. Need to look into you link more and your panels idea too.

 

CapnMac82
Yes, I'm clearly an enabler . .

Yes you are! Lol. But it's good stuff.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:28 AM

Oh that looks awesome Bakster!!!

Though I feel like I should be wearing one of those radiation tags while looking at it.

 

'What does it mean when my tag turns completly black?!?'

'Um, that you might want to make sure your funeral plans are made up.'

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:34 PM

Gamera
Oh that looks awesome Bakster!!! Though I feel like I should be wearing one of those radiation tags while looking at it.   'What does it mean when my tag turns completly black?!?' 'Um, that you might want to make sure your funeral plans are made up.'

Hey thanks, Gam. I had a helper. Thank goodness for a Homer.

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 4:28 PM

Bakster
and it flows with the whole steampunk thing.

Which was the direction I was thinking.

Like a acryic tube, say, lined with parchment to diffuse, then a blue EL tape inside.  Then, apply steampunk wood battens and iron bands around that to make a "warp nacelle."

Now, for full SP asthetic, you probably need a bunch of flanged pipe fitting & Dresser couplings, which means you'd like need an AnyCubic printer . . . which unlike the EL tapes and such, is not cheap.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 4:52 PM

Gamera
'What does it mean when my tag turns completly black?!?'

With the modern detectors, they don't change color.  You have to process them to find the dose.  Which per OSHA/EPA regs determine such things in µSv, which is like reporting airtemperatures in hundredths of degrees.

It's 88º here in DFW just now, NWS tells me it's 88.2º the thermocouple I pulled out for testing tells me the back patio is 87.9201º--I know which value actually tells me the most.

A banananana emits 0.1 µSv Which has given us the BED, the Banana Equivalent Dose (dang monkeys intruding again!).  A 50% exposure is about 20 million BED.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:26 PM

CapnMac82
Like a acryic tube, say, lined with parchment to diffuse, then a blue EL tape inside.  Then, apply steampunk wood battens and iron bands around that to make a "warp nacelle."

So is it your vision that this thing can fly? Like the Star Trek shuttlecraft?  I hadn't considered that possibily. For awhile there I was thinking this carriage should travel in time, though. A flying carriage is a whole new spin on the project. Interesting. 

CapnMac82
Now, for full SP asthetic, you probably need a bunch of flanged pipe fitting & Dresser couplings, which means you'd like need an AnyCubic printer . . . which unlike the EL tapes and such, is not cheap.

I think you forgot who you are talking to. I am cheap. Lol.

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:35 PM

CapnMac82
Yeah, so, this caught my eye:  https://www.amazon.com/Lychee-Glowing-Strobing-Electroluminescent-Robbin/dp/B008GXRL1O )

Capn, have you worked with this stuff before? Curious how well it works. A ways back I purchased some sideviewing FO and I have to tell ya, it was disappointing. It looks very much like the stuff in the link but the FO I purchased didn't offer much in terms of light output. Wondering if this is different technology.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:23 PM

Bakster
I ordered the jewelry cap noted earlier. That should look decent for the top-stack.

They came in. I splayed the piece some before taking the image. I think the scale is pretty darn close. Time to make the stack. I'd like to find a thin-walled tube of some sort. Evergreens offering is too thick. In HLs cake section they had some thin-walled plastic tubing. The diameter offering was limited but I thought that what they had might be handy because the tube was much larger than a soda straw and it was thin-walled. I might need to go back there for more distraction. 

Capn--I'll be on the lookout for that plumbing truck.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:25 PM

Holy cow did this thread get away from me in a few short weeks or what???

I'll be happier than happy tomorrow AM sipping coffee, catching up, and laughing. And I see we have a new follower, Gil. How cool is that.

And Timmy is back.

And a new mascot. Bones McGee. Fibber's skinny relative, maybe?

I'll try to contribute something more worthwhile tomorrow, but from a quick scan of many pages, looking neat, Stevie. Yes

-Greg

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:48 AM

 Now, that idea for the crown is okay.

        I like that idea. Question though. How deadly is the radiation from the power plant?  Should the operator keep his distance?

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:55 AM

Tanker-Builder

 Now, that idea for the crown is okay.

        I like that idea. Question though. How deadly is the radiation from the power plant?  Should the operator keep his distance?

 

If you wear a lead codpiece you'll probably be okay...

 

All joking aside I'm picturing all this cool stuff Capt Mac and the others have suggested and my mind is blown!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:10 PM

Greg
I'll try to contribute something more worthwhile tomorrow

Hehe. Stick out tongue

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:17 PM

Tanker-Builder
        I like that idea. Question though. How deadly is the radiation from the power plant?  Should the operator keep his distance?

At this stage.. no. It is properly encased. However... assembly was tough donning a radiation suite. Imagine manipulating small parts wearing lead lined gloves. Wink

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:29 PM

Gamera
my mind is blown!!!

Gam, a blown mind is a terrible thing to waste. Enjoy it. Geeked

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:21 PM

Oh man that motor looks cool!  Very nice job - can't wait to see what you have in mind for this project.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:41 PM

Bakster

 

 
Tanker-Builder
        I like that idea. Question though. How deadly is the radiation from the power plant?  Should the operator keep his distance?

 

At this stage.. no. It is properly encased. However... assembly was tough donning a radiation suite. Imagine manipulating small parts wearing lead lined gloves. Wink

 

I was supposed to wear a radiation suit!?!?!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, May 28, 2021 8:21 AM

Bakster

 

 
Greg
I'll try to contribute something more worthwhile tomorrow

 

Hehe. Stick out tongue

 

So this morning I realized I missed your thread title again and forgot all about my planned AM entertainment yesterday (this thread). First I thought "oh no, I let Steve down", next thought was "nobody will remember anyway".

I almost choked when I saw your post! Surprise

And talk about one of the greatest scenes ever. I miss 'ol 'Ted Baxter'. (I know, wrong movie/show....but he's Ted Baxter to me.

-Greg

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, May 28, 2021 12:20 PM

Greg
I almost choked when I saw your post!

 


Laughing my tail off, Greg. That was worth the wait! Yes

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, May 28, 2021 12:22 PM

Gamera

 

 
Bakster

 

 
Tanker-Builder
        I like that idea. Question though. How deadly is the radiation from the power plant?  Should the operator keep his distance?

 

At this stage.. no. It is properly encased. However... assembly was tough donning a radiation suite. Imagine manipulating small parts wearing lead lined gloves. Wink

 

 

 

I was supposed to wear a radiation suit!?!?!! 

 

Lol..  Um no. I am sure you will be fine. Indifferent Angel

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, May 28, 2021 12:31 PM

keavdog

Oh man that motor looks cool!  Very nice job - can't wait to see what you have in mind for this project.

 

Hey thanks, John. I can't wait to see the evolution either. It is evolving from idea to idea as people contribute. I have a general idea of what I am looking for but it could end up very different than first planned. Which, is not a bad thing, but a very good thing.

Thanks for commenting and following Sir...

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, May 28, 2021 3:27 PM

Bakster
Capn, have you worked with this stuff before?

Yeah, the tape EL stuff is pretty good for H'ween decor and the like (if not weatherproof).

It's not like the sketchy FO stuff meant for "effects."

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