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    ABOUT ME

  • Journeyman Model Maker, Father and Grandfather, married for 46 years.
  • Cary, NC
  • Steam model making, cowboy shooting, repairing antique pocket watches and clocks
  • Retired

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  • Posted in thread: American LaFrance Steam Fire Pumper on 01-07-2014 at 03:44 AM
    Good evening all and a chilly one at that,I have a little more to share. First I want to share
    some of my gasket cutting tools. Picture #1 shows the basics. I bought a small cutting board at
    the Dolla...

  • Posted in thread: American LaFrance Steam Fire Pumper on 12-29-2013 at 05:19 PM
    Greetings my friends,I know it has been a while since my last post, but a lot has been
    happening here at the DuFour house hold. My wife's mother has been living with us for over 25
    years. She took ill...

  • Posted in thread: American LaFrance Steam Fire Pumper on 08-30-2013 at 02:16 AM
    Frank, thank you again for your kindness.. Let me say this about the value of a model. It is
    only worth what someone is willing to pay for it and what the seller is willing to sell it for.
    The $16K is...

  • Posted in thread: American LaFrance Steam Fire Pumper on 08-29-2013 at 10:20 PM
    Thank you for your kind comments. I am hoping to get back to my LaFrance this weekend. I have
    been tied up with a lot of contract work of late.I actually had a chance to see that LaFrance
    model in per...

  • Posted in thread: Kozo A3 in 1.5" scale on 07-28-2013 at 05:58 PM
    Greetings,In regards to your stak blower; I did the same thing for my steam traction engines.
    Make sure you have some fresh air coming in at the stak or you will melt down the squirrel cage
    from the i...

  • Posted in thread: American LaFrance Steam Fire Pumper on 07-27-2013 at 01:18 AM
    Good Evening,Been at it again ;DPicture #1 shows modifying the feed water pump mounting plate.
    The 1/8" thick brass piece looked a little out of proportion. So the pump was mounted to the
    plate and a...

  • Posted in thread: American LaFrance Steam Fire Pumper on 07-23-2013 at 02:08 AM
    Good Evening,Just came in from the shop. Thought I would share what I have been up too.Picture
    #1 shows the two new suction hose connection pipes with their removable caps. The handles were
    made from ...

  • Posted in thread: Cutting lubrication on 07-21-2013 at 04:58 AM
    If you are looking for a home brew or something readily available. Go to your local grocery
    store and buy a can of Crisco cooking grease. No kidding, it works very well. I worked part
    time in a small ...

  • Posted in thread: American LaFrance Steam Fire Pumper on 07-09-2013 at 03:52 AM
    Good evening,Spent most of the weekend and all day to day working on the LaFrance.Picture #1
    shows the eccentric for the feed water pump in place between the hub of the flywheel and main
    bearing.Pictu...

  • Posted in thread: American LaFrance Steam Fire Pumper on 07-01-2013 at 01:29 AM
    Good Evening,I had a chance to spend some quality time on the LaFrance project this past week.
    I dis-assembled all the major components surrounding the engines and pump. I am starting with
    the main be...

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