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A huge thank you goes out to a forum member here for the donation of a pair of Bowman 234's to my friend and myself for our new tinplate group and layout we are planning to display in the near future.  My friend chose the red LMS engine(still needs a tender, so I am hunting for him) to pull his Hogwarts train.  The LNER will stay at my place and join my old BL Super E.  I got the LNER running both on blocks and a short and very fast run(on 5 wicks, I have now capped the front 2 wicks to slow her a bit). The Crimson LMS will get its track test tomorrow, it ran great on the blocks.   Both are missing the oiling felts that wrap around the rods, is there a hack or a replacement for them?   While not the most pleasing engine design, they are one powerful beast!  Gonna have to use a length of chain between the tender and cars, these really are gauge 1 on O gauge track.  Its a shame the original Bowman coaches are so hard to find.    Thanks again to the forum member, my friend is super excited, once I track test his, I will send it on to him as he lives a couple hours from my place.  Our first loose lay train layout will be at the Danville, Indiana show this coming November.     Mike and Anthony. 
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Bruce
That little traveling crane actually has a working chain hoist. I've got it hooked up lifting a tiny boiler I had in the parts box. Yes, the control panel is fully functional. The little blank 'buttons' are supposed to be junction boxes but the wires just pass through them and to the switches. The miniature rotary switches are fully functional. The lights and motor run on 110-120V and their wiring passes through the switchboard. One switch is for the panel (cherub) light, another for the lamp over the engine, next is for the two lamps in the tool room, and last one is for the motor. The switches work but are old and worn so I leave them all in the 'on' position and use a master switch on the power cord. The bulbs, by the way, are period antique bulbs from Germany that are 220V so they glow dimly on 110-20. I also wired in a tiny secondary switch for the motor that's hidden under the base. That way I can turn all the lights on without running the motor every time. Hope this makes sense.
Brent
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Very nice Arnold , I really like all the gears and driven water pump also , beautiful machine.
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I have just watched this magnificent shop several more times on my bigger home monitor (20") as opposed to my cell phone during my lunch break , I keep seeing more delicious items that are catching my eye , I absolutely love the overhead crane , and the control panel on the wall really intrigues me...does it function Brent ? I haven't figured it out yet 😊👍
So many ,many , Many things to fidget with , fuss with and interact with ...a steamers paradise to be immersed in the running of.
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Thank you Ranier. Yes, I only cleaned the machine tools as they were in good condition. The overhead line shaft, overhead crane, switchboard, and chimney are also in original condition. Of course the walls and base are newly made and painted tinplate. I suppose I could age them but I'm not very good at those processes and might end up with a worse result in looking artificial. As it is now it will always be obvious which parts are new and which parts are old; to me that is a good thing. 
Brent
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Congrats to you Brent, great resto and nice video!
I like that you didn't touch the machine model's patina.
In comparison to them, the walls and floor look somewhat "new"...
I know that it is a question of personal taste, I would have possibly aged those surfaces carefully.
However, the quality and finish of your resto is outstanding and the result is more than worth your long years effort!
Well done!
Rainer
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A wonderful workshop restoration - hardly any others in that class. Truly well done!
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Thanks Bruce. Seems anticlimactic to me too! I could write a book on the subject. Those aren't just old style bulbs--they're antique German bulbs from the same period--cost me a fortune but worth it. Marklin used a type of bulb and socket not found here in the US. They're 220V but working on 110V so should last my lifetime if not longer; also got a couple spares. I hope to bring it to NAMES or Cabin Fever if I can make a proper crate; it takes two people to move it.
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Spectacular Brent ,seems a bit anti climatic to just make one video of such a great restoration project. The old style filament bulbs are just the touch. I really like all the detail in such a steam machine shop.
Well done Sir.
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After a year-long difficult restoration, here, finally, is a video of Marklin's 1904-09 no. 4283 steam and electric machine shop. As many of you know, this was found with most of its tinplate building missing except for the doors and chimney. Fortunately all of the internal parts were there including the little slate switchboard, lineshaft, motor, steam engine, overhead crane and chain hoist and all the tools.

https://youtu.be/DuABsUxMhr8

You can see some "before" photos and an interesting discussion (make sure you read all of it) on that "other" forum here:

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/modelsteam/guess-that-model-number-t102890.html
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