As I mentioned in the building forum ( http://www.mylargescale.com/Communit...c/Default.aspx
) I planned on building a gas well to put along the back edge (about 3" wide ledge) so that it would block the fact that the world simply, well, ends. Then I thought a bit more, and decided to make a small oil well instead. I originally envisioned something along the lines of a 4HP Myrick Eclipse with attached pumpjack, but I didn't have the proper sized dowel for the cylinder....Soooo, then I made do with what size I had (3/4") , and found a couple spare cast iron toy wheels and ended up with something about the size of a 10HP. Rather large for this type of installation, but Star made vertical engines this size for in well drillers, so it will do. I'm still trying to decide whether to make a shanty for over it. If I had to do over I'd make the engine a little shorter. The beam is kind of cozy with the top of the hot tube on the engine. The valves are just brads... I was too lazy to model the springs. And the cooling barrel should be higher for a thermosiphon, or it should have a small centrifugal pump on the bottom pipe..... But that is getting kind of picky for a background item.
How it looked about 3 hours ago. One nice thing about being indoors is you can use basswood without worrying about it warping.
Painted and installed
Comments, suggestions, ideas all welcome.