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Geezer
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Posted - 04/07/2011 :  11:30:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for info Jim, but the link dont work for me.....


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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/08/2011 :  03:03:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I guess this is this image, Bill :
http://www.jonestownship.com/history/glen_h15.jpg



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Geezer
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Posted - 04/08/2011 :  05:36:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh yeah....Thanks frederic!
I see how that might work, but
I agree that someone would have to be
pretty goofy to go up there with the
building afire.
Maybe there was some kind of hoses or
piping that ran inside the building, from
the barrels and it was gravity fed....I dunno...



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Geezer
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Posted - 04/08/2011 :  12:03:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just putzin around this morning, waiting for the mailman....
Started the "ridge caps"....a little tedious, but I think I will like them better
thank a single long board on either side of the ridge.

Also have the first thin A/I wash on the roof,
I will post better pictures when I can get outside. If it aint snow, it's rain!
I painted up a bunch of barrels yesterday, and
assembled the oxygen/acetylene tank rig this morning as well.

Right now, they are just rusted up a bit, the gauges are still white metal color.
I have the base built, 3 of the 4 walls installed and the roof will be removable.....
Need to figger out some kinda "dirt"...not much here in Brooklyn! LOL! I'll be back!





Edited by - Geezer on 04/08/2011 1:42:10 PM

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visman48
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Posted - 04/08/2011 :  1:53:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Geez
That is a good looking roof, I like the solution for the ridge cap...thats what I did any too. Your detail work on the castings are great bud...I like your retirement efforts, not rushed, but done up right. You be setting the bar just right for the rest of us.

Les



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/09/2011 :  4:58:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill, good roof.
I like your paint and texture job on the oxy-acetylene bottles, but I really find the frame of the dolly too thick in these kits (I say these since I've had in hands other models with the same unsatisfactory heavy rods). I suspect a scratchbuild effort on this kind of part would help improve the look of the model.
But this is not a criticism of your work. I really like the decoration job.



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Geezer
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Posted - 04/10/2011 :  2:01:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well....Frederic....I have some "metal plate"...HO scale,
and I have plenty of wire...I ould use the same wheels...
hmmmm.....What would you say to .040 wire, or maybe even
.032 for the frame?



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visman48
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Posted - 04/10/2011 :  4:04:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Geez,
Just thinking out of the box...go check the thickness or size of your lawn mower handle framis...that might give you an idea of size.

Les



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/10/2011 :  5:19:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd say that in real life the material must be between 1" and 1 1/2", Bill. So, the wire should be between 0.02" and 0.03". Certainly, 0.032" would be OK, but 0.04 will start to look a bit heavy, I think.



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Geezer
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Posted - 04/10/2011 :  5:40:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, info/advice taken under advisement.
I will do some research and get back....But in the meantime,
I have taken the opportunity to compare wire to the existing model:
Top wire is .032, bottom is .040 - As you can see,
There isn't much difference:

Anyway, I think the included model is "close enough"....but, I may just try to see if I can
scratch one up.....When I worked the trades, most oxy/acytl carts were fabricated out of
angle iron and black pipe....and most were not
"pretty" either!




Edited by - Geezer on 04/11/2011 3:53:14 PM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/10/2011 :  6:26:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, Bill, you're probably right about the real thing not aimed at win beauty contests... It's true that the 0.032" and 0.04" don't look that different on the picture. But imagine what it would look like had you put a piece of 0.020"?



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Geezer
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Posted - 04/10/2011 :  8:07:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can do that.....In the morning.....;-)


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hon3_rr
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Posted - 04/10/2011 :  10:02:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool... I bet the cart will really look different.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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Geezer
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Posted - 04/11/2011 :  05:02:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
<Yawn!!!> Moenin guys....
OK, so here ya go with the wire comparison:

Above, is the cart displayed with a piece of .020 brass wire.

And, here we have .040, .032, .025, and .020,
from the cart handle up in that order.
So, I will retrieve the portable soldering iron
and some solder and see what I can come up with,
just for drill. But, I think in all likelyhood, I will still finish the original welding cart, as it is part of the original kit.
I painted the woodsman last night.....

Of course he still needs weathering, but that will be done with the rest of that area....
I'm goin up for coffee.....Have a good day!



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Geezer
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Posted - 04/12/2011 :  1:48:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK ----My meager attempt at the oxygen/acetylene
cart, using finer wire.

some assembly required....

Need to find some suitable wheels for the cart -
maybe at the Hudson meet this eeekemd.

Tanks fit & look good! You cant see it, but the flat metal parts are O scale expanded metal. The color is boxcar red, which I thought comes close to oxide red when you dont have any!
Back in a few with a picture of the finished roof.....



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