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hokie_tech
Engine Wiper



Posted - 05/16/2014 :  10:20:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just made it through the entire thread and enjoyed it tremendously. The best thing about it though is that you not only show what works, but also what doesn't.

Good luck working out your 3 way stub switch problems. Ive built several different types of switches but no 3 ways.


Bill

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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 05/17/2014 :  8:40:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hokie_tech

Just made it through the entire thread and enjoyed it tremendously. The best thing about it though is that you not only show what works, but also what doesn't.

Good luck working out your 3 way stub switch problems. Ive built several different types of switches but no 3 ways.



Thanks Bill.
I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. I do wish there were less "not works" to share but do hope others can benefit from my trails.

You all come back now!


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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 05/21/2014 :  10:13:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The foundation continues to shape up. I really
like the products of New England Brownstone;



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dallas_m
Fireman

Premium Member


Posted - 05/22/2014 :  12:08:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's lookin' good!

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 05/22/2014 :  12:52:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great, I can imagine what a great scene it will be part of.

I agree NE brownstones stonewalls rock!

Håkan



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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 05/27/2014 :  5:48:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's some progress shots of my mill. I'm rather pleased with the foundation. Should I be?

There will be a loading dock under the side door;


I'm finishing the doors on warehouse and will sit on this slopping ground behind the mile;


I have to put a little work into planing the hill side so that the flume and everything else makes sense.

Comments always welcomed.



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Martin Welberg
Fireman



Posted - 05/27/2014 :  6:17:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks good to me Bob, not much to comment. Lovely toned down colors, maybe later you should add some darker parst on the bottom as will water levels change..


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dallas_m
Fireman

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Posted - 05/28/2014 :  12:04:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yup, foundation looks good!

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 05/30/2014 :  11:42:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice progress on the wheel and its setting, Bob. I agree with Martin about the need of darker shades at the bottom of the wall.


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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 05/31/2014 :  8:33:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, Marty, Dallas and Frederic, Thank for stopping by and I especially enjoy your comments on the stone coloring. I will have to add those darker stones. I also have to figure out a way to added a ring of gloss from the water spray around the wheel.

Meanwhile, I've raised the roof over the mill;

let's land the helicopter;



The elevator housing will have a roof of the same material as the warehouse. When it was built a new material was used, Corrugated Iron.

Enjoy





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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 06/01/2014 :  07:41:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The roofing material is nice. It may be personnal, but I would have thought its color should be less dark.


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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 06/01/2014 :  11:23:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic, Thank You!
I appreciate your feedback. I'll have to take a fresh look at it: This part of the mill is suppose to be about 20 years old. The roof is tin, not iron or steel and ....


The Corrugated Iron that I will be using on the warehouse will be much lighter making (I hope) an interesting contrast.

And I do like how whiter the mills looks with the roof on.

Still the layout light is lower than on my workbench so maybe I should judge it there...




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Edited by - railman28 on 06/01/2014 11:24:57 AM

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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 06/01/2014 :  2:07:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The roof looks great I think! One thing I'm wondering about. The sheet has been bent over the roof edge. Was that a practice back then?

Håkan



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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 06/01/2014 :  2:35:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by masonamerican

The sheet has been bent over the roof edge. Was that a practice back then?



No, It wasn't I have to fix that. It seemed like a nice idea at the moment but it's not accurate.

And Thank you


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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 06/02/2014 :  3:49:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I turned my attention back to the "New" warehouse.
I laid out the piling like so;

In my research rodent proofing a warehouse in the 1880's consisted of;

  • tight construction of the building
  • use of piles for the foundation
  • the remove of all brush and rubble under the building and for ten feet around it
  • and several cats


So after laying out the post pattern, test fitting the post in paint the area under the warehouse Antique White and Fawn and sprinkled on some dirt and put the piles back in.

I then glued the warehouse to the caps;




Often only the front of buildings were painted and I wanted to do that here but as you can see in the last shot despite my efforts to color and shade this wall to look like boards it looks like what it is-a scribed sheet. So I will be painting it white like the mill but just to represent fresher paint.



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