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CavalryTrooper25
Crew Chief

Posted - 06/26/2015 :  12:51:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob;

There you go!

Gotta love research!!

Horse




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railman28
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Posted - 06/26/2015 :  12:58:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CavalryTrooper25


Gotta love research!!



Yes but one much be careful not
to get so bogged down in research that you don't build.


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railman28
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Posted - 06/26/2015 :  1:00:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking at my last layout shot.
Do any of you feal I'm overcrowding the neighborhood?


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/26/2015 :  5:33:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

Looking at my last layout shot.
Do any of you feal I'm overcrowding the neighborhood?



Bob,

Not if you're trying to get the look I see in the photos you posted, which, by the way, I found really interesting.

Mike


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Carl B
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Posted - 06/26/2015 :  6:06:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Overcrowding? Heck no Bob! Go for it

And those vintage pix you posted... Outstanding.

If your ideas develop into something like those I'm all in...



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railman28
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Posted - 06/27/2015 :  12:44:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Guys

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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 06/30/2015 :  2:41:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
With a little help fro m my friends.....Sang Ringo Star.

The last time I tried to build stairs I had lots of fun using tape to hold the stair stringers while I glued on the steps. Then I saw the jig made by Rusty Stumps being used by Carl on his Brandon Cove built and decided that that was the way to go. So I ordered one myself. While on his web page I saw some other nice jigs and decided to give them a try. Walt make jigs for holding 2X10 in space. Like so;


I am very pleased with the results.

I also used Franks rubber cement idea to hold the guide board op my pattern.

This by the way is the loading deck for my Ice House



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Carl B
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Posted - 06/30/2015 :  3:01:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Aren't those jigs great Bob?

Makes life a little easier!



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railman28
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Posted - 07/01/2015 :  01:52:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes they are! Here's the results;

and the ice deck from the top


I look forward to trying the stair jig.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/01/2015 :  08:49:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice job on the deck Bob. Those jigs make do make the job easier, I wonder why I never thought to use them.


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George D
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Posted - 07/01/2015 :  1:15:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a nice looking deck, Bob. I've used Walt's stair jig and loved it. I guess I need to get the 1X10 jig and give it a try.

George



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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/01/2015 :  2:15:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Frank and George.
Here the the bottom deck using the 16" Jig with 8" boards;


You can also see Rusty Stumps Stair stinger in the picture. Notice the lack of laser burns and how well it takes stains.


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railman28
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Posted - 07/03/2015 :  1:43:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Spent my hobby time cutting feet and adding them to the bottom platform;

it was built to match the height of the original slaughter house dock as designed by Campbell.
I also got a chance to try out Walt's Stair building jig. It's just a Zillion Times better than masking tape. Now that I have all the sub-assemblies done I have to figure out how I'm going to put this together. Here's the general layout. The original Slaughter house on the left and the newer Mechanical ice house on the right;






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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/03/2015 :  3:23:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Nice deck! I like the structures too; they have some size to them rather than teeny tiny like so many model buildings. They look like some kind of commercial activity would actually fit in them.

Useful testimonials regarding the jigs. I'm getting an order ready so perhaps I'll add the jigs to it.

Mike





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railman28
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Posted - 07/04/2015 :  2:05:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike. Size is often compromised in layout buildings. Campbell Scale Models gets the credit here for making the building so big. In Fact, when I originally built the kit I sliced off 10 feet from the building's length.

I decided to test my planning and made some temporary supports to see if/how the ice deck fit the structure. It fitted perfectly. So I decided to take a picture to share and thought a car and some track in front would add value to the picture and only then discovered the Ice loading deck is too high. About 4 feet too high. In my disgust I forgot to change the camera's focus setting so the photo is a little fuzzy too.

The redesigning has already begun. Obviously the Icing deck won't be able to extend over the loading platform. So, I have to restore the original roof over the loading dock. I didn't think the original design was actually built strong enough to hold up the roof and a string of beef sides so a beefing up is in order.
And hay, I found a pun.


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