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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/10/2015 :  01:53:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Horse, I wonder what size barrel salt was shipped in? What color they were?

It's only make-believe

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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 07/10/2015 :  09:22:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Bob. I've just ventured over into the Early Rail Forum to find your most recent build. Lots of fun reading, for sure. Love that elevated ice loading platform. Say, not to worry about the needed change in elevation. I've experienced similar model misadventures numerous times, I can't count. As I say, what separates a good modeler from a great one is their ability to hide their errors. Bob, this is turning out to be one great looking model!

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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CavalryTrooper25
Crew Chief

Posted - 07/10/2015 :  1:23:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

Thanks Horse, I wonder what size barrel salt was shipped in? What color they were?



I have seen B&W photos of salt barrels. Some appear white with black lettering, some appear black, with white lettering, and some appear natural wood with black lettering. In other words, each company probably had their own paint/lettering scheme, just like today.

I would look at the general area you are modeling, and try to figure out what the nearest source of salt might have been. Be it a mine, or the ocean, or a salt lake. Then consider yourself the founder/owner of that salt producing company. What color of barrel, logo (if any), lettering would you choose? Then, just go with that!

Unless of course, you can find out what the salt company was that supplied your town, and then what they used for their barrels, etc.

Horse




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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/10/2015 :  1:37:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Horse THANK YOU!!

Mike, You come back now for a visit. Anytime.

Horse, were they like the standard 3' tall barrel or something else?

Don't you hate to wait for glue to dry?

Some of you musically talented guys should write a song about it.
Something like;
Sitting on the side of the bench just waiting for the glue to dry.
Time just seams to drag slowly away, wasting time.
I did what I could touching up stain here and there, planing what move I'll make next but still,
Found myself sitting on the side of the workbench watch'en time drag away.
Drifted into the house and started taping away to past the time...

Something like that


It's only make-believe

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/10/2015 :  1:38:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ice house - cool idea.


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DarkTerritory
New Hire

Posted - 07/10/2015 :  3:01:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit DarkTerritory's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob, I usually think about the size of a barrel in terms of how heavy the contents are and what you have to do with it. In the case of a barrel with a mineral on it (salt) and by the fact it's going to be on a raised platform, I'm thinking medium to small sized is probably a good choice. Remember they also might get it in large barrels but transer it to smaller barrels for easier hauling around.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/10/2015 :  6:58:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well according to this, salt was shipped in a 42 gallon barrel, which is large, 400 lbs.: http://www.chipublib.org/blogs/post/technology-that-changed-chicago-wooden-barrels/

Another source writes that a barrel of salt is a standard unit of 280 lbs but that might not be the unit used for shipping.

Salt might have been shipped in large barrels but transferred into smaller containers for actual use I suppose. We need facts!

Actually, photos are what is needed.

Mike



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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/11/2015 :  01:15:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Well according to this, salt was shipped in a 42 gallon barrel, which is large, 400 lbs.: http://www.chipublib.org/blogs/post/technology-that-changed-chicago-wooden-barrels/

Another source writes that a barrel of salt is a standard unit of 280 lbs but that might not be the unit used for shipping.

Salt might have been shipped in large barrels but transferred into smaller containers for actual use I suppose. We need facts!

Actually, photos are what is needed.

Mike





That was a very interesting source you posted.
Thank you.

This, I think is a good question for the Yahoos. I think. It will be fun seeing what they come up with and what it warps into.


It's only make-believe

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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/11/2015 :  12:10:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The evolution of a stairway;
install the upper stairway at the right angle;


Fill the gap;



Starting on the hand rails that surround the stairs. Evolution will slow to a craw.


It's only make-believe

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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/11/2015 :  2:19:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So-far-so-good;


Yuck! a glue web to remove!
The rest of the rails should be easier.


It's only make-believe

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deemery
Fireman

Premium Member


Posted - 07/11/2015 :  3:38:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

The evolution of a stairway;
install the upper stairway at the right angle;


Looks like an M.C. Escher model at this point!! :-)

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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CavalryTrooper25
Crew Chief

Posted - 07/12/2015 :  6:01:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As to glue drying, that is why I usually have multiple projects going. Work on one, until it needs time to set up, and then go on to a different one.

As to the first barrel maker in north America, in the link, his name was John Alden, and I am a descendent. Big Deal, right.

Your Schlachthof is coming along very nicely.

Horse




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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/13/2015 :  4:28:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, Yea, It did, didn't it. but look at her now.

Horse, Thanks actually I do house hold chores (and post updates) while the glue dries.

The stair well now;






The supports for the middle landing is next then the rest of the deck supports.



It's only make-believe

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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/13/2015 :  10:21:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And the landing is supported;





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Frank Palmer
Fireman



Posted - 07/14/2015 :  4:09:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That looks complicated and nice.


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