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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/15/2013 :  5:14:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
Louis, it's a whole new learning experience, but enjoyable. I have an FSM Dexter's Dead End to put together and man does it look small.

Carl, Frocks are too easy and light. The only thing is you cant replicate certain rock formations.


Frank

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/15/2013 :  5:23:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
I made a simple jig to glue up the wharf bents. The holes are so the glue from the cross braces doesnít attach itself to the jig. Hereís the wharf bents just sitting there not glued in place till later. Up to the high tide level on pilings here in Florida oysters grow very thick due to the warm water.







Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 03/15/2013 5:28:31 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/15/2013 :  8:02:13 PM  Show Profile
Frank what did you use for the barnacles or are they oysters???

If there Oysters for my favorite Oysters Rockafella I'll be right down


Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 03/15/2013 :  8:44:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage
Nice work - I'm enjoying following along!

Don



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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 03/15/2013 :  9:04:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage
Darn that looks good Frank ! Btw the sawdust didn't work out the way you like it ?


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/16/2013 :  08:31:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
Jerry, itís a combination of barnacles and oysters, but mostly oysters. I donít recommend eating them since theyíre in the tidal zone and are contaminated with all kinds of gas, oil, sewage etc.
Don, thanks for joining in.
Martin, yes the saw dust did exactly what I wanted, a smooth slope up to the rocks. Now I have to go to the beach and get some white sand and sift it through a very fine mesh. The barnacles/oysters are simply made og fine ballast. I cheated.


Frank

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/16/2013 :  08:45:00 AM  Show Profile
Looking good Frank!

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/17/2013 :  3:56:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
Thanks Greg.

Yesterday I went to Anclotte Inlet to take some pictures and gather a couple buckets of sand. But my timing was way off, I forgot it was Saturday so the beach area (where the nice white sand is) was packed and it was at peak high tide. So my picture of oysters on the pilings is under water. But you can see how thick they grow. Jerry you'll have to wait for your Oysters Rockafella.

I managed to build the second set of trestle bents and fit them into place. Iím going to make some wood ties and hand spike the rail in place so I can have the longer bridge ties.







Oh I forgot this waterway is closed to boat traffic.





Frank

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Tim Hebert
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Posted - 03/17/2013 :  4:10:28 PM  Show Profile
Frank, fantastic work! I'm thoroughly impressed and enjoy this thread. I may be modeling West Texas, but that doesn't mean I can't get a slightly salty breeze out my way. Thanks so much for the photos!

Tim



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/17/2013 :  4:30:34 PM  Show Profile
Looking good Frank!


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/17/2013 :  6:54:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
Tim, no problem and thanks Mike.

Frank

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wesleybeks
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Posted - 03/18/2013 :  03:48:09 AM  Show Profile
Looking good Frank


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terry hansley
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Posted - 03/18/2013 :  1:25:50 PM  Show Profile
Frank

Looks great-----I missed you Saturday at Dave's,you must have been at the beach.

Terry H



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/18/2013 :  3:51:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
Thanks Wes, Terry I was out sick then I went to the beach, but let's keep that between us. I really was sick.

I must admit when I first started this project I was really intimidated by HO scale. Working in Fn3 (1:20.3) since 1991 has had its benefits. For instance who cares if itís off by a 1/16Ē? Well Iím getting more confident all the time and am actually enjoying this scale. Iíve finished the low trestle now and will start back again on the wharf.

And a case of reality set in. what fits on paper doesnít always fit in real life. Iíve had to eliminate on the 4 bridge crossings of the waterway. Three is tight and 4 would have been just plain dumb. Also Iím going to have to scrap the phosphate dock because it would kill the viewing angle of the waterway as it is now. So that spur will end before the inlet in some kind of industrial area.

Between my Proxxon table saw and my super modified Horbour Freight chop saw all this trestle stuff would have been a b****.





STOP the train we have a derailment.


Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 03/18/2013 3:56:37 PM

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Mario Rapinett
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Posted - 03/18/2013 :  6:14:43 PM  Show Profile
I am watching this thread



PS. It's "FRocks" not Frocks.

One is Foam Rocks...the other is what women wear


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