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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/06/2017 :  3:16:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice idea Rich, different to say the least! They always say "never say it wasn't that way", because someone always finds one out there.

Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/06/2017 :  3:19:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The length and width of the Critter is now at an HO scale 26 x 7 frame. The decision now is do I use diamond plate for the deck, or use a wooden floor like an old flatcar would have been used? Using diamond plate I would have to order it, and using a wooden deck, I have materials on hand that can be built easily. As you can see from the top view picture, (picture #3), there is more than enough room for added weight, and decoder. Not sure just yet if it is worth installing sound into this Critter, but it appears to have enough room for that as well.












Louis
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Ensign
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Posted - 01/06/2017 :  3:48:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! For your posts, Louis, Bernd & Dave.

Bernd, I think it's the right fit for me.

Dave, looks like your our newest member of the RRLines Pun Club.

Louis, I vote for the wooden deck!
Besides, you got the materials you need already.

Greg Shinnie



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/06/2017 :  3:48:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Better get some pictures in here, while I can. I'm revisiting my old unfinished Beanery project with a scratchbuilt version. I'm attempting to build the major structural components on the 3D printer. Here are a few of the preliminary sketches.









Sure doesn't look like a 1960's beanery...yet!

Jim



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/06/2017 :  3:52:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Thanks! For your posts, Louis, Bernd & Dave.

Louis, I vote for the wooden deck!
Besides, you got the materials you need already.

Greg Shinnie



Thanks Greg for your thoughts on the Critter deck. I don't even know if diamond plate was around in the early 50's.


Louis
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Bernd
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Posted - 01/06/2017 :  7:30:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

I don't even know if diamond plate was around in the early 50's.


Did a search. There's not much available on info on diamond plate. It looks like it was invented in 1919. Doesn't look anything like we know of today. Here's a link to the best info I could find.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3ADiamond_plate

So with that said I vote for diamond plate.

Rich,

Your round garage looks like a very interesting build. It'll be interesting to see how you'll fit flat doors on a round building.

Bernd



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Pennman
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Posted - 01/06/2017 :  7:55:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd,
No problem. It's as easy as putting round doors on a flat building. LOL
Rich



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/07/2017 :  11:20:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

I don't even know if diamond plate was around in the early 50's.


Did a search. There's not much available on info on diamond plate. It looks like it was invented in 1919. Doesn't look anything like we know of today. Here's a link to the best info I could find.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3ADiamond_plate

So with that said I vote for diamond plate.

Bernd



Thanks for the link and info, Bernd!


Louis
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Bernd
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Posted - 01/07/2017 :  11:51:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

I don't even know if diamond plate was around in the early 50's.


Did a search. There's not much available on info on diamond plate. It looks like it was invented in 1919. Doesn't look anything like we know of today. Here's a link to the best info I could find.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3ADiamond_plate

So with that said I vote for diamond plate.

Bernd



Thanks for the link and info, Bernd!



Hey, no problem. Just trying to sway you to put diamond plate on.

Bernd



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jeyjey
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Posted - 01/07/2017 :  1:46:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A quick update from the "never enough clamps" school of thought:



Cheers,
Jeff.


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Bernd
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Posted - 01/07/2017 :  4:45:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ok Jeff,

I know there's a model of something buried in that pile of clamps some where.

Bernd



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railman28
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Posted - 01/07/2017 :  4:47:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jefferson is looking Presidential!

It's Only Make Believe

Bob Harris

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Bernd
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Posted - 01/07/2017 :  4:48:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Louis,

My two kit cars arrived today. Didn't know they were that small. Wow.

It's going to have a totally scratch built drive in HOn3. Now I just got to find a spot in the schedule for it. Might not be till next year.

Bernd



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/07/2017 :  8:59:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some very intriguing projects going on here.

Louis, what a lot of work. I'm inclined toward the metal deck as maybe the more realistic but a wood deck would look more backwoodsy.

Greg, in one way or another your projects always have sole.

Rich, a round car barn: creative and original.

Jim, your beanery looks interesting even as a sketch; I'm looking forward to watching it grow like a beanstalk.

Jeff, your depot is progressing well. I remember that station when my sister lived about a mile or so south of Jefferson.



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

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/07/2017 :  9:11:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
With my sketches complete, I started building my meat packing plant. I cut out three sides and I started cutting out the openings for doors and windows:



I also started painting; the color is Americana's "Buttermilk," following an example of Bruce ("Dutchman") in his construction of Wintersrun Tower.

Mike


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