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Philip
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Posted - 03/10/2017 :  10:48:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work! What did you use for the escutcheons?

Philip



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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 03/10/2017 :  11:01:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I knew what the hell an "escutcheon" was.....


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Philip
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Posted - 03/10/2017 :  12:13:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The base of your railing.


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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 03/10/2017 :  12:32:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The bases were simple round discs that I found in the jewelry making area at the craft store. There listed as Metal, but were actually nothing more than metal plated plastic. Having been lead to believe they were actually metal, I had hoped to solder them to the supports.

I simply used watch crystal glue available from Michaels, from the bead dept, called "GS hypo cement" (GS = Germanow-Simon, a Rochester NY manufacturer)

It has an incredible small needle like dispensing tube. (Putting the little needle stopper back in the tube can be a real bear if your hand shakes)



Edited by - David J Buchholz on 03/10/2017 4:00:19 PM

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Philip
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Posted - 03/10/2017 :  3:50:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice results!

Philip



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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 03/11/2017 :  5:36:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ODE TO RAFTERS: (with apologies to Dr Suess)

I hate rafters when they're tall.
I hate rafters when they're small.

I hate rafters when they're big.
I hate rafters using a jig.

I hate rafters after three beers.
I hate rafters, they bring on tears.

I hate rafters in the spring
I hate rafters more than anything thing.

I hate rafters in the fall.
I hate rafters, BURN THEM ALL!



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kebmo
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Posted - 03/11/2017 :  6:06:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
[i wish there was a 'like'button....


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Railrunner130
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Posted - 03/11/2017 :  9:45:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't mean on to rain on your parade. But I just noticed there is no doorway to the deck. How are you going to address that? Or is it "purely ornamental"?


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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 03/12/2017 :  12:13:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So it would seem, because I've never posted a pic from the back side of the station.

The door is on the back side of the tower. I simply liked the symmetry of the windows stacked and aligned. The door has no window, so I thought those miniature people in the tower would rather look out the windows for the approaching train, or view the bay from up on the hill.

After all, it gets awfully cold on Lake Ontario in mid winter, and it can get awfully windy out on the deck.



Edited by - David J Buchholz on 03/12/2017 12:28:30 AM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/12/2017 :  10:36:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
David,

I'm with you on the rafters.

Mike


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And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing. Bob Dylan

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drmsparks
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Posted - 03/12/2017 :  10:38:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
very well done. thanks for showing the bit with the jig, that gave me a few new ideas.

The railings and deck came out really neat.



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railman28
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Posted - 03/12/2017 :  12:43:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a Amen on Rafters!
Loved the poem.


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Bob Harris

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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 03/20/2017 :  9:23:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK here's an update. I've been working on the roof and the intended dormers. From some of the test photos so far, I came to the conclusion that the initial plan that I had, using a freight door on th left building was the better idea. The door was supposed to come with the original order but was not within the box. In my excitement to get started, I overlooked that point.

But my haste to get started is now overshadowed by the point my results are not really what I intended to create in the long run. Dr Ben has graciously agreed to send the door and one another thing, a new wall for the door.

In looking at the proportions of the building, If I simply add the wider door, it throws the proportions of door vs wall area askew. (in my opinion). So I'm going to lengthen the whole Freight building on the right side by splicing enough of the new wall in place. I'll simply cut the transom and header of the old wall on the right side of the door, and the new wall on the left. It will widen the cut out for the new freight door, but not sacrifice an wall width.

The back wall will also need to be widened to match. I can use the remaining half of the new wall to do that.

The other decision was to scrap the rafters made from cardstock, and manually recut them in 0.040 sheet plastic. From working on the roof dormer area, I have effectively tattered the cardstock to be useless. Additionally the cementing of like material, the plastic roof to plastic rafters will make a stronger and better integrated unit.

Live and learn.

Dave



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