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railman28
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Posted - 05/20/2018 :  12:58:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Tony. It also looks like you're having fun.

It's only make-believe

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Bernd
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Posted - 05/20/2018 :  5:38:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'll second that, Looking Good.

How's your eye sight now?

Bernd


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An OPTIMIST sees light at the end of the tunnel
A REALIST sees a freight train
The LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER sees three idiots standing on the tracks

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 05/20/2018 :  6:15:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tony,

- I like how Titebond grabs quickly, which means when I have to make numerous assemblies I can remove the results from the jig almost immediately. This allows me to check for glue that sneaked out on the backs before itís dried and also I can work quickly.

- great job on the tools.

Mike


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Nelson458
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Posted - 05/20/2018 :  8:45:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Robert, thank you, and yes, I am having fun.

Thanks Bernd, well, actually, getting better. I have a scar forming on my retina, had a shot 3 weeks ago into my eye, and it was improving a little, my next shot of 3 will be in 2 weeks. When I use that eye only, it's like looking at everything through very wavy glass and is covered in a layer of concrete, which makes everything the same dull grey, and looks a lot smaller the further it is away, compared to the good eye. Up close, not too bad right now, but not something I can use exclusively.

Mike, thanks. Yes, Titebond does indeed work quickly. I hadn't used it before on models, but now I have been converted. I still use a dab of white glue on occasion, when it isn't required to hold tight right away, like holding down the sawdust on the bench.


Tony Burgess
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Nelson458
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Posted - 05/22/2018 :  12:05:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Building up a wall partition which adds to the supporting the exterior walls. I added two 4 x 4's to the end or back side of shed, and one at the opposite corner, adjacent to the shorter length wall. The beams going up were made of 3x12's spliced together for a 6x12 beam, as the lengths I had were too short. Splicing more prototypically would have looked better, but I didn't want to go through the trouble of it, to be honest. The beams are now ready to add some supports of their own to create a division between the two sections. I added some 1x6's to the supporting beams, rusted as one would to represent a steel connector, and added some small NBW's.

















Next, I plan on building up some machines for the engine side, starting with this one:





Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene

Edited by - Nelson458 on 05/22/2018 12:11:12 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 05/22/2018 :  5:14:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just getting caught up Tony. Looking real good.

I can't believe that you bought a Western Scale Lathe in HO while he was making them, or are you scratching it???


Jerry

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Carl B
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Posted - 05/22/2018 :  5:31:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That interior looks great Tony!

And like the use of 1 x 6 wood rust painted to appear as a steel connector..



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 05/22/2018 :  6:37:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great job, Tony! Everything is done very well.




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Nelson458
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Posted - 05/22/2018 :  8:26:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Just getting caught up Tony. Looking real good.

I can't believe that you bought a Western Scale Lathe in HO while he was making them, or are you scratching it???



Thanks Jerry, actually, I did scratchbuild one copied from the details in this kit, as I only have the one. I'm hesitant to use this kit as is, and am holding off just a little bit to see if I want to scratch another.


Tony Burgess
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Nelson458
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Posted - 05/22/2018 :  8:30:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl and Michael, thank you.

Yes, at first I was going to leave it as wood, but it didn't look right to me, nor did it stand out, So I gave it a rust treatment using Vallejo paints, they have a rust weathering set that really works well. I used some Grandt Line NBW's for added detail. The whole piece in there is still removable, so I can add some additional details before I glue it in.

Up next, a tutorial on how I make a wood bench.


Tony Burgess
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Nelson458
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Posted - 05/22/2018 :  8:56:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ok, I just finished (except for adding handles and maybe some lower braces) a wood work bench.

This is a new method for me, and one I like now as it turns out very sturdy.

For starters, I glued up three 2x12's and a 2x6 for the top, just about 2" long.
While at it, I glued a few pieces of 1x12 for the drawer bottoms. I wasn't going to have them actually open as I have done in the past, so I wasn't fussy about them. I just glued up some 2x4 (I think) for the sides, and trimmed the outsides flush. They turned out to be about .36" in width.

I then glued up some 4x10's (to the sizes written on the pieces) with the legs attached, then I added a 2x12 strip on the face of these. A sturdy combo already. I trimmed the ends using a 2x12 as a spacer, then glued another 2x12 for the side, then glued on a piece of 4x10 to that. I kept everything square on the ends, and kept the lengths to within a few thousandths of each other for accuracy.

Then in photo 9 below, I set up some blocks, with a 2x12 as a spacer in the front for a 2" overhang, used the drawers as a temporary spacer, then glued them in an open position.

I finished up by adding a short spacer under the drawers and finishing off the rear legs in a similar manner. A little A/I solution to touch up, and presto, a bench ready for a lot of tools.


































Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene

Edited by - Nelson458 on 05/22/2018 9:01:27 PM

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railman28
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Posted - 05/23/2018 :  12:59:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That Western Scale Models Kits a real joy to build. I really am enjoying watch your build and it's letting me recall the fun I had building my own shop. Well done Tony.

It's only make-believe

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 05/23/2018 :  08:52:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tony,

My idea file is bulging with all your tutorials. The bench looks simply marvelous.

Mike


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Nelson458
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Posted - 05/23/2018 :  4:21:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Robert and Mike, thank you for your kind comments. I believe this site is all about sharing, and if I have helped someone in the mean time, I'm happy to have helped.

Tony Burgess
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Pennman
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Posted - 05/24/2018 :  07:09:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tony,
You are doing such an amazing job to this build. I especially like the interior of the engine house, ie: walls, and the appearance of the scenery outside, in one of your pictures. Can you show what you have done on the outside scenery?
I believe those drawers on the workbench would open and close better by the use of drawer slides!


Rich



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