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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/14/2018 :  1:28:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, More WELDone additions to the project. Like the repurposed pulleys, bridge and tower.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/14/2018 :  2:43:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frank,

Excellent metalwork. Your bridge really gives me a lift.

Mike


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

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Tampa Jim
Section Hand



Posted - 07/14/2018 :  4:18:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Had a very productive day today on the layout. You saw Frank's lift structure which worked very well in practice. Here are a couple of videos showing that:
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqXiFIimpPE/url]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxoj9Z0HY_Y


Jim

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Tampa Jim
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Posted - 07/14/2018 :  4:26:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
We also made good progress on other parts of the layout. You can see here we got a big part of the backdrop/valance structure built using components from a company called 80/20:












Jim

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Tampa Jim
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Posted - 07/14/2018 :  4:29:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
We also got our backdrop in from Dave at Backdrop Junction. This is 3'X 18' (3 six-foot sections) on self-adhesive vinyl. Here you see it laying on the floor at the Center:





Jim

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Tampa Jim
Section Hand



Posted - 07/14/2018 :  4:31:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Frank and I also finished the finer ballasting work around the 14 turnouts. We'll find out Wednesday if they all still move freely!





Jim

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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 07/14/2018 :  9:25:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You guys are really doing a great job.

Jerry

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

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Rick
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Posted - 07/15/2018 :  05:59:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

You guys are really doing a great job.



I agree with Jerry.


As you think, so will you be.

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/15/2018 :  09:15:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frank, good to hear from you again. we have stalled out on the U-Boat project and hope to get back to that after the O-Scale get going.

Pete, thanks.

Bill and Mike, I can always count on you guys to pull me up when Iím down.

Jerry and Rick, I donít know, weíre a little sketchy.

I taped over the switch points, frog and tortoise "hole" to keep ballast and glue from getting in there. I hope, we'll see Wednesday.



Edited by - Frank Palmer on 07/15/2018 09:19:26 AM

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BigLars
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Posted - 07/15/2018 :  09:45:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very interesting. Frank I would like to know more about the 80/20 product for the show layout I am building.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Tampa Jim
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Posted - 07/15/2018 :  2:40:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Lars,

We researched several companies that make metal tubing with plastic connectors and decided that 80/20 had the best application for us. The company bills itself as "the industrial erector set", and they do indeed have many shapes, sizes, and connectors that allow you build almost anything. Richard Schmitt from our group is an architect so he designed what we wanted for our three modules, each six feet long. From there it was a matter of selecting which tubular pieces we would need for the backdrop support and the valance the extends 18" out from the back of the support. 80/20 offers numerous connectors and we ended up using about five different couplers depending on what we needed to connect. The cost of what we ordered ended up being about $300 and the company cut many of the tubes to the length we specified.
The end product is very structurally sound and light. The 80/20 site has catalogs , tutorials, and e-books that are pretty helpful. We could also put you in touch with Richard if you would like.
https://8020.net/bookshelf


Jim

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/16/2018 :  7:01:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I got a little further on the gantry today. I added cross braces for the wood deck. Then I added the pulleys and the Crow River electric motor powered winch. I made a railing made from .020 music wire and the stations are made from 1/64Ē x 1/16Ē brass strip wrapped around the railing. Now I need a ladder and a sign.









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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/16/2018 :  7:09:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank,

You guys are having way too much fun, and the results are Fabulous. I need to plan another road trip to Tampa in my future. Eventually....

Very cool!

Pete
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BigLars
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Posted - 07/16/2018 :  8:59:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info Jim. Frank the weathering on the details is fantastic.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/16/2018 :  11:51:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank your really getting the hang of this modeling thing!!

Another gem!!


Jerry

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

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