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Carl B
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Posted - 07/17/2018 :  06:54:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent work.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/17/2018 :  08:21:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frank,

Wonderful. Very credible looking. Pullease show us more!

Mike



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Guff
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Posted - 07/17/2018 :  09:05:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank,
Wow! Incredible detail on the gantry.
I really enjoy your modelling skills.
Dave



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/17/2018 :  09:47:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pete, it’s taking shape slowly but steadily.

Jerry and Carl, thanks.

Mike, hold your horses this takes time. I’m burning brain cells trying to engineer this thing from nothing.

Dave, I’m trying to make it look credible. My first one was with wood dowels and it didn’t look credible so it had to go.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/17/2018 :  4:10:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I spent today working on those pulleys I made a few days ago. Turning them into working systems.

These will be attached to both sides of the bridge giving it a 2:1 effort to make lifting easier.





This is the one on the bottom of the counterweight, also a 2:1.



Here the motor is hooked up to the counterweight.



This is how the bridge pulleys will eventually be engaged. The chain will be attached to the bottom of the gantry down and around these pulleys. Then up and over the gantry pulleys and back down to the top of the counterweight.







I'll be able to work on some details for a while but I'm pretty much done for now until Jon finishes the water. Then I'll be able to lock all the chain works in place and the dolphin pilings and etc.



Edited by - Frank Palmer on 07/17/2018 4:14:04 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/17/2018 :  5:35:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Frank.

Jon you mean the Sn3 Jon is going large scale water???


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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Carl B
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Posted - 07/17/2018 :  5:48:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sweet!

Looks like you've done this before......



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Mario Rapinett
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David Clark
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Posted - 07/17/2018 :  7:53:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank,
That looks fabulous!
Cheers,
Dave



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/17/2018 :  8:31:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frank,

That last photo is really striking with the machinery and excellent trackwork.

Mike



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 07/18/2018 :  07:10:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank that motor will actually run and the bridge will operate when you are done right?

Mike

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Rick
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Posted - 07/18/2018 :  07:20:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You guys are getting so much done daily it's hard to keep up with all the progress.
A great problem to have.
Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing with us.


As you think, so will you be.

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/19/2018 :  10:53:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jerry, Jon is a virtual all scale water boy. I can say that because he doesn't read RRL.

Carl, every day is something new.

Thanks Mario and Dave.

Thanks Mike, that track work looks 10x better than the original version.

Of course Mike, I just have to wire it up and flip the switch.

Thanks Rick, we just have to make Jim a Time-Line of what we’re doing. He’s going away on business for a couple of weeks so production will come to a screeching halt.



Edited by - Frank Palmer on 07/19/2018 10:54:12 AM

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/19/2018 :  2:06:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I think that say's it all'........



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/22/2018 :  2:30:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted, you’re too generous.


Besides working on the backdrop frame and the actual backdrop on Wednesdays and Saturdays I’ve been tinkering around with the bridge gantry in my spare time. I drew up the lettering for “Lake Shore Industrial Railroad” LSI RR for short. I put Dave to work cutting these out on the laser. It took more time to do the set-up than the cutting.

The railing is made from 1/64” x 1/16” brass stations and .020 wire. I rolled the stanchions around the wire and soldered the bases to the walkway supports. It’s not a 100% OSHA approved railing only 50%.



The ladder I drew and we cut it from 1/64” laser board. That I sandwiched between pieces of .0208 stripwood to make the siderails thicker.

I searched the net looking for railroad logos that I could modify for our little line. During that I found pictures of the great lakes. That’s where I came up with the signage and the motto: “Gateway to the Great Lakes.”



The bridge is finally chained up to the lift works. I made the gantry pulley system removable from the bridge and float so I could move it around.





Edited by - Frank Palmer on 07/22/2018 2:32:38 PM

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