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Ensign
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  7:40:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tim & Dave, your water tower came out looking super!
Frank, that curved stairway is fantastic!
As is that jig that Dave made up for you, to make it on.
Nice to see that you guys had a very sucessful open house.
Keep up the great work that you guys are doing here!

Greg Shinnie



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  8:38:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Didn't know you were a math teacher!!

But that is an awesome build Frank with a little help from Dave you guys really do knock them out.


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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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/30/2018 :  07:27:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You guys work great together. The stairs came out super! That was a lot of work.


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/30/2018 :  08:31:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, most tanks have those circular stairs and I thought it would make a great looking project.

Jerry, donít ever confuse me with a math teacher. We team up pretty good.

Bill, thanks I had to step up my game to a higher level.



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Rick
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Posted - 11/30/2018 :  09:46:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're creativity and skills never fail to disappoint.
Well done Frank.


As you think, so will you be.

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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 11/30/2018 :  1:34:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, you always rise(r) to the occasion and take no guff (Oops!! no offense, Dave) from anyone for doing things your way..."Don't tread on me", but in this case that's exactly what you did do, and it turned out just right


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/30/2018 :  7:00:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Why thank you very much Rick, even after my ďslowĒ comment.

Bill, Iím happy to see youíre back on top of it.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  5:43:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I worked on the railings and walkways till I ran out of .032 wire again. So far Iím 15í of wire into this project. I would never have guessed it would take so much but with 3 railings and over a foot high and over a foot around the tank it adds up fast. Now Iím waiting on the next shipment to finish the walks.

Iíll need to find a hatch for the top of the tank. After gluing the pipe cap in I added the trim ring and Squadron filler.



Here is an underside shot showing the bracing for the walkway and the stairs.



Hereís the connecting walkway. I added a corrugated metal roof to the over the track portion. The little stub walkway on the left side of the tank walkway will connect to the tank in the mirror. Two tanks for the price of one.



This close-up shows where I ran out of wire. Three-fourths finished on one side and zip on the other.




Edited by - Frank Palmer on 12/06/2018 5:50:48 PM

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Carl B
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  6:10:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very cool look with the tank connected to the building with a walkway & stairs!

What's you source on the .032" wire?



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  6:51:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I bought the first 3 packs from House of Hobbies in Palm Harbor. He's now out so I bought more from Hobbylinc.com, cheaper but S/H. It's either a 45 minute drive or S/H. Probably cheaper with S/H.


Edited by - Frank Palmer on 12/06/2018 6:52:22 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  8:05:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really a nice job on that stairway.

Are you going to do a support under the walk way going to the building?


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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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  09:05:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes Jerry it will require several braces.


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  09:25:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's turning into a real eye catcher Frank!

Mike

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Frank Palmer
Fireman



Posted - 12/09/2018 :  7:10:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I'm trying Mike.


I went on line to get the measurements of a 3-Tab shingle. Then I drew it in AutoCAD and made a sheet of them. I spray painted 3 sheets of 150 grit sandpaper and Dave cut them for me on the laser. After 5 hours Iím 3 square inches short.

I still have to do the ridge sections along with the shortage. Iíll ad some roof details and weathering and that should finish the building portion of River on Fire distillery.















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Carl B
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Posted - 12/09/2018 :  7:16:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks good!

And it just ain't fair that you can cut your own shingles with Daves' laser.



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