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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/28/2018 :  5:39:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What an excellent project!

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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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/28/2018 :  9:26:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrific job on the details.



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

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Terrell
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  11:59:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Ted, Bill, Jerry and Mike.

Here's the very early beginnings of the foundation.





The bricks are from construction paper, not the final color but a good base color. I prefer to work from the bottom up, just like the real masons, but the top course is more important.


This is where the real fun begins....



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  12:16:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Construction paper.... Hmmmm.... Great idea!

I have a stone station to construct from balsa foam, and I'm a tad behind, mostly because it was last winter's project, and the design staff (me) dropped the ball, so the Program Manager (me) is now unhappy, because the Owner/Primary Shareholder (me) is unhappy, and... reasons.

Please include what doesn't work, as well as what does.... And things like the adhesive used here-- carpenter's glue? Foam-safe CA? The world wonders! At least, mine does....

Pete
in Michigan



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Terrell
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  12:55:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry, Pete, I'm using Gorilla wood glue. Of course I don't use the huge spade applicator that it comes with. I shake the bottle up to get some in the cap, remove the cap and dip a small brush in it. I use that glue a lot.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  3:47:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Terrell

Sorry, Pete, I'm using Gorilla wood glue. Of course I don't use the huge spade applicator that it comes with. I shake the bottle up to get some in the cap, remove the cap and dip a small brush in it. I use that glue a lot.



Good to know. I learn something, it's a Good Day!

I learned something.

Pete
in Michigan



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Terrell
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  7:48:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, I almost forgot. I found Mrs. Martinelli's Cat.



or if it's not Mrs. Martinelli's cat then I don't know who's it is.





Edited by - Terrell on 06/29/2018 7:49:58 PM

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jbvb
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  9:46:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Miaou! Is your Gorilla Glue the foaming kind?


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Terrell
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  9:51:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Foaming kind ? It's just a typical wood glue, but indoor/outdoor.


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Terrell
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  9:56:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Actually, I just went and looked at the bottle, it says "Dries natural color ( whatever natural wood glue color is, I guess), No Foaming". I never even thought about "foaming" before.





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Guff
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Posted - 06/30/2018 :  09:09:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice touch with the cat!
Dave



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/30/2018 :  09:14:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the cat!

Pete
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jbvb
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Posted - 06/30/2018 :  09:22:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A friend's project was ruined when she didn't notice the 'foaming' on the label (it wasn't very conspicuous). Since then I check anything novel (particularly from Gorilla) before buying/using.


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 06/30/2018 :  7:15:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ut-oh, the cat's outa' da bag.


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Terrell
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Posted - 07/01/2018 :  2:13:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Guys !!

I thought maybe I was through making bricks but now I don't think so. If you look at the prototype picture the terrain slopes down to the backyard. This shows a lot more foundation towards the rear. Not that I'm trying to be all that prototypical but I like the effect and I would really like to have at least one more course of bricks across the front.



For the record, I just finished dissecting the right hand bay foundation section, it needed to be repositioned. Somehow my calculations were a bit off. But it looks a lot better now, not perfect, but better. What I'm going to do now is add another thickness of foam and run another course of bricks across the front (and of course the course will continue on both sides). Then I'll just step some courses on each side, starting roughly in the middle, towards the back. So, I'm not through making bricks, oh boy.

"Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in."



Edited by - Terrell on 07/01/2018 2:16:35 PM

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