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BurleyJim
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  09:01:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well it happened, I finally came up with something to build. I got a little burned out after the Carousel, Tilt-n-Hurl, and Ferris Wheel projects. Each one of those took months of design, redesign, and building. So I've been in a funk for quite a while. I started in on the scenery project at my buddy's new layout. Bam, the quarantine came up, and the remote project stopped. So I started making some small detail parts to keep busy. Here will be a few of the oddball items I'm working on.

Jim
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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  09:20:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to seeing them, Jim.


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  09:38:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The layout is modern (late 70's to present day, so the details will of course try to match that time frame. It's also on relatively rural flatland Indiana with some Southern Indiana hills via the massive stone quarrys.

Here's the first scratchbuilt item. A Harverstore corn silage silo that dot the landscape here.



I used a section of 1-1/2" PVC pipe, then drew and 3D printed the base, top setion with the ribbing, the safety ring, and safety climbing cage, the ladder. etc. The 'tank' ribs are sewing thread, tacked at one end at the ladder, then pulled taut, leveled, and tacked again on the other end with superglue. A coat of automotive primer kept the thread from moving, and it formed the tank separation lines. It's a scale 80' silo.





Jim



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  10:12:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting project! Nice results, too....

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George D
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  10:30:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking silo, Jim.

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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  11:23:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great model, Jim.


Bruce

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Ensign
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  11:29:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim, your silo looks terrific!
However aren't they called "Harvestore" instead of Harverstore?
Perhaps it was just a typo.

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  11:58:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking model Jim.

Looking forward to your next I'm staying out of trouble model!


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k9wrangler
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  12:09:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking Harvestore, Blue tombstones to some.

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  1:09:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Jim, your silo looks terrific!
However aren't they called "Harvestore" instead of Harverstore?
Perhaps it was just a typo.

Greg Shinnie



Thanks Gerg, oops it happened again!

Jim



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  1:10:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, more to follow.

Jim


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Ensign
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  1:30:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Jim, your silo looks terrific!
However aren't they called "Harvestore" instead of Harverstore?
Perhaps it was just a typo.

Greg Shinnie



Thanks Gerg, oops it happened again!

Jim





Mij, no problem, it can happen to anyone.

Gerg



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  4:23:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I just lost that post. Good that we still have a sense of humor.

Next project is probably the reason I initially got interested in the whole 3D printing area.

Here are a couple of pieces of Heavy Duty Structural steel.(It's actually carbon fiber) The piece closest to the camera has a 1.25 mm offset built into it to allow the back piece to flush mount to it. On the right side of the front piece, the offset is absent.



When the 4 sides are glued together, I have square structural base. The concrete pad at the far end, is also off the printer. The lack of the offset at the top will allow me to securely mount something to it.



Hmmm, what would that be? How about a lightweight aluminum cage to support some signal heads? Sure, we were thinking that.



So we'll draw and print up a half of a cage. That square shape in the lower right just happens to fit into that square receiver on the steel base.

We'll need another side and a way of spacing the two sides to fit the square receive properly, and give our maintenance employee a place to service the signal heads.



So we print up a piece of decking material to fill that void.



A little glue and some calculations, and bingo! We have a cage to mount into the base.

So again, here's how I got into 3D printing....I wanted signal heads for my Nevermade layout. I was more interested in the electronics controlling the signals. The gentleman who was the supplier of signal heads along with some other details, passed away. After looking for months to find an alternative source, I decided to try and make my own. So here are the 2 aspect modern 'Darth Vader' signal heads.



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When the LEDS finally arrive, I'll mount them, and then install the heads to these.



Here's a shot of the ladders I built for the side and the two levels of decking.

The ladders are very close to scale. The rungs are .6mm in diameter, or approximately 2" in HO scale. Every sixth rung is bumped out .7mm to allow me to use it to replace ladders on old blue box Athearns. Made with carbon fiber as was this whole project.

Jim



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Edited by - BurleyJim on 04/15/2020 4:40:08 PM

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  4:28:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well have you done, Master Mij!

Peet
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BurleyJim
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  4:42:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Peet!

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desertdrover
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Posted - 04/15/2020 :  4:52:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Jim. A few more detail parts and you've earned another credit for the challenge thread.
#5. Create your own detail parts (drums, barrels, boxes, etc.) from Sculpey clay or other material of your choice. A minimum of 10 detail parts to qualify. 1 credit



Louis
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