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Carl B
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Posted - 10/04/2020 :  10:37:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
But it'll be a light brown for the body.

I concur.



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  10:35:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Carl, I approve of your approval.

The photographs helped me make some building adjustments and details. I also have the exact location of the vanquished station, and I'll spend some time with my metal detector in that area. Probably has been hunted in the past, but you never know.

Here's the latest on the green mat.



The side with the most detailed photo.


The layout of the office and the freight area.


These were an incredibale pain in the posterior to draw and print. At least 6 or 7 attempts to get these verge boards right.


That's all for now.

Jim



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  11:22:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice.

Jerry

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Pennman
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  08:31:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim,

Very nice progress so far! Looks like you have outdone yourself again. Great work.

Rich



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Carl B
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  09:07:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your 3D printer looks like it's paying for itself....wow!


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  09:24:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jerry and Rich, this one is turning out to be even more interesting because of the lack of knowledge around the history of it.

Jim


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desertdrover
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  09:35:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice progress Jim, love your printing designs.


Louis
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BurleyJim
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  09:42:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Your 3D printer looks like it's paying for itself....wow!


Yes it has paid for itself in unnecessary 'wait times', 'out of stock','online hunting','SHIPPING COSTS', and 'no longer available' items.

Learning the CAD program, I use Autodesk Fusion 360 has been the key to being able to do this stuff. The software is FREE to hobbyists. Depending on the willingness to invest in the learning (a ton of tutorials online) of the software, any of us can do it. Most Public libraries have 3D printers, and offer their use to patrons. My nearest Library is 6 miles away. So, if you can bring a thumbdrive to the library, you can probably print the gizmo you designed. Without question there is a little voodoo in creating a finished item, like these verge board. I pushed the printer to the limit, in how tight I could print. Sometimes, you have to adjust your specs, and reprint. But all in all, it has more than paid for itself, and I never sold anything I've made with it. (But I have acquired some new friends  )

Jim



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  09:45:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by desertdrover

Nice progress Jim, love your printing designs.



Thanks Lou!

Jim


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Guff
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  10:31:04 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Very nice!

David Guffey

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  11:15:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jim,

I like what youíre doing. But I am wondering about the little triangular bits under the roof. I donít see them on the prototype photos.



Looks to me they should be brackets.

Youíve been a real detective with this building. Well done.

Mike



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George D
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  11:24:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm fascinated with your progress, Jim. It looks like you have a handle on your CAD program.

George



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  11:33:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Jim,

I like what youíre doing. But I am wondering about the little triangular bits under the roof. I donít see them on the prototype photos.



Looks to me they should be brackets.


Youíve been a real detective with this building. Well done.

Mike



Good eye Mike! As I mentioned to Carl, these will be removed. I used them to project the roof overhang, and in place while the roof sections glue dried. They will indeed be replaced with hanger/supports.

Jim


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  11:37:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave and George, I guess an old dog can learn new tricks.

Jim


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Carl B
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  12:02:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Yes it has paid for itself in unnecessary 'wait times', 'out of stock','online hunting','SHIPPING COSTS', and 'no longer available' items


TRUTH!



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