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Bernd
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  09:25:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Love your improvised lathe. Those turbines look great. Also like the chimney.

Building looks great.

Bernd


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kebmo1
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  4:00:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

I joined the crowd and purchased a 12" one tonight. Lets see how long it takes to get to New York from Texas.

Bernd


i received mine today. i was kind of surprised at how flimsy it is.


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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UKGuy
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  4:20:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Great looking shingles Carl, perfect, ingenious scratch building on the details, love that stuff.

Karl.A



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BigLars
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  6:33:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,
Catching up on your work. The roof angles and details are impressive.



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Carl B
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  7:26:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Appreciate your positive comments Bernd, Karl and Larry!

Kevin- True, the T-ruler is thin- but to make a super accurate mark with a mechanical pencil...it needs to be.



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kebmo1
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Posted - 02/12/2021 :  08:36:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i get that, but i'm wondering about storing it. do you take the ruler off of the fence when you're not using it?

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Bernd
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Posted - 02/12/2021 :  08:57:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Forgot to mention got my ruler 2 days ago. And yes the 12" long ruler flexes. But is made from a quality metal. Just don't sit on it and it'll stay straight for ever.

Bernd


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Carl B
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Posted - 02/12/2021 :  10:44:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
do you take the ruler off of the fence

Right Kevin.

Bernd- Glad you received your ruler, perhaps shipping IS improving around the country.....



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/12/2021 :  7:09:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Agreed, the shingles look good. However the chimney looks a "wee" bit top heavy. Is this thing hurricane proof?


Frank

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Carl B
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Posted - 02/13/2021 :  09:37:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frank.

Fear not, the recipient of this model lives in Michigan, so they never experience hurricanes.

That beautiful chimney should be just fine..



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Carl B
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Posted - 02/17/2021 :  07:41:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another detail is the tall flue pipe chimney. I used the plans to give me some starting dimensions.



I used two sizes of styrene tube, separated with a round small piece of card .



Good news! A co-worker who retired from the same company as me, was looking for a hobby, and bought himself a 3D printer. He is learning by doing, & wanted some project suggestions. I asked him to try a narrow square chimney, and provided him a drawing. The first test results are in the original black filament, the others were test painted. Unfortunately, he lives across the country from me, sure wish I could look over his shoulder! This could be the start of a helpful resource!



I painted and installed his chimney, attaching my styrene flues. Also painted another Scale Structures Ltd. metal chimney casting, in the center of the ridge. Just about done here, a few touch ups are necessary.



In between both buildings on the plans, the "connector' section is a small room. We changed that to a covered walkway instead. Here I started a small base, which will match up with the future loading dock.
Built some very small trusses from 2 x 6 stock to hold up the shingles, with exposed rafter tails.



The loading dock dimensions were substantially cut down to fit its future location. This template is the final size.



Begin the frame with 10 x 10 stock...



Covered with 2 x 8 decking...don't panic on the colors, it will get several washes....



Added 8 x 8 support posts underneath...



Till next time....Signs & shed...closing in on the finish...



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kebmo1
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Posted - 02/17/2021 :  07:51:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
looks fantastic. chimneys too. nice work carl.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/17/2021 :  08:20:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl exceptional work on this one!!!


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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Ensign
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Posted - 02/17/2021 :  09:13:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, it's all coming together beautifully!

Greg



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/17/2021 :  09:30:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Judging by the size of the razor blade the connector room is very small indeed. The whole build is finishing up nicely. Are you going to add a base or is that up to the consumer?


Frank

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