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Ensign
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Posted - 03/10/2021 :  3:14:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike & Michael, thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to post them!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/10/2021 :  4:15:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a fun little photo, showing a diesel switcher parked in what looks like a completed shop with floor.





I took that photo by placing the shop on my Magoun pier module.





Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 03/10/2021 :  5:06:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nicely done, Greg! Like!

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/10/2021 :  5:26:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Pete.



Bob


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Rick
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Posted - 03/10/2021 :  5:48:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, your doing a fantastic job on this kit.


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Ensign
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Posted - 03/10/2021 :  8:06:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete, Bob & Rick, thanks for your posts and the nice comments in them.
Much appreciated!

Greg



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Joe Rutter
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Posted - 03/10/2021 :  9:03:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Joe Rutter's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very inspiring Greg, makes me want to model at the Shinnie level, beauty! Joe


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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/10/2021 :  10:42:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work Greg. I know there is still plenty to go, but you sure do work fast.
The lighting is impressive as always on your builds.
Those trusses must have been fiddly to install while having to deal with the wiring as well.
Nice job.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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Guff
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  09:48:00 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Greg,
You are most definitely one of our master craftsmen!! Love your work!!


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Ensign
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  09:58:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joe, Rob & Dave, it's really nice to read your comments!
Thank you for your very kind thoughts, and for taking the time to post them!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/12/2021 :  7:43:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, well it's time for another update!
This time working on the overhead traveling crane and it's support system within the shop.
I began by cutting these .100 H columns using the template provided for them.
I decided to paint all of my support system components silver using the black on the bottom as I did with the 8 x 8 posts.





These H columns are glued in place on top of certain 8 x 8 posts already installed along the 2 sidewalls.
As shown on one of the illustration cards.
I did one side at a time.





On top of these H columns will rest a .156 styrene girder with .060 angles glued on top for each sidewall.





These were all to be installed before the trusses went into place, however because of the lighting I wanted to install into this shop I had to work around them from the bottom of this shop.
Here's the .156 girder and .060 angle installed on top of the H columns.





I then located all of the metal castings needed to build the moving parts of the travelling crane.
Shown here below.( I missed including one more motor not shown in this photo.)





The hoist carriage builds into something that ends up looking like this.





The travelling frame section uses .032 wire and 2 pieces of .1881 styrene beams and also the .060 angle styrene glue on top of those beams.
It ends up looking like this when completed.





Here they are now joined together.





I then carefully installed them onto the support system inside the shop that I built.








That's all I have for now.
Thanks for looking!

Greg



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mecrr
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Posted - 03/12/2021 :  8:35:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's all you say, You did in a day or two that I'd be sitting scratching my bald head figuring how to start and still be nowhere near were you got in a day or two.
You da man!
David


A Maine Expatriate living in the valley of Northern California - Modeling in HO.
David Stickney

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/12/2021 :  9:03:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Absolutely fantastic! The problem I see is that a lot of the details will be obscured by the roof. The lights will help.

Mike



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/12/2021 :  9:13:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
David, I did all of those things that you mentioned, except scratch the bald head part.
My hair is now the longest it's ever been in my life!
I call it my crazy COVID-19 hairdo!
Once the warm weather comes, I have so much to do outside this year, that's my biggest motivation to get this kit built!

Thanks for your post!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/12/2021 :  9:19:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Greg,

Absolutely fantastic! The problem I see is that a lot of the details will be obscured by the roof. The lights will help.

Mike



Thanks! Mike.
The lower parts of the roof below the clerestory windows are designed to be removable, but your right about part of the roof obscuring one's view of the interior.

Greg



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