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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  12:59:59 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Those walls look great, Greg.

Just a comment on an earlier remark you made about chalks changing the colour of the walls - I have found that the cheaper the chalk, the less it changes the wall colour. I suspect the more expensive chalks have better binders in them, and so adhere better to a flat surface.

If I want a very worn look with lots of efflorescence showing through I use an expensive white chalk. If I want to keep the wall colour largely intact, I use a cheaper chalk - usually Mungyo brand.

Cheers, Mark.



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  3:08:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Looking really good, Greg. I like the "concrete" window wall.
I'm curious - How well does the concrete colored plaster section on
each end match the texture of the long laser cut plywood window section?
Did you do anything to the plywood to help match the plaster or did just
the paint make a good match?



Bill, thanks for your nice comments & question.

I think that they matched pretty good in comparison, must be the paint because I didn't do anything different to get this result.
Here's a better photo so you can see it better.





Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  3:10:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mark_dalrymple

Those walls look great, Greg.

Just a comment on an earlier remark you made about chalks changing the colour of the walls - I have found that the cheaper the chalk, the less it changes the wall colour. I suspect the more expensive chalks have better binders in them, and so adhere better to a flat surface.

If I want a very worn look with lots of efflorescence showing through I use an expensive white chalk. If I want to keep the wall colour largely intact, I use a cheaper chalk - usually Mungyo brand.

Cheers, Mark.



Mark, thanks for your nice comments & your suggestion regarding cheaper chalk.
I think you may be on to something here, perhaps I should give it another try.
Thanks for the suggestion!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  3:42:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, today I assemble the brass photo etched roof trusses.
I've had to modify mine a bit to make it easier to install lighting on them to illuminate this shop.
Here are the brass truss pieces cut out and ready to go.





We are supposed to use .020 x .060 styrene strips on top and on the bottom and even in between the brass truss sections.
I switched out the bottom piece using instead H-column 0.60 styrene strip.
I will use the top of this "H" shaped styrene to place my brass truss into, and the bottom channel will be used to rum my magnet wires in for the LED lighting I plan on using.





All of the other areas of the truss will be clad in the .020 x .060 styrene that comes in the kit.

I begin by applying CA adhesive to the bottom of the brass truss, and then placing that into my "H" shaped styrene strip.





I then add a small piece of the .020 x .060 styrene where the 2 halves of these truss pieces will meet.
I will cut this piece shorter when the time comes. I found it way easier to handle than working with a tiny piece.




I then glue into place the other half of the truss into my "H" shaped piece.





I now cut off the middle piece to the desired height, and then glue the 2 pieces of .020 x .060 styrene to the top of this truss.





When I had completed these trusses, I spray painted then flat black.





I plan on using 2 LED's per truss one on the middle of the left side, with the magnet wires running off to the end of the truss on the left.
The other on the middle right side with the wires running of to the right on that side of the truss.
There will be 18 LED's altogether that will be used.
I'll explain how I will hide all of these wire coming out of these trusses on both sides a little later on in this build.
One step at a time.

That's all I have for now.

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  4:07:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One more thing that I forgot to mention, it turns out that Bob Van Gelder owner of "South River Modelworks" has Copyrighted his manual, the kit or the designs contained within it.
So I should not be sharing with you any of his manual or design layout cards that he provides with this kit.
So I have deleted those cards that I photographed and posted here, to comply with his Copyright rights.

Sorry about that!


Greg



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George D
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  4:34:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those trusses look good, Greg. I like your H column idea.

George


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Ensign
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  8:48:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! George.
That H-column should do the trick.

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/03/2021 :  9:07:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, well just a quick update here this evening.
I've been working on installing the LED lighting to the roof trusses.
The H column I added at the bottom my trusses worked excellent in giving me a place to run & hide my magnet wires.
I painted the wires black to make certain that you don't see them.
Each pair of wires for a light exits the H column at either ends of the truss.





Here's how they look when lit.





These trusses will sit on top of these 8 x 8 posts that will eventually get glued to the interior sidewalls of this shop.
This photo below shows where they will be used along one of those sidewalls.





Now the trusses will sit on top of these 8 x 8 post so I needed a way to get the wires from my LED's down the wall with out seeing them.
So I got out the mini table saw and cut a small grove into the back of each 8 x 8 post to allow me to run the wires from the ends of a truss down the 8 x 8 posts in my groves that I cut.









So now I have to figure out the best way to go about installing these posts with the magnet wires hidden behind them onto the both sidewalls.

That's all I have for now.

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 03/03/2021 9:09:10 PM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/03/2021 :  11:33:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very cool.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/04/2021 :  08:23:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg nice job on those brass trusses and the lights.

This is really coming along very nicely!!


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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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/04/2021 :  08:33:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
very slick....

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

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/04/2021 :  09:09:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Jerry & Kevin, thanks for your nice comments and for taking the time to post them!

Greg



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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/04/2021 :  09:35:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The idea of using the H-Column was brilliant!


Bruce

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Bernd
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Posted - 03/04/2021 :  11:00:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice work on those trusses and lights.

Great to have machine tools to do work like that isn't it?

Bernd


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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/04/2021 :  12:00:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice work hiding those wires, mine usually end up tangled all over the place.

Bob


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