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  • I've been making some progress on my "Jefferson Mercantile". Exterior walls:




    Interior walls:




    And a partial assembly to get an idea for the feel of the place:




    Cheers,

    Jeff.

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    • The roof is laser-cut thin plywood, that I soaked and then formed around a can. One trick was to put a piece of cardboard over top of the wood, to help get a more even bend:





      dave
      Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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      • Jeff,

        Nice looking building as always.

        Dave,

        Thanks, great tip on the cardboard if one uses wood. Kind of tough if one uses brass.

        Bernd
        New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

        Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

        New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy HOn30 Quarry Line https://railroad-line.com/node/31167

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        • I think in brass you have to "anneal" the metal to make it easier to bend. And you just need to bend over a die with a smaller radius. But metalworking is jot my expertise.

          dave
          Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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          • Thanks, Bernd!

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            • quote:


              Originally posted by deemery


              I think in brass you have to "anneal" the metal to make it easier to bend. And you just need to bend over a die with a smaller radius. But metalworking is jot my expertise.

              dave


              I've done it both ways on the four electric quarry engines I built. If you anneal the brass you need to be careful because it now bends very easy. You can get a kink it real fast. With the un-annealed brass or half-hard it's sometimes difficult to get the exact curve you want. It's a technique that takes a few tries before you get one the usable and fits the roof correctly without any gaps between the roof and side walls. Practice, practice and then more practice.

              Bernd
              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

              Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

              New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy HOn30 Quarry Line https://railroad-line.com/node/31167

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              • I'm apparently tough to Christmas shop for...I've only purchased HOn30 equipment at the NNGC from Fred at the Whistle Stop's booth...Why is it so hard to find online? Does anyone know a web location with a decent selection of Minitrains or other HOn30 equipment. I just want to give my spouse a lead and an idea or two without sending her to Germany, etc

                Any help appreciated.

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                • You could point spouse here: http://www.marshcreekmini.com I'm not sure what items he has in stock (vs those you order from his Shapeways store.)

                  dave
                  Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                  • Other than what Dave mentioned I haven't come across any RTR rolling stock or engines. The best bet is to purchase N scale chassis and build on that. I've done that with some of my HOn30 equipment.





                    The boxcab used an "N" scale chassis from Kato.



                    The diesel powered boxcabs used a set of trucks from an "N" scale DD40 locomotive.





                    The green boxcabs are written up in a forum challenge here: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...28&whichpage=1

                    The electric boxcabs are written up here in the Challenge Build. Third post down. http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...28&whichpage=1

                    Bernd
                    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

                    Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

                    New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy HOn30 Quarry Line https://railroad-line.com/node/31167

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                    • Dave, nice caboose, especially the smooth roof. Nicely done.

                      Jeff, the store is coming along nicely. Interesting the handling of the interior.
                      It's only make-believe

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                      • It's been pretty quiet around here, what's everyone been building?

                        I've been lurking in the background quite a bit but have been working on finishing up a bunch of stalled projects. I'll post some pictures shortly since some of them are starting to look almost finished...

                        -Cody

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                        • Ya, it sure has been quite. Considering all that's been happening in the world, doing some modeling helps get away from the reality.

                          I haven't been very active since early spring. My mom passed away mid-May so that led to a flurry of activity getting the house cleared out, the property ready for a couple to move into and finding a place to store all the "stuff" they had collected over the last 50 or so years. Plus tonight is the first night I've got the internet back. Been out for a whole week. Have surfed the web just to keep up with the news using my Smart phone as a hot spot. Works great except for doing stuff like posting pictures. I do that from my desktop. I used the hotspot with the portable computer just to read the forums.

                          Been working at a snails pace on my rock-crusher building. Finally made a little progress on it and am posting pictures tonight. Have also done more research on making master molds for my roundhouse I plan on building. I bought stone walls from Chooch Enterprises Inc. and plan on using them for molds. Ordered large windows from San Juan Model Co. for the roundhouse windows. Received them today. Ordered them last Tuesday and got them today.

                          So hopefully with the closing of the house this Friday I can concentrate a bit more on modeling.

                          Bernd
                          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

                          Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

                          New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy HOn30 Quarry Line https://railroad-line.com/node/31167

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                          • Nice hearing from you, Bernd. I’m looking forward to the photos.

                            Mike
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                            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                              Originally posted by Michael Hohn


                              Nice hearing from you, Bernd. I’m looking forward to the photos.

                              Mike


                              Hi Mike. It's good to get back into the modeling swing. Photo's have been posted.

                              Bernd
                              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

                              Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

                              New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy HOn30 Quarry Line https://railroad-line.com/node/31167

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                              • First time posting and only been modelling in HOn3 for a little under 3 years although been in N Scale since 1969 and did some ON30 stuff for a few years.

                                My current project is in the double garage of our new home. I am very loosely modelling the D&RGW. The RR name is the Monarch Branch and have included towns such as Gunnison, Cimarron Cedar Creek, Montrose and Poncha junction.

                                My town of Cimarron is complete and as of now I am working on buildings for Montrose which includes a Graden grain & flour mill that did reside in another town.

                                Track is all ME code 70 pre-weathered with hand made turnouts powered by MP1's & MP5 turnout motors.

                                Can somebody please guide me how to add an image, being 77 I need to learn how to do this even thou I have a blog and You Tube sites.

                                Thanks.

                                Rod from downunder.
                                Rod

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