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  • One of the reasons many vendors didn't show was that the vendor had to be vaccinated. They did not spell that out to clearly in their brochure. The guy I attend shows with wasn't there because of that. It got pretty political. I'll leave it at that info. Let's not get too political over the situation in this forum.

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

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    • I would have liked to have gone to that show, but we just returned from the West Coast on Tuesday. Driving to Rochester and back was too much. Anyway, there's not much I need . . . but that's always the case!!

      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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      • Here's an update on the fourth semi background building along the harbor . Some progress to Mohawk Mills


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        As noted previously, there was a total mismatch of the freight doors included in the kit. Found some Tichy doors that will work.
        Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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        • Very nice, Dave.
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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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          • Looks sharp. that will keep the railroad busy.

            Bob
            It's only make-believe

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            • Over the past few days, I received some early Christmas gifts from Santa in the form of lighting related pieces from " We Honest" . Overall, I'm impressed enough that I ordered more components today.

              A minor issue is the glue on the Stick On LEDs doesn't stick well. So I glued them in place.

              I realized by using one connector, I could simplify what I was doing. Instead of using long leads for every fixture that is in or on the building, then out to the power board, I realized they make a simple connector that allows five LEDs to be plugged into it, with a single hook up wire going from it, out to the power block.

              I figured I could attach one of the 5:1 connectors inside a building as a "bus" point. Then simply have one simple wire coming out of the structure, for every five lights. It's unlikely I would use more than five lights for any given structure anyway. So all I need would be a one wire hook up for any single building or series of street/area light.

              No pictures yet. But I'm encouraged.

              Next had been progress on the Mohawk Mills building pictures above. I've realized the common characteristic of buildings I admire, have lots of variations in the walls. Jutting out here and there, varied wall textures/ materials. So there will be some alterations/ additions that will add some "charm" in the long run.

              Till next time,

              Fifth Dave to the right.
              Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 12-17-2021, 12:52 AM.
              Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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              • Dave,

                Catching up on your thread. Like what you have done so far. The Mohawk mill look s great! Very New England. Nice kit bash.

                Scott

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                • Thank Scott. I appreciate your following along, even though the seats are uncomfortable and the popcorn is stale. ( Just like my humor)
                  Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 12-19-2021, 05:15 PM.
                  Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                  • As the holiday weekend approaches, as you can guess, modeling time has been limited.

                    Been working on all the doors for the Mohawk Mills Structure. Got the main fright doors installed, with the minor exception of one that will be open to see some interior, and for posing workers on the docks. They are from Tichy.

                    The doors on the visible end are set now . They are left overs from the Malt house project.

                    The other end which will not be directly visible is a door building experiment, but going slowly. I used a piece of grooved Evergreen styrene vertically on the inside on the structure. Then with scale strips, starting to build the external bracing in different patterns. Z bracing looks better than N bracing. Seems more prototypical as well. But since will never be visible, it was an opportunity to try out techniques and materials.

                    The back wall will be gatorboard foam board, and the interior will get the same treatment to add some rigidity to the structure as a whole. Maybe some pictures from the interiors of old knitting mills to add some charm to a difficult to see, but otherwise empty area inside the mill.

                    Then on to the roof ,which will likely be some form of a cholestory style, a central raised peak with windows. The whole purpose it to not have just a long plain (boring) roof.
                    Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 12-21-2021, 09:55 PM.
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                    • At least you're making some progress.

                      Looking forward to seeing the results. It all sounds interesting.

                      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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                      • So, here's what I mentioned earlier, a few posts up. These are the ends for Mohawk Mills. The one on the left will be visible to visitors and cameras. The end on the right is not visible and therefore became an area to experiment. As mentioned, I think the " Z " pattern would make more prototypical sense, with an upper and lower lateral bar that all the vertical slats are connected to. For the " N " pattern, unless there are lateral bars unseen on the inside of the building I doubt it would hold muster for real construction. Visually, it doesn't look right either, perhaps because i know the Z makes more sense. But in this case, it served to play with some plastic, and learn how to fiddle with the stuff. Its not on the level with Sgtbob's works, but it was fun learning skills.

                        If I was really smart, I might have consider the letter "M" for Mohawk Mills.

                        The second picture illustrates how I cheated using one continuous piece vertically. Just struck as an easier way to go than mess with all separate doors,

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                        Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                        • Looking Good and imposing

                          bob
                          It's only make-believe

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                          • You're right. "N" makes no sense. It's gotta be "Z".
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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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                            • Interesting method of not having to cut out all the doors. As far as the "N" goes I think the second and fourth floor should have there's reversed so they all look alike. I got kind of dizzy looking at that zig-zag pattern. Of course, the wife says I dizzy any way.

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

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                              • Agreed with both Mike and Bernd. Likely to remake to all Z patterns, even though it will never show. It will bug me till the end of time otherwise, as I'll always know I could have done better.
                                Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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