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  • #61
    Philip I meant to ask you are the windows plastic or did you make them??

    An I agree with Rick the roof is awesome!
    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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    • #62
      Philip,

      This is some really fine workmanship. Starting with the drawings to the precision construction, it's awesome! Scratchbuild forever! :up: :up: :up:

      Jim
      Take the red pill

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      • #63
        Thanks Jim!


        Jerry they are plastic tichy windows #2014 & doors tichy #2021. The windows come with laser cut plastic panes but are cloudy looking. Recut panes from evergreen clear .010.

        Rick, I start with an aamco sheet of aluminum,

        https://www.misterart.com/crafts/met...hoCHpAQAvD_BwE

        and used this jig made of an old computer ribbon that Fred Miller sent me. Used my thumbnail to make the impression of 5 v roofing. The cool part is the ribbon is almost dead on scale with 1:1 tin.

        Then take tin outside to a acid bath sponsored by micromark ferric chloride (nasty stuff).

        https://www.micromark.com/Ferric-Chl...chant-16-oz-_2



        Later I could never find that exact computer cable so I took an impression of Fred's find and set it in rubber. Due to forum rulz I'll stop there.



        These last 2 photos are 10 or 12 years ago. Seems the color and degree of burning has a lot of color variation. Thinking back this may have been Radio Shack etchant.





        It's been a great trip here at RLF! Philip
        Philip

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        • #64
          Phillip fantastic build.
          Frank

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          • #65
            Thanks Frank!

            Philip
            Philip

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            • #66
              Thanks Philip.

              I still have some of the RS etchant.

              You must have not let them sit in it too long.

              What rule breaking?

              You sell that jig?

              If so, anyone can send Philip an email or PM to inquire about it.
              Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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              • #67
                Rick, New etchant will burn the material quickly, The more you do the slower the reaction. I tend to take a golf ball sized piece of aluminum foil and drop it in to slow down the reaction before adding the finished tin pieces.

                Finally installed the glass in the window frames.

                Fit pretty good for plastic clear acetate.



                Advancing a bit!

                Philip
                Philip

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                • #68

                  This is what can be achieved by leaving the aluminum in for a longer time. Dave was going for a well rotted out look where the smoke would destroy the sheet metal roof over time.


                  Frank

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                  • #69
                    Now that the engine shed is ready I'm looking at plenty of designs for a sand station. I found this drying stove on google books titled coal mines, quite different from ones imagineered in lots of renditions I've looked at. This one was tested at the Panama canal and won the approval of all involved.

                    Does a backwoods operation really need a huge complicated structure with dryers, hoppers, tower and compressed air for delivery? Looking for alternate designs such as stove and sand buckets budget?

                    I do think the essential item would be a stove. sand and shelter? Any advise or ideas appreciated.

                    Philip



                    Original page here: https://books.google.com/books?id=zG...page&q&f=false
                    Philip

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                    • #70
                      Nice shed Philip! I don't think a backwoods op like you are going for would have anything fancy to dry sand. Even here where we run as many as five trains a day we buy our sand in bags and pour it in by hand as needed. Even though we are in the mountains here it is amazing how little sand they use.

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                      • #71
                        Thanks Tyson!

                        Another sand dryer I found on line.



                        Philip
                        Philip

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                        • #72
                          The dryers are pretty neat, Philip.

                          Did you notice the spelling of Railroad in the ad?



                          Bruce

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                          • #73
                            Rallway or Railway, not certain[:-magnify]

                            Philip
                            Philip

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                            • #74
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by Philip


                              Rallway or Railway, not certain[:-magnify]

                              Philip


                              Yes, it could be that the dot above the 'i' has blurred enough to make it look like an 'l'.
                              Bruce

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                              • #75

                                SAND SHED, oh for a moment there I thought you said "she shed".


                                Frank

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