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  • Bernd
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    Originally posted by CNE1899 View Post
    Bernd,
    Nice start. A little uneven though. You are really trying to get the most out of that machine, and I think you'll do it.

    Scott
    Thanks Scott. If your talking about the scale size panels, it's because I did cut carefully. I think the machine has great potential for the modeler. The hardest part for the modeler on one of these machines is understanding what it takes to produce a part. It's not going to happen by loading a file and pushing a button. Some where down the road I'm contemplating of adding the 10watt laser that can be added to it.

    Bernd

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  • Bernd
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    Thanks Bill. The article probably won't happen till next year if then. We know how long it takes for articles to appear. If Otto doesn't print it I'll put up a full article on my website.

  • CNE1899
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    Bernd,
    Nice start. A little uneven though. You are really trying to get the most out of that machine, and I think you'll do it.

    Scott

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  • Bill_Gill
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    Good start, Bernd. Looking forward to the article in RMC.

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  • Bernd
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    A bit of a quick small update. The last thing I was doing on the quarry line was trying to figure out a way to make corrugated siding for the top of the building. Way back on page 4 of this thread I showed the assembling of the upper portion using board-n-batten siding. I really wanted corrugated siding. Page 18 shows the semi-finished upper part. I finally came up with a method using my router/engraver CNC machine. I'm not going to go into detail of what and how I did it because I'm contemplating of writing an article for RMC on the use of this little table-top machine. I've got to simulate a Cricut machine with some good success. Now I'm working on the making corrugated siding. I've got examples of how it turned out. The corrugations are based on some info Louis gave me on the material. I went with a 5" spacing from peak to peak with a 1 1/2" deep groove. I'm not quite satisfied with the outcome. I've got some other ideas I want to try later into the year, like once it gets colder and we no longer are at the Cottage. Below are two pictures of today's work.

    I did a large 6" X 6" panel first. Then cut a strip 10 scale feet high and then cut it into 36" wide strips.

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    A closer look at the corrugations.

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    That's it for now. Still working on the Suydam Engine House project also.

    Bernd

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  • Bernd
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    Originally posted by David_J_Buchholz View Post
    I'm in. Which day for the rest of you. If memory serves me, Bernd still owes us a few rounds of tequila from last time.
    Sorry but all the Mexican bars are closed. Can't find any waitresses.

    Bernd

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  • David_J_Buchholz
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    I'm in. Which day for the rest of you. If memory serves me, Bernd still owes us a few rounds of tequila from last time.

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  • Bernd
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    Thanks guys for stopping by and commenting. Really enjoy the talk. Going to the train show in Syracuse tomorrow at the fair grounds. It's a two day event. Can't wait for the RIT show. I'll be helping out a friend and his wife at the RIT show both days.

    Dave, I think your on to something about the new forum. I feel a bit more in the mood for modeling too. I finally am getting over the "got to save this, never know when I'll need it" syndrome. I'm throwing out 20 years of accumulation of items that will not be used and concentrating on one scale and focusing on the getting a layout built.

    Mike, it'd be great to meet up again like we did last time for RIT. But I know the feeling after traveling a long distance you're just glad to be back home. There's always next year.

    Bill, yes they are going to be fun to build. It was over 45 years ago that I discovered and visited the EBT. I always dreamed about building those structures or hoped somebody would produce kits'. Well Nathan Kline of Broad Top Mountain Models and Nate's Light Iron Hobbies produced the kits. It looks like Banta Model Works did the work making kits. I'm hoping that they do the rest of the structures down the line.

    Now if we can get Rich (aka Pennman) to show up at RIT. How about it Rich?

    Bernd

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  • Bill_Gill
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    Bernd, Those kits are going to add a lot to your layout and looks like they'll keep you busy for awhile working on them.

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    I've been thinking about the RIT show, but we will have gotten back from Oregon earlier that week, so I'll be in the mood to stay home. Still, I'm keeping it in mind.

    I'll be 71 tomorrow and I go through similar thought patterns. For instance: make or buy?

    You're making great progress on your basement, Bernd.

    Mike

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  • David_J_Buchholz
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    Originally posted by Bernd View Post
    I am retired, and have been for over 20 years now and still no layout. At times I wonder if I'll ever get anything built before I head for that roundhouse in the sky. You'd think a guy that's heading for 71 would build something small. Perhaps that's what keeps me going, that desire to full fill that idea. I also discovered that I can't do it all. By that I mean there are times you just need to purchase that item instead of thinking how can I build that. The biggest thing that happened this year is the fact I finally decided to clean out the basement so I can start that layout and decided I can only do one scale.

    Bernd
    I'm not far behind you Bernd. I turned 70 last week, but not retired. I still like to spend money. I know how you feel though. We have goals. But we also have distractions called life that get in the way.

    I lost my direction and desire while back. Maybe about my life in general, but it's finally getting focused again, as I rid my life of other past interests and problems. Maybe the forum coming back up on line helped in that regard.

    Best wishes, see you in December at the RIT show.
    Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 11-05-2021, 11:12 PM.

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  • Bernd
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    I now have four kits of the East Broad Top railroad. From what I understand they are all going to be done. Here is an drone view by L.R. Meyers in 2020 of the EBT's roundhouse and shop complex in Orbisonia, Pennsylvania.

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    The first three kits are the Boiler House, the Machine Shop and the Car Shop. The fourth kit is the Carpenter Shop. Here are two overall foot print plans of the buildings.

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    This next one shows approximately where the carpenter shop goes.

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    The next set of pictures shows what it will look like when assembled on a 24" X 48" board.

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    This is the fourth kit I received last week, the carpenter shop.

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    I haven't taken a close look at all the kits yet. When I do start on them I'll find the least complicated one and start with that. I'm going to see if I can get all the kits that are going to be produced. I asked Nate if the roundhouse is ever going to be considered and it I got a positive answer that is being considered. So hopefully one day the roundhouse kit will be produced. That's it for now on the EBT. I need to get back to the quarry line and get that going.

    Until next time.

    Bernd

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  • Bernd
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    Originally posted by Bill_Gill View Post
    Looking good, Bernd, keep going
    Thanks Bill. Motivation is coming back after getting pictures together of the EBT shop complex.

    Bernd

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  • Bill_Gill
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    Looking good, Bernd, keep going

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  • Bernd
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    Originally posted by Carl_B View Post
    Wow, some of those Broad Top kits looks very LARGE! Interested to see those built out...
    It'll be a while for that to happen Carl. But I will post a thread when I start. Here some specs on size. The boiler house section gets built on a piece of, suggested, 3/4" MDF 8" X 10", the machine shops get built on a 3/4" MDF 24" X 48" and the car shops gets built on 3/4" MDF 24" X 48". I'll have to post some pictures from the kit of what the whole shop buildings look like. I think that building it on a full sheet of 4 feet by 8 feet MDF or at least assemble on that size might be how to do it. I'll see once I get into it. First though I need to learn those techniques you guys have shown on doing buildings. I'm going to need some of you guy's expert help along the way.

    I'll post some pics tonight that are on the drawings.

    Bernd

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