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  • #46
    Jim,

    A light brown would look good. I’m considering a light brown with dark brown trim for a structure I have in the planning stages.

    I am always on the lookout for good Victorian paint schemes, so I’ll be interested in your final decision.

    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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    • #47
      But it'll be a light brown for the body.

      I concur.
      Carl

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      • #48
        Thanks Carl, I approve of your approval.

        The photographs helped me make some building adjustments and details. I also have the exact location of the vanquished station, and I'll spend some time with my metal detector in that area. Probably has been hunted in the past, but you never know.

        Here's the latest on the green mat.



        The side with the most detailed photo.


        The layout of the office and the freight area.


        These were an incredibale pain in the posterior to draw and print. At least 6 or 7 attempts to get these verge boards right.


        That's all for now.

        Jim
        Take the red pill

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        • #49
          Very nice.
          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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          • #50
            Jim,

            Very nice progress so far! Looks like you have outdone yourself again. Great work.

            Rich

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            • #51
              Your 3D printer looks like it's paying for itself....wow!
              Carl

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              • #52
                Thanks Jerry and Rich, this one is turning out to be even more interesting because of the lack of knowledge around the history of it.

                Jim
                Take the red pill

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                • #53
                  Nice progress Jim, love your printing designs.


                  Louis L&R Western Railroad
                  Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                  • #54
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by Carl B


                    Your 3D printer looks like it's paying for itself....wow!


                    Yes it has paid for itself in unnecessary 'wait times', 'out of stock','online hunting','SHIPPING COSTS', and 'no longer available' items.
                    Learning the CAD program, I use Autodesk Fusion 360 has been the key to being able to do this stuff. The software is FREE to hobbyists. Depending on the willingness to invest in the learning (a ton of tutorials online) of the software, any of us can do it. Most Public libraries have 3D printers, and offer their use to patrons. My nearest Library is 6 miles away. So, if you can bring a thumbdrive to the library, you can probably print the gizmo you designed. Without question there is a little voodoo in creating a finished item, like these verge board. I pushed the printer to the limit, in how tight I could print. Sometimes, you have to adjust your specs, and reprint. But all in all, it has more than paid for itself, and I never sold anything I've made with it. (But I have acquired some new friends &nbsp)

                    Jim
                    Take the red pill

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                    • #55
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                      Originally posted by desertdrover


                      Nice progress Jim, love your printing designs.


                      Thanks Lou!

                      Jim
                      Take the red pill

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                      • #56
                        Very nice!
                        Dave

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                        • #57
                          Jim,

                          I like what you’re doing. But I am wondering about the little triangular bits under the roof. I don’t see them on the prototype photos.



                          Looks to me they should be brackets.

                          You’ve been a real detective with this building. Well done.

                          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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                          • #58
                            I'm fascinated with your progress, Jim. It looks like you have a handle on your CAD program.

                            George
                            The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                            • #59
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                              Originally posted by Michael Hohn


                              Jim,

                              I like what you’re doing. But I am wondering about the little triangular bits under the roof. I don’t see them on the prototype photos.



                              Looks to me they should be brackets.


                              You’ve been a real detective with this building. Well done.

                              Mike


                              Good eye Mike! As I mentioned to Carl, these will be removed. I used them to project the roof overhang, and in place while the roof sections glue dried. They will indeed be replaced with hanger/supports.

                              Jim
                              Take the red pill

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                              • #60
                                Thanks Dave and George, I guess an old dog can learn new tricks.

                                Jim
                                Take the red pill

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