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  • robert_goslin
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    Thanks Mike, Bruce, Larry & Bill, for continuing to look on.

    It's not much of an update, but these wharves are taking me longer than expected, and as no one else seems to be posting here anymore, I'm trying to keep this thread going.

    So here's a little bit more progress.





    4 different wharf sections in this one pic, so pavers, paperweights, pegs, anything to hold it all together whilst gluing.




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  • Bill_Gill
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    really good coloring of the deck and pilings.

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  • Larryc
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    Rob great job with the nail holes!! Looks amazing and adds a lot of nice detail.

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  • Dutchman
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    Thanks for the update, Rob. The nail holes look ery good and add a lot of realism.

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    The nail holes really enhance the wharf. Small detail; big results.

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  • robert_goslin
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    Thanks Bob & Larry.

    Bob thanks for the reminder about the nail holes. I had actually forgotten, and definitely need with this type of construction.

    So here's a boring update, to show I'm still going.

    nail holes added





    And have started on the right side wharf section. A lot of work doing it board by board.






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  • Larryc
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    Rob the pier may be a lot of work but you are doing it very well; looks fantastic. Keep going.

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  • railman28
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    Rob You're doing a fantastic job on this warehouse/dock built. I finding how you're building the wharf particularly helpful and interesting. I offer one observation. I'm not a fan of nail holes except on decking where the nail heads were 3/4" wide. Again I love your build.

    Bob

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  • robert_goslin
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    Thanks Bruce & George. I'm happy with how it's looking.

    All the bracing is on, and all painted and weathered.

    Still to fix up the waterline and add barnacles etc.

    Sure is a lot of work doing wharfs.







    underneath


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  • George_D
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    You've been very productive, Dave. Nice models.

    Rob, your deck work is very impressive.

    George

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  • Dutchman
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    Excellent!

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  • robert_goslin
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    Thanks Bruce.

    Cut & drilled the holes, and cut the piles to length.



    Piles inserted and glued in place. Had to make sure it was all level & straight.



    Next up the tedious task of adding all the extra joists and cross bracing.


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  • Dutchman
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    Good job on the decking, Rob.

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  • robert_goslin
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    I've made up the decking for the other small lower wharf area.

    Used 5mm balsa sheet as a sub base for most of it as it won't be visible underneath, but the front portion has joists. Boards are stir sticks, except the bit that will be inside the structure, which is just 1mm balsa sheet, with board lines carved in.







    Now to add all the pilings, etc

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  • robert_goslin
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    Nice lot of work Dave. You got a lot accomplished in 3 months.

    The Mansard roof structure came out especially nice.

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