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  • #16
    Nice structure that fills that space neatly~ :up:
    In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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    • #17
      Looks good!

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      • #18
        Small update. I have caught up with everything or at least veered off the path a bit and back to this project.

        The concrete base is not glued down yet but color has been added here and there. I was thinking I might just put some plaster under and press down so it squishes out a bit to make a nice fit .. although I kinda sorta like the crack between the concrete and ground .. you see that sometimes. I think about halfway between the two would work.


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        • #19
          I'm printing some exhaust fans this morning .. playing around with a way to mount them


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          • #20
            Ed, that little level is like "Where's Waldo"? Slick little gadget! I need to snag one at Lowes. Oh, the 'filler' is very nice too.

            Jim

            PS What are you printing with now? I've switched over to PETG as much as I can.
            Take the red pill

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            • #21
              Yeah .. handy as heck as is small enough to fit almost anywhere.

              Filler? Don't remember what I posted.

              I was talking about my resin printer . .my Prsua SL1

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              • #22
                Love it!!!!
                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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                • #23
                  Love the Widget building as well as what I can see of the layout.

                  The tower is looking interesting, will be following.

                  Scott

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                  • #24
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by CNE1899


                    Love the Widget building as well as what I can see of the layout.

                    The tower is looking interesting, will be following.

                    Scott


                    Scott .. got more on the building on my website - http://www.deepriverrailroad.com/str...widget-supply/

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                    • #25
                      Moved the exhaust 'shed' around to the front and added a transformer platform. The tank and frame is from an older drawing .. need to draw to fit.



                      I'll let this percolate over night (some of my best Imagineering is done while asleep or near so). The exhaust shack has a pair of exhaust fans (the grills are from the jail windows from Rusty Stumps O scale Hoosegow. The transformers are some I had printed off long, long ago. I think I still have some hidden away.


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                      • #26
                        While cleaning the house some this morning I opened up SU and the Widget Supply Extension That way while having to do the mundane .. vaccum, wash dishes, clean the litter box .. I can stop by the computer .. squint one eye at the image and think .."OOO .. I can do .. THIS .."

                        I moved the transformer platform to the left side. I had grabbed an old SU file that had the platform up high on round poles and modified it. Looking at it now I think it would work better if I eliminated the vertical posts and bolt through to the large posts that support the water tank framing. I need to have something over the clapboards thick enough to let the transformers clear.

                        Reason I am posting this is just to show how the process works with a CAD program .. you can virtually build a model before actually taking knife to stripwood and work out a lot of the issues prior to building something.



                        .. and yes .. even pre OSHA having the high-voltage bushings within arm's reach would have been thought dangerous. Just hold on .. if the platform remains there I would put in a block of some kind to protect the people .. a lattice or something similar

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                        • #27
                          Ed,

                          What an interesting structure! I like its complexity and the surface textures that you will get with the variety of building materials and objects.

                          This might seem odd, but I also like the artistry of your drawing. The soft hues with variations in intensity give it the look of a watercolor and the perspective in the last one is reminiscent of a Japanese print.

                          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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                          • #28
                            Ed, Neat to follow along as you work through all the details. Looks good, and yes teh transformer within arms reach did catch my eye, but you'd already thought of that. I like the idea of the transformers being bolted through the water tank framing too.

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                            • #29

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                              Originally posted by Bill Gill


                              Ed, Neat to follow along as you work through all the details. Looks good, and yes teh transformer within arms reach did catch my eye, but you'd already thought of that. I like the idea of the transformers being bolted through the water tank framing too.


                              I was thinking of how you can use tulle to make scale chain link fencing .. might be fun to do that as a guard.

                              Honestly .. I find creating in CAD as much fun as the actual modeling. I think it is th creation thing

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                              • #30
                                quote:


                                Originally posted by Bill Gill


                                Ed, Neat to follow along as you work through all the details. Looks good, and yes teh transformer within arms reach did catch my eye, but you'd already thought of that. I like the idea of the transformers being bolted through the water tank framing too.


                                I tend to go with pastels given a choice .. other than that is the "style" chosen from a selection. I do post-process in Paint Shop Pro so can post to this forum but also use the Smart Photo Fix which applies various filters. Fun stuff.

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