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  • #16
    Hi Scott,

    It's only fair that I post on theis informative thread since you have posted on mine.
    Although I don't model in Z scale, it looks to be an extensive project and I will be following.
    Looks great from here, nice work so far. I'm a "sucker" for excellent builds, in any scale.



    • #17

      Thanks for checking in and leaving the nice comment ! This is all new for me.
      I've never done any model railroading before, and I haven't done any modeling since high school.
      Between learning, life's distractions and ADD, the project may move slowly.

      I am currently working on the floor and hope to have some pictures for tomorrow.

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      • #18
        Put some time in on the base, track, and concrete floor. The base I had cut out of some scrap Baltic Birch plywood. I wanted to use this plywood because it is very stable.
        I have allowed a 1/4 inch ledge all around, that the cover will sit on. I cut 1/4 inch slots for the two side walls and an 1/8th inch slot for the back wall.
        I have since filled the back wall slot in when I discovered more information on the BLW and changed the dimensions. I'll cut a new slot this week.
        The pencil lines on the base are the seven rail center lines and the new wall slot on the right.
        I cut cardboard strips from a note pad backer for the concrete and will paint and weather. I'll need to cut the concrete and track to the correct length for the bays inside the walls,
        and for the two bays that go out the doors. I still ned to cut spacers for the floor sections between the ties.

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        • #19
          Worked on center support columns. I'm laying them out for Circut.
          To the left of column are the column components to be cut.
          "Floating rectangles" around column, are for dimensional reference.
          I am learning how to print and cut from Cricut using Illustrator.
          Parts will be cut from card stock.

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          • #20
            Hi Scott, looks like nice precise work your doing there. Even in Z scale this thing looks big! Keep up the great work!



            • #21
              Made little more progress on the erecting shop. Removed the rail joiners, cut the rail to length with the razor saw. I held the rail down with Shuretape, it's so strong the we taped down parts to a Bridgeport deck to mill. I cut spacers to bring the backer cardboard between sections of rail, up to rail height. Next job is to cut pits into the cardboard. These pit are not the type that run down the center of the track, but run perpendicular. See the picture below, just behind the chassis and 4-4-2 and in front of the 4-6-0.

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