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  • Rich,
    Terrific work on the build!
    I hate to read that you are in pain! I sure hope you have some good methods to relieve the pain.
    Dave
    Dave

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    • Rich, looks like you've been busy here, since I last posted. Your stonework looks absolutely amazing as do all of the other upgrades you have made.
      Sorry to read about your pain that you are experiencing, I hope you are feeling better soon! Keep up the great work!

      Greg

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      • Rich,

        Catching up on your build. Those colors look great on that block building. I like the "I" beams too. They look more like they can support the upper part of that building than the original wood beams.

        Hope you're feeling better. Pain can be such a distraction when doing something you like. Worse than the wife nagging about a thing not done on the "honey do" list. Although that's more oof a mental pain. than physical pain.

        Bernd
        New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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        • Rich,

          Coloring the stone is an important step because it’s the focus of the whole structure. Excellent job. It looks real stony.

          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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          • Looking real good Rich!!

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            • Rich,
              The building is looking really good!
              The steel beams look stout.

              Scott

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              • In honor of Thanksgiving....Wild Turkey can have medicinal effects. A few steps every 5-10 minutes helps too. Nice rocks!

                Jim
                Take the red pill

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                • Pennman
                  Pennman commented
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                  Jim - Thanks for your following me again, and you must have posted while I was typing.
                  Thanks, but I no longer hunt, although that definately sounds delicous. Who walks?? ..ha ha

                  Rich

              • Thanks to all of my followers and especially Jerry, Louis, Dave G., Greg, Bernd, Mike, Fred, and Scott this time around.

                Louis - I can guarantee you my wallet will be much thinner in the month we have ahead of us. My want list has turned in to a "must have" list.

                Bernd - I must admit, in these terrible times, modeling almost always takes a back burner due to staying inside more during the cold months.
                So, the wife says, "we need another remodeling household project"...then she said... "what do you want for dinner?"... and I said "PITA"..
                and she said "what??" .. and I said "pizza".. Ha ! You see, I have a couple of missing teeth on my bottom row, so I said PITA for PIZZA...she
                will never know..

                Fred - Nice to see you again..don't be a stranger..

                Let's take a look at the final destination for my building's footprints.

                I have decided to place the wider loading dock between the main stone building and the longer side of building "C".
                This will allow viewers to better see interior machinery with woodworkers doing their jobs and also provide a wider floor area
                flowing from building "C" , outward.

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                And here's another view from the top with two of the roofs removed. As I mentioned earlier, these roofs will be removeable.

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                In the center between buildings "B" (left) and "C" (right), will be steps leading to a meandering path, around building "B", to the back freight door.

                And on the far right side of building "C", in front of the single door (now open), will be a landing with steps. My thought to condence the footprint
                better facilitates being able to add additional structures to the module I had originally planned earlier.

                Thanks to all watching and HAPPY THANKSGIVING !

                Rich

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                • I like the layout with the space in between that can be filled with "whatever".

                  So, pizza turkey for today? Have a good one Rich.

                  Bernd
                  New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                  • i'm jumping on this thread.

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                    • Rich,

                      Like the new configuration. It will be nice to see the interior details.

                      Scott

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                      • Rich,

                        I like your creativity. The new configuration indeed looks good.

                        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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                        • Thanks for your continued support on this journey, Bernd, Scott, and Mike. Glad to have you along Kevin.

                          About three weeks ago, a friend and forum member started a new thread to have us submit how we plant a structure on a base or layout.
                          At that time this was his opening statement: " Originally posted by Dave_J_Buchholz.. "So I wondering about some ways to semi- permanently mount structures. "

                          At that inme in that thread, I mentioned I was planning on pinning my buildings to the base . I don't glue my buildings at all.

                          I am bringing this up again because I have three brick posts that attach to the underide of the portico on my main stone building.

                          Below is a picture showing the three posts with my "pins" in them for planting onto my diorama base, once they get attached to the underside of the portico.

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                          My picture shows cut-off straight pins, superglued to a hole in the bottom of the post using a pin vise and a small drill.

                          We all know is dosen't take rocket science to figure out how these will be "planted", but next picture shows them quite vertical, no glue to base.

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                          When the time comes to attach them to the underside of the portico, I will use a gel CA superglue as it glues metal to wood very quickly, and holds steadfast.

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                          Back in February of this year, another friend and forum member, Carl_B, introduced to us a tool he was using to mark out parallel lines for shingles on a sub roof.
                          Carl's thread was Steam Era Structures Build (Organ Works) and the tool was : an Inkra Ruler. I believe this tool has many more uses than what I described above,
                          and knowing that Carl had one, I knew it must be a worthwhile purchase, so I had to buy one too ! Thanks Carl !!

                          So, here I am marking the parallel lines on my sub roof for the main stone building, using my Inkra Ruler.

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                          Sorry for the fuzzy picture, but you get the idea.
                          You must use a 0.05 mm mechanical pencil to use this ruler. A regular wood pencil even with a sharp, fine point won't fit the holes in the ruler.

                          Here's another picture showing some of the lines I drew onto my sub roof.

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                          I don't know about any of you, but even armed with a steel straight edge and holding a workpiece as stady as possible, I always made crooked parallel lines.
                          That will not happen using one of these rulers. The ruler I bought was the 12" Professional T-Rule one, and was just under $50. They do come in 6" lengths.
                          I have no affiliation with Inkra Tools, I just like their products. You can find them here: INCRA TOOLS :: Dovetails & Precision Woodworking Tools
                          If you go to the website, they explain their many uses.

                          Here's a picture of the dormer and cupolas atop the main stone building (not glued on yet). You can see the parallel lines on the sub roof of the main stone building (on the right)

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                          And here's a picture of the same buildings with one of the roofs removed.

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                          So...this is where I begin the next part of my journey... roofing..

                          Rich





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                          • Just added that tool website to my laptop bookmarks! Thanks for the heads up.

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                            • Wow. I like reading all the details of your construction. Your method for planting buildings is excellent. You have also reminded me that I have a tool I can use to draw lines on subroofs; I just need to remember to use it before I glue my roofs in place. You're right that the ruler always slips when one tries to draw those guidelines.

                              I forget how small these buildings are until I see you holding one. They all look really good. I like the colors you use for all the different types of materials.

                              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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