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    Hi all, been busy building my new engine facilities for the Windy River, I have the floor done and rail layed, and all the rafters cut to size for the walls and center support. The main section is two stalls with a machine shop attached. I just finished staining and distressing and cutting to size 200 2x12's for siding.I now have my jig made for the trusses and rafter assembly. Each truss takes 14 pcs to construct and there are nine so thats another 126pcs and 48 rafters so 174 more pieces to cut and stain, then the ridge pole and planking. I can't believe how much lumber a 13x15ft. building can consume!!

    I built the Stoney Crk engine house and it's nice but I want one that will be the focal point on the end of the layout with full machine shop interior. I take a break now and then and work on the layout as cutting these pcs. and making sure every one is perfect has proved tedious to say the least, not a straight cut in the lot...........Jerry

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    Jerry

    A man after my own heart. You're off to a great stat. Looking forward to the engine house build.

    Peter [:-kitty]

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    • #3
      Jerry, I'll enjoy seeing the engine house come together.
      Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
      FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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      • #4
        That's a great truss jig, Jerry, and I love the way you have your stripwood organized.
        Bruce

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        • #5
          Nice work Jerry! But If it aint messy, I cant find it!!!!


          Geezer

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          • #6
            That's one very impressive undertaking.

            Vince

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            • #7
              Real nice start Jerry. Looking forward to seeing more as you go....tom

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              • #8
                Jerry,

                Keep the pictures coming .. looks like a good start.

                Tom M.
                Tom M.

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                • #9
                  Very nice work, Jerry. What I love with your trusses is the way they are rigorously built to align perfectly and yet need almost no precise angle fitting due to the way their assembly is engineered.

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                  • #10
                    Wow! stick built.

                    Jerry, It looks like your fitting the ridge pole in after the rafters are set? Great idea!

                    Lookin great
                    Philip

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                    • #11
                      Yes Phillip the ridge pole sits on the vertical support in the center, the wood piece in the photo is actually part of the jig. By the way I said 13x15ft. bldg that's inches, 52x60 ft to scale.

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                      • #12
                        Yep, thats a large one!

                        I'll be watching.

                        Philip
                        Philip

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                        • #13
                          It looks like you're off to a good start, Jerry. 13" X 15".... That's as big as some of my HO dioramas... with several structures on them!

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                          • #14
                            Jerry

                            That's a nice start your off to. Did you make the plans yourself or using some else's?

                            And the machine shop are you going to do a full interior? If so are you going to use the Western Scale Models machinery? If so they are really some nice pieces he has that's what I'm using for a machine shop.

                            I will be following this so keep the pictures coming.

                            Jerry
                            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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                            • #15
                              Jerry, that one big undertaking.... lots of stripwood.... knowing how many problems there is in the mortgage industry I was wondering if you had any problems getting a construction loan? Danny

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