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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2625 on: February 23, 2021, 05:53:05 PM »


I wanted to secure the diesel facility with pits from the top. I drilled three small pilot holes in the plywood and into the base of the facility. I then used a larger drill bit to open the hole to counter sink the screws.



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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2626 on: February 23, 2021, 05:56:52 PM »
Once the six screws were in place, the level was unclamped.



I then used rattle can Krylon Matte River Rock to seal the plaster.



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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2627 on: February 23, 2021, 06:05:12 PM »
I forgot to mention I shimmed the base under the platform and against the underside of the plywood. I did this so when the cork and ME code 83 track was added, the track would be level with the plaster cast of the facility.



You can see now the reason the screws were counter sunk. I wanted the cork to be absolutely flat on the plywood so the track to the diesel facility would fit flush with the base. This all means a smooth track/running later.

The section of plywood was then carried back into the building and screwed back in place.



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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2628 on: February 23, 2021, 06:09:52 PM »
Now, if I'm lucky and pay attention to the instructions and add a few of my own details, my diesel facility will look as wonderful as the one James Mull did.

His build is shown below. These photos were taken from the Diamond Scale site with permission.





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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2629 on: February 23, 2021, 06:11:31 PM »
If you hate plan A, you are certainly not going to like plan B!

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2630 on: February 24, 2021, 07:25:08 AM »
Wow!  That's quite a complex.  It's a good thing it's going to be featured on the Summit level.  That will significantly reduce the chances of somebody accidentally damaging it while trying to reach over it.   ;)
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2631 on: February 24, 2021, 08:34:58 AM »
Good looking diesel facility.....you've been busy Tom.  8)
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2632 on: February 24, 2021, 11:26:55 AM »
Looks like an interesting complex.  Should be a fun build.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2633 on: February 24, 2021, 11:32:13 AM »
Tom each time I return to admire your work I am simply amazed, not just at the fine work but the amount of work you get completed.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2634 on: February 24, 2021, 12:04:48 PM »
Looks great, I will be following along on your build.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2635 on: February 24, 2021, 12:05:17 PM »


Tom


It looks great, I will be following along on your build.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2636 on: February 24, 2021, 02:59:47 PM »
Tom,


FWIW, and you're probably already way ahead of me... ;D    Modeling your time frame, I would expect those bright yellow handrails to be gray or a similar drab color.  Ditto waste barrels, etc.  Flammable rag safety cans would likely be red, and most safety notices from that time period I have seen were either white on green or the reverse.  Step edges and stair treads would likely be gray also.  I started working in a large facility in 1969 and they were just starting to go with (safety) yellow handrails (top rail only) and step edges then. 



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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2637 on: February 24, 2021, 04:40:29 PM »
Hey Tom:

beautiful job on the diesel facility.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2638 on: February 24, 2021, 05:33:36 PM »
Wow!  That's quite a complex.  It's a good thing it's going to be featured on the Summit level.  That will significantly reduce the chances of somebody accidentally damaging it while trying to reach over it.   ;)


Bob,

Yes, once built I'd hate to have to make any repairs. This probably won't get started until later this year, like December 30, 2021 or even later.  8)

Tom  ;D
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #2639 on: February 24, 2021, 05:34:17 PM »
Good looking diesel facility.....you've been busy Tom.  8)

Greg,

Thank you and yes, I have.  8)

Tom  ;D
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