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mark dalrymple

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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2020, 10:38:07 PM »
Mmm - the postage to New Zealand might be a killer.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2020, 08:11:06 AM »
Hey Carl:

The tower is coming along just beautifully. Love the top.

Karl

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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2020, 04:09:48 PM »
Thank you very much Karl!
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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2020, 06:59:05 AM »
Carl, truly excellent work, particularly on the light. I built the light from the Builders-In-Scale Tidewater Wharf lighthouse and did not get the beautiful results you have--and I was not working from scratch like you are.  Congrats.
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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2020, 01:06:30 PM »
Thank you George!

I also built the BIS Tidewater Wharf kit back in 2013...a great kit....
here's a pic of the lighthouse section....

Carl

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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2020, 01:27:56 PM »
Hey Carl:

Nice job on the kit in the above photo.

Karl

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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2020, 09:34:43 AM »
Thanks Karl!
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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2020, 01:17:19 AM »
Hey:

 Carl you are quite welcome.

Karl

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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2020, 09:33:58 AM »
I have an update of 8 photos ready to post, but must wait until the "Gallery" is restored.

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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2020, 04:27:11 PM »
Before I assemble the tower carcass, I first blacked out the windows with card. No lights needed here. Then set cleats in to support the 4 square braces. This thing must never twist or warp!



Two sides, then inserted the tube.



Three sides, carefully lining up all corners.



All four sides now in place, glued together.



Top layer of RSM block sheet installed. All corners are mitered. I also mounted additional layers of chipboard for the "connector walkway" building walls to be glued against.... later down the road.



Middle layer of block sheet installed, first coat of browns. Bottom white window installed. Minimal putty in the corners on the top level, then a coat of soft white.



Bottom base layer of block sheet installed and painted. Additional layers of two level trim at the top. 



Top two windows installed, black on black which I don't like, but that's on the prototype. A stone ledge installed between top layer and middle. More weathering added. Cut a piece of styrene for the base of the parapet.



Till next time...finish this tower up...
Carl

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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2020, 06:49:30 AM »
The square parapet outside the clockworks room has an iron fence around it. I built this jig to hold .016" brass again, and soldered it. Change of plans, there wasn't enough clearance to clean all the leftover solder and flux residue off. I tried to, but I distorted the brass.

So I reluctantly used only thick gel CA to hold this together. Just have to let each of the four sections sit in the jig overnight. Every piece is run long for trimming later.



Out of the jig....still as fragile as can be.....



A base of .030 styrene is drilled out to receive the legs on scale 2 foot centers..



Much cursing later, all four in place and ready for paint.



Railings & floor painted black, then glued on top. Installed two copper tape solder points for power to the LED just inside the clockworks room.



Few more touchups needed, then it's complete.





Till next time...on to the keepers quarters....
Carl

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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2020, 09:52:59 AM »
Awesome!!


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mark dalrymple

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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #57 on: January 20, 2020, 12:11:30 PM »
Beautiful work and a very interesting project.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2020, 04:26:19 PM »
Great modeling , thanks for sharing.
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: Great Lakes Lighthouse Build
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2020, 07:10:45 AM »
Thank you Jerry, Mark and Janbouli for your positive comments and following along!

Any questions, just ask!
Carl