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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: January 19, 2018, 01:00:43 AM »
I hate organized people!  :-) :-)

dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: He's Dunn... but I'm not!
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:54:56 PM »
I think Bob has some good marketing ideas for those castings. 

A related question is how many separate inventory items do you want?  Brian Bollinger has a huge line of castings now, but those take up a lot of display (and storage) space.

dave

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Scratchbuilding / Re: Help on slate shingles
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:53:11 PM »
For the long Cigar Factory I did (for Craig Bisgeier), I special-ordered UNassembled paper shingles from Northeastern Scale Lumber.  Normally these come pre-assembled/glued together into chunks about 4x6.  But it's hard to combine a couple of those to get a good looking long run.  I draw up and print out guide sheets (horizontal lines at the right spacing), attach those to the subroof and then attach the paper shingles to the guide sheets.

To finish them, I use Pan Pastels and drybrushing.

dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday 1/18/18
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:51:23 PM »
Can't wait to see what "Grilled George and Cheese" brings on eBay.

We're still in Egypt, heading to Jordan for a couple of days over the weekend.  (Petra, mostly.  Will watch for archeologists armed with whips...)  Here's a photo from earlier this week.

dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday the 8th
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:58:31 AM »
It took us 24 hours and all 3 flights were late (including running to make a connection in Frankfurt), but we made it here.

A lot of archeological digs in the late 19th/early 20th century used light/industrial railways to move waste.  Mostly these were mule or human powered.

dave

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Every roundhouse floor I've seen (in person or photos) is a pretty uniform greasy dark grey, regardless of what the floor is made of.  That makes sense with all the oil in the air from the steam, coal or even oil ash/dust, spills, and general crudliness.

dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday - Again - 1/6/18
« on: January 06, 2018, 08:26:35 AM »
We're packed for our big trip, and I'll probably be "off the air" for the next couple weeks.

Everyone stay warm!!!

dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday Jan 5
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:11:39 AM »
We got maybe a foot of snow, hard to be sure with the wind.  Blowing out the driveway was a challenge, I had to make sure I wasn't trying to blow the snow into the wind (where it would come back and hit me in the face.)

Our high for today was 14, at 8:00 AM. 

dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: DIY Grassmaster
« on: January 04, 2018, 05:42:14 PM »
... to have a robot making stuff for you while doing more interesting stuff...  :D
I'm waiting for the robot that lays track and does soldering  :D ;D  I'll be happy to scratchbuild a house for it.

dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday Jan 4
« on: January 04, 2018, 10:38:23 AM »
Snowing pretty heavily in SE NH, started about 8:30 and we have 2-3 inches already.  We're getting something between 8-14 they say, with high winds and drifting/blowing snow.  Then turning seriously cold (again).

I have all day tomorrow to dig out and get last minute shopping done, before we fly away Saturday. :-)

dave

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Certainly a small piece of steel would work on the 'other side' of a magnet.   The magnets are taller, which makes it a bit easier to glue them, I think. 

dave

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I tried to provide some space when I "set" the magnets.  First I glued the magnets to the roof.  Then I added a couple pieces of paper (the "spacers") and attached the wall magnets to the roof.  I put the epoxy on the walls, then positioned the roof.  The -theory- was the wall magnets would be set at the appropriate spacing in that puddle of epoxy.  The -practice- has been those wall magnets have come unglued.  I think part of the problem is not enough gluing space on the wall to hold the wall magnets. 


When I dig this project out again (once I'm ready to tackle the engine terminal in the new layout), I'll have to take a look at the wall magnet attachment points.


dave

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I played with small magnets to make the roof of my (CM) roundhouse removable.  The design is great, the problem I've had is getting a strong enough glue to hold the magnets in place.  Seems the magnetic pull is greater than the strength of my epoxy :-(


dave

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Kit Building / Re: Build challenge 2018 - Campbell Blacksmith Shop
« on: January 01, 2018, 11:49:27 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOGaugKpzs  :-)

I love the Campbell designs, and the instructions are first-rate.  One hint, if the instructions don't mention it:  Cover the back of the wood with masking tape before you cut out the window/door openings.  This helps keep the (dried out) wood from splitting.

dave

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I've seen several roundhouses with wood (posts on end) floors, because the wood absorbs oil spills and also doesn't get destroyed if something heavy drops on it.


dave

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