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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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Scratchbuilding / Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« on: December 31, 2017, 06:48:20 PM »
Did you include a drain for the water to escape in your inspection pit? 

(With work this good, you have to really dig to find something to ask! :-) )

dave

Ha ha ha, a drain....hmmm, lets see, oh yes, I did. See the first picture I posted up there from December 18, it's on the r/h side.
Yup, went back and found it! 


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday: Last Day o 2017
« on: December 31, 2017, 09:36:22 AM »
This weekend we'll finish Christmas, that includes some over-due things (cards, a few late gifts) and also taking down the tree.  And then we have to start planning for our big trip at the end of the week (Egypt & Jordan). 


I might get some time down in the train room, more work on removing the flash behind the windows on a resin passenger car kit.


dave

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Scratchbuilding / Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« on: December 30, 2017, 05:29:39 PM »
Did you include a drain for the water to escape in your inspection pit? 


(With work this good, you have to really dig to find something to ask! :-) )


dave

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Layout Tours / Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« on: December 28, 2017, 11:55:17 AM »
Speak in patois, I do!   :o


dave

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