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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #90 on: February 08, 2018, 05:14:40 AM »
Same here Bob , not much fun in  glass, unless it's a glass of your favorite beverage  ;D
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #91 on: February 08, 2018, 05:39:31 PM »
Here are two perspective photos of the project.

Working today on small detail and signs.

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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2018, 10:11:18 AM »
Beautiful work Bob.

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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2018, 10:38:57 AM »
This is turning into one amazing scene Bob.....great work.  8)
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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2018, 04:25:12 PM »
Yo Bob,
As always you do awesome work!  I guess there's no point in putting anything in the next model building contest around these parts with this little gem probably coming to the show! 

Hehe

Anyway, any chance I could stop by some weekend and see this in person? 

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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #95 on: February 10, 2018, 05:57:05 PM »
Bruce...

Come by any time.

I may not have it done for the spring meet.  I do need to have it ready for the regional in Portland in late May.

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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #96 on: February 11, 2018, 10:08:55 AM »
Bob,

This is one great diorama. I'm loving it all the way.

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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #97 on: February 11, 2018, 03:35:18 PM »
Bruce...

Come by any time.

I may not have it done for the spring meet.  I do need to have it ready for the regional in Portland in late May.

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Bob

Planning on taking it to Portland are you?  What a great idea!   But I do have to remind you that you only need to earn your MMR certificate once for it to count. 

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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #98 on: February 11, 2018, 06:35:34 PM »
Yes,...  I know. 

Tom reminds me of that regularly. 

This will be certificate #9. 

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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #99 on: February 11, 2018, 07:14:10 PM »
Wonderful modeling.
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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #100 on: February 11, 2018, 08:38:50 PM »
Bob


This is really looking great. As always, I'm enjoying your thread.
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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #101 on: February 14, 2018, 02:06:18 AM »
I knew this was going to happen.......

It out grew my bench.

I scored a piece 2'  of rigid insulation foam and clamped it to a small table that I use for my lathe.

I ran the lathe for most of the afternoon and cranked out the apothecary mortar and pistil and  the parts for the arc street light.  More on that tomorrow.

Here are a few photos below.

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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #102 on: February 14, 2018, 06:27:30 AM »
really nice work!  you know, if i put a model on a piece of foam like that near the layout, I would knock it over after a few minutes! (yup, I belong to the #11 club and the dropped model club)!
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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #103 on: February 14, 2018, 05:09:56 PM »
Yesterday afternoon and some this morning were given to turning brass for a sign and a lamp post.

The apothecary piece is two parts with a wire that will poke into the front of the building over the door.  It is only barely visible in the left of the source photo.

The lamp post is an electric arc light.  They were popular in the 1890's but took a lot of maintenance.  There was a glass globe that would run low of oxygen which made the carbon sticks last longer.  They were very high maintenance however.  Another complaint was that they were VERY bright and spoiled night vision when walking and turned into a shadow.

Below is a close up of and arc light in Chicago from a different location that I used as the design for the one I made.  The glass globe is a clear bead that I use on trolley wire for insulators.

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Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« Reply #104 on: February 14, 2018, 05:32:07 PM »
Wow. That is really nice work on such small parts.
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