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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2016, 04:54:59 PM »
started the next culvert piece... the other walls should be a lot easier....

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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2016, 05:32:51 PM »
gluing the stone walls in place on the base:

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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2016, 09:07:17 AM »
Bob,

Your Chooch walls look wonderful. Your efforts really paid off and I love the look. Great job!

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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2016, 09:56:05 AM »
Outstanding job.



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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2016, 10:17:35 AM »
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the feedback. I think that when any of us try out different techniques, others can learn from them. 
     Now, I got a problem: I'm thinking that the 15 foot water wheel is kinda too small for this... I'm not sure if BEST still makes the 22 foot version..... if not, then I guess I gotta use this 15 foot one that I built.....
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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2016, 11:14:24 AM »
Looking good so far.  I had thought of cutting the Chooch walls to make abutments, etc.  Glad to see it worked for you before I tried it.   :)


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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2016, 06:40:01 PM »
Bob


Very nicely done - the castings look great.
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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2016, 10:59:48 AM »
Progress slow but steady and excellent job with those walls.

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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2016, 04:17:23 PM »
a few rock castings and some land-forming....
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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2016, 08:44:53 AM »
Starting some scenery to the dam side of the diorama....
    The 15' waterwheel that I built is def. too small.  BEST sold their kit business to Motrak so they don't have any 22' waterwheel kits, Motrak doesn't have any and an EBAY and internet search turned up nothing......
    I've got 2 ideas, one of which is waiting for the Springfield show and trying to find one there.....
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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2016, 08:50:22 AM »
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Have you thought about scratch building a wood waterwheel?  I can provide dimensions from my Cartwright kit.
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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2016, 09:21:40 AM »
Hi John, 
    I'm thinking scratch building one would be a chore.....I do have an idea that may be a better option.....
Bob C.

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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #42 on: November 29, 2016, 10:16:44 AM »
Bob,

The rock work and the ground cover are fantastic.

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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #43 on: November 29, 2016, 04:04:02 PM »
Hi John, 
    I'm thinking scratch building one would be a chore.....I do have an idea that may be a better option.....


Let me know if you want to pull my yellow box off shelf and get you some dimensions. I can set the castings on the copier and scan them also if you want.
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Re: Scratch-building Cartwright's Machine Shop
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2016, 04:58:41 PM »
Bob,

I have a used water wheel that came with the kit. I won't be using it as I modified the structure to fit a spot on my layout without a water wheel. You are welcome to it should you decide to not scratch build one.

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