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Scratchbuilding / Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« on: May 11, 2021, 09:51:58 AM »
Looking great!

Scratchbuilding / Re: R. T. HARDING MINING CO.
« on: May 10, 2021, 09:36:45 AM »
Very, very nice.

Scratchbuilding / Re: Clearfield Cheese Clinton Mo
« on: May 08, 2021, 10:00:31 PM »
So, I got the roof done.  Not 100% to my liking, but it will work.  I hope.  My grand plan was to replicate the tar-joints with Elmers Cement.  The form about a foot above the surface, spray paint onto the roof, letting some of the black paper to show through.  But the cement came out a pure white giving the roof somewhat of a zebra look.  I should have tried tinting the glue with some black paint.  Oh well.  Live and learn.

I have been slowly working on the warehouse/dock building.  The main part will have a raised "cement" floor with three dock doors.  Two will be for rail and one for trucks.  And yes, I hate wasting time for glue to dry, so I am building a couple of IMEX mobile homes that I managed to snag online.   That "concrete" foundation was the second iteration.  I plan on trying Foscale's technique to show impressions of old concrete form boards using masking tape and thick paint. 

There will be another attached building on the far end.  Cutting openings in the Monster Modelworks brick sheets is a royal pain.  It takes a lot of effort to get windows opening the correct size and look have way decent.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday, May 8, 2021
« on: May 08, 2021, 09:46:33 PM »
As I was coming home for running errands, I followed a FedEx truck that was obviously lost.  He was counting down the mail box numbers and stopped at mine.  I pulled down my drive a bit and waited.  Sure enough it were fer me!

One of the few times I found something on that auction site that wasn't being price gouged.  Paid exactly $5 more than what it originally sold for.  Box dated 10/03.

Super Detailing / Re: Make it Oily (O-Scale Machinery)
« on: May 08, 2021, 09:41:17 PM »
Dam, but those are good.  Actually, they are great.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« on: May 06, 2021, 10:26:58 AM »
I'm happy to hear that this stuff is again available.  I need to check my supply against my track plan to see if I have enough.  I use the thin homabed for my sidings as I use cork for the main line.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« on: May 05, 2021, 09:43:51 AM »

Never heard of this company until now. I'm about 95% finished with my track laying but this looks good if you are still using homasote roadbed.

Here's the link.

Tom ;D
I wonder if he bought out Cascade Rail Supply?   I love the stuff and better than DIY and the dust.

Scratchbuilding / Re: Clearfield Cheese Clinton Mo
« on: May 02, 2021, 08:24:32 PM »
Well Jeff, I can understand why.  These bowstring truss roofs where somewhat common here in the Midwest back in the day.

I finally managed to get a corporate logo that I liked and installed.  I fiddled with an "Office" sign for the main door, but it doesn't really show.

The cardboard that I used for the roof deck holds it shape really well,  I curved it a week or so ago and it held up.  Got it glued down.  I like the transfer tape and got lucky that two wide rows and on middle width row fir perfectly.  I added rolled roofing and glued the joints down.  Hopefully it'll all show up once the glue has dried and the roof is sprayed painted white.  It'll all make sense once I remember to take photos.

Scratchbuilding / Re: Building an REA Freight House
« on: May 01, 2021, 09:49:19 AM »
That really looks great.

Scratchbuilding / Re: Clearfield Cheese Clinton Mo
« on: April 29, 2021, 07:57:26 PM »
I've gotten to the point where i need to develop the various signs needed.  I was good with my old Office stuff, but had to switch to Office 10 (or whatever) and I am struggling.  In the mean time i worked a bit on the front canopy posts.  The prototype has a canopy that included the lower part of the exterior staircase enclosure.  I thought it would look a bit better to have the main canopy be above a bit and over the lower staircase portion.  All for visual interest.  But that didn't look as good in person as it did in my head.  So, I had to remove some of the installed rolled roofing off to allow for rolled roofing over the entire canopy.  My little bit of foundation also forms the front concrete walkway.  I cut the posts from some bras tubing which I painted black.  Now how to put it all together.  I drilled out the holes for the posts, but added a piece of wood underneath the plastic and even with the front of it.  Then it was a matter of adding some tape to the bottom to cover the holes.  I added some medium ACC stuck in the posts and then aligned the post tops with the holes in the wood.  Made holding the pieces in parallel and straight up and down.

Scratchbuilding / Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« on: April 26, 2021, 09:39:56 AM »
Very, very nice. 

Scratchbuilding / Re: Clearfield Cheese Clinton Mo
« on: April 24, 2021, 10:40:00 PM »
I wound up spacing 1/8" square material 4 scale feet apart for the purlins.  I used some Styrogoo to hold them to the foam core.  Seemed to work decently.

So here is what the roof should look like when installed.
I'll need to play with the construction paper for the rolled roofing.  The prototype had painted the roofing white.  Since I am running low, or possibly out of black, I'll nee to do some testing on other colors to see what they look like when painted white.

Kit Building / Re: KC's Workshop - Linda's Luncheonette
« on: April 24, 2021, 10:31:22 PM »
Cool little building

New Details, Tools & Accessories / Re: Proxxon KS 115
« on: April 23, 2021, 10:23:23 AM »
I went and took a look at the KS115. The picture shows why you are having a problem with that fence. Even in their product guide you can see that the fence is not even square with the table. I'd use a square to square up a piece of wood as a fence and clamp it to the table.

I watched their video and had to cringe at the way they were running the pieces through the saw. Apparently they never watched Norm Abramas on The Yankee Workshop. You never use a fence as a stop for cutting off lengths of wood.

I did some searching on the net and didn't find anything I'd buy at present.

I didn't have the looky lou option.  Not sure if that would made a difference though.  I eventually used a 2" machinist square and found the fence to be off.  The filing helped quite a bit, but I'll continue the use of the square as a check.

Machines such as this scare me a bit.  Which is a good thing.  I made up some mini-push sticks out of wood craft sticks.  They work surprisingly well.  And yes, one uses the miter gauge or the fence, never both at the same time. 

New Details, Tools & Accessories / Re: Proxxon KS 115
« on: April 23, 2021, 10:18:25 AM »
Wish you had asked here before you bought it , I have one myself KS 230 , I think it's the same one, and from the first use of it on I have wanted to sell it and buy the more expensive Proxxon FET. I will after I have bought a lasercutter and a 3D printer , oh wait maybe after the lasercutter I won't need a mini tablesaw anymore.
Me too now.  I did a search here and nothing of concern was returned.  So I went with the cheaper option.  It's German so it has to be good.  Right?

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