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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2016 :  2:38:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob and Mike!

Thanks Andre for the kind words! And welcome to the forum! And just fire away if you have any questions.

Håkan

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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2016 :  3:17:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi
based on the photos from Don I made two gates with mechanisms this weekend. I'll also incorporate some platforms at a convenient height for the crews to stand on while maneuvering the gates. I now just need to decide what they are mining. Unobtainium perhaps




Håkan
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5552 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2016 :  3:53:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That work's! and looks good too.

It's only make-believe
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6120 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2016 :  7:50:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Håkan,

Beautiful model.

Maybe you could be mining for ytterbium, terbium, yttrium, or erbium, elements named after Ytterby, Sweden. Or, Californium.

Mike

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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2016 :  1:52:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Guys!

Thanks for the tip Mike! Ytterbium it could well be:-)


Håkan
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Greg Rich
Engine Wiper

460 Posts

Posted - 05/29/2016 :  12:43:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan,
Very nice work on your ore bin. You mentioned in one of your posts, that you built the doors. Can I ask what type of magic you used to conjure up the rack and gear hardware? It looks very believable.

Thanks,
Greg R.
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Arizona Dave
Fireman

USA
1089 Posts

Posted - 05/29/2016 :  11:32:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great looking ore bin!

Dave

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible"
- Walt Disney

http://thundermesaminingco.blogspot.com
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 05/29/2016 :  2:04:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg and Dave!

I have cheated a little. I have a laser cutter in my basement and the gears, bearings, racks and wheels were laser cut. The gear and rack was laminated using two laser cut pieces to get the depth. In closeup they look not so nice but from a distance quite believable.

Håkan

Edited by - masonamerican on 05/29/2016 2:06:39 PM
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Greg Rich
Engine Wiper

460 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2016 :  10:06:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan,
Cheated?? How so, it's a modeling tool, yes? Wonderful job!

I've included a picture of a model that I saw this weekend in the Mariner theater, a "re-habbed" 1920's movie theater in Marine City, Michigan. I saw this 1.75" long paper model of the Swedish ship Vasa and thought of you. The model is part of a larger display of finely done models that features a 15 foot long model of the Titanic. Many more well done models are also on display.
Well worth the price of admission!

Greg Rich
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3728 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2016 :  6:41:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have cheated a little
No way...

I have a laser cutter
Hey, wait a minute!

But the ore bin is really nice!
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2016 :  4:39:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg! The Vasa looks very nice. And I thought HO is small.

Thanks Carl! I'll see it as a tool from now on

Talking about ships I received this kit the other day.
http://plastic-models-store.com/russian-battleship-potemkin-1-400-ark-models-40003-4389.html

My boy is in a plastic model building mood so our living room table is now a workshop table. Not even space to put down a coffee cup.

Håkan
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8727 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2016 :  5:42:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, your just not building a plastic model with your son, your helping to shape a future fine scale modeller! [:-angel]

Greg Shinnie
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5552 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2016 :  12:55:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At least it's the right era

It's only make-believe
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Greg Rich
Engine Wiper

460 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2016 :  07:19:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hakan,
I'm sure your son will remember this build and the Potemkin for the rest of his life. I remember one of my first ship models was the U.S.S. Constitution or "Old Ironsides" as she was referred too. The nick-name peaked my interest in the ship which caused me read a book telling of her exploits, I still have an interest in her to this day.

As I see it, he is learning a number of things by building this model; history, following technical instructions, tackling a project to completion, fine motor skills, spacial relationships, etc, etc, etc.

Who knows? Maybe one day, he will answer the call of a steam engine whistle.

Greg R.
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5552 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2016 :  11:05:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK, What's you doing? I hope you're playing with decoders.

It's only make-believe
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