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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 11/08/2016 :  10:23:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bernd,

I think you are the one that hit on something; I just sort of worked around the idea.

The classic limestone enginehouse is on the Illinois Central: http://rhc.lib.niu.edu/islandora/object/rhcrc%3A1401 It was once a freight house and later converted.

Mike

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Bernd
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USA
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Posted - 11/09/2016 :  12:30:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Bernd,

I think you are the one that hit on something; I just sort of worked around the idea.

The classic limestone enginehouse is on the Illinois Central: http://rhc.lib.niu.edu/islandora/object/rhcrc%3A1401 It was once a freight house and later converted.

Mike



Thanks for the link Mike. I do like the looks of that building.

Bernd
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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 11/09/2016 :  12:44:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I assume cc crow's kit is this same building: http://www.cccrow.com/pages/ice-pg.html

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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 11/11/2016 :  10:05:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bernd,

Here's a couple of enginehouse photos I stumbled upon. The East Broad Top: https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.pa3548.photos?st=gallery

The Iowa Interstate: http://rrincb.blogspot.com/2011/08/railfanning-iowa-interstate-railway.html

Quite different, but both no-nonsense industrial-looking buildings.

Mike

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Bernd
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USA
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Posted - 11/11/2016 :  3:06:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Thanks for all those links. I had forgotten about the EBT's engine house that housed their standard gauge 0-6-0 in Mount Union. I believe there are several pictures of it in the EBT books that I have.

So I've got it narrowed down to the EBT and Jim CC Crow model. But I'm thinking more that both will need to be done.

Thanks again for your thought and input on this subject. Much appreciated.

Bernd
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5187 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2016 :  8:42:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Over the weekend, amidst more leaf raking, lawn mowing, trimming shrubs, and clearing out my side of the garage, I managed real progress on the machine shop. I carefully made a few more adjustments to machine locations, carefully measured where the countershafts will hang from the overhead beams, and glued them into position. I also mounted the main drive shaft.

Time for belts. I cut scale 6" to 8" belts from a Tyvek envelope, spray painted them brown, and weathered them with Bragdon powders.

Several years ago I bought a set of Bragdon weathering powders and carefully put a different shade in each of the four compartments of a plastic lidded container they sell. Earlier this year I not so carefully dropped the container; most of the powders stayed in the container, but there was some randomization of the powders between compartments, so now I have a spectrum of grayish-brown powders. I used the browner shade for the belt, painted on by mixing the powder with water, a technique I learned here. I have some touch-up, but here's the result:



You can also see I've started building workbenches.

This kind of detailed work gets to me after a while so I took breaks to paint the homasote for my layout and returned the painted backdrops where they belong on the wall. Photos will follow when there's more to show.

Mike


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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
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Posted - 11/14/2016 :  9:44:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, sounds like you`ve got your hands full with fall work, at your place.
Your overhead belt system looks very cool, nice bit of work on that!
As do your workbenches, the colouring on them is perfect.

Greg Shinnie
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5187 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2016 :  10:16:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Fall has its rituals, most of a very practical sort. Now that the benchwork carpentry is done I can move the sliding miter saw out of the way etc etc. I like to park inside to avoid giving to scrape frost off my car in the morning before work. Some of my shrubs have very colorful leaves and another has amazing purple berries, making yard work an enjoyable diversion. Time to start planning next year's new plantings.

Thank you for the favorable comments on the belt system and workbenches. New but exciting territory for me.

Mike

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Philip
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Posted - 11/14/2016 :  11:49:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great Mike.


Philip
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quartergauger48
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USA
5869 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2016 :  11:53:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice progress Mike'..Things are looking nice and bright'..That Illinois Central House is a great photo. 1952, a great year..



ted :<)
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5190 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2016 :  01:41:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
fabulous Mike.

It's only make-believe
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2654 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2016 :  07:43:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, the machine shop is progressing well. Nice weathering. I'll have to try you technique for randomly mixing weathering powders, it seems to work very well :)
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 11/15/2016 :  08:26:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Philip, Ted, Bob, and Bill, Thank you all.

Ted, that IC enginehouse has always been a favorite of mine although I have no reason to build one for my layout. I like early railroad architecture.

Bill, the secret is to make sure the container lands upright but the lid flies open. It might require repeated trials.

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Dutchman
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USA
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Posted - 11/15/2016 :  08:40:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, that Tyvek belting looks very, very good.
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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 11/15/2016 :  9:08:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bruce,

Thank you. I had never heard of Tyvek until I read about its use for belts in the 2015 "choices" challenge.

Mike

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