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deemery
Fireman

USA
7954 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2018 :  4:32:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice prototype photo and weathering effect.

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
5921 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2018 :  8:33:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Indeed Mike, nice sized structure for tight real estate'. Another winner from you as usual'..



ted :<)
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1788 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2018 :  9:15:28 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Mike,
Great choice for a lumberyard. I'll be in the audience watching your build and I didn't even have to buy a ticket.
Dave

David Guffey
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Mike Hamer
Engineer

11492 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2018 :  9:55:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Mike, I'm looking forward to following along on your lumber yard build as I work on mine! Knowing your superb abilities as a scratchbuilder, this one will turn out mighty fine! [:-apple]

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca
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Michael Hohn
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USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2018 :  10:23:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Carl, Dave, Ted, and Dave for the kind words. And also you for coming along on the journey. No ticket required.

Mike
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2018 :  10:50:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mike Hamer

Hi Mike, I'm looking forward to following along on your lumber yard build as I work on mine! Knowing your superb abilities as a scratchbuilder, this one will turn out mighty fine! [:-apple]


Mike,

Thank you. Very kind.

I condidered the lumber yard kit you are doing but there are too many modern bits so I decided scratchbuilding was in order.

Mike

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

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2018 :  6:13:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A quick update on the lumberyard. I was attending my 50th high school reunion and visiting my younger sister over the weekend so not much progress for several days.

Here is how it looks after trim was added and walls assembled:



Amazing how such a small building can take so much time.

Next on the schedule are the various doors, large and small.

Mike



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

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2018 :  5:09:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Taking a break from my lumber yard, I returned to my coal trestle to wrap up some details.

A challenge while working on this model has been the ~4' length of the complete trestle and ramp even though built in two sections. Here is my work area showing how many lights I needed to see what I was doing. (I turned the lamps off for the photo.) The two sections were joined temporarily while I spiked the rail down.



You can see that the end of the trestle is in mid air. I've knocked the last two bents off several times as I've worked on the model; they will be glued on last.

Here's a closeup of the ballasted ramp with the rail spiked down:



Next up: end-of-track bumper and perhaps some additional braces.

Thanks for stopping by.

Mike

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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1749 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2018 :  2:33:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks very nice Mike! Working at the table is best.

Håkan
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2018 :  7:23:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Håkan,

Thank you.

With regard to the coal trestle, building it in place on the layout would have been backbreaking work. In any case I like to be able to move structures as I refine my track plan.

Mike
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5487 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2018 :  7:41:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
love the candelabra, 2 incandescents and one of those political curly things.

Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 08/19/2018 7:44:03 PM
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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
5921 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2018 :  9:22:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, try the new 7~ watt, LED Flood\spot 50/100 watt equivalent, in cool bright white. These bulbs work great. No heat and super for close up modeling work...Lowes, $4.99 to 7.99.... You'll love it'..[:-bulb] and stop straining your eyes'..[:-hypnotized]



ted :<)
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2018 :  9:22:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frank,

I’m probably no different than most people in resisting enforced virtue, but as I get older and dislike balancing on a ladder to change bulbs in our ceiling fixtures I’ve come to appreciate how much longer the new-tech bulbs last. In fact I wonder now why consumers tolerated the short lifespan of incandescents for so long. I only use our remaining ones in infrequently-used table and floor lamps like the one in the photo. Some day our whole house will be lit with leds.

Mike
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2018 :  9:34:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted,

Thank you for the tip. I will look for them next time I’m in Lowe’s.

Mike
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jbvb
Fireman

USA
6077 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2018 :  12:08:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The short life of incandescent bulbs and electronic tubes was for profit, not for any technical reason. In the '20s manufacturers all got together and agreed to nick all the filaments. When the Whirlwind computer (5,000 tubes) was being built at MIT, analysis predicted an MTBF shorter than the run-time of any useful computation. With the government behind them, they reviewed the whole manufacturing process for tubes. Then they put out an RFP for tubes manufactured without the filament-nicking step, which lasted long enough for Whirlwind to be usable.
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