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Bernd
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 12/30/2018 :  11:49:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WOW, that roof looks fabulous.

Aren't the guys going to be upset when it rains and their tools get wet? Or are they going to cover the roof over before the next rain storm?

Bernd
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1788 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2018 :  7:28:18 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Tony,
You never cease to amaze me! Wonderful work on the roof sections!
Dave

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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2018 :  8:15:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

WOW, that roof looks fabulous.

Aren't the guys going to be upset when it rains and their tools get wet? Or are they going to cover the roof over before the next rain storm?

Bernd

. Bernt, no, I still have to add the battons, but maybe I should add a lot of buckets just to be sure, or something of that nature

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene

Edited by - Nelson458 on 12/30/2018 8:17:17 PM
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2018 :  8:18:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Guff

Tony,
You never cease to amaze me! Wonderful work on the roof sections!
Dave

. Thanks Dave

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2019 :  11:44:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've taken a long rest from building anything on this model, after over a year on it, I thought I was losing interest. But I started back on it this last week. Mostly, what I am working on now is a crane for the inside. I got the idea from Karl, of one he did in his award winning engine shed. I wanted to have something similar, but not copy it completely.

So, here we are, although I still have some gears and support beams to the structure to add, the basics are done. I started off with the base, pouring a small mold of plaster, sanding a 30 angle on the sides, and a plate with NBW castings. Then I went on to the crane itself. Here is where I started to change it. I morticed the joints on 12x12 beams braced with 2x12 stripwood, the attached with some .6mm brass nuts and bolts I bought from Scale Hardware.

The small holes in the top to accept some chain, are first drilled with a #55 drill, then cleaned the insides as best I could with a small flat file that had a small end. Then I used a piece of stripwood, a 4x4 I think, that also measured .055" square, and used it to poke through to give a pretty decent small square hole. That's as far as I have gotten so far.





















































Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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Carl B
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USA
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Posted - 02/18/2019 :  11:53:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Tony!
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Nelson458
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USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2019 :  12:02:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Nice work Tony!



Thank you Carl.

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11843 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2019 :  12:39:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tony good to see you back at it. Nice looking crane!

Jerry

"And in the end, its not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5330 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2019 :  1:55:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tony, once again great carpentry. It's going to be a hanging crane.

Bob

It's only make-believe
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2019 :  2:26:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jerry and Bob. But what is a hanging crane? I thought I was building a jib crane!?

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5580 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2019 :  2:35:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tony,

I am fond of good old-fashioned wood joinery, especially when done in scale. Mortise and tenon takes a lot of care to do right in real life. Impressive.

Mike

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Bernd
Fireman

USA
3382 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2019 :  2:44:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice to see you back at it Tony. I concur with Mike. Excellent "model" joinery on the crane.

Bernd
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2019 :  5:43:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you Mike and Bernd. Kind of you to say

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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George D
Moderator

USA
15334 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2019 :  6:36:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to see you back at it, Tony. Your carpentry is amazing.

George
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2019 :  4:32:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Good to see you back at it, Tony. Your carpentry is amazing.

George



Thank you George, sometimes the small stuff is easier to do than the 1:1 stuff. At least the wood is a lot cheaper

Tony Burgess
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