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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
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Posted - 10/14/2019 :  12:32:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, well those of you that have been following along with this "Whispering Falls" build have probably been wondering why I haven't posted in awhile.
I've been kept busy with painting my porches, upper & lower on my house.
To give you an idea of just why it took me so long here's a couple of pics showing my newly painted porches.







Good news... I just finished the painting, and now can get back to completing my version of this kit "Fesmire Farms"
Sorry about the delay, so let's get going once again!

Last time I posted I was working on this kit's large concrete stave silo.
The kit includes this cast resin silo roof.
This style of roof according to my research does not really fit into my 1930's time period.
They really started using this style of roof in the 1950's.
However I will build this silo with this roof for now, with the plans of replacing it one day with an older style of silo & silo roof later.
Here's the resin casting of the roof shown below showing me drilling a 1/8" inch hole into it at the top.
Only drilling down about an 1/8" of an inch as well.
That hole represents a skylight letting in natural light into the silo.






I then painted my silo dome silver with the door opening in it being painted black and I also painted the skylight opening black as well.
When the paint was dry I added a little drop of crystal clear into the skylight opening.









Next I built the unloading chute.
You will need to locate the 3/8" round dowel which has been cut in half.





You will cover the curved portion of the dowel using 2 x 6 stripwood.





I then painted with the same paint (Tamiya brand XF-020 medium grey) that I used on the silo.
I also painted silver and glued into place the resin hood casting.





Now both the silo and this chute get E-Z line Hoops/banding applied to them.
The Fig.30 diagram shows us how this banding is to be spaced.





I used a pencil to mark to assist in how this banding was to be spaced.





I then began this process of gluing the E-Z line onto the silo.
I would add a small speck of CA adhesive with a toothpick, then stick the E-Z line into the glue letting that end set enough that I could wrap the E-Z line around the silo and gluing it again when it reached the same location where I started from.
this is how it looked after I had a few of the bands glued into place.





This same process is used on the chute as well with 1/8" inch spacing used on that.
This process seems to take awhile so I'm still working on completing both silo & chute.
I will report back when those are completed, so that I can show you the next steps needed to complete this silo.

Thanks for looking!

Greg

Edited by - Ensign on 10/14/2019 12:35:35 PM
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11840 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2019 :  2:29:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg nice painting on the real house!!

The silo looks like a lot of fun!! Round and round you go!!

As usual your up to usual standards exceptional work!

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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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2019 :  2:33:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
1:1 porch and 1:87 silo and chute all look nicely done. Both your real and miniature lives seem to involve repetitive tasks requiring full attention and a steady hand.

Mike
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8440 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2019 :  2:41:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry & Mike, thanks for your posts & kind words about my porch paint job & my endeavors in silo building.

Greg
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JeffB
Crew Chief

Canada
697 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2019 :  4:35:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job on the house and the silo!

Jeff
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6889 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2019 :  4:51:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What Jeff said!

Just remember to make sure that anything you store in the silo is really dry before you put it in. We don't want any barn fires!


Pete
in Michigan
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3890 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2019 :  5:38:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Nice job on both, the railings and the silo.

Bob

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Guff
Fireman

USA
1788 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2019 :  7:26:26 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Beautiful job on the porch painting. Definitely a large and tedious project but what a wonderful finished product.

David Guffey
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8440 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2019 :  7:55:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jeff, Pete, Bob & Dave, thanks for your continued interest in this project!
It's always great to read what you guys have to say about my work that I'm doing here.
I always appreciate your comments, good or bad.

Greg
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5487 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2019 :  10:09:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is what your brain looks like after applying E-X Line at 1/8 intervals.



Greg are you going to "fix" the lines when complete? EZLine tends to sag after time.


Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 10/15/2019 10:12:55 AM
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8440 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2019 :  11:02:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, I think my brain looked like that before I started applying the E-Z Line.
The instructions tell us to add a few extra specks of CA adhesive along each band to keep them from moving up or down.
It is a very tedious process indeed!

Greg
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3562 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2019 :  12:47:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am also a bit suspicious about the EZ line maintaining its shape over the eons. Then again my own farm project had no silo. Hmmm.

Is there much more to be done to complete the kit Greg?
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8440 Posts

Posted - 10/19/2019 :  08:32:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

I am also a bit suspicious about the EZ line maintaining its shape over the eons. Then again my own farm project had no silo. Hmmm.

Is there much more to be done to complete the kit Greg?



Hey Carl, sorry for the late reply, I've been up north closing our cottage up for the winter.
I'm not certain about how this EZ-Line banding will hold up over time either.
My plan is to switch out this silo in the future for one that better suits my time period.
I just thought I'd build this one as described in the kit's instructions.
As for completing this kit after this silo is finished just some fencing, scenery work and sound & LED's to hook up to the distribution boards, then I'm done!

Greg
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1730 Posts

Posted - 10/19/2019 :  09:18:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oh is that all? get on it!
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2749 Posts

Posted - 10/19/2019 :  09:50:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, nice work on the house painting.

Here's a silo I banded using scale size copper wire. I twisted the ends of each band together tight enough to hold it in place. Then I snipped the twists close to the band, bent them flat against the silo and superglued them to it. That all got hidden under the elevator shaft. I also put a few tiny dots of superglue aound each band as additional insurance. Most of those were at seams between the siding, also where the turnbuckles are. It's held up well, and the silo has been moved around a lot because of work on the layout.


The bands are not smooth and parallel, but neither were the ones that inspired this model. The sketch is only slightly exaggerated. That coal facility was long gone when I went back to get photos, so the doodle is all I had.

Bernd recently posted images he took of a grain dealer in Leroy, NY . Those silos also have wobbly bands. (I can't find his post)

Edited by - Bill Gill on 10/19/2019 09:57:04 AM
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