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BurleyJim
Fireman

USA
4506 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2019 :  07:57:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome job Carl, the resistor trellis very slick.

Jim
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3397 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2019 :  09:22:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Mark, Rob, Rich and Jim!

Rob- Full disclosure: I worked with & repaired electronics my entire career as a television engineer.

Jim- Necessity is the mother of invention
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8302 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2019 :  09:54:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, I love the interiors that you made up!
That resistor rack looks like something that doc Brown from "Back to the Future" that would be installing next to the flux capacitor.

Greg Shinnie
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3397 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2019 :  6:57:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Greg.

Interesting reference to the flux capacitor. i was thinking more along the lines of Dr. Frankensteins laboratory.

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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5325 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2019 :  7:08:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I missed this yesterday. No wonder the reference to a flux capacitor. I was thinking more like a sub-station.

Love the Rooms-To-Go.
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3397 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2019 :  07:59:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frank.
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3397 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2019 :  07:13:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Since none of these structures has four walls and are part of the entire block, I need to start on the base, which most everything will be glued to, or on top of. For handling and strength it's 3/4" plywood. Defining the outer perimeter shape, sidewalks, street etc. here...



In back, you can see where I have to squeeze in the power buss resistor trellis....Hmmm...... those wacky "roof supports" I built previously might be a problem...[:-grumpy]



After my daughters approval, plywood has been cut and sanded into the final shape...it's approximately 17" wide, and 8" deep on the left side, 10.5" on the right. Faint outlines drawn for buildings and roadways.



1/4" high forms have been set to receive joint compound for sidewalks....actually in the UK sidewalks are called "pavements". They must be this high to allow for an additional 1/8" high street coming later...and are wider than necessary to run underneath the buildings. Finished width will be approx. 4 scale ft.



Joint compound first coat applied ....some cracking and shrinkage is expected at this depth...



After 24 hours, a bit of shrinkage and small cracks predictably appeared. A thin 2nd coat of joint compound was added, so another 24 hours to wait. Also 1/8" square stringers were applied to support an upcoming layer of balsa sheet, to lift all structures equal to the pavements height.



1/8" balsa sheet was glued down to the stringers, now level with the sidewalks (pavements).



The forms were removed from the joint compound, and I s-l-o-w-l-y scribed in curbs and individual stone sections.



I do not seal this compound before painting. It does drink paint, but that's fine. Many washes of several colors for the individual stones and curbs.....more toning down to come. I also created a wood ramp at the entrance to the hotel gate....



Till next time....building cobblestone streets...
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2654 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2019 :  08:27:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice!
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3847 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2019 :  08:38:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Come on Bill, this is nicer than nice.

Bob

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1571 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2019 :  09:01:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
it sure is. i smell a masterpiece in the making....

the only mystery in life is...why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
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George D
Moderator

USA
15183 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2019 :  10:38:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking sidewalk.

George
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1731 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2019 :  11:11:44 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Carl,
Your build is 3-D art at its finest!

David Guffey
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Terrell
Fireman

USA
1974 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2019 :  11:28:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Even nicer than nicer than nice.
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8302 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2019 :  11:52:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, doesn't get much nicer than this, it's the nicest of the nice! [:-angel]

Greg Shinnie
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5325 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2019 :  12:17:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice job Carl. Looking foreword to seeing the cobblestone streets.
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