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Bbags
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Posted - 02/07/2003 :  4:58:57 PM  Show Profile
Hi
Thanks all for your input.
Mike I saw the green card but figured it was only for missing parts. I will give Brett a call.
I think I will still keep the workers there but this time they will be putting up a new sign.
Thanks again group.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Bbags
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Posted - 02/07/2003 :  9:32:30 PM  Show Profile
Hi all
Well I can breath again.
All went well with the transfer of the "Bill of Goods" lettering.
Boy was I nervous that I would somehow mess up again.
Now to work on the signs for the other walls and put in the windows and then assemble the completed walls.
Well as Saturday is my long day of work I will now put everything away until Sunday night.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

Edited by - Bbags on 02/07/2003 9:53:51 PM

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Bbags
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Posted - 02/07/2003 :  9:32:30 PM  Show Profile
Hi all
Well I can breath again.
All went well with the transfer of the "Bill of Goods" lettering.
Boy was I nervous that I would somehow mess up again.
Now to work on the signs for the other walls and put in the windows and then assemble the completed walls.
Well as Saturday is my long day of work I will now put everything away until Sunday night.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

Edited by - Bbags on 02/07/2003 9:53:51 PM

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MikeC
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Posted - 02/08/2003 :  12:06:47 AM  Show Profile
I'm glad to hear that all went well with the signage, John.

I've been giving the signs quite a bit of thought because I'm going to have to change them somewhat. Clams and oysters weren't exactly a common item in the Ozark Mountain range in 1910.



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MikeC
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Posted - 02/08/2003 :  12:06:47 AM  Show Profile
I'm glad to hear that all went well with the signage, John.

I've been giving the signs quite a bit of thought because I'm going to have to change them somewhat. Clams and oysters weren't exactly a common item in the Ozark Mountain range in 1910.



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MikeC
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Posted - 02/08/2003 :  10:33:24 AM  Show Profile
OK, guys, just wait until you get to the part in the manual about preparing the diorama base. I got started with it last night, but I didn't get very far.

I got the plywood base cut out and the 16"X16" cardboard template and the cardboard "footprints" for the various structures all cut out OK. No problem. I even managed to get the footprints properly positioned and at the correct distances from the edges of the template. Then the real fun began.

I don't know why, but for some reason I had the devil's own time trying to get dotted lines for the retaining wall properly positioned. If I had a starting point correctly measured and positioned at one end, then the other end would be off in relation to the template edge and the structures. So, I'd adjust that end, and then the middle section would be off.

So I stopped for a few minutes, drank a couple glasses of wine, and suddenly I had no trouble measuring anything. Everything looked right!

When I double checked my work this morning, it all still looked OK.

There's probably a moral to this story, but I don't know what it is.

Seriously, though, if I had to draw them over again, I would cut some pieces of stripwood to the proper lengths and use those as positioning guides to draw my lines. I don't know why I didn't think of it last night.



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MikeC
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Posted - 02/08/2003 :  10:33:24 AM  Show Profile
OK, guys, just wait until you get to the part in the manual about preparing the diorama base. I got started with it last night, but I didn't get very far.

I got the plywood base cut out and the 16"X16" cardboard template and the cardboard "footprints" for the various structures all cut out OK. No problem. I even managed to get the footprints properly positioned and at the correct distances from the edges of the template. Then the real fun began.

I don't know why, but for some reason I had the devil's own time trying to get dotted lines for the retaining wall properly positioned. If I had a starting point correctly measured and positioned at one end, then the other end would be off in relation to the template edge and the structures. So, I'd adjust that end, and then the middle section would be off.

So I stopped for a few minutes, drank a couple glasses of wine, and suddenly I had no trouble measuring anything. Everything looked right!

When I double checked my work this morning, it all still looked OK.

There's probably a moral to this story, but I don't know what it is.

Seriously, though, if I had to draw them over again, I would cut some pieces of stripwood to the proper lengths and use those as positioning guides to draw my lines. I don't know why I didn't think of it last night.



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Hangem Harry
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Posted - 02/08/2003 :  1:15:57 PM  Show Profile
Mike,

I guess I better not tell you that I had no problems with the retaining wall.

My problem being that the area on my layout that Foss' Landing is going is not 16" square, it is 12" X 30" and I am still playing around with how I am actually going to place each structure. The other probelm is I already have a seaside structure there that I have to incorporate into Foss' Landing. It will match very well in style, but getting all of them in the area I have set aside is perplexing. I may just have to add to my layout.

Harry



Edited by - Hangem Harry on 02/08/2003 1:16:33 PM

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Hangem Harry
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Posted - 02/08/2003 :  1:15:57 PM  Show Profile
Mike,

I guess I better not tell you that I had no problems with the retaining wall.

My problem being that the area on my layout that Foss' Landing is going is not 16" square, it is 12" X 30" and I am still playing around with how I am actually going to place each structure. The other probelm is I already have a seaside structure there that I have to incorporate into Foss' Landing. It will match very well in style, but getting all of them in the area I have set aside is perplexing. I may just have to add to my layout.

Harry



Edited by - Hangem Harry on 02/08/2003 1:16:33 PM

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MikeC
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Posted - 02/08/2003 :  1:58:10 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Hangem Harry

Mike,

I guess I better not tell you that I had no problems with the retaining wall.


Harry



grrrrrr. hisssssssss.




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MikeC
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Posted - 02/08/2003 :  1:58:10 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Hangem Harry

Mike,

I guess I better not tell you that I had no problems with the retaining wall.


Harry



grrrrrr. hisssssssss.




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Bbags
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Posted - 02/08/2003 :  10:15:36 PM  Show Profile
Hi Mike
You forgot to give us the most important information. What brand of wine makes everything look OK. Is it store bought or home made?



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Bbags
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Posted - 02/08/2003 :  10:15:36 PM  Show Profile
Hi Mike
You forgot to give us the most important information. What brand of wine makes everything look OK. Is it store bought or home made?



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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MikeC
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Posted - 02/09/2003 :  10:15:31 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Bbags

Hi Mike
You forgot to give us the most important information. What brand of wine makes everything look OK. Is it store bought or home made?



John, this should say it all. Just make sure the Seyval is well chilled.






Edited by - MikeC on 02/09/2003 10:23:52 AM

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MikeC
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Posted - 02/09/2003 :  10:15:31 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Bbags

Hi Mike
You forgot to give us the most important information. What brand of wine makes everything look OK. Is it store bought or home made?



John, this should say it all. Just make sure the Seyval is well chilled.






Edited by - MikeC on 02/09/2003 10:23:52 AM

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