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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/15/2015 :  8:54:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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Grabnet
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Posted - 08/16/2015 :  1:41:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have added a few more details to the Haitian distillery on the mini layout.



A prototypical rural Haitian still has open fermentation barrels to ferment the sugar can juice.



Here are mine done up as 1920 rusty steel barrels.





I have also been adding in some of the piping coursing through even the most crude distillation operations. There is frequent waste runoff and I modeled a catch basin.





There is more to come as the little sugar hauler gets this new industry to serve.

Doc Tom



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/16/2015 :  9:24:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, love all the little details.


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Grabnet
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Posted - 08/23/2015 :  8:20:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little more work done on the mini Haitian Sugar Hauling layout. I have added more of the equipment for the back jungle Rhum distllery.Now there is a concentrating tower and more plumbing.





There is now even a "quality control" inspector on the premises to check out the quality of the final product. This is a great job to have.



Doc Tom



Edited by - Grabnet on 08/23/2015 8:23:23 PM

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Tyson Rayles
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BigLars
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Posted - 08/24/2015 :  08:34:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of my favorite railroads, keep the detailing and pictures coming.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Grabnet
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Posted - 08/24/2015 :  6:57:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by BigLars

One of my favorite railroads, keep the detailing and pictures coming.



Thank you for the compliments.

I hope to construct this next:



This is the cane press at the prototypical Haitian distillation outfit I visited. It just begs to be modeled on this mini.

Doc Tom



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Tyson Rayles
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And people actually drink that stuff ?!


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Grabnet
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Posted - 08/24/2015 :  8:47:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Tyson Rayles

And people actually drink that stuff ?!



Yes. Alcohol and the boiling of the fermented cane juice kills off most of the nasties. I was offered a drink at this very still but politely declined.......I was a chicken in a foreign land and culture. Doc Tom



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Grabnet
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Posted - 08/24/2015 :  8:57:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are some overhead shots of the mini layout so you can see how small it his. While not taken by a drone, I stood on a chair and tried to get these grab shots.


The entire mini. Port au Prince on one side and Leogane Haiti on the other side of the mountain.


The rural Leogane side of the mini layout.


Intoxicated Bird's eye view with attraction to the vapors of fermentation.


Is that a train I'm about to hit? Hick.Hiccup.

Doc Tom



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 08/25/2015 :  03:36:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And what is the overall size : 3' by 2'?
I love your recent series of pics. And the scene you plan to add is really very attractive.



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Grabnet
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Posted - 08/27/2015 :  9:06:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Frederic Testard

And what is the overall size : 3' by 2'?
I love your recent series of pics. And the scene you plan to add is really very attractive.



Thank you Frederic. The On30 mini layout is 29"X 45" in size. About 2.5' X 3.75'.

Doc Tom



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George D
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Posted - 08/27/2015 :  9:20:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice overview of your layout, Tom. Looking at earlier pictures, I thought it was larger. You've packed a lot of details and interesting scenes into a small space.

George



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Grabnet
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Posted - 08/29/2015 :  3:31:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was working on the mini this weekend and thought I would take a couple of updated pictures of the open air engine house at Leogane Haiti.

Here the well used Porter is bringing a string of empties past the tank and the engine house. The crew is working on some cane cars parked inside the engine house.This is very hot work in the tropical jungle.





Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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Tyson Rayles
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