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jschumaker
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Posted - 11/11/2013 :  3:23:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like how Testard's is coming along. What kind of mathematical instruments are manufactured there?

Jeff S.



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 11/11/2013 :  5:46:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just a few ideas :
Compasses, big squares, rulers of all sorts, elliptic gardens with posts to visualize the foci and a rope to redraw them following the gardener's method.
Maybe chinese abaci if the lasercutter can make them?
Maybe a Sierpinski rug to clean fractal shoes before entering a fractal house :



or a Menger sponge to clean the dishes in this same house :





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dallas_m
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Posted - 11/11/2013 :  6:30:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
... and scale conversion charts for modelers!

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Ensign
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Posted - 11/11/2013 :  7:14:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

Frederic,thanks again for answering Jeff S. question, about what you make at this factory.
Jeff,I just build the factory,what Frederic's & his employees make there, is entirely up to them.

Dallas,I haven't taken the shears to the Ivy yet,so thanks for the second opinion.

Bob, I can't wait to see what I come up with too,for the final arrangement of structures.
I keep changing my mind on things,that I thought I figured out already.

Greg



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/12/2013 :  07:24:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bet Mr. Escher works there.

http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/minitext/escher

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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JeffB
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Posted - 11/13/2013 :  06:56:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, Testard's looks great. Even better in real life.

Jeff



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/13/2013 :  08:43:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob & Jeff!

Bob,I have admired M.C.Escher's work,since I first discovered it as a teenager!

Jeff.it was great meeting you in person yesterday,and I hope we can do it again in the future!

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 11/13/2013 08:46:12 AM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/13/2013 :  3:05:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

I've just caught up with the thread over my afternoon brew. Both Magoun Pier and Testard Mathmatical Instruments are great structures.

I particularly appreciate the SBS explanations of the painting techniques for the roof of the pier and the brick walls of Testard's.

BTW, I really think that Frederic is building slide rules in there.



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/13/2013 :  6:44:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much Bruce!
Glad you enjoyed the lessons.

Greg Shinnie



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JeffB
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Posted - 11/13/2013 :  10:41:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, I also enjoyed the day yesterday and hope to do it again sometime. I hope Ontario Hydro was able to restore power to Delwin's.

Jeff



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/13/2013 :  11:37:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again Jeff!
And yes everything is back to normal.

Greg



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masonamerican
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Posted - 11/14/2013 :  3:34:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is some creepy ivy Greg! Fantastic looking building.

Håkan



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JeffB
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Posted - 11/16/2013 :  8:00:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Greg, I was just looking back over this thread and realized that I haven't commented in a while. I just wanted to say that this is great! I also appreciated your hospitality very much this week; especially the opportunity to see your modelling first hand. All I can say is WOW!
I hope your op session earlier today went well.

All the best,

Jeff



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/16/2013 :  10:55:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Håkan & Jeff!

Jeff,I had a fun day meeting you & showing you some train related stuff, in my area.
I was also thinking of you today,when I visited Jim Moir's layout again today, here in Baden.
The good news is,I did a walk through video this afternoon, of Jim explaining and showing his amazing layout to us.
I will start a new thread about Jim's amazing layout soon, with some video!

Greg




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nhguy
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Posted - 11/17/2013 :  12:54:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
That is a nice building. Looks real good. I like the ivy also as it has the right color I remember from the stuff growing on our brick chimney back in Wethersfield, CT.

Bill Shanaman
New Haven RR
Hartford Division
in Colorado.

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