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Posted - 03/17/2015 :  3:59:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, well I can't believe it has been 9 months since I have posted any updates to this thread.
Making a living, has a way of keeping us away from our passions from time too time.
Nevertheless with what little time that I've had lately, I have manage to squeeze in another tribute structure.
Sorry no build this time, just the finished product.
Alessi Lighthouse Constructors & Refitters named after forum member Carl Alessi (Carl B)
Carl's builds are among some of the very best that RRLines has to offer here.
So this is just my way of thanking him for his time and effort that he puts into those.
Carl, also seems to have a passion for sea related stuff, and has even built a number of lighthouses which you can see in his threads below.

"BEST" Thomas Point Lighthouse build.

"BIS" Tidewater build thread.

So I thought it only fitting to name this structure after him.
It comes from the "FOS" kit "Execution Rocks" and was originally the Baroody Fresnel Glass Co.
I still have the lighting to install, but the structure is basically finished, though I think it still needs a small concrete foundation added under it.

It will be situated right beside to the Testard Mathematical Instruments factory on the higher embankment right behind that factory.
Here is a photo showing it's future location at Magoun Pier.

Greg Shinnie

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Bill Gill

Posted - 03/17/2015 :  4:09:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, Greg. Quite a nice return to Magoun Pier and a nice tribute to an excellent modeler!

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Frank Palmer

Posted - 03/17/2015 :  4:11:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
At least you came back with some zip.


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Posted - 03/17/2015 :  4:16:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl's build of the Thomas Point lighthouse is the one I always think of. A really amazing build. So, your structure is appropriately named, Greg. A nice structure!


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Posted - 03/17/2015 :  4:36:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

What wonderful news that you are back working on Magoun Pier.

This is an outstanding module and I can't wait to see you finish it.



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Posted - 03/17/2015 :  5:16:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your nice posts guys!

Bill, yes I agree Carl is a very talented modeller, just as you are.

Frank, if your going to make a comeback, it better have some Zip in it!

Chuck, glad you thought that the name/business fitted (Carl B) the modeller.

Bob, I can't wait to finish this module too!
But don't hold your breath, I want you around when I finish it.


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Posted - 03/17/2015 :  5:28:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very, very nicely done, Greg!

When you come back, you do it with Class, Style and a Bunch of Other Superlatives!

in Michigan

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Posted - 03/17/2015 :  5:48:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice looking building and a nice tribute to Carl.


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Carl B

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Posted - 03/17/2015 :  7:35:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Greg for naming this structure after me!
I am extremely honored to be included in your tribute list...

And I appreciate you posting the links to my previous builds, and everyone's comments are most flattering.

I have the very same problem as you right now, with work and remodeling our new home
having occupied all my time, and unfortunately put my current "Braden Cove" build on hold.

Once again thank you very much, the building looks great!

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Posted - 03/17/2015 :  8:09:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you! Pete, George and Carl!

Carl, I'm so pleased that you like this little tribute structure, that I built for you here at Magoun Pier!
My way of saying thanks for all of the great builds that you have conducted here at RRLines for us to watch, learn & enjoy!
I hope your house renovation is coming along well, and that you get back too modeling your newest project "Braden Cove" real soon!


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Posted - 03/19/2015 :  1:16:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking little structure and tribute to Carl. It seems we all have that time problem with work and family. Glad to see more progress being made on Magoun Pier. Keep posting progress as you can.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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Posted - 03/19/2015 :  2:17:23 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Looking fantastic, Greg!

I love to see the flashings done like this. One of the things I will be keeping an eye out for on my travels is to see whether tar is used to flash everything like it seems to be in models. I just can't believe it to be so. I really like the entrance. I see the left hand door has the prototypical wind in it for an over height door! Actually we built a couple of houses with full height doors in them, and it was quite a problem - even with brand new doors. Getting on that big jet plane tomorrow! Actually, after about 24 hours of travel, we get to New York 6 hours after we leave Christchurch!

Cheers, Mark.

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Mike Hamer

Posted - 03/19/2015 :  5:16:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, so nice to see you back at the workbench. Carl is so deserving of a model and your version of the Foscale kit is beautiful. I just checked out the picture from the earlier page with all the vessels in the scene. Out of this world modelling!

Mike Hamer
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Posted - 03/19/2015 :  6:56:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your posts Mike, Mark & Mike!

Mike, we have summer holidays, and Christmas holidays and so forth, but what we all need around here are some modeling holidays.

Mark, have a safe journey & a great time at the Expo!
Again I'm sorry I won't be there to meet you in person.

Mike, always nice to hear your thoughts! Glad you enjoyed the vessels docked at Magoun pier photo.

Here is a better photo showing the backside of Alessi Lighthouse Co. next to Testard Mathematical Instruments.


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Posted - 03/19/2015 :  7:48:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg your usual fine work.


"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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