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kebmo
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Posted - 04/01/2015 :  6:25:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
mister shinnie, when you do branch out and manufacture kits, i just know you'll have some amazing N scale kits to offer.....

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

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Ensign
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Posted - 04/01/2015 :  7:49:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again guys for your interest & posts!

Chuck, have you been visiting Mistress Zelda at Mallerich's Magic shop or something like that?
Looks like you already missed the first building I made using Dario's nice walls.
It was my Mount Albert Lumber Co. building.





Kris, the design work for that sign took about 2 hours believe it or not.
I'm certain Joe could have done it much much quicker without me.

Dallas, good to hear from you my friend! I was starting to think one of your tricks at the Magic shop went horribly wrong.

Kevin, I have enough trouble seeing my HO scale stuff, never mind the N scale stuff.
I do believe Joe at Full Steam Ahead has tested the N scale market in the past with a kit.

Greg




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dallas_m
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Posted - 04/01/2015 :  8:07:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Dallas, good to hear from you my friend! I was starting to think one of your tricks at the Magic shop went horribly wrong.


I inadvertently pulled a hat out of the tiger ... and, well, there's been some recovery time!


Cheers,
Dallas

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

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Ensign
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Posted - 05/02/2015 :  1:08:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ahoy mates! I recently took a vacation down in the Bahamas, where I came across this sailing ship weathervane.





Which inspired me to try and build one for my Nilsson Sail Makers factory, for the top of it's tower.
The hull is made from wood, sanded into shape.
The sails are made of paper, with a brass mast and even some magnet wire used.
I then painted the whole thing to mimic a nice copper patina.





I have also finished the tedious task of shingling the roof and dormers on this factory.





And also added the freeze boards just under the eaves, and also the foundation at the bottom.
I also finished the added stairway on the back of this factory.






Here is a better look at the roof and tops of the dormers.





I still have that laser cut sign to add to the roof that I showed you earlier, and other assorted details.
Just thought I'd give you a chance to see how it's coming along.
Thanks for looking!

Greg Shinnie



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dallas_m
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Posted - 05/02/2015 :  1:25:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! The building looks great and that teeny-tiny little handmade weather vane is a real gem ... and well-placed to set things off quite nicely!

Cheers,
Dallas

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

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 05/02/2015 :  1:34:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lookin' Fine, dere, Mon! Jammin!'

And as Dallas mentioned, the weathervane is an elegant touch.

Pete
in Michigan



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railman28
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Posted - 05/02/2015 :  1:39:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The weather vain is a fabulous addition to a great build.

It's only make-believe

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Carl B
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Posted - 05/02/2015 :  2:01:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Greg!


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jbelwood
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Posted - 05/02/2015 :  2:56:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The perfect touch to a beautiful structure.

John



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sgtbob
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Posted - 05/02/2015 :  3:27:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, The whole building and the weathervane are terrific, BUT............................

There is always a "but" isn't there.

I know how accurate you like to be but I don't think your weathervane would work very well. You need the pivot point to be moved way off center so the wind will easily swing the vane around. he pivot center should be much more towards the bow.

I know the real one has the pivot point directly below the mast but that is a sloop and there 1s much more sail and hull aft of the pivot point, yours is too balanced.

Cheers,

Bob

PS. It looks great anyway.,


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 - 05/02/2015 :  4:04:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Greg,

Just catchin' up. That looks fantastic!

Jeff



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dallas_m
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Posted - 05/02/2015 :  4:14:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob is no longer allowed to view the close-ups!

Cheers,
Dallas

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

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Ensign
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Posted - 05/02/2015 :  4:16:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone, for having a look, and for your nice comments!

Bob, thanks for the info about the need for a proper pivot point position for a real working weathervane.
My ship weathervane is now permanently glued into place(making it a non working weathervane) showing a wind blowing in from between north & the east. looks like a Nor easter will be blowing in forever at Magoun Pier.
It's a good thing that The R.A.SANTOS is currently tied up to the pier.


Greg Shinnie



Edited by - Ensign on 05/02/2015 4:26:31 PM

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 05/02/2015 :  8:49:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I must agree with Dallas.......no more close ups for Bob.....Awesome build Greg'...


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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 05/02/2015 :  9:01:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, that scratch built weather vane is a wonderful touch to the Hakan Sailmakers facility. I also love the denim blue selection of colours. Bob (time2play) brought out his version of the same kit to one of our NMRA meets which looked great as well...love all the lines of this structure.

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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