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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/24/2016 :  7:15:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice installation Greg.


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  07:27:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill & Frank!
Like the old saying, when there's a will there's a way.

Greg



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hon3_rr
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Posted - 01/25/2016 :  10:39:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow... typical top-notch modeling Greg. Keep it coming!

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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Ensign
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  2:33:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Kris!

Hi everyone, well I had to get my head out of the 1820's Fort York project for awhile.
So I moved ahead one hundred and ten years forward, and did some road work this past weekend at Magoun pier.





I still have all of the sidewalks to install, but at least I have a roadway now in front of the terminal building, and the other structures along this road.
Here is a better look at the grade crossing that I carved out of the drywall plaster.





I also decided to finally give my steam tug that's been working here at the pier, a name.
And I named it after forum member Mike Hamer, one of the members here at RRLines that makes this a great place!.
Mike, is a great modeller, and a great ambassador to our hobby!
And he always has encouraging words to share with us, about members projects displayed here at the forums.
So this is my tribute to Mike, I present the steam tug M.L.HAMER.









The M.L.HAMER will be kept very busy around the pier, moving ships and barges safely in and away from the pier.

I've also decided that Magoun Pier will take part in this years Kitchener Waterloo "DOUBLEHEADERS" home layout tours on April 2nd.
This will be the first time that Magoun Pier will be on public display!
So I'm really looking forward to that.

That's all I have for now, thanks for looking!

Greg





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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  2:40:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

This continues to blow me away. Nicely done all the way around. Keep going!

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  2:45:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A nice tribute to Mike and a good looking tug.
I wish I lived close enough to visit Magoun Pier in person.


Bob


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  2:54:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice job on the brick pavers and congrats to Mike, a well deserved honor.


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Ensign
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  2:55:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Pete & Bob.

Bob, I wished you lived closer! I would love to get a photo of you by your ship the R.A.SANTOS!
Perhaps one day I'll get you up here to have a closer look at things.

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  3:01:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer

Nice job on the brick pavers and congrats to Mike, a well deserved honor.



Thanks Frank!
I still have not forgotten about Palmer's Nautical Salvage, I just ran out of that wooden like corrugated material I was using on it.
I decided to stick with that stuff, instead of switching to another kind.
I did order some of it a couple of weeks ago, but it has not shown up yet.
Must be on a slow boat, or something.

Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  3:21:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

That cargo is probably anchored out, waiting for a lighter or pier space to unload....


Pete
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wvrr
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  3:37:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice job with the brickwork, Greg. Another detail that fits right in.

Chuck



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Carl B
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  4:10:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done, Greg!

Nice tribute to Mr. Hamer-

IMO, drywall compound is under-rated as a modeling material- and you proved it can be used
with great results!

Question- how did you color your bricks and pavement? And you must have a long extension ladder to reach everywhere, right?



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Ensign
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  4:40:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Chuck & Carl.

Carl, after I finished carving my expansion joints, cracks and cobblestones, I gave the bare drywall compound a generous coating of scenic cement. This gives the soft drywall compound some extra strength after it soaks in and hardens.
I then painted the cement parts of the roadway using "Delta Ceramcoat" Quaker grey acrylic paint, being careful not to get the grey paint on the cobblestone parts.
I then painted the cobblestones with "Floquil" oxide red, with the odd one painted with "Floquil's" grimey black.
I then give the entire street a couple of washes of medium dark India ink & alcohol.
And I use a small 2 step ladder to work on the pier, remember this bench work is under 4' feet in width. So it's not that far of a reach.

Greg



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dallas_m
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  5:24:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Delightful new tugboat ... great progress all around ... and a big "WOW!" on that street-level view!


Cheers,
Dallas

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

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Ensign
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  7:21:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by dallas_m



Delightful new tugboat ... great progress all around ... and a big "WOW!" on that street-level view!



Dallas, thanks very much!

Mr. Mallerich, at the Magic shop, was so happy to finally get a street in front of his place.
That he started handing out free balloons to everyone around!
The place came to life instantly.





Greg



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