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Ensign
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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  08:54:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

Greg, I feel honored by what you say and what you do. I'll watch you unfold this project with the strongest interest.
I have had some O scale squares laser cut for the school of my Amazonian village. It would not be too hard to reduce the scale and have some done for you if you're interested, as well maybe as a few compasses from the 'circling division' of the company.



Thanks Frank & Frederic!

Frederic,glad to see that you have noticed my tribute structure for you!
Your offer of laser cut squares & compasses would be fantastic!
And I've even been thinking about how I could make those myself.
I've been very busy at my real work lately,so things like modeling have taken a backseat for a bit.
I hope to post an update soon,of how I go about painting a hydrocal structure like this one.
I will send you a PM Frederic,and again thanks for the offer of help!

Greg



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JeffB
Crew Chief

Posted - 09/24/2013 :  11:30:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been lurking in the background, Greg. Looks good!

Jeff



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hon3_rr
Fireman

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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  11:50:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, I'll be following along with great interest as I have a ton of DD's kits and I'm sure your techniques will be items which I'll want to add to my toolbox. Wonderful to see this tribute to Frederic.

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

Edited by - hon3_rr on 09/24/2013 11:53:50 AM

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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  7:51:12 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Nice, Greg!

I've seen what you can do with DD kits before! I too have a ton of DD stuff (mainly boneyard castings), and so will be watching your progress with interest.

Cheers, Mark.



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Ensign
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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  7:57:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jeff & Kris!

Hi everyone,thought I would show you my completed bench work & my system for making Magoun pier portable.
And as I mentioned earlier,this whole thing has to fit into my truck for transport.
I was cleaning up our company storage areas getting ready for winter.
When I came across this mini scaffold that's never been used,as far as I can remember.
Anyways, a idea popped into my head,about possibly using it as a rolling stand for my display.
So I brought it home,and with some 1"x4"'s and some 1"x2"'s with my 1.5" thick pink styrofoam this is what I built.





This scaffold base has 4 metal tubes that extend past the last highest cross bars on either end.
By matching up with the 1"x4"'s used a support members, and then drilling out 1" diameter holes,I used these extended tubes to hold my bench work in place.

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Next I used a construction adhesive to glue down the 1.5" thick styrofoam to my wooden bench work.
When the styrofoam is in place,it should be a 1/4" inch down from the top of the 1"x4"s around it.
I want the water that will eventually fill up around the pier to be even with the tops of the 1"x4"s.
I will also have a skirt around the entire display to hide this scaffold and other stuff I will need to make this all work.




I was very happy to see this was the case.
So next I wanted to see if I could fit everything into my truck box.
So with the help of my darling wife,we lifted up & off the bench work,and slid it into the truck.
You will notice the little legs I have on each of the corners.
I put those on to allow me to slide the folded down scaffold under it for transport.













So It all fits nicely into the back of my truck.
I still have the 3/4" inch plywood pier base to screw down into place on top of the styrofoam,but I will show you that stuff next time.

Thanks for having a look!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  8:01:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mark_dalrymple

Nice, Greg!

I've seen what you can do with DD kits before! I too have a ton of DD stuff (mainly boneyard castings), and so will be watching your progress with interest.

Cheers, Mark.



Thanks Mark!
Sorry, I missed your posting while I was working on my latest update.
I look forward to showing you, how I go about painting Hydrocal structures.

Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  8:01:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As long as the Company is in harmony with The Plan, this looks like a Solution to me, Greg!

Pete
in Michigan



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BigLars
Engineer

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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  8:06:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neat!

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

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Ensign
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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  8:10:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

As long as the Company is in harmony with The Plan, this looks like a Solution to me, Greg!

Pete
in Michigan



Thanks Pete!
No worries,it's a family owned business,and my wife & her sister,my sister-in-law are my bosses.



Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 09/24/2013 8:13:43 PM

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Ensign
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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  8:11:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by BigLars

Neat!



Thanks Larry!
It does the job.

Greg



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Orionvp17
Fireman

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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  8:17:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

As long as the Company is in harmony with The Plan, this looks like a Solution to me, Greg!

Pete
in Michigan



Thanks Pete!
No worries,it's a family owned business,and my wife & her sister,my sister-in-law are my bosses.

Greg



Then you had best be reeeeeeally careful!!

Pete
in Michigan



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/25/2013 :  07:09:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, Fantastic !!!
What a wonderful way to solve the problem of portability for your module

I am sure there will be no problem with your lovely wife as I remember her when I
entertained you both aboard my private car Armitage.

Bob



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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/04/2013 :  11:01:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there a longshoreman's strike on Magoun Pier??? or rather the Builder's Union ??

Bob


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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 10/04/2013 :  12:21:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

Is there a longshoreman's strike on Magoun Pier??? or rather the Builder's Union ??

Bob



Hey Bob,thanks for asking,and yes I have not posted anything lately,it's been crazy busy at my job!
I get home from work, and I'm completely exhausted from tree planting.
I just finished planting 21 trees on boulevards.
I hope to get back working on Magoun pier soon!

Greg



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sgtbob
Fireman

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Posted - 10/04/2013 :  12:57:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, It's just I can hardly wait to see what you will do next, I need a Shinnie Model
fix every day !!


Bob


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