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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/24/2017 :  9:10:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,

I like the way you think!

Pete
in Michigan



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Ensign
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Posted - 10/24/2017 :  9:45:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Carl,

I like the way you think!

Pete
in Michigan





Carl, me to!

Greg



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k9wrangler
Engineer



Posted - 10/24/2017 :  11:21:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Itís always best to take a passenger along when youíre having the truck weighed, they stay in the truck on the way in and get out to settle the bill before you exit, 150-200 lb difference. Iffín you were like that.... or I could take my friend Duke....close to 3 stone the Britís would say.

Oh weight...I missed a page, seems we Michiganians have the same heavy thinking.

Enjoying the build, Greg. I have an area that will be a partial scratch build of Dunnís on my layout. Iím getting lots of heavy ideas to use for my project.


Stand UP for AMERICA!!

Karl Scribner
Kentucky Southern Railway
Sunfield Township Michigan

Edited by - k9wrangler on 10/24/2017 11:28:46 PM

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kebmo
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Posted - 10/25/2017 :  10:28:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
lookin' good! i imagine once buildings are sited and secured you'll filthy up that concrete accordingly. that's gotta be one dirty place....

if you don't know where you're going any road will get you there.

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Ensign
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Posted - 10/26/2017 :  1:30:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Karl & Kevin, for your posts & for your thoughts.

Karl, good to read that this build has inspired you to possibly build your own version of a Dunn"s like operation.

Kevin, things are about to get dirty looking.

Hi everyone, today I'm going to show you how the angled ramp that will be under the trestle, get's built.
The instructions tell us to make up a 1 5/8" inch spacer board that will be used to divide our trestle bents evenly along the retaining walls.
Starting on the left side of the retaining walls, place your 1 5/8" spacer into the corner touching the retaining walls.
Then glue your first trestle bent next to your spacer board.
Carefully slide out the spacer board and lay it in the next space to the right of this first glued in trestle bent.






You do this for the first 3 trestle bents, and then you will need to find the precut 1/8" x 1/2" x 3-1/2" inch wood to use as a spacer for this ramp area.
You will also need to angle the top edge of this piece.
I sanded my piece close to a 45 degree angle, this turned out to be to steep of a angle.
Something more like a 30 degree angle will work better.




I painted this piece with my concrete coloured paint and glued it to the back retaining wall right up tight to that third trestle bent.

Then the forth bent gets glued tight up against this piece I just glued to the back wall.
You then use your 1 5/8" spacer again up next to that fourth bent, to position the last 5th bent.
Then find the scribed wood piece measuring 1/8" x 1/2" x 3-1/2" and bevel the top edge of that the same as the back piece.





I located the bundle of precut 1/32" x 3/32" x 2-1/16" used as the ramp boards, and stained it all with Hunterline Driftwood stain.
Just letting it soak for awhile in a plastic tub.





You will again use your 1-5/8" spacer board this time sideways to distance the front scribed wood piece from it's back wall partner.





I glued this into place and removed the spacer, and then gave this area that won't be easily reached when completed some brushed on black chalk.





I forgot one small step prior to gluing this last piece down, cut 5 pieces of .020 x 1/16" strip wood stain and glue those evenly spaced along this front scribed wall.
As shown below.







I was now ready to begin laying out the precut ramp boards.
The instructions suggest leaving a tiny space between each board as they get glued down.





This is how it all came out looking.
Oh I had 3 pieces of this ramp boards leftover, I cut one of the in half, and used 1 full length on each end of this ramp turned sideways with the half piece added on top.
To prevent coal that's dumped from railcars above from shooting off the edges of this ramp.





The original layout for this kit has a wooden platform in front of this ramp.
A place for the crane to be mounted onto, shown in the photo below with the cardstock template in place.





I've decided not to use or build this wooden platform, because of my decision to use a concrete base throughout this work area.
I will mount my crane directly on the concrete instead of the wood platform.

I ended by giving this whole area another heavier brushing of black pastel.
Since this area will be used for coal loading.





That's all I have for now.
Thanks for having a look!

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 10/26/2017 1:35:31 PM

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/26/2017 :  1:35:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good, Greg, but ya gotta get rid of the white stuff in those last two pictures. Too much information and an uncomfortable reminder of that oncoming freight full of white gifts from above rolling in from the north....

Pete
in Michigan



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JeffB
Crew Chief

Posted - 10/26/2017 :  2:51:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been following along. Looks good, Greg.

Jeff



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desertdrover
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Posted - 10/26/2017 :  3:53:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking progress. I like that Hunterline driftwood stain color for the wood.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/26/2017 :  4:05:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking Greg. Hunterline stain nice coloring.

Jerry

"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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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/26/2017 :  4:23:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, The scene is starting to get all decked out and it's looking good!


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Ensign
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Posted - 10/26/2017 :  6:58:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Pete, Jeff, Louis, Jerry & Bill, for your interest and posts.

Pete, I had no idea that Michigan had a problem with white styrofoam & white plaster cloth falling from the sky.
Sounds like an X Files episode.
And that this stuff apparently comes from the north.
Sounds like fake news to me.
You better relax and have a cup of covfefe.

Jeff, you should start working on your next project.
What's it going to be?

Louis & Jerry, I find myself using those Hunterline stains more & more.
Good stuff!

Bill, we are almost upon the season of decking stuff.
I've just begun a little early.

Thanks again guys!

Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/26/2017 :  7:37:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Pete, I had no idea that Michigan had a problem with white styrofoam & white plaster cloth falling from the sky.
Sounds like an X Files episode.
And that this stuff apparently comes from the north.
Sounds like fake news to me.
You better relax and have a cup of covfefe.




Gaaaa!!!!

Nice save!

Pete
in Michigan



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/26/2017 :  8:40:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Looks like you've ramped it up.

The Hunterline Driftwood has become my most-used stain these days.

All around excellent job.

Mike


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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Ensign
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Posted - 10/26/2017 :  10:17:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Greg,

Looks like you've ramped it up.

The Hunterline Driftwood has become my most-used stain these days.

All around excellent job.

Mike




Thanks, Mike!

Greg



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hon3_rr
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Posted - 10/27/2017 :  04:22:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the construction sequence details as they're going a long way in helping me (us) understand that techniques/methodology you're using. Looking great.

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

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