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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/27/2017 :  05:06:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"You better relax and have a cup of covfefe. "

You REALLY know how to HURT a guy!!


Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 10/27/2017 :  12:05:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I did not mean to hurt you or anyone else with my last post.
I was just having a bit of fun with that invented word "covfefe" that nobody really knows what the heck it means.
I am sorry if I offended you with my use of it.

Greg



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CarterM999
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Posted - 10/27/2017 :  1:36:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg great job, inspiring me to do some construction. Question, first I grew up in a coal heated house and remember using "Egg" size coal and shoveling it into the heated (water circulation) from the coal bin. A scissors type truck would back up to the cellar window align the chute and in comes tons of coal.

Question George has made only one bin for coal assuming EGG size. Will there be only the one size for sale? Assuming for home use and small industrial shops. Egg size was used mostly in the Eastern part of the country.

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“In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool".

Edited by - CarterM999 on 10/28/2017 7:10:53 PM

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Ensign
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Posted - 10/27/2017 :  1:58:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Carter, glad to read that this build is inspiring you to do some construction of your own.
That's a neat memory you have of heating your home with coal.
I grew up in the heating with natural gas age, so I missed all that fun with coal, and the way it was once delivered to our homes.
I will be only using one type/size of coal in my scene, and I will now look for an egg sized coal to fill my storage bunker with.

Thanks for the info, and for posting the photo of that coal truck and how it worked.

Greg




Edited by - Ensign on 10/30/2017 5:18:13 PM

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masonamerican
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Posted - 10/29/2017 :  12:02:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been some days since I stopped by and there have been some great progress. The concrete floor looks awesome! Hard to see that it originated as thin drywall spackle.

Happy Halloween!
Håkan



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LynnB
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Posted - 10/29/2017 :  4:12:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg this is really looking good. I have a few different colors of the Hunterline Weathering colors that I can't say I'm tried but will now.


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Ensign
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Posted - 10/30/2017 :  6:22:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Håkan & Lynn, for your interest and for your posts.

Hi everyone else, I have managed to get a little more completed with my Dunn's.
I concentrated my efforts this time on trying to finish up the trestle.
You will need to locate 2 pieces of .020 x 3/16" wood, and 6 pieces of 3/32" x 3/16" x 5-3/4" and six pieces of 3/32" x 3/16" x 7" wood, these will be used for stringer boards.
The first 2 pieces of .020 x 3/16" needs to be cut into 24 1/2" long pieces, spacer boards as shown below.






I then stained and painted all of this wood the same way I did the trestle bents.
You will need to glue 3 of the 1/2" long spacer boards to 8 of the stringer boards.

The instructions tell us to place a spacer board in the middle of 8 of the stringer boards.
And also one spacer board 1/2" inch in from each end of the 8 stringer boards.
I marked my locations with pencil marks to help guide me in gluing these spacer boards onto the stringer boards.
Note 2 of each size stringer boards do not get any spacer boards glued to them.






I then started to glue my spacer boards onto the stringer boards.




And once I had 3 spacer boards on each size stringer board I could start to glue all 3 stringer boards together, including the stringer boards without any spacers.





I used small clamps to hold the 3 stringer boards together.
Making certain to wipe away any glue that squirts out between the stringers.





You then glue one shorter stringer board to one longer stringer assembly, end to end.
You will also need to trim a bit off each end of these stringers to fit within your retaining walls.
Here you can see my completed stringers sitting on top of my bents, with the ends cut to fit my retaining walls.





The instructions suggest using a piece of flex track to determine the space between the 2 stringers.
You want the rails to sit in the middle of each side of the stringers.





Once I had centered each rail under the center board of each stringer, I marked the stringers location on the top of each bent with a pencil line.
I then glued down my stringers to the bent tops using my pencil lines as reference.
And checking the flex track again after gluing the stringers down, just to make certain that I had them in the right location.

Next you need to find 9 pieces of 3/32" square wood and colour those like the stringers & bents.
The cut from that wood 7 pieces 2-1/4" long.
As shown below.





These 2-1/4" inch lengths get glued to the tops of the stringers one above each trestle bent.








After you have completed that, you need to cut 17 ties out from this same 3/32" sq. stock.
The ties measure 1-3/16" of a inch long.
These full length ties get used on either end of this trestle.





I first glued one full length tie to each of the trestle ends.
I then used a steel ruler clamped to the side of the trestle to act as a guide to keep the tie ends all the same.





Once I had all of the full length ties glued down, I turned my attention to cutting the 55 short tie pieces to 13/32" long.
I would not need the ruler anymore to align these smaller ties, since you could now line up the inside end of the tie to the edge of the stringers they followed.
This open space between these smaller ties, is where the coal or sand, rocks could pass through from under the hopper car above on the trestle track.
I did one side of the trestle first, and the did the opposite side.








When doing the opposite side I carefully lined up those ties with their counterpart on the other side.





This is how it all came out looking.








That's all I have for now.
Thanks for looking!

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 10/30/2017 7:10:20 PM

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/30/2017 :  6:47:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice SBS, Greg! Thanks!

Pete
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Guff
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Posted - 10/30/2017 :  7:13:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice progress and great coloring!


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/30/2017 :  9:00:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg that is a great looking trestle.
Spacing and coloring right on.


Jerry

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

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Artman
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Posted - 10/30/2017 :  9:03:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Artman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice and clean, Greg!

Something about a trestle grab's my attention right from the GETGO!

Love the way those stringers went together . . . it was like music to my ears . . . but in this case it was more about the ties, I mean my eyes . . . ~chuckle.


Robert Wanka
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Edited by - Artman on 10/30/2017 9:04:30 PM

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Ensign
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Posted - 10/30/2017 :  9:58:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Pete, Dave, Jerry & Rob, for your posts and your interest in my build.

Pete, did you not notice the LP's I placed in the last photo just for you.

Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/30/2017 :  10:12:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Thanks! Pete, Dave, Jerry & Rob, for your posts and your interest in my build.

Pete, did you not notice the LP's I placed in the last photo just for you.

Greg



OK, you got me, my Friend! Well played!

Been busy, grabbed a fast look, and missed them. Thanks for setting me straight!

Now, go tell those kids not to play on the trestles!

And yes, the WWs are using the "S" word right there in public.... Summer of '17 be Ovah....


Pete
in Michigan



Edited by - Orionvp17 on 10/30/2017 10:14:07 PM

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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/31/2017 :  05:53:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, That trestle looks great. I will say it again, I wish I could work as neatly as you do, I
am a total MESS!

Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/31/2017 :  07:46:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like the place is getting all decked out, and ready for Pete's first delivery of the white stuff.


Edited by - Bill Gill on 10/31/2017 07:47:39 AM

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