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k9wrangler
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Posted - 11/10/2017 :  3:17:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Stand UP for AMERICA!!

Karl Scribner
Kentucky Southern Railway
Sunfield Township Michigan

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/10/2017 :  8:56:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

I like the look of your dynamite shed. I think it's going to elicit a lot of comments and questions. Especially if it were to explode.

Mike


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

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 11/10/2017 :  9:47:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Bob, I feel like I won the parent lottery with my Mom & Dad, who raised 6 of us.
So I feel that I should try and make my 2 daughters feel the same way about us.
They are both teachers now, one is a now kindergarten teacher working in the Bahamas.
And the other one is teaching primary classes right here in Canada.
I am so very proud of both my daughters!
Thanks for your kind words!

Greg




Greg,

Happiness is realizing that your kids have turned into Good People. Mine did, and it appears that yours have as well.

Celebrate!

Pete
in Michigan



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/11/2017 :  12:05:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys!

Karl, always good to get 2 thumbs up!

Mike, this dynamite shed has already generated way more discussion then I ever would have guessed.
And we are not quite finished with it yet.

Pete, I'm just thankful that I made it through the teenage years alive!
Sounds like we both have done our jobs then.


Okay... let's get back to building this kit.
I'm jumping all over the place when it comes to following this kit's instructions.
Some steps I haven't even used, due to my changes.
Now that I have my little stage all set, I figure it's better to work from the back of the scene towards the front.
So I'm going to build the crane that is in front of the trestle.
The crane casting I already sprayed with the Khaki coloured paint.
I also painted the metal details on this crane with a grimy black paint.
This crane casting will need to have several holes drilled into and through it.
The kit's figure 10 shows you the details.






And this is how the crane looked after I glued in place the string/cable through the holes that were drilled and attached the hook.
The only part that I did not glue to this crane was it's round base.
This will allow this crane to swivel if it's not glued in place.





Next you will need 4 pieces of 9" sq. wood and 2 pieces of .020 x 3/32" wood which I stained with the Hunterline driftwood.





This wood will make up the support framework for this crane.
Now because I decided not to build my crane on the wooden platform that comes with this kit.
I'm going to need to modify my framework a bit.
I will be adding concrete footings for my framework to rest on.
So I won't be able to follow the build templates exactly as shown.
I will need to subtract the height of my footings from the dimensions shown on the template.





The red line will now indicate where the bottom of my post will be.





You start this framework by building the 2 ends right over the template.







Once you have your 2 support ends completed, you can ready the 4-1/2" long upper support that you will glue these 2 end supports to.
You need to cut a 1/2" long piece from the .020 x 3/32" wood as a top plate, and drill a 1/32" hole through both pieces of wood.
See template 11 above.
I was now ready to glue my 2 end supports in place, making certain that they both were straight.






After this assembly was dry, I added the NBW's and my concrete footings.
I then tested my crane and the support structure where it will be used in my scene.





I think eliminating that wooden floor that was under the crane, really gives more space for the dump truck and other equipment to move around.





I was just about to call it quits for the night, when the strangest thing happened.
They emerged from the dynamite shed.





To be continued!

Greg



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/11/2017 :  08:07:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, the crane looks good. And not having the original wooden floor makes sense since there is the concrete deck everywhere on your version.
Good thing you haven't sceniced the slope around the dynamite shed yet or you'd have ants in your plants!



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Carl B
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Posted - 11/11/2017 :  09:18:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Those machinist squares have been around the block a few times.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/11/2017 :  09:22:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Great job on the crane; it's a nice detail which will add a lot to the scene.

I see you have some industrious helpers. I feel a little antsy wondering: what's next? Only you have the ants-er.

Mike



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Guff
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Posted - 11/11/2017 :  09:34:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Those ants creep me out! Let's call fire jumper to the rescue.
Jumping around on a build is the fun part. You get to do what interest or intrigues you first.
The crane looks fantastic!
Dave



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/11/2017 :  10:33:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

The crane looks wonderful but I am perplexed to understand how it works. If it can only lift the
equivalent of the cylinder shaft with the wheel on it, that does not seem to be enough to do anything.

Sorry, it's my nature, always trying to figure how things work.

Bob


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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 11/11/2017 :  7:48:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Bill, Carl, Mike, Dave & Bob, for your posts!

Bill, ants in my plants, funny one!

Carl, I and my squares, feel like we've been around the block a few times.

Mike, not certain yet what these ants are up too.

Dave, sorry they creeped you out!

Bob, I didn't design this questionable crane, I just assembled it.

Thanks again guys!

Greg



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 11/11/2017 :  11:21:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Greg nice job on that crane.

God there going to build some big ant hills!


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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sgtbob
Fireman

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Posted - 11/12/2017 :  05:16:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OK Greg, I was hoping you could enlighten me, but it looks great anyway.

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/

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Pennman
Fireman

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Posted - 11/12/2017 :  08:32:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Just checking in on your glorious build, as I have been busy lately building my own projects. I'm enjoying what you have accomplished so far and I see you are up to your ant-ics again!
Rich



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JeffB
Crew Chief

Posted - 11/13/2017 :  11:46:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been following along with your build, Greg.
It looks great!
Jeff



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hon3_rr
Fireman

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Posted - 11/13/2017 :  1:00:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Please keep the detailed info coming! Looking good.

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

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