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Pennman
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  1:39:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Rich gets better with every post.

Looking forward to the lights.



Thanks Jerry. LIGHTS, LIGHTS, oh? Yes, I planned on using a few, but not sure yet how to proceed.
I have several types, but you fellows know which to use. I will figure out something.
Rich



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Pennman
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  1:46:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by David Clark

Whoa! So I nip out for a few days and come back to this! It's coming together really nice. Love your idea for the sliding doors (stealing that); I was trying to figure out how to set the height of my wharf/dock so that my deck boards would match the rail height...not sure why I didn't think of just using thicker boards - thanks for showing me that.
Cheers,
Dave



Thanks, Dave, I see you jumped in here before I finished posting.
Regarding the rail height on your wharf, if you go to my build thread for the challange we did in 2015, my Emporium Seafood, you may see what I did. If you don't locate it, I will send you a sketch of mine in an email, (or I may post it in case anyone else wants the same info).
Glad you like the build.

Rich



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Guff
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  1:48:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich,
The extra work in the coloring process was worth the effort. Thanks for explaining the process.
Dave



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Pennman
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  2:01:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Guff

Rich,
The extra work in the coloring process was worth the effort. Thanks for explaining the process.
Dave


Thanks Dave, glad you like it,
I wanted to answer Bob before I forgot to, but now have some outside chores to attend to, like the rest of my leaf cleanup.
Rich



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  3:04:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rich, you do get a very nice finish. I use various bought and home-made ink and alcohol mixes
and I have powders but never used them together. Will have to try it some time.

Bob


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Pennman
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  3:26:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by sgtbob

Thanks Rich, you do get a very nice finish. I use various bought and home-made ink and alcohol mixes
and I have powders but never used them together. Will have to try it some time.

Bob


Thanks Bob, just remember not to do it like I did on my model before testing on scrap.
I am surprised that no one has asked where I got the quart sized containers of weathering powders! I actually bought all four jars on evil bay for a mere $10! After they came I sent an email to Karl O. He told me to try them out and tell him my results. These powders are superb! $800+ worth of powder for $10!
Rich



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David Clark
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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  1:51:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Regarding the rail height on your wharf, if you go to my build thread for the challenge we did in 2015, my Emporium Seafood, you may see what I did. If you don't locate it, I will send you a sketch of mine in an email, (or I may post it in case anyone else wants the same info).
Glad you like the build.
Rich


Rich, I found the thread but I couldn't find the spot where you built the wharf. Maybe I skipped over it, by accident, but all of a sudden it was there! I would appreciate whatever info you have.
Cheers,
Dave



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Pennman
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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  3:45:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by David Clark

quote:

Regarding the rail height on your wharf, if you go to my build thread for the challenge we did in 2015, my Emporium Seafood, you may see what I did. If you don't locate it, I will send you a sketch of mine in an email, (or I may post it in case anyone else wants the same info).
Glad you like the build.
Rich


Rich, I found the thread but I couldn't find the spot where you built the wharf. Maybe I skipped over it, by accident, but all of a sudden it was there! I would appreciate whatever info you have.
Cheers,
Dave


Dave,
No problem, sent you a message
Rich



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  6:31:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's looking good Rich. This should be a nice project when you're finished.


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Pennman
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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  7:21:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Frank Palmer

It's looking good Rich. This should be a nice project when you're finished.


Thanks Frank, I 'm working on it!
Rich



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Carl B
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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  7:24:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I really like how this is working out Rich. Excellent truss work. Well done!


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Pennman
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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  8:02:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Carl B

I really like how this is working out Rich. Excellent truss work. Well done!


Many thanks for your comments Carl, much appreciated.
I made the trusses individually without the aid of any jigs and am happy about them all coming out correctly and level with each other. Must have done something wrong.
Rich



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Pennman
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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  11:41:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks all for the very nice comments received.

A little progress and a change for the better.
I have constructed a few dioramas thus far, some with lights and some without. The ones I made without lights, would have to have the glued buildings uprooted to add their lights. Then I thought of my purpose for this diorama, as to also use it for a start for a shelf layout in the future. So, I came up with a solution. I made a diorama drop-box.



The diorama is dropped into the box, and not glued, so I can lift it out to a shelf later on, or leave in in to connect to another diorama of the same height. This box will hide the lighting apparatus and the control wires to run the trains too.






I am happy with this solution. This makes a clean diorama on all sides without unnessessary wires showing.



Thanks for looking.
Rich



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/30/2017 :  08:45:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The drop box is a good idea!


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Pennman
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Posted - 11/30/2017 :  09:35:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bill Gill

The drop box is a good idea!


Thanks Bill, I think the concept has been duplicated before
when dioramas are built on a base and you cover the outside edges with wood. I wanted to make this one similar but dual-purpose. I was looking at how other people do their lights below the surface and I thought this would be the ticket here. I will post later this evening to show what I mean. So stay tuned. Thanks for keeping me motivated.
Rich



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