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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  03:00:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The side extension is now finished. It is still removable so I can work on the rest of the structure and the front legs aren't glued on as yet. This will be done and bracing added once the wharf deck is made.

The side windows are also on. I quite like their horizontal orientation. They are Grandt line 3713.








Regards Rob

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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  08:58:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It looks very good, Rob. I like those Grandt-Line windows, too.


Bruce

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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  4:16:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Current status of the Campbell Sand Facility. The three parts of the kit are glued together and to a base. I still have quite a bit of work on the Sand Tower.






Bruce

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  5:52:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob and Bruce looking good.

Mike Mace
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  5:59:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking really good, Bruce.

Do you know what the small doors were for?

Mike



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George D
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  6:58:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Rob. I love to watch your buildings grow.

Nice progress, Bruce. That tower looks pretty complex.

George


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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  9:04:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks all.

Bruce, it's looking really good.
That tower does look fiddly. Great job on the steps going up the side. Very neatly done. I assume they are wire. Were they part of the kit ?


Regards Rob

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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  10:53:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Rob, George, and both Mikes.

George, thankfully Leo Campbell included diagrams from all angles including a top view. That helped me figure out the parts and where they needed to go.

Rob, all the wood and detail items for the tower were missing from the box. I made the grab irons from brass wire and made a simple jig to drill the holes in the tower side.



Bruce

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Larryc
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Posted - 03/13/2021 :  11:16:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob your building is growing nicely; great detail. Well done and a nice start to your project.

Bruce nice looking group of structures. The tower looks like it was fun to build. This will look great on a layout.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/14/2021 :  10:31:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Larry. I am indeed having fun working on the sand tower.

I'm to the 'plumbing/metal work' part of the build. Yesterday I fabricated the fill pipe. The pipe, sand canister and the lid on the sand canister are not glued in place yet. I wanted to see how they looked in a photo first. I think that I will center that lid better and glue it in place.







Bruce

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postalkarl
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  07:45:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Robert:

Nice job on you build so far.

Karl



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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  8:49:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, looks great, especially against that backdrop. Very realistic.

Thanks Larry & Karl.

To give it a bit more of that New England feel, I'm going to add an enclosed exterior staircase at the back.
These seem to be common on a lot of models that folks do of structures in the NE states.
(FSM, Bar Mills, FOS scale)

Anyhow, I did a crude manilla card mock up to see if I like it, and I do. So I'm building this bit at the moment.






Regards Rob

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http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

Edited by - robert goslin on 03/15/2021 8:51:31 PM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  04:51:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have finally got the enclosed exterior stairs done.
Again all balsa. Made a basic box frame.


Then covered it with planks. and have made up the corrugated roof panels.


And a door on the end


Now to paint it, and give the roof a good weathering of rust.


Regards Rob

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postalkarl
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  05:13:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Rob:

The stairwell looks just great.

Karl S.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  09:14:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job constructing the enclosed staircase, Rob.


Bruce

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