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Ensign
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  4:10:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, David.
I think those 2 railroad employees are discussing the fact that this shop will not have inspection pits in the shop's floor according to the kit's design.
Here's what this platform looks like placed inside of the shop.
It's a good thing that the roof comes off so easy, to still allow photos of the interior!





Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 03/18/2021 4:13:20 PM

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mecrr
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  4:23:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, what is the base going to be? I have made holes in homasote sheets which allow drop in inspection pits by Chooch (not sure they produce anymore, but often appear on ebay).
David


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  4:24:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking but seeing it's not glued down to anything you could still do the inspection pits.

Not trying to make more work for you or am I??


Jerry

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  4:36:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
David & Jerry, thanks again for your posts & questions.
I have just finished a meeting with the shop foremen, and we have decided to somehow work in 2 "Diamond Scale" cast Hydrocal inspection pits.
I ordered them about 2 weeks ago, the gentleman I talked with said the order could be about a month before I would get them.
So I've got another 2 weeks(I hope) before I get them.
So I'll tackle the floor & the pits when they arrive.

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 03/18/2021 4:42:01 PM

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mecrr
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  4:38:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sounds like a plan
David


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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  6:49:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg the work platform looks very nice. I agree with everyone else it needs those inspection pits.

Mike Mace
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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/19/2021 :  05:23:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, Looking just grand as expected from you. Seeing those two gentlemen gives some feeling of scale to the structure. Well Done !!

Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 03/19/2021 :  09:33:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
David, Mike & Bob, thanks for your nice comments and for taking the time to post them!

Greg



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/19/2021 :  09:50:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign


I have just finished a meeting with the shop foremen, and we have decided to somehow work in 2 "Diamond Scale" cast Hydrocal inspection pits.
I ordered them about 2 weeks ago, the gentleman I talked with said the order could be about a month before I would get them.
So I've got another 2 weeks(I hope) before I get them.
So I'll tackle the floor & the pits when they arrive.

Greg



Now we're talking!!!


Jerry

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  1:30:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, I spent most of the weekend working outside around the house, however I did get some time in the evenings to continue work on this shop.
I begin with the large wooden exterior loading dock, it's made up using the same sized wood that I used on the service platform in the interior of this shop.
4" x 10" as the main supports and 2" x 8" as the decking boards.
I pre-stained all of the wood needed for this with the "Hunterline" driftwood stain.
Once again a template has been provided to assist in building this loading platform.





I then began cutting the 2" x 8" decking and gluing that into place.





Once I had all of the decking glued into place, I flipped the platform over and marked a black dot to the spots where the footing support castings would be placed.
I drilled out holes on the top of each casting and glued in brass wire in each one.
This will aid in making each footing more securely attached when I glue them into place.
I also drill out a pilot hole where I marked the bottom of this platform, for the brass pin to go into.





This is how it all looked when I completed this process.








I was now ready to attach the resin ramp casting that goes on the end of this platform.
I painted my resin ramp with Floquil Aged concrete(My last bottle of this stuff) and the brickwork with Floquil Rust.





I then located all of the metal castings that will make up the travelling crane that gets used with this platform.





This is how that travelling crane looks after assembly and painting it, with the platform.
I still need to glue on some corrugated metal roofing over the 2" x 8" boards that you see on the roof protecting the cranes motors.





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

Greg



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mecrr
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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  1:54:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW
David


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Rick
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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  2:24:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very inspirational.
Great work!



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  2:32:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
David & Rick, thanks for your great comments!
I really appreciate them!

By the way...this travelling crane and all of the other great metal castings that Bob Van Gelder of "South River Modelworks" produced over the years, are still available from Dario le Donne over at www.railscaleminiatures.com
Listed under white metal castings.
So if you see something that you like, like this beautiful travelling crane you can now purchase it for your own!

Greg



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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  2:58:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking really good as usual for you.

Bob


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  4:56:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great crane. Great job on finishing it!

Jerry

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