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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  09:10:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And we're off. Oh, by 'we' I mean you. Nice start. It looks like I will be learning some new vocabulary word along the way. Never a bad thing.


Bruce

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  09:36:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, professional quality phototherapy i^}{~>^spell check! Try PHOTOGRAPHY to bootboot.

Mega Dittos

Karl Scribner
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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  09:45:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A unique approach, very interesting.

Bob


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  7:16:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Merlons and Crenels sounds like Jeopardy question material.

Jim


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Carl B
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  8:01:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry, Bruce, Karl, Bob and Jim, thanks for your comments.

Jerry- The hydrocal seems ok, we'll see.

Jim- Perfect trivia, eh?



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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  11:20:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice start Carl, but gee you made a lot of work for yourself.
I would have used readily available 65mm Conduit. But I suppose it adds to fun of scratchbuilding.

For the stonework, I assume you will make your own as per previous builds, but Slaters do make nice plastic sheets of various stone.


Regards Rob

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postalkarl
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  03:22:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Carl B

Looks like youare moving right along on this. I will be watching with great interest.

Karl S



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Carl B
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  08:31:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rob and Karl.

Rob- I didn't have any 65mm pipe or tubes around, but with changes always being made, and my plentiful stock of chipboard, it was no problem to make my own tower.

No stone plastic sheet goods will be used here- looking at some "organic" materials.



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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  7:03:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl nice start. Looking forward to watching this.

Mike Mace
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  11:31:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Thereís going to be a lot of interesting things to learn watching you build. Itís interesting already.

Mike



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Carl B
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Posted - 03/19/2021 :  08:56:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike M. & Mike H. for your interest. My next update should be Sunday morning.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/19/2021 :  09:17:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Thanks Mike M. & Mike H. for your interest. My next update should be Sunday morning.



What happen to today & Saturday?


Jerry

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Carl B
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Posted - 03/19/2021 :  5:53:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nothing happened to them Jerry. I still see them on the calendar.


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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  01:29:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sunday arvo here. Still waiting in anticipation.


Regards Rob

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Carl B
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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  06:59:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here I am Rob.

I created a template from poster board to determine the merlons (9mm wide x 10mm high) and crenels (4mm wide) spacing.
It's long enough to reach around the tower. This spacing was checked against the other walls & those were either shortened or lengthened to match up.



All castings are dried. Copying the templates onto the straight sections was simple.



But difficult on the tower. I drew the guide lines around this casting. Then using knives and a file, one by one, cut out the crenels (gaps).
I never stood this casting up, it was always laying flat down.

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Complete all the way around. About 2 hours labor.



Used my Dremel drill press to gouge the majority of the waste out of the straight crenels sections. Drilled easily.
Then fine tuned with a file. However, one casting broke during this process.



I'll need 45 degree angles at all the corners. Clamped the piece between two pieces of wood, and hand chiseled away a rough angle,
filed to finish. Imperfections will be filled later. A 2nd casting broke during this process. Hmmm.



Setting aside for now. The two broken pieces were "repaired" with white glue, but I am now very suspicious if the plaster was not up to this much handling & stress.
Perhaps age, or it's just not strong enough to begin with, for this task....



Till next time....begin the walls....



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