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 Posted: Wed Aug 1st, 2018 02:49 am
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 Posted: Thu Aug 2nd, 2018 07:17 am
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A brief "infrastructure" update...

I finished that small retaining wall that was needed after the old fence was taken out.

It goes down about two and half feet,
and extends under the bottom step of the concrete stairs:










Another bit of recent fence work...

I had an opening put into the wrought iron fence along the front of the layout.
Now there are two entries to the layout, one at each end.

This is much more convenient,
and will also alleviate the bottleneck that forms when we have large groups come to visit:





In the background you can see the new vinyl fence going up the hill.
I used to have a handrail mounted to the posts of the old wooden fence.
 
I need to figure the best way to mount the handrail to this new fence,
since the posts are hollow PVC.




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 Posted: Thu Aug 2nd, 2018 01:55 pm
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Hi Ray

The vinyl posts SHOULD have 4x4 wood posts inside,
or something else to keep them up.

If nothing inside you could lift the caps and pour some cement inside,
up to the height of the proposed handrail.

Another solution would be to drill the concrete steps to install posts on them.

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I like the 1/2" scale idea.

I live in NW AZ and want to do some sort of mining op.

I won't have the same sort of space you have, but many ideas will convey nicely.
 

Visiting your website is inspirational.

Answers a bunch of questions... Thanks!

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Shame hot melt glue will not work here NW AZ.

It's hot, and it melts.



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Wes,

Even though I have one of those hot glue guns I use it very infrequently. 

I did some reading and hot glue will at least soften in hot environments. 
Of course it depends on what materials are being glued together.  

Building my layout outside I've had a few plastic models warp on me. 

I try to be mindful that I'm dealing with,
temperature, humidity, direct sun, wind, dust, bugs, and leaves.




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Even when I was building models in Virgina, hot glue "was not a hot choice."
I had one building raze itself while I watched.

Here in NW AZ, I suppose I need to look at the label for working temperature!

My plan is to bring all of the buildings inside: put them out for operating sessions.

I'll need to come up with foundations that look like the building has been torn down,
for the between sessions casual run.

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