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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2013 07:49 pm
   
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After attending the OntraX show in 2012 with Nolans Wharf I've been back at this show in 2013 demonstrating my tree building. But promised the organisation I would attend the 2014 show with a new layout. Thinking and rethinking I did know that finishing the Noas Cove modules in a year, the plan is a 55' walk around modular layout, wouldn't be possible I re-scheduled what I like to finish. With Mara Harbor on 5 modules with a total lenght of 15' would be more reasonable to finish within the year.
Also decided to document the build in a seperate thread although it's a part of the Cardigan Bay Coastal Railroad..

Most of you know already know the part of the layout on the right entering the room...



The plan was to ad another 6'2" with a larger harbor on it. Just finished the rough modules and drilled over 500 holes for the pilings...





Already did the connection to the mainland modules. The holes are for the turnout controls and the module connection bolts. Gonna hide them inside these closed boxes filled with rock you find underneath wharfs to hold them in place. Dunno the english name for them...



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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2013 08:12 pm
   
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"500 holes for the pilings..." ?!?!?!?!



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 Posted: Wed Mar 13th, 2013 07:45 am
   
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Yep, quit a large wharf on top of it, but I'm done..:glad:



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 Posted: Wed Mar 13th, 2013 01:52 pm
   
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Man, that's cool! Keep us posted on this monumental project.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 13th, 2013 04:00 pm
   
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Man... how happy would I be if I had a woodworking shop like that!!

Project looks great and I'll be eager to see progression.



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 Posted: Wed Mar 13th, 2013 05:12 pm
   
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Pity I have to do a lot of 1:1 work in there Shawn ;):)

Almost done with the basic woodworking. Made the connections. Bolts and these nuts you hammer in..



after that I boxed up the holes to hide the major connections between the modules and the turnout controls..



I clad them up with wood and they represent these boxes filled with rock to keep the wharf in place. After that piling time, did cut them for the smallest module..



ready for a grain and stain. Do have to make some scale wood for the tops and bracing, plenty to do...



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 Posted: Thu Mar 14th, 2013 07:30 pm
   
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Boy oh boy what kinda project did I start. Cut my entire stack of dowels and I'm still not there...
Made a start on graining and staining, one box with the undone, one box for the grained ones and a box for the stained....



and I made some stock 12x12, 10x6 and 12x4...



have to do a lot more for this wharf...

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 Posted: Thu Mar 14th, 2013 07:52 pm
   
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To quote Nelson from the Simpsons..."HA HA!"

Good luck and carry on sir.
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 Posted: Fri Mar 15th, 2013 03:43 pm
   
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I will Woodie, 357 days to go :time:



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 Posted: Fri Mar 15th, 2013 03:52 pm
   
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When I saw that picture of the board with all the pegs in the holes, I immediately thought of this game.


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