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 Posted: Thu Mar 26th, 2015 02:15 am
   
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" I like the story so far. Tell us more about the Tequila consumption "

Hi Michael.

I'm sorry, I don't remember anything about it...
...I think it was the worm that did it !

It might come back to me later...
...maybe.

:Crazy:

- - - - - - -

A while back I started drawing a few trackplans & diorama ideas, which was a good exercise...
...but ran into problems, not knowing the 'footprint' of proposed structures.

Looking back at them now, most of the trackplans were trash anyhow...
...but looking at them again, at least I see the pitfalls; and further ideas have emerged from that.

:bang:

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
...our construction boys have been hoarding rail, lumber, ballast &...
...BRICKS !



In their investigations into building materials, they came across the Tamiya 'brick wall set'...
...pretty COOL !

You get 3 sorts of wall-section...
...straight, diagonal & end-pieces.

They go together something like this.



A few Shillings & a couple of days later...
...Dave the postman turned up, with the foundations for a 1:35 building in his bag.

Cheers Dave ! :bg:

Si. :java::mex:

With all that fermented worm infested cactus-juice around these parts...
...a brickie needs a STRONG cup of coffee in the morning, to 'keep his eye in' !





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 Posted: Thu Mar 26th, 2015 11:32 am
   
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Si...that looks a damn lot easier than the bag of Verlinden 1:35 bricks that I used...had to become a bricklayer to do a foundation. Thanks for reminding me about this...I will add some to my "musthave" list.

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" that looks a damn lot easier than the bag of Verlinden 1:35 bricks that I used "  :bang:

Hi Woodie  :cb:

Whilst I don't think that making an entire building from these is in any way practical...
...for the 'brick foundation & wooden top' structure I want; they are ideal.

I played around with the sections quite a bit last night...
...and with only 3 different mouldings, it's amazing how many different combinations can be made.
( all WITHOUT any cutting involved )

The fact that they look like bricks from both sides is exellent...
...as the interior of the planned structure, will be clearly visible.

I thought I might need 2-packs to have enough sections for the job...
...but in the end 1-pack is enough, with only 2 of the short end sections left over.

Pictures to follow.

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I also came across another similar military kit...
...ITALERI #405 - 1:35 'brick walls'.



They go together something like this.



I'm not sure if they are 'compatible' with Tamiya bricks...
...but am thinking about adding this to my 'might have' list !

Could have uses other than 'bombed out'...
...small collapsed structure, under-construction, abandoned foundation etc.

Way less wall here than the Tamiya kit...
...goes for more 'lolly' as well !

What could I make with it ?...
...I think I might have to get one !

AAARRRGGGHHH !!! ... Another kit !

Cheers.

Si. :pop:



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 Posted: Thu Mar 26th, 2015 07:22 pm
   
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Boris & bricks !

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Hi Charley.

You are right, the web is a wonderful world !

Without it, I would NEVER have found, even these simple brick wall kits...
...unless I had a stack of catalogues like phone-books & went to every military-modelling show under the sun.

This 'simple' thing, makes my life less 'complicated'.

And of course I get to meet 'goodfellas' like yourself !

I have even met a cigar smoking Pennsylvanian dog on the Web.
...yeah realy, no kidding !

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Yep ! ... the brick walls are for an enginehouse.

Why do we want one of those ?

Because ENGINEHOUSES ARE COOL !  :glad:



Here's one of our first attempts with the Tamiya bricks.

Wolfgang is having a day off from the Russian-front; & has found a Canadian motor to tinker with.

Boris is trying to work out why that IDIOT bricklayer has put an odd angle at the end of the wall !



The bricklayer, back from a liquid-lunch; throws up a few more ft. of clay.

Boris is thinking, where did they get that IDIOT; that quirky join top-right, is undergrad. stuff !

Wolfgang says " You just can't get Ford V8 parts in Berlin."

( it gets better ... NOT the story ... THE WALLS YOU IDIOT ! )

Yours cemently.

Si. :P




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:doh: " Not big enough for Mysterious Moose Mountain Shay #1...

...We need an extension ! " says Boris.

:moose:




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Si  -- You could always saw a section out of the boiler of #1, to make it fit.

In fact, if you are REAL good, you might be able to do it without letting any steam out-----

Gromit



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Si. wrote:

( it gets better ... NOT the story ... THE WALLS YOU IDIOT ! )


So maybe there is also some hope of an improvement in the story line ?

In the UK that little wall extension would be the "Enginemen's Lobby" - with notices of PW slacks (speed reductions), ROW works etc.
Maybe a p....p..... - urinal if lucky. Not sure about U.S. practice.

No bullet gouges in the bricks yet ?

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Hi Herb.

I can't take the risk of a leak...
...steam is up to FULL PRESSURE ! here at Moose Mountain.

Boris & the brickies have allowed extra space for Shay #1...
...should be OK, as long as the engineer SLAMS THE BRAKE FULL ON right after clearing the enginehouse doors !

I do have to saw a section out of #1s roof though.
Joseph, the engineer, keeps crunching his cranium in the 1:48 cab !

- - - - - - -

" No bullet gouges in the bricks yet ? "

Hi Michael.

Grandaddy told me there was a shootout with the Feds. back in the prohibition-era.
They discovered a still set up behind the enginehouse...
...and that meant FIREWORKS !

I'm thinking I need to research 'strafeing' & .45 holes, to get the detail right.
Some Sam Peckinpah movie DVDs will help with this.

Sams 'strafeing' Top-3

1. The Wild Bunch
2. Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia
3. Cross Of Iron

I don't recall much 'strafeing' in Pat Garret & Billy The Kid...
...but it's worth a mention for authentic Winchester holes !

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Anyhow...
...having played around with the placky bricks for a couple of days; I figure I've got a foundation 'footprint' that'll work for me.

(pix. to follow)

Si.



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 Posted: Sun Mar 29th, 2015 02:18 am
   
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Mysterious Moose Mountain enginehouse starts to take shape.



Joseph takes a rest, after a 'cab concussion' from #1s low roof !



Wolfgang checks out the new V8 critter repair-shop extension.



" That'll do nicely " says Wolfgang, " CRANK UP THE CEEEEEEEEEMENT MIXER ! "

:moose:




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