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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2018 12:53 am
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Proportions of the structures are very nice and the various angles and roof heights make a nice scene.  I like the bent height as built and the fact that your buildings are removable would enable changing the height if necessary in the future.  I say that because when I decided to change from gas mechanical critters to steam, I had several clearance issues to correct.  Plan for the potential of changes.



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Very good progress ... do uou use foam board for the basic shapes?

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Most of my structures start with a inner core made of foam board. Then I overlay that with a variety of materials. Card stock from various food containers such as cereal boxes, strip wood and plastic sheet have been used. For these mine buildings, I am using different materials on each structure to give the scene a sense of history. So far I have scratch built the windows in one of the structures. Doing this was a lot of fussy work, but cheeper than buying commercial offerings. 
The structure, at far right, is being covered with a board and batten style siding. Others will have corrugated steel covering. One section will not have any walls at all. This is going to be a open air affair with just a roof and four support posts. I'll let the roof trusses be exposed to see the detail. This will cover the coal dump area, lower left. Larry G

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Thanks Larry. Your results are really good.

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Larry,

I posted a few photos of the linkage for my ore bin over at http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7765&forum_id=17&jump_to=100753#p100753

It's crude but it works. 



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Started working on the coal dump roof recently. First, I made as accurate a drawing as I could so all the trusses would be the same. If you have some waxed paper, I did not, lay that over the drawing. This will allow you to glue the parts together on top of the drawing without them sticking to the drawing.   Larry G

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The finished trusses with gusset plates made of thin plastic. 
 I had planed to use small nut, bolt, washer castings to enhance the look of the trusses. Turns out, such castings are almost nonexistent these days. Detailing parts, in general, are becoming hard to find, according to Ray, at Who's Hobby, here in Rapid City.       Larry G

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" Detailing parts, in general, are becoming hard to find,
according to Ray, at Who's Hobby, here in Rapid City "


Hi Larry :wave:


Nice job on the roof woodwork ! :thumb:


In 1:24 scale, you can use slices of    hexagon or square extrusion.

It comes in loads of different sizes & is of course dead easy to MEK on to the gusset-plates.

I've used the old 'Russ Simpson' ones in 1/2" before, betcha can't get dem nowheres these days though !

The other handy supplier of some useful NBWs is the 'Tichy Train Group'.





A 5 1/2" washer, with a 3" nut.

About a good size to use for many 1:24 stuff.

They do other sizes as well, I just got some for my 1:35n2 builds.

No flash & very clean easy to use parts with shafts for drill holes, good stuff !



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 Posted: Thu Apr 26th, 2018 02:18 am
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Thanks Si, I'll give these two companies a call. NBW castings really do enhance the look of a model. Larry G

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Larry,  Depending upon your patience and available time - you can make them in our scale.  I punch out small circles from card stock with a leather punch, cut out small squares and glue the square on top of the circle.  Then attach a piece of plastic rod with a drop of thin CA and cut it off.  Picture shows result.

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