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A few things in progress on my workbench
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 Posted: Fri Nov 18th, 2016 05:54 am
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And the other side wall sided and clamped.

This goes faster than I thought. It takes longer to cut the stripwood, even with my chop saw, than to glue them up.

I like the natural color variations in the stir sticks. It should look nice with the faded red stain.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 18th, 2016 06:11 am
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I can't cut more siding because the chop saw is on the opposite side of our bedroom wall, so I am watching Squidbillies and roofing.

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A cluttered workbench is the sign of a fertile mind, Rick.

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Hi Rick :wave:

Nice progress !

That Rick(TM) light looks fantastic.
Bet it's fairly 'shadowless', nice.

I never seem to have enough light.
Just got a 30-Watt LED floodlight.
Pretty good for extra 'bounce light' off the ceiling & walls.
Very cheap these days as well.

:moose:

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Hey, Si!

Yes, shadowless, and you can invert it and light the whole room.

I am bashing up a couple of little cars for the CandyCorn Critter to pull on Thanksgiving Day. I will post photos later. One is a UP coil cover flipped and attached to a hastily-engineered frame with a couple of trucks from a junk kit boxcar. The other is a completely scratched wood flatcar to carry the Great Pumpkin load.

Stay tuned!

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Got a good bit of roofing done tonight. This was approximately one sheet of shingles. Two bashed cars to finish tomorrow morning, then maybe, just maybe. I can finish this house tomorrow night.

I need to be done with the Holidays layout. I have a logging empire to build, and I have lots and lots of ideas...

Rick

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Lots of ideas, and a few locomotives... ;)

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Here's a shot of the bashed gondola car for the standard-gauge Holiday consist.

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And here is the candy corn hopper in service.

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And my next project is putting traction tires on the little Candy Corn Critter. The consist is getting a little heavy - he's spinning his wheels.



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