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 Posted: Wed Apr 1st, 2020 03:42 pm
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I acquired the Foredom very second hand as a gift some 40+ years ago.
 
It is a very handy tool.  It was the only tool I had for many years,
because I simply could not afford a Dremel.

I have two hand pieces, but rarely use the collet hand piece. 
The one in the photo has a Jacobs chuck, and is far more useful.  


I now have a Dremel.
I find the two tools complement each other. 

My Dremel is the bottom of the line model, with no speed control. 
So it is useful when high speed is needed. 

When I need precise speed control, the Foredom is my choice. 
I find the slimmer profile of the Foredom handpiece,
to be an advantage over the Dremel, as well. 

The Dremel  is handier when working around the layout,
away from the work bench.


I typically don't use either one for drilling. 
I find the handiest attachment for either one is the cut off disk. 
I can do a lot of things with a cut off disk.  

For small drilling I use either a good old pin vise,
or my Unimat configured as a mill/drill.

The Unimat isn't in the photo.  It is still up in the machine shop. 
It will be down here in the model shop shortly. 

There is a drill bit in the Foredom in the photo. 
I had just got done destroying an SW-7 shell with it.  


Somewhere on Freerails,
I have some photos taken of the construction of the Howe truss bridge,
that show the use of the Unimat as a precise drill press. 

These old original Unimat's are an extremely handy tool in the model shop. 
Mine spends most of it's days as a very precise miniature drill press. 

It was also a gift quite a few years ago. 
It would take a considerable amount of cash to convince me to part with it.  

I note on eBay that good ones are going,
for as much as one of the small Chinese lathes.  


If I had to have only a Foredom, or only a Dremel,
I would go with the Foredom. 

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 Posted: Tue Jun 9th, 2020 11:02 pm
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Progress on the railroad has been slow. 
There have been some family obligations,
and I must admit to spending some time in the machine shop.  

I have been lurking on the site and doing my moderator duties.
I just haven't posted much.


The news here is that the hotel is 90% finished with only 90% to go.  
I finally have some suitable shingles.  Those need to go on and will be time consuming. 

I want to do a couple of signs. One for the hotel itself (Railroad Hotel),
and one advertising the diner housed in one end of the hotel, as the story goes. 

Those will take some time to get right.
But it will be a nice addition to the layout. 


After that I think I will work on the town without a name. 
I have yet to come up with a good name for the east end of the line. 
 

Or ... I might tackle the woods end of the logging operation. 

Or ... get some scenery in the area between LeBam and Pe Ell roughed in.  

Or ... go sit at the beach.


Anyway, I will do something, even if it's wrong.

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Great ^^ photo Reg !  :thumb:

The lighting :!: looks 'just right'.  :cool:



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Si:

The lighting is accidental. 
It is just the shop lights I have strung about the layout.

I suppose someday I will invent a better lighting setup,
but this works for construction activities.

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" The lighting is accidental. 
It is just the shop lights I have strung about the layout."


Hi Reg  :wave:

Pretty much looks like PRO illumination :!: to me !  :old dude:


Nice light & colour on the building & ground cover ...  :thumb:

... as well as those  C :cool: :cool: L  locos !


Crop that fascia off the bottom ... & it's an 'Annual' cover IMO !  :2t:


:)


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I just might do that...

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A notification....

I am working on getting some of my negatives into a post-able state.  

The first one does not have the (C) Copyright notification.  Later ones will. 

These will all be my original work, so, yes, I have the right to publish them.

The first ones are in the 'Proto-Photo' Forum.

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Pacific Northwest Railfanning ... With Reg

Real retro railfanning with Reg ... On roll-film !


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