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 Posted: Fri Jun 21st, 2019 12:29 am
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Lee B wrote:
A very good lesson.
I have a few kits lying around that aren't being made anymore and I'm glad to have them.

Great work so far, can't wait to see your take on that hack in Shelton!
I've seen it many times and I agree it'll make a fine model!


Me too. 
Don't hold your breath. 

A lot of work ahead of me before I am ready to tackle that caboose.  
I have plans for a similar, but shorter caboose I swiped from somewhere. 
I might go with that one.  

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The log dump is coming along.  





This week is extra busy with other commitments,
so I don't expect to make much progress until next week.

An observation... I am a luddite. 
In keeping with that characteristic,
I have a carefully hoarded collection of Floquil paint.  

However, current projects required colors that I did not have,
so I ordered some Badger acrylic paints.
 
My early experience with acrylics many years ago,
when the Polly S paints first came out, were not positive. 
In fact, they were very negative.

I have seen the light. 
I have now applied the Badger paints to wood, metal and plastic.  
They adhere great, and the clean up is really easy.
 
It isn't just the absence of the fumes, either. 
I used some of Floquil last night and it was just so messy.  

So I will be ordering up some more Badger paints
(actually, I already have ordered a couple more colors)
and will be squirreling away the Floquil,
against the day somebody comes along,
who wants to lay down some money for them.

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Hi Reg.

Hope you are now recovered from the 4th July celebrations.

I know we have had a few "off line" discussions on the log dump which I think looks pretty good. 
However we did discuss that in the the PNW the brow log would be a log!! not timbers.
I said I had some photos somewhere which might show how a log would sit.

Could not find a good photo until I looked on the wall in the layout room, and there it was!!!
A photo from I think a TimberTimbers or Tall Timbers calendar of 2001
(probably been there since 2003 at least)
of the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber mill with the unloader and the brow log on piling.

A scan is attached and might be useful.
I have used a balsa dowel cut down in a similar situation.
Good luck with things on the branch.

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Well, that certainly is classic PNW. 
I suppose I should have scratch built something along these lines. 
A much more "casual" construction, including the tipped trackwork. 
I love the steam-powered rail-mounted crane. 

I didn't want to get into all the research and design of a scratch built project
(which is often the biggest part of a scratch building project)
so went with the kit. 

While lacking a certain amount of verisimilitude,
I think it will make for an interesting scene. 

I received the replacement details for the boom,
and got some work on that done over the weekend. 

I am also working on finishing the trackwork for the Henderson Bay Branch. 
Once I got the log dump along enough to figure out where it would (could) go,
it became possible to determine the final layout for the branch line trackage.
 
The location for the turnout into the logging facility was critical. 
It turned out  (no pun intended) to need two turnouts from the branch line.
One to serve the mill, the other to access the engine facility. 

For the logging company, and the spur leading to, and across, the log dump,
I had to resort to an 18" radius curve.  
Though I may play around with the arrangement some,
to see if I can get it to at least a 20" curve. 
I really would like to see a 24", but there just isn't room.

All the branch line turnouts are #6.  
The logging line will have #5 turnouts and Code 70 rail.  

There will be a bit of an hiatus as I have to build a 12" to the foot fence. 


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Hi Reg  :wave:



I hope the 1:1 fence is going OK ... & you haven't made it 7mm high by mistake !  ;)





The log-dump is looking GREAT !  :thumb:



Do you find any good 'real' wood around where you are, for logs & poles etc. ?  L:



:moose:



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No, I managed to remember to keep all the fencing 12"/1'. 
Fencing is done. 

This weekend I get to regrout a bunch of brick work.





This is a view of the front of our house. 

The picket fence has all been replaced and painted since this photo was taken.
Note the brick walk way and the brick wall below the picket fence. 
All that brick work needs to be regrouted.

I am not looking forward to it.
  
Fortunately, we are having a mild summer. 
Temps on Saturday should be in the high 60's to low 70's.  

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Hi Reg  :wave:



I like your pad !  :cool:

It would make a great looking model.

But you won't find me trying to model roofs like that !  L:



Is that what might be called a 'Victorian Eclectic' style, or sumtink like dat ?  ???

When was it built ?

I guess the front is all original, with maybe add ons at the back. 



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Reg H wrote:



This is a view of the front of our house.


Reg, I've driven by this house, I'm sure of it.

A few streets behind railroad avenue,
to the northwest of where the Shay is sitting,
heading toward Loop Field, right?




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Lee:

Yep.  That's the one. 
On Franklin Street one block north of Railroad Avenue and one lot west of 12th.  


Si:  

It started out, I believe in the 1920's, as an 850 sf "workman's cottage". 
Similar to company houses all over the US,
except Simpson did not go in for company houses. 

Some 35 years ago the additions started by the guy who was the local house razer,
using materials from the building across the street,
which was a junior high school and is now apartments.  

The original part of the house is to the left of the turret.  
There was a large shop building in back,
with an underground wine cellar between the house and the shop. 
At some point, the wine cellar was used as a foundation for a new kitchen and dining room,
which then joined the shop to the rest of the house. 
Half the shop was converted to a family room. 
The rest is a garage that is now my machine shop.  

The wine cellar is now the basement in which my model railroad resides.  
We first encountered the house in 1995.  
I had a business that had failed,
and we were living in a borrowed travel trailer, parked in a friend's back yard.   

We met the previous owners in church and my wife visited them in the house,
returned to our trailer and expressed an interest in someday living in that house. 
Which seemed an impossible dream at the time.

But life went well (for the most part) and we purchased the house in 2000.  

And that certainly is a long rabbit trail that has little to do with model railroading,
except the basement.

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On another note...I got the crane for the log unloader finished,
except for some paint, last night.  

The NBW's have been a major pain. 
I just don't have the steadiness of hand to work on stuff that small anymore.  

The finished product will do,
but it doesn't really do justice to the quality of the kit.  

So, despite a season of lots of work around the house,
some progress is being made on the railroad.

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