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 Posted: Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 05:30 pm
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Reg H wrote:
I also have some disagreement with their sequencing. 
They recommend painting all the parts before assembly.  DO NOT DO THAT!!! 
The sheet materials are so thin, and made doubly so by the scribing,
that trying to paint it without any bracing will almost certainly result in warping. 


Reg, do you reckon this would happen if you painted both sides? 
I've noticed that thin wood material, even scribed, painted on both sides,
and then placed under a weight until dry, will still retain its flat state?

:us:

I do make a point of painting or staining both sides of any sheet before even cutting.




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 Posted: Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 05:35 pm
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Alan:

Further thoughts....
since this whole part of the layout was not in the original vision,
I am very determined to get it completed.  

I have pretty much put a lot of other things on hold,
until this is to the "scenery roughed in" stage. 

I haven't been in my machine shop in months,
and all my spaces (model shop, machine shop, hangar),
are all in need of clean up and re-organization.  

A lot of timing has been impacted by my Dad's passing away. 
That occurred on August 28th just before midnight. 
The process started on Sunday morning and my sister and I kept vigil,
only leaving for some food and a few hours of rest. 
Predictably, he passed away when neither one of us was there.  

There is another week of events culminating in the memorial service on Saturday. 
I am tired and need of rest.  The modeling activity helps quite a bit.  

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Doug:

That strategy might work. I have done that in the past. 
But the sheathing in this kit is REALLY thin. 

It seems to me it is easier to assemble subassemblies,
with the framing in place, and paint the subassemblies.  

I will paint the wall assemblies once the framing is in place,
and before they are assembled together. 

I can paint the window frames before assembly into the walls. 
Or perhaps not. 
I am going back and forth on the window frame color. 
The Henderson Bay Timber Company has a company standard structure paint scheme.
Tuscan red with white trim.  
But for the engine house I might paint the trim tuscan red as well.  

There is quite a bit more framing that could be done on these walls. 
The plans show a purlin half way down and angled bracing at each corner. 
None of that is necessary for the model's structure and I don't intend to detail the interior,
so I am going back and forth on including that framing, which is a lot of work to get right. 

I could do the corner bracing different from the plans. 
They show the bracing mitered into the vertical framing. 
I could install an angled brace on the inside edge of the vertical framing. 
That is how I would have designed and built the prototype. 
Not as "craftsman", but easier and actually a more effective brace.  
That brace would show through the open doors.

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Alan:

I need to sort through my oddments and impedimentia,
and see if I have an appropriate hook.

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Hi Reg

Firstly sincere condolences on the passing of your father.
Even if it was expected it is always a severe shock.

I remember with my mother we had sat with her all day, and then about 11pm,
the nurses said nothing was going to happen before morning.
Just as we headed out of the hospital car park we got a call to say it was over.

Glad the modelling is helping in this case.

I think the unloading method is called tight lining,
using a gin pole or an A-frame.
It sure looks a very dangerous job to me.

If you have difficulty sourcing the connected cars,
I have some kits and NWSL brass cars that I might be disposing of, let me know.

Forgot to say the engine house is beginning to look good,
but I would not worry too much about fitting the lokeys in.
With the exception of Simpson, most working units I have seen,
sat outside the barn rather than inside.

Best regards

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Alan:

Thanks for your thoughts.  
It was time, but that doesn't make it easy.

I just ordered some Kadee cars,
but I expect I will need more to truly populate the scene.  

Maybe we can do some more horse trading.  
Dollars are a little tight right now, thanks to the upgrade to my airplane's avionics. 
But I do have a $500 rebate check coming from the Federal Aircraft Administration.  
Most of it is spoken for, but it will give me a little flexibility.

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My condolences too on your father's passing.

A sad and difficult time and I wish you and your family well.





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Here is progress on the engine house:





I would not classify this kit as strictly a laser kit. 
In reality, it is a craftsman kit with some laser cut parts.

All that framing is cut and fit from raw strip wood.  

Accepting the parts count (1,600) the BTS mill could be assembled by anyone,
with experience assembling fairly complex plastic models. 
Everything except the window glazing is laser cut.

Not so this engine house. 
It requires the ability to cut small pieces to precise length and angle. 
An exercise that takes some practice to get right. 
Note that the rafters have bird mouth cuts. 
Those are tough enough 12" = 1'.

The upshot is that, needing some quiet time in the evenings, this project is perfect.
Carefully cutting and fitting all these pieces is quite relaxing,
if one concentrates on the task and not the goal.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 7th, 2019 12:04 am
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First rafter for the engine house. 





I was not thinking clearly and posted some material about the new engine house over on the HO/OO threads.

A synopsis here:





The method proposed for fabricating the roof trusses did not exactly float my boat. 
They wanted to build these in a fashion similar to building balsa model airplanes.

Since the framing material is very small, and is not balsa,
they proposed a clear wrap over the plans,
and using a temporary adhesive to hold the parts in place.

Ummm.  No! 
I built a jig.  
It works great.

The top jig is the assembly jig,
the bottom one is the cutting guide.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 7th, 2019 11:21 am
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Good idea for the jig Reg,
especially where multiple parts are required so that they all come out the same.

When I was building Updah's turntable I used the "model balsa airplane" method,
stretched kitchen klingfilm over the plan and built on top of that.





No temporary adhesive was required, although a fair few pins came into play,
and I must admit that only one part was required and much of it was balsa!




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