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 Posted: Wed Jun 10th, 2020 06:35 am
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Took some pics of my homemade corrugated sheeting. 





From left, the 3D-printed "two masters" or negatives.

Then a panel as it looks after painting.

Next, after it has been cut to shape.

Finally, with some weathering and a (rust?) hole torn into it.





Last panel close up.




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Today made up my mind to build a cardboard mockup for the powerhouse.

Glad I did!

First version was way too large,
Cut it down proportionally two times, still doubt if it's right. 

Think I will visit the club layout tomorrow and place it in the place that is earmarked...

Anyway, I am quite happy...
It's a compressed version of the Kennecott power house in Alaska. 

I plan to build a wood sheeted house that is in process of re-sheeting with corrugated tin sheets.
Or that has been partially rebuilt years ago, so I may use rusty and dented tin sheet. 












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Going to be one impressive building,
hopefully it will fit into the available space for the mill.

Looking forward to progress from mock up to finished building.




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Ken,

Have just finished cutting the wood panels,
had access to a pro wood shop today.

But will check on the layout first before I will start gluing.
In the worst case, have to cut them smaller again.

Next task will be to cut openings for the MANY windows...
They may be oversize as this is only the inner shell, that will give this thing stability.

Think about a circular saw...
No idea how to make countless rectangular holes in reasonable time?




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Back from club layout...

This thing is too large.

Tomorrow will downsize the panels I have already cut.




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Shame you need to downsize yet again,
it was looking an excellent representation of the prototype.

Better though to find out before hand,
then after it was built.




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Next try....

Maybe 20% smaller in all relations.
Should have placed loco to it... it's still NOT a small building.

The previous version would have stood too tall beside the main structure.
I feel the power house has to be smaller than the main building. 







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Gerold

Looking good.

As a side note, after yet another tour of photos and plans,
the left hand section housed 4 oil fired boilers.
 
Taller right hand section housed (1930s addition?) 2 Allis-Chalmers oil engines,
roughly 40-50 feet in height, yes they were monsters.

The annex likely housed the other equipment necessary for the operation of the plant,
water treatment etc.

I have yet to come across any signs of fuel oil tanks for oil supply,
they had to be somewhere on the site!




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Four tall stacks with cross-bracing and span wires are an absolute necessity.
Hope the lh section isn't too short to look good with them.

I think an detailed interior isn't worth the effort,
as the power house is located high above the layout.

But I could place an old steam loco beside it,
for emergency steam supply when a boiler is in need of repair.




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Having spent to many years working in power plant's,
wanting to detail the interior is not on my list either.

I will admit I am slowly working on the interior equipment for a Hydro-Oil Engine plant,
but it is a far cry as to what would be found in a steam plant.

I would suggest adding some piping visible through the window's, maybe the odd tank or vessel,
if you plan on interior lighting, no need to go overboard with lighting.

At the time steam piping would be insulated with asbestos,
and wrapped with painted canvas, usually grey.




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