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#31 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 04:56 PM

Ray, how do you have time to play with your toys? Don't you have a 4 wheel, two wheeler to rebuild?


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 06:18 PM

The corner design looks realistic as some buildings like these had limited space for expansion.  :thumbs:


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 06:22 PM

Looks like it should!


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 06:55 PM

Ray, how do you have time to play with your toys? Don't you have a 4 wheel, two wheeler to rebuild?

Yes I do and I just picked up some parts for it today.   I'm still waiting on some parts that I got off ebay.

Earlier this week I got the magneto working good and had it firing over a few times.


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 08:46 PM

The corner design looks realistic as some buildings like these had limited space for expansion.  :thumbs:


My thoughts exactly... looks authentic!
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Posted September 14, 2014 - 09:05 AM

When I set this on the layout, I was thinking of placing it where a railroad siding curves away from a road or at the junction where a side road angles off of the main road.

If I used the railroad siding then the track would run along side the shop and go under the crane that is going to extend out from the building.

The office would then be facing the road with a parking lot in front of it.

 

When I built the rubber stamp factory I set it up so a rail siding runs along the side of it and under a crane.

The siding is justified because the liquid rubber is brought in by rail car and the crane can be used to transfer the heavy machinery that is used for extruding rubber. 

 

However the machine shop isn't as big of a business and wouldn't have heavy enough machinery to justify having a rail siding running to it.

So It would probably look better to just have it set between two roads.

I would set the main shop parallel to the side road and make a gravel lot so trucks could drive under the crane for transferring heavy machinery.

The office would be made to look like it was added later facing the main road and a new parking lot was put in with the access off the main road.


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Posted September 14, 2014 - 10:55 AM

Sounds feasible to me Ray!


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Posted September 14, 2014 - 06:49 PM

If the shop was doing job work for the RR it would not be unusual for it to be located along a siding. 

Just a thought.


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Posted October 06, 2014 - 07:16 PM

Getting back to work on the machine shop, I'm starting on the section of the crane that extends outside the shop.

These are the parts for the concrete base on the I-beam support.
The square blocks are cut out so the upright I-beam support post can fit into them.
The square blocks will fit into the oval base ( one of the holes has been cut out for the block ).

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This is how the concrete base looks with both square blocks in place.

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The upright I-beam support is built.

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With the support in place on the concrete pad outside the big door, the end of the I-beam for the hoist is fastened to the support.

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Extra bracing is added to the top of the I-beam.

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The I-beam fits into a notch in the wall over the big opening.

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The two sliding doors for this opening have been notched out at the top so they fit around the I-beam when they are closed.

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Posted October 06, 2014 - 07:22 PM

You have a nice eye for details. 


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Posted October 06, 2014 - 07:24 PM

Wish I could do something that intricate! Great job, Ray!


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Posted October 06, 2014 - 07:37 PM

Looking good! Thanks for the update!
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Posted October 06, 2014 - 08:56 PM

Nice detail & real life function on the base Ray. Most foundation areas are omitted in modeling but they are intricate parts of modeling structures.
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Posted October 06, 2014 - 09:01 PM

Looking very well! That's some nice modeling work.
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Posted October 08, 2014 - 06:06 PM

Making the parts for the chain hoist.

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The parts are then fit together.

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The chain hoist is all painted and mounted.

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