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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 01:07 PM

I'm working on building the elevator and the rear loading dock and I've started on the I-beams that support the elevator shaft.

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The back of the elevator is part of a plastic door off a box car.
It is suppose to represent a door that would slide up for access into the factory from the elevator.

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The loading dock is covered with a thin layer of spackling putty.
When it's dry, this will be sanded smooth so it looks like concrete.

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Here is the finished loading dock installed.
The elevator and the sliding door are also mounted in place.
The stairs for the loading dock are from Plastruct.

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I got a kit off ebay to build some roof vents, dust collectors and squirrel cage exhaust fans.
Some of the vents are mounted on the roof and the dust collector is mounted on the back wall of the factory.
The small brick building on the roof is for the elevator machinery.

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Here I'm making up some ducting for one of the exhaust fans.

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The squirrel cage exhaust fans did not come with a drive motor so I'm making an electric motor out of wood.

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Here's how it looks on the fan unit.

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The duct pipes are all glued together.

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The finished exhaust vent system on the roof.

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 01:26 PM

very excellent work

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 02:04 PM

Amazing as always Ray. I love the dock and how it looks so much like concrete. The duct work turned out really great also. Are you going to post pics of the whole town setup once you have them all done?

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 04:45 AM

It's hard to believe that this is only a scale model,and not the real thing.

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 06:31 AM

as always, great work!

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 07:31 AM

Thanks guys for the comments.
This "railroad modeling" thing is a hobby that has been around since the early 1900's and many of those model builders are really masters at creating realistic railroads.
They make my building look like cracker jack boxes.
I'm going to have to see if I can copy some of their work and put together a little display for you.

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 10:12 AM

Thanks guys for the comments.
This "railroad modeling" thing is a hobby that has been around since the early 1900's and many of those model builders are really masters at creating realistic railroads.
They make my building look like cracker jack boxes.
I'm going to have to see if I can copy some of their work and put together a little display for you.


Ray, I have American Flyer S Gauge trains and am also involved in a model railroading club in my area, and all I have to say to what you said is who cares, the hobby itself is supposed to be fun, and working within your limits doing so, in fact, that applies to all hobbies. And using "cheap tricks" to mimic effects such as brick walls is all part of the illusion, and as far as I am concerned, you're one of the best because you don't start with a kit to get your effect, you start with a base, and go from there deciding on materials for the walls and other parts. There are guys just buying the kits and adding their own effects or even "kitbashing" to get the effects. Don't get me wrong, they work hard to get these looking as real as possible, but in my opinion, it is the hobbyist such as yourself that make the hobby exciting since you don't work from a kit, you work from the idea and look for parts to make it happen, not the catalog of generic kits. That will make your layout stand out among all the rest, because there is no way anyone will have any building that matches yours, and that is what the hobby is about, originality. :thumbs:

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 11:49 AM

:iagree:I have been following your models since I joined. I am also into model railroading, They are sort of like my tractors, I can not seem to stay with just one brand, or gauge. I have N,HO, O,o27, and G. The most are o-27. I have not messed with them in a while but I am now getting the urge. Thanks for the inspiration,Shawn

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 12:39 PM

More fantastic work. Keep it coming. Very interesting.

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 01:52 PM

:iagree:I have been following your models since I joined. I am also into model railroading, They are sort of like my tractors, I can not seem to stay with just one brand, or gauge. I have N,HO, O,o27, and G. The most are o-27. I have not messed with them in a while but I am now getting the urge. Thanks for the inspiration,Shawn


Shawn, I have multiple gauges as well: N, HO, and S. And pretty sure those are all lol, and haven't touched any in over a year...




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