Congrats on finishing the construction phase. I'm really lookin... moreCongrats on finishing the construction phase. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the roof turned out. It's going to be a very unique model.
That's going to be a nice structure, Randy. I like the use of cl... moreThat's going to be a nice structure, Randy. I like the use of clothes pins for clamps and the bolts for weights. The wood framing looks very good too.
Really looking nice John, I think you've all but got it in the ... moreReally looking nice John, I think you've all but got it in the bag. I like how the MOW car at the end of your table is even holding wood for the build!
David Russell said:
Craig Townsend said:
Just saw this thread, ... moreDavid Russell said:
Craig Townsend said:
Just saw this thread, and thought I would add a great book about this topic is
"A Field Guide to North American Houses" by Virginia and Lee McAlester. Pretty thick book (500 pages), but it covers in good detail the different styles and periods of change. If I stop teaching, I would look for a job in historical preservation....
Too late Craig....I'm already balls deep and beyond books . Would love to know what the window cornice ornamentation was, thinking flat and angled just for shadows and paint lines, Have paint lines to follow on the main upper level corbels and cornice.
But thank you !
When and what style is your house? I can see if I have anything in the book that might help. Edit: Looks like a Queen Anne... Date? less
Way to go John, you and I are both wrestling roofing members to... moreWay to go John, you and I are both wrestling roofing members tonight. I'm glad you decided to model the framing structure, it really looks nice. Good luck with all those little wedges. Just think Scranton can be your reward for doing your homework!
Since the printer goes layer-by-layer, it does make more sense s... moreSince the printer goes layer-by-layer, it does make more sense sometimes to rotate the item. Also, if you've got curved surfaces, you might make the curves vertical rather than horizontal to minimize supports, which take material and time.
Most of the time, the layers stick together pretty well. If there is a long unsupported section (like a wide window sill), some of the layers can sag, but they can be glued together or cut away. We keep our printers (Makrbots) at 215ºC.
Netfab's documentation is pretty bad! Maybe the "paid" version has more documentation. I use the basic version, mostly to either cut projects apart or to find fatal errors in the stl flies. The triangle of death in the lower right hand corner tells you you've got a problem. The red cross fixes it.. I'm not an expert on it, but can walk you through some of it. less
Graeme Price said:
When I started in Large Scale the Aust $ was ... moreGraeme Price said:
When I started in Large Scale the Aust $ was close to the US$ now it at about 0.70c and that has increased all the prices eg Trucks with wheels from a reputable Ebay store, whom I have dealt with before, $28 US or $40 Aust.
Fair price for Large Scale in Australia now here comes the killer the postage is $28 US the same as the item that now makes them very expensive and I will not be buying till I can get the money.
This is just one example of why I am not buying at present and I do not think I am alone in this situation.
I have a collection of 1:20.3 plans from GR, so instead of buying RTR I will turn to scratchbuilding and I will be "modelling" some rolling stock, the only thing I will have trouble with will be the wheelsets so they will have to come later.
I am lucky to have a large block of land and my next house will have the same, as I am close to retiring I will build an elevated railway next time to get away from crawling on the ground.
But enough doom and gloom, I see large scale... less
It's running in the 70s here on the desert and we h... more It's running in the 70s here on the desert and we haven't seen any snow yet. We can see it on the mountains but that is all.
After the Challenge I'll be cleaning track.
Dan Hall said:
Coming in a little late to this discussion, but I... moreDan Hall said:
Coming in a little late to this discussion, but I have a set of Ozark stands that I'm using to indicate direction (not to throw the points) in this fashion.
The switch is run by a Tam Valley micro singlet, housed in that brown styrene box on the left. The harp stand just shows the throw direction. Here's a video of my test setup:
I have some more info about the setup on my site
Shawn Viggiano said:
Im finished phew. Just have to let th... moreShawn Viggiano said:
Im finished phew. Just have to let the paint dry and set my scene up on the layout in the brutal cold weather.
Just one little minute there V....you ain't finished until you show us some pictures and some of the fellas around here get to make "suggestions." Besides, it's not natural to be finished with days still to go.