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    • June 20, 2018 9:44 PM EDT
    • That's really impressive! Well done! I've got one of these laying around the garage somewhere, thanks for the inspiration.

    • June 20, 2018 8:56 PM EDT
    •    Spectacular. And I really like your railroad's herald!

       

    • June 20, 2018 8:45 PM EDT
    • You've done a heck of a job on that coaling tower, Bill.  The weathering looks very realistic.  Thanks for sharing.

    • June 20, 2018 8:36 PM EDT
    • Looks good!

    • June 20, 2018 7:00 PM EDT
    • Nicely done Bill. Thanks for the pics!

    • June 20, 2018 5:06 PM EDT
    • rear backadded floortop viewladdernite time   Saw several of these coaling towers changed to fit? g scale, I just went a little further. Back in the early days of G scale in the US Bachmann decided to include buildings in their battery powered sets to spur sales, the set I bought included a O scale coaling tower and the O was stamped over with G. being much too small and after seeing some conversions I did may own, added a floor, increased the walkways and ladders sizes and bulked up the beams and now have one suitable for my small layout. Figured that being as my layout was only about 25' it would supply enough coal to get back around and it wasn't over powering.

    • June 20, 2018 8:35 PM EDT
    • Wow, that's huge! Really beautiful too!

       

    • June 20, 2018 4:43 PM EDT
    • Joe Zullo said:

      It's coming along quite nicely. What gauge will it be? What scale is it?

       

      It's a 1/10 scale rolling 5 inches gauge

       

      Thanks

       

       

       

    • June 20, 2018 9:21 AM EDT
    • It's coming along quite nicely. What gauge will it be? What scale is it?

    • June 20, 2018 8:07 AM EDT
    • Hello !

      Sorry, but lately I have not been able to enter what I wanted in the forum. Work topics.
      Well, not to bore too much, here I leave some pictures of the construction of this livestock wagon.
      I hope you like it

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      Thanks for watching.

      Regards

      Xavier
       

    • June 19, 2018 9:50 PM EDT
    •    You seem to be getting the hang of that sintra stuff.

       

    • June 19, 2018 9:34 AM EDT
    • This is very,very neat!

    • June 19, 2018 7:31 AM EDT
    • Hmmm  ... Ray doing what he does best...

    • June 19, 2018 8:49 PM EDT
    • For me, the best part of having a 3D printer is that there are a lot of folks that bought one and are just trying to find “anything” to do with it.  Thus there are lots of items already available to be printed.  Some might need a little scaling, but there’s alot done.  Which is very good for me as I don’t do well with the design tools.

    • June 19, 2018 8:29 PM EDT
    • Ric Golding said:

      I love the idea of creating the needed tool

       

      Can 3d printers really do this ? Millions of wives are flocking to the 3d printer store if this is true. I must be true as the internet says so!

      Damnation....for an under 50yr old young guy I'm so lost with technology anymore !

    • June 19, 2018 8:23 PM EDT
    • Bruce Chandler said:
      Korm Kormsen said:
      Bruce Chandler said:

      I'm trying to figure out if this will look OK, but I don't have a compass that will draw a 10" semicircle for the arches.

      in a case like that i just raid the kichen.

      a bowl or plate of the right diameter - and off i go!

       Yeah, that was my first thought.   But, wrong size (either 9" or 11") and it WOULD make a strange looking arch! 

      To me, 3D printer to the rescue - especially when I didn't have to try to design the piece myself!

       

      Flip it over and see if it's "Occupied Japan" then look for the Noritake or Nippon mark. If neither are shown then it could possibly be used for a scalloped arch viaduct if you prefer to outline your arches that way.

    • June 19, 2018 4:34 PM EDT
    • Whatever woiks.

    • June 19, 2018 10:23 AM EDT
    • Korm Kormsen said:
      Bruce Chandler said:

      I'm trying to figure out if this will look OK, but I don't have a compass that will draw a 10" semicircle for the arches.

      in a case like that i just raid the kichen.

      a bowl or plate of the right diameter - and off i go!

       Yeah, that was my first thought.   But, wrong size (either 9" or 11") and it WOULD make a strange looking arch! 

      To me, 3D printer to the rescue - especially when I didn't have to try to design the piece myself!

       

    • June 19, 2018 7:26 AM EDT
    • Looks like the Augwick(sp?) Creek viaduct on the EBT.  Great example of the real world.

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      I love the idea of creating the needed tool on a 3D printer.  But I guess I find my self in the old school way of creating a compass or trammel to draw the needed pattern. 

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      93 degrees is way above my tolerance these days.  The HO layout is getting lots of time, because of the AC.

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      Keep up the good work and documentation, Bruce. 

       

    • June 18, 2018 11:45 PM EDT
    • Bruce Chandler said:

      I'm trying to figure out if this will look OK, but I don't have a compass that will draw a 10" semicircle for the arches.

      in a case like that i just raid the kichen.

      a bowl or plate of the right diameter - and off i go!