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    • December 4, 2019 7:51 PM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:
      Rooster ' said:
      Ken Brunt said:

      Hollywood and I were making the trip up to see it tomorrow. We originally planned for today, but the wife needed my car, so we had a change in plans. I'm meeting him at the Delta Family restaurant. Then we'll scoot on over and take a look/see. 

       

       

      Haha!

       

       

      He beat you too it only because you excluded me from your plans !

      Soooooooo, tell me about your trip to Pittsburg over the weekend. Fun stuff, huh.................

      Seems Hollywood has a Mrs Kravitz attitude these days. But that has nothing to do with Cliffs thread.

       

      Useful Pics...for Cliffs thread today Ken or it never happened?

    • December 4, 2019 6:36 PM EST
    • Would still love to go Fred! 

       

      And as far as windmill trips go, I hear that Ken and Hollywood got over to Jay's today... before the Turbine's electrical issues were fixed...  But sounds like you guys got to see the big Aermotor run?

       

      Dan, funny thing about those Iranian windmills, I'd just sent that video link to Jay (of PA windmill fame) the day before you posted it here, so it was very fresh in my memory! Great story, but I hope some folks step up to preserve them.

    • December 4, 2019 5:03 PM EST
    • David, relax...you feel hurt....egads, if you feel hurt imagine my feelings. Ken has been coming here for only he knows, how many years, and he has never brought young Cliffy here either.  

       Cliffy, on his own has at one time or another, "Cornfessed" that he might be persuaded to attend an "Invasion", but that hasn't happened either.....what are we doing wrong, besides being nice....!!!!!!!!!!  BTW; you would be welcome here too  !!

        Fred 

    • December 4, 2019 4:19 PM EST
    • Oh, so you came to the Burgh and you didn't even bother to say hi? Now I know how I rate..........

    • December 4, 2019 3:46 PM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:
      Rooster ' said:
      Ken Brunt said:

      Hollywood and I were making the trip up to see it tomorrow. We originally planned for today, but the wife needed my car, so we had a change in plans. I'm meeting him at the Delta Family restaurant. Then we'll scoot on over and take a look/see. 

       

       

      Haha!

       

       

      He beat you too it only because you excluded me from your plans !

      Soooooooo, tell me about your trip to Pittsburg over the weekend. Fun stuff, huh.................

      ROTFLMBO 

    • December 4, 2019 1:47 PM EST
    • Rooster ' said:
      Ken Brunt said:

      Hollywood and I were making the trip up to see it tomorrow. We originally planned for today, but the wife needed my car, so we had a change in plans. I'm meeting him at the Delta Family restaurant. Then we'll scoot on over and take a look/see. 

       

       

      Haha!

       

       

      He beat you too it only because you excluded me from your plans !

      Soooooooo, tell me about your trip to Pittsburg over the weekend. Fun stuff, huh.................

    • December 4, 2019 10:33 AM EST
    • For those Middle ages garden layouts 

    • December 3, 2019 7:22 PM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Hollywood and I were making the trip up to see it tomorrow. We originally planned for today, but the wife needed my car, so we had a change in plans. I'm meeting him at the Delta Family restaurant. Then we'll scoot on over and take a look/see. 

       

       

      Haha!

       

       

      He beat you too it only because you excluded me from your plans !

    • December 3, 2019 5:37 PM EST
    • Hollywood and I were making the trip up to see it tomorrow. We originally planned for today, but the wife needed my car, so we had a change in plans. I'm meeting him at the Delta Family restaurant. Then we'll scoot on over and take a look/see. 

    • December 3, 2019 5:23 PM EST
    • My wife Linda and I got up to see the recreated turbine windmill today, there in southeastern PA. The owner, Jay McGinnis, runs a business that makes or restores period ceiling fans & their line shafts. His house has plenty of them, along with a nice collection of stationary engine models. Here's Jay and Linda in his sun room. It's 3 stories, with fans at each level!

       

       

      In is porch room he has a couple models (1:12?) of his big windmills on the property, made by a local Amish young man. 

       

       

      Here's his "horizontal" windmill, which we'd come to see. "Horizontal" is the generic term for wind-driven wheels laid horizontally (and therefore having a vertical axis), including Southwick's Turbine, which this is an adaptation of.

       

       

       

      Unfortunately, the power to the mill wasn't working, and his motorized shutters wouldn't open. Jay was quite surprised and annoyed, saying the (after much effort) something must have chewed up a cable. Anyway, he'll get it working in a few days. It was great to see it though, nonetheless.

       

      So we moved on to the big'un, the 1900 Aermotor. Has 16' dia. blades, and there's only one other one in existence. The wood tower is new, but all the working parts and steel tower inside are all original. He bought it as an unopened kit, that had never been put together!

       

       

      When we went inside, he cranked a cable making the tail turn perpendicular to the fan, and all the machinery started working. Really cool to see (and hear) that! His web site has lots of pics of the construction of this mill.

       

      If any of y'all want to go, just drop him a line (or have me do it) to request a visit and make sure his turbine's working. And if the timing works out, I'd like to tag along and see it work myself.

       

       

    • December 2, 2019 6:33 PM EST
    • Jim Rowson said:

      You are so organized and methodical and plan-first-build-to-plan that I am jealous. I just wing it...

      Me to Jim ......Cliff clearly has issues !

    • December 2, 2019 5:47 PM EST
    • I just got the supply of K&S brass stock, and wanted to pass on the place I got it from:

       

      FDJTool

       

      The sell the brass pieces singly (vs. packs), but their prices seemed pretty good. Several items I couldn't find on Amazon at all, but they had it. 

       

      Also, check out their tools page for grins. Lotsa different stuff, since they cater to jewelry makers. 

    • December 3, 2019 10:35 AM EST
    • I have thought about doing that, Todd and stick it up by the new building. Kind of a before and after.............

    • December 3, 2019 10:08 AM EST
    • Those are great looking buildings Ken.  

       

      I had to rebuild one of my buildings that looked like yours. It went under the saw to cut off 2 inches of rot and it was replaced with PVC wood.  The back section of the building was cut off and a new one built but what to do with the junk.  I decided to cobble it together into a open front depot and then I set it on fire and let it burn enough to give it that charred out look.  The bosses inspected the burned out remains and it was not determined whether it was arson or accident.   You could do the same with your old building. 

       

      https://largescalecentral.com/filesharing/file/view/7131/burnedout-depot-jpg

    • December 3, 2019 2:09 AM EST
    • Stan Cedarleaf said:

      Great rebuild of a well weather "beaten" structure, Ken....     The station is awesome.. 

      Weather beaten is right. That structure been outside for at least 10 years. It's original location was near the house when That area of Mancos was expanded.

    • December 2, 2019 7:11 PM EST
    • Hollywood always wants to see the backside before and after...

    • December 2, 2019 7:09 PM EST
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    • December 2, 2019 5:28 PM EST
    • Duplicate post. 

    • December 2, 2019 5:28 PM EST
    • Great rebuild of a well weather "beaten" structure, Ken....     The station is awesome.. 

    • December 2, 2019 4:53 PM EST
    • Thanks, Bill.  The stuff on the over hang roof is. It's a lot more flexible than the Precision Products roofing on the station itself. It also looks more realistic. It comes in 7"x 24" and 7"x 12" sheets. Those are 24" sheets.  I've only had some on a building for a few years, but it seems to hold up just fine. 

      The pine needles make great mulch, the sticks are  PITA. But the leaf blower makes short work of them.