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    • June 20, 2020 4:45 PM EDT
    • Jim Rowson said:

      Wait, we're supposed to be doing design reviews on this thread? Can you please give us better photos to work with? How are we supposed to measure distances? :-)

       

      And this: "squashedly quasi pseudo representation" !!!! Sounds vaguely like a MineCraft thing. Is that your new 3D CAD program?

       

      Good progress. Guess work was nice and relaxing then...

       

       

      You bet Jim, all rested up after a few days at "the office."  But no, Mine Craft is too much for me; Mine Sweeper is more my speed. 

       

      And if you want to review the design, sure thing, have at it! All comments welcome.  

       

       

    • June 20, 2020 3:05 PM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:
      Forrest Scott Wood said:
      Korm Kormsen said:

      ... rip off the mesh of the mountain, ...

      And now for something completely different ...

      If "Mesh of the Mountain" were the album title, what would the music be?

      ?

      Someone getting gasoline at the general store, "So why is it called Ripping Mesh Mountain? That's an odd name.

      Local geezer doing the gas pumping, "Y'all ain't from around here, are ya."


      Someone getting gasoline, "Correct, we're not."


      Local geezer, "Then I guess you ain't heard what happened to old man Butler and the boys up there one foggy night on the new moon in March, a hundred and fifteen years ago ..."

       

      (yes, our creative writers group meets in person once again in the morning ...)

       

      HAHA! The start of a great story Forrest! I can almost hear banjos in the distance.... 

      Almost?

    • June 20, 2020 1:08 PM EDT
    • Forrest Scott Wood said:
      Korm Kormsen said:

      ... rip off the mesh of the mountain, ...

      And now for something completely different ...

      If "Mesh of the Mountain" were the album title, what would the music be?

      ?

      Someone getting gasoline at the general store, "So why is it called Ripping Mesh Mountain? That's an odd name.

      Local geezer doing the gas pumping, "Y'all ain't from around here, are ya."


      Someone getting gasoline, "Correct, we're not."


      Local geezer, "Then I guess you ain't heard what happened to old man Butler and the boys up there one foggy night on the new moon in March, a hundred and fifteen years ago ..."

       

      (yes, our creative writers group meets in person once again in the morning ...)

       

      HAHA! The start of a great story Forrest! I can almost hear banjos in the distance.... 

    • June 20, 2020 12:37 AM EDT
    • Korm Kormsen said:

      ... rip off the mesh of the mountain, ...

      And now for something completely different ...

      If "Mesh of the Mountain" were the album title, what would the music be?

      ?

      Someone getting gasoline at the general store, "So why is it called Ripping Mesh Mountain? That's an odd name.

      Local geezer doing the gas pumping, "Y'all ain't from around here, are ya."


      Someone getting gasoline, "Correct, we're not."


      Local geezer, "Then I guess you ain't heard what happened to old man Butler and the boys up there one foggy night on the new moon in March, a hundred and fifteen years ago ..."

       

      (yes, our creative writers group meets in person once again in the morning ...)

    • June 20, 2020 12:12 AM EDT
    • i would suggest, that you rip off the mesh of the mountain, to finish the tunnel first.

       

      reasoning:

      it is very likely that you will have at least one train with an on-board camera in the near future.

      and to rebuild a pic-friendly tunnel interior through the ends only is uncomfortably.

       

      (i have on my desk a mini-camera. a cube of 3/4 inch sidelength. with 32GB storage. sooner or later you'll have something similar too)

    • June 19, 2020 6:48 PM EDT
    • Wait, we're supposed to be doing design reviews on this thread? Can you please give us better photos to work with? How are we supposed to measure distances? :-)

       

      And this: "squashedly quasi pseudo representation" !!!! Sounds vaguely like a MineCraft thing. Is that your new 3D CAD program?

       

      Good progress. Guess work was nice and relaxing then...

    • June 19, 2020 5:50 PM EDT
    • Neat.  I can relate to the "long story" mistakes.   Well, sort of.  Most of my mistakes seemed to be a result of "NOT a long story";  of course, I have mastered "idiocy", that MIGHT explain away SOME of it.

    • June 19, 2020 5:36 PM EDT
    • I worked on the center mountain more today, with its mesh and supports. This step-thing is a squashedly quasi pseudo representation of the area of the famous (in its day) Gould & Curry mine.   

       

       

      I realized last week that that switch is WAY too close to the tunnel opening, because.... well, long story. And the 'crete roadbed ain't moving to accommodate a fix to that sort of history-based mistake that no one will ever know about or understand... (I actually looked into that concrete roadbed rework last night, just to see what it would entail, and finally said, What the hell am I thinking? That roadbed is NOT moving!!). So thanks everyone for NOT pointing out that the switch is too close to the tunnel portal.

       

      Also worked out today the building / street supports as the streets come over that hill. No, Virginia City's B, C & D don't slope that dramatically, but they do slope. I'll probably have to figure out a stepped approach to sets of flats intended for this area.

       

       

       

       

    • June 18, 2020 3:50 PM EDT
    • Pete, sounds like a good technique. But my unlucky scenario would probably be:

        "Pallet of special-order rough-face cinder block: $249."

        "Forgetting to turn the rough side outward: Priceless."

       

    • June 18, 2020 3:13 PM EDT
    • Guess I’m kind of lucky we have cinder blocks here that have a rough rock looking face, I will have to look and see if I used it properly on my mini tunnel

    • June 18, 2020 2:09 PM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Cliff you need to add something to the walls of the tunnel... flat black paint or castings that would look like hand chiseled rock ...

      I heard of some use tin foil crumpled and glued the the sides and roof (Video prepping )  

       

      You bet Sean, I do. It's supposed to be wood-sheathed, but since I'm lazy, I put in lath last weekend (for mortar "rock").  

       

      I look forward to seeing your foil rock. I did that once in a small experiment, using "Cementall," and it was quite convincing in texture. 

       

    • June 18, 2020 10:01 AM EDT
    • Cliff you need to add something to the walls of the tunnel... flat black paint or castings that would look like hand chiseled rock ...

      I heard of some using tin foil crumpled and glued the the sides and roof (Video prepping )  

    • June 19, 2020 10:45 PM EDT
    • Now this is kitbashing!

    • June 18, 2020 3:18 AM EDT
    • I don't know, Bill, that m2015 cab looks pretty good there!

    • June 17, 2020 6:02 PM EDT
    • Found a smoke box door that fit so decided to use it, fitted the smoke stack and it is held in by a screw from the bottom and you can pick it up by it, makes a nice handle. still need to add a short piece to the rear of the boiler so there is room for the steam dome which will be in the cab like a Porter. Still using the old 2015 cab for fitting purposes but going to use the one from a 2-4-2 rogers. Getting time to mount the boiler to the chassis, more to come, BBmini heisler with smoke stack and test cap

    • June 18, 2020 3:14 AM EDT
    • Bill Barnwell said:

      So many things to-do, so little time

       

      You've no idea!

    • June 17, 2020 3:41 PM EDT
    • So many things to-do, so little time

       

    • June 17, 2020 2:12 AM EDT
    • Quick Update:

       

      The arrival of my rebuilt LGB 2071D chassis stalled real progress, but Younger Daughter and I did place the backerboard:

       

      We sketched in the tracks, too, to facilitate some "head modeling."  

       

      I had originally though to use the whole backerboard, as the mill is only part of a larger project to turn this whole area into the industrial zone where the Triple O delivers and picks up from the M&K Sugar Co.  I am worried that that might make things unwieldly, though, and it would make things unsightly as the area slowly still builds out.  At this moment, I plan to snap the board just mauka (towards the mountains) of the engine service track (fuel and water facilities are in the conceptualization stage; different thread way in the future, but it takes the guide off the Iwilei facility in Honolulu).  The plan for the mill complex will start with the mill building and unloader represented in the mock-up.  As I will need a loading area, the finished product would come out of the left hand of the mill, cross the unloading tracks, and end up on a covered loading dock on the empties track.  I theorize having all of that share a common base would help to keep everything aligned over time.  In addition to structurally sound, I am hoping this will also eventually present a relatively realistic or at least logical work flow.  Any thoughts?

       

      Diving conditions look promising this weekend, but I still hope to cut some walls and the  2x4 braces.

       

      Eric

       

    • June 17, 2020 12:50 AM EDT
    • Pete, I have photos of CP units and Canpotex potash cars sporting red and white stripes. You just need to add some foreign power and cars to your fleet.

       

    • June 16, 2020 7:08 PM EDT
    • I just had to replace the reflective tape on my 48' trailer, I think a 100' roll was around $80.00. too bad red and white don't work for railroads, I have some leftover, I could do all my rolling stock at scale sizes. I may get a roll and do my UP loco to current looks.