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    • January 12, 2019 8:21 PM EST
    • You done good Jon

    • January 12, 2019 8:18 PM EST
    • Well, that looks like it should keep you occupied for a few minutes. Simple, but effective.

      Now watch the car go back and forth, back and forth, back..................

    • January 12, 2019 8:04 PM EST
    • Cool......    

    • January 12, 2019 7:59 PM EST
    • If I can make the video work, here is a test run.  No need for padding etc at the end of the box. It is just enough up grade inside the box to stop a car rolling from a few feet away...

      West Willow Hill Test Run from Jon Radder on Vimeo.

    • January 12, 2019 5:06 PM EST
    • Not exactly stilts - more like big honkin' legs!!!


      And wobbly it might have been, but I prepared for the uneven concrete by cutting the legs just a little short so I could shim to perfect height...


      Once leg adjustments were complete, I added some 2x3 framing as a place to attach to the stairs...


      And done...



      I'm now ready to switch to the finish face for this spot - my Mik Challenge build.


    • January 12, 2019 11:38 AM EST
    • I kinda like all that blocking and bracing, Jon...   Stilts will probably make it trip and fall...   hehehe      


      Oh, did I forget to say ""nice progress""...

    • January 12, 2019 10:48 AM EST
    • Too soon old, too late smart   Painting & final assembly done. Today it gets stilts and the balance of the opening sealed up. This is a huge draft source on a cold night!


      Latest pic...

    • January 12, 2019 6:30 AM EST
    • Jon Radder said:

      Alright - I finally get it.  I can be pretty dense when it comes to spatial things.

    • January 12, 2019 12:06 AM EST
    • Alright - I finally get it.  I can be pretty dense when it comes to spatial things. You are increasing the volume of the box by the 13/32  thickness. That wouldn't help the grade unless the floor were also moved up.  I'm not going to rebuild it at this point. It's all assembled with brads and glue and painted inside.

    • January 11, 2019 7:20 AM EST
    • Jon,

      If you move it up to the top of the plywood on the left of the picture, won't that take care of the cut needed?  Or at least most of it.

    • January 11, 2019 7:10 AM EST
    • Jon Radder said:

      Ended up working outdoors today until after dark, so no project work tonight.  Taking it to work to spray paint the inside black, then it gets buttoned up and installed.

      About this corner thing; If you are saying to reduce the area of the box by sliding the angled piece left, then the answer is no. Clearance is as tight as I am willing to go as shown. Changing which way the miter joints are done alone will not change anything.


      Just take a minute and reread this post.

      Jon  , last ditch effort  to help you see what I think will work for you.

      Place a new top piece , on top of the piece standing upright (far left against the wall), and place the other end (with an angle cut ) on top of the angle cut piece (new piece just added) touching the stair stringer

       Now remove the old piece ( it has some pencil marking) original roof, that is above the brake wheel..

      This is driving me crazy as well ...

    • January 10, 2019 10:27 PM EST
    • " Rooster " said:
      Andy Clarke said:
      Jon Radder said:

      You guys are insane. 


      Jon, please don't tell me that you are just now realizing this.....     


      Of course, we are all insane...  Wouldn't be fun any other way....    


      Are you saying that using LSC as a calming place with life coaches is not a good idea?


      Son, you know that every thing is a good idea, except for what hurts anyone....             

    • January 12, 2019 10:53 AM EST
    • " Rooster " said:

      Dad tell mom to check out "Joe Mural" on youtube and good luck!

      I still want the $20 you owe me and then some.......


         Andy, tell him you're putting the $20 in the collection plate. That'll shut him up.


         And here's Mural Joe painting clouds on the ceiling of St. Peter Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia. I've seen some of his videos and Joe is freaking awesome (and the priest is this video is unbelievably young!! holy smokes!!). When I was in Las Vegas we saw the Venetian hotel with the clouds on the ceiling there, and they were good, but this guy is better.






    • January 12, 2019 10:41 AM EST
    • Tim said:

      Colorado Model a pile of those myself...


         Hiya Tim. I think you have a structure there in Kenai that would make a great Challenge build! If you want to join, I'm sure Dave'll make an exception for time zone differences and elevation changes to let you enter! Or maybe today's the last day for entering, I don't know.


         I want to go to Alaska so bad some day.




    • January 12, 2019 8:58 AM EST
    • Nice work Mom !!

      You must have quite a collection of coloring books and crayons to keep dad occupied while you do all that fantastic work!!  Not to mention doing it with one eye as I bet your other eye is watching him the entire time making sure he isn't eating crayons or licking the pages.

    • January 12, 2019 8:51 AM EST
    • Ric Golding said:

      Glad to see you posted these pictures on LSC.  Great look!

      He don't know how to post anywhere else. Besides he don't even know how to use his own account.

    • January 12, 2019 6:44 AM EST
    • Glad to see you posted these pictures on LSC.  Great look!

    • January 11, 2019 5:40 PM EST
    • Colorado Model a pile of those myself...

    • January 11, 2019 5:23 PM EST
    • \

      Your not kidding about great painting. Real Nice


    • January 11, 2019 3:39 PM EST
    • Well, some addition work has been done with the Inside Portion of the layout..  Jane has been mostly working on the buildings during rainy and cold weather..


      The area that we have been working on is the town area of the Layout as the pictures below will indicate.

      Below is a shot of the Coke-Cola Plant on the south end of town..  The red building is the Coke plant..  There is a street running from the wall to the inside of the layout

      that will be 2 lanes wide with diagonal parking on both sides of the street..  On the right side starts the business area of the town with a pet shop(blue building on the corner)

      on the corner and an apartment building (red building with black trim/windows) next to it..


      Next to the apartment building is a Barber Shop (gray with Blue trim) and on the North corner is a bar (which is the green building).

      There will be a 2 lane street along the front of the buildings with No parking on that street..


      heading further North will be another town block of merchants and such  with another 2 lane road separating the blocks and parking..


      Along the front of that block will be a one way road heading up towards the passenger station.


      A picture to see the passenger station and some warehouses past the station..


      Below is a picture of the foam style building fronts that Jane painted.. She did exceptional work with the brick..

      Found some 1/4 inch thick pvc sheets at Home Depot that I am using as building foundations and sidewalks..

      The streets are poster board from Hobby Lobby..  Streets are no lined as of yet...  Street lines will be Auto Detail pin striping..

      That's it for now..