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    • January 3, 2018 6:30 AM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      David Maynard said:

      Um, well, not to pick nits....

      Ok, exactly to pick nits.

      Recommended Build Challenge forum Title “Daves 2018 challenge log”.  Something along those lines so every one will know, and be able to follow along.

      So Devon, you already brokes the rules.

      Breaked the rules?

      Broked the rules.

       

      Ah, the heck with it!

      So how exactly did I break the rules. RECOMMENDED as in not required

       

      It has my name and says that my hat is in the ring meaning this is my participation and also describes what I am building. If you can't figure out that this is my build log well then I can't help you.

      Devon, you aren't the only one who said that they can't help me. I have had "professionals" tell me that. I guess I am special kind of crazy.

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    • January 3, 2018 11:39 AM EST
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      Devon,

      You might want to change the name to Inlow-Whitney Mine.

    • January 3, 2018 4:23 PM EST
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      Didn't Inlow Whitney have some gin while he played with cotton?

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    • January 3, 2018 5:36 PM EST
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      Good call John, I thought I was spelling it wrong but didn't know why.

       

      As I was going through Dick's modeling stuff with his wife I came across a scratch built mine cart. I knew I had it and that is what inspired this idea. I knew I wanted to use as much of his stuff and Chucks as I could and I need a mine. So it was an easy call to make.

       

      As I was digging though his stuff yesterday to see if I could find that cart I came across this ore cart.

       

      I am making an educated guess from pictures that the top cart would be used inside the mine to get the full bucket to the hoist. Then the bottom one would be used to dump the bucket into at the head frame and then push it the ore bin for dumping. Thats how I am going to play it anyway. These were both scratch built right down to the wheels in styrene.

       

      Finally I started to pt together the pieces of this awesome scratch built hoist. I found the carriage in one place, the drum in another, the boiler in yet another and then the tank in still yet another. Other than a little plumbing I will have a perfect hoist winch. I am also thinking as an eco friendly mining and logging company the folks at the Sinsley Mountain Logging and Mining Co. will install a screen spark arrester on that boiler as well

      In the stuff I got from Chuck I came across a Piko door and window kit.

       

       

      I feel as if I have an unfair advantage having such a nice head start with the new items from my scrap heap. But it was in my possession before Jan 1.

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at January 21, 2018 12:16 PM EST
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    • January 6, 2018 10:21 PM EST
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      Well I hope I didn't cheat. I had to cut up that redwood 2x6x10 to make the trim for my new router table I am makimg. So since I needed to cut it I went ahead and cut out a 1.5 x 3.5 x 42 inch piece and set it aside.

       

      I also needed to cut the top for the router table out of a 4x8x3/4 sheet of melamine covered MDF. While at it I cut the 39 x 38 cabinet top that will be the base for this section of layout. 

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at January 6, 2018 10:24 PM EST
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    • January 6, 2018 10:31 PM EST
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      TIME LINE:

      Jan 1 thru 12, Sign up. You can start planning, drawing (napkins not included), gathering your 2x4, but No cutting or building.

       

      According to the above rule, I think you will be ok, Devon. No different than going to the lumber yard and buying one. I wish redwood was readily available in my neck of the woods. 

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    • January 6, 2018 10:35 PM EST
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      Just to prove I am really building the router table.

       

       

       

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    • January 6, 2018 10:59 PM EST
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      Cutting the top for you layout is JUST FINE....

       

      I think that you and Doug   are in a race to find the space...

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    • January 6, 2018 11:03 PM EST
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      Dave Taylor said:

      Cutting the top for you layout is JUST FINE....

       

      I think that you and Doug   are in a race to find the space...

      That's just it. I have to have the appropriate cabinet top so I actually have a place to build the challenge build. Its not really a part of the build as much as a place to put it.

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    • January 7, 2018 1:24 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      Dave Taylor said:

      Cutting the top for you layout is JUST FINE....

       

      I think that you and Doug   are in a race to find the space...

      That's just it. I have to have the appropriate cabinet top so I actually have a place to build the challenge build. Its not really a part of the build as much as a place to put it.

      If you had thought ahead, you would have bought front opening Washer and Dryer. Mik used his as his display set.

      Just sayin'

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 9, 2018 11:16 AM EST
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      I am just chomping at the bit here. 13 days to let my imagination run wild is not a good thing. As this is a tribute to my friends and Dick had an almost unhealthy obsession with basalt rock formations, and he had some masters he made for making molds of basalt columns, I am going to make some molds and cast basalt formations and make this build look like the area west of Spokane on the Eastern Washington plains. This area has outcroppings and pieces of basalt formation that just appear from no where. When the road or railroads are cut through it they basically just knock the columns out of their way. They don't really blast it in the traditional sense like they would a mire solid granite formation. What is left is cuts that are exposed columns.

       

      Where the basalt formations reach more of the Spokane area they encounter more woodlands and less sage brush. You get cuts that look alot like this

       

      So this will be the look for this module. I am not sure how much actual landscaping will get done but I do have to do some of the formations in order to set the buildings.

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    • January 9, 2018 1:12 PM EST
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      I have always liked those basalt columns. I take it they are hexangol?

      A lot of people don't even think they are real!

    • January 9, 2018 1:13 PM EST
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      The coloration on this rock will be fun to model. Lots of lichen and greys to play with

       

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    • January 9, 2018 1:40 PM EST
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      And don’t forget about all that strange white stuff on top and on the ground. 

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    • January 9, 2018 1:45 PM EST
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      Doug Arnold said:

      I have always liked those basalt columns. I take it they are hexangol?

      A lot of people don't even think they are real!

      I am pretty sure your right. I do believe they are hexagonal for the most part. They are very real, when you live in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho you get very familiar with them. They are, in my opinion, some of the coolest rock formations around. They are gigantic crystals. Formed the same exact way, super heated rock that is then allowed to cool under pressure. The tops of most of these formations really show off what happens. The magma hits the surface and cools quickly and is small and pillow like and cobbles. Then under that you get these awesome columns that cooled slower after the stuff above them capped it off.

       

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    • January 9, 2018 1:47 PM EST
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      Dan Hilyer said:

      And don’t forget about all that strange white stuff on top and on the ground. 

      Dan this years build won't have much of the strange white stuff. Last years build kinda set the stage for my seasonal time period. It was a high mountain pass scene where the snow was all but gone. This will depict a much lower elevation in spring. If I get to it I plan to model mud.

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    • January 10, 2018 3:20 AM EST
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      Those will be nice castings and unique from anything else I've seen done in large scale. I never paid much attention to where you were from Devon until now. My sister lives in Elk, WA. The rock formations looked familiar and then I remembered seeing pictures from her.

      Steve

    • January 10, 2018 10:19 AM EST
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      Steve Borges said:

      Those will be nice castings and unique from anything else I've seen done in large scale. I never paid much attention to where you were from Devon until now. My sister lives in Elk, WA. The rock formations looked familiar and then I remembered seeing pictures from her.

      Steve

      Yeah that's pretty much what all of eastern WA  and a bit of N Idaho look like. And something you don't see modeled much at all. Will be fun

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