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    • January 14, 2018 4:32 AM EST
      • Victoria, Gondwana
         
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      lol, I think you can do a right bang up job making scale lumber with those. Hardly any waste either. 


    • January 14, 2018 7:04 AM EST
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      Dave Taylor said:

      OK someone correct me if I'm wrong here... isn't a "Hole in the Head "  technically called an "Outhouse"

       

      Dave

      Ask Devon. He has a hole in his head. But I really don't think he would like being called an outhouse.

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    • January 14, 2018 8:13 AM EST
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      David Maynard said:
      Dave Taylor said:

      OK someone correct me if I'm wrong here... isn't a "Hole in the Head "  technically called an "Outhouse"

       

      Dave

      Ask Devon. He has a hole in his head. But I really don't think he would like being called an outhouse.

      My wife did say that I am full of shit and that they needed to drain it

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    • January 14, 2018 12:58 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Dave Taylor said:

      OK someone correct me if I'm wrong here... isn't a "Hole in the Head "  technically called an "Outhouse"

       

      Dave

      Yes, but I did that two years ago

      This post was edited by Vic Smith at January 14, 2018 9:01 PM EST
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    • January 14, 2018 8:50 PM EST
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      Dave Taylor said:

      OK someone correct me if I'm wrong here... isn't a "Hole in the Head "  technically called an "Outhouse"

       

      Dave

      Oh boy!

      Okie doakie! In nautical terms, you'd have to step inside to see; the hole, in the head.

       

      What fun!

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    • January 15, 2018 11:24 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Posting pics tomorrow, today I coated all three buildings with stain to give them a unified appearance. Began trying to add a little more details adding ore chutes that are actually the leftover chunks from cutting the roof shape. Looking to add door/window shapes, handrail and glueing asphalt shingle roofing onto it.

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    • January 16, 2018 11:13 AM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Pics finally, material cut and primary assembly, you can see the high quality of my available work area:

       

       

      Placed onto the Barrel of Fun layout:

       

       

      I had to trim the legs to fit around the rock base;

       

       

      Not yet photographed...Yesterday I added two leftover pieces of the 2x4 cuttings as ore chutes and stained all the buildings on the pizza to give them a more uniform appearance, still need to add details and asphalt roof shingle piece like the other building on the layout, also adding succulents as I go, but nothing very overpowering.

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    • January 16, 2018 11:30 AM EST
      • Pinon Hills, California
         
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      Your work area looks just like mine!

    • January 16, 2018 12:55 PM EST
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      That is far t intricate of a design for me.

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    • January 16, 2018 2:08 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Just to be clear, anything else I do to the Barrel of Fun layout DOESN'T count as part of the challenge or its restraints ($). That means plants or details or whole buildings or entire trains that may or may not pop up on the layout in subsequent photos have nothing to do with the challenge unless they are physically attached to the Hole In The Head Mine. I may decide to add other things to the layout as the mode strike while I'm working on the challenge, just want to clarify that ahead of time. 

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    • January 16, 2018 2:43 PM EST
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      Vic Smith said:

      Just to be clear, anything else I do to the Barrel of Fun layout DOESN'T count as part of the challenge or its restraints ($). That means plants or details or whole buildings or entire trains that may or may not pop up on the layout in subsequent photos have nothing to do with the challenge unless they are physically attached to the Hole In The Head Mine. I may decide to add other things to the layout as the mode strike while I'm working on the challenge, just want to clarify that ahead of time. 

       

         Vic, you think you need clarification, wait'll you see what I'm working on. Geez.

       

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    • January 16, 2018 2:46 PM EST
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      Just paint all the non contest stuff red, we'll understand!

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    • January 16, 2018 3:34 PM EST
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      I kinda am in the same boat. My build is only the winch house and the head frame. But a whole bunch of other stuff may or may not happen.

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    • January 16, 2018 4:20 PM EST
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      As Devon says, may or may not happen. Given my home circumstances and that I don't always have the spare time to work on the challenge without triggering SWMBO reminding me of all the other stuff I should be doing around the yard, I kept the challenge this year VERY straightforward and I should finish well ahead of time. But that said, I have ideas, Oooh do I have ideas, not just for the Barrel of Fun but for other things as well. 

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    • January 16, 2018 8:43 PM EST
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      Vic, I love the way you take a minimalistic approach and always come up with very realistic looking structures.  Nice work.

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    • January 16, 2018 9:15 PM EST
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      Thanks Dan added one of the roof shingles before I ran out of light tonight. Will try to add the other later tonight under the patio lights.

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    • January 16, 2018 9:23 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      I have to do this build completely outside. Its supposed to rain this Friday, which is my next available big push day...of course. So I have to make progress whenever I can slip work in. 

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    • January 16, 2018 9:33 PM EST
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         Hopefully that storm won't get here on Friday! At least up here on the desert it may not get here at all!

    • January 18, 2018 11:44 AM EST
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      Couple of to date pictures showing roofing and staining, the colors look better in daylight.

       

       

       

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    • January 18, 2018 11:53 AM EST
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      Very cool Vic. You are my inspiration. If you can build a great little railroad in a planter I sure as hell can build a great little railroad in a small basement room. That is going to come out very nice.

       

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