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    • February 9, 2018 10:05 PM EST

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      Looks terrific!

    • February 10, 2018 12:31 AM EST
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         The shapes, the proportions, everything looks just right. Can't wait to see how you stain it and paint. If you come up with a good idea for the lift/lever, I will definitely steal idea for my build....so come up with something good, will ya?

       

       

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    • February 10, 2018 8:23 PM EST
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      The tipple is now stained and still drying.  There is still much to do but it is coming together.  Sadly John P the lift lever will not be a working model but just for looks.  The next step is paint.

       

       

       

    • February 10, 2018 11:02 PM EST
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      That turned out great, Todd.

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    • February 11, 2018 10:12 AM EST
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      Todd Haskins said:

      ....The next step is paint.

       

       

       

         Todd, the staining came out perfectly. When you paint, consider dry brushing the paint on. You can apply it very lightly (the paint has weathered off over time and there's just a trace of white left) or you can keep going and add more and more dry brush paint until you get it exactly where you want it, all the way up to a fresh coat of paint.

       

         I've done this with success but I can't find any pictures at the moment.

       

       

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    • February 12, 2018 1:20 PM EST
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      Impressive Structure, makes mine look like a block of wood..oh wait 

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    • February 12, 2018 3:57 PM EST
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      Vic Smith said:

      Impressive Structure, makes mine look like a block of wood..oh wait 

      You did almost take the "paint it grey and call it a cement wall" approach.

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    • February 13, 2018 10:52 PM EST
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      It was a push but the tipple is done with the ladders being put on, foundation being attached and steps being made up and the last spray of clear coat going on the roofs tonight about 6. 

      It was a good thing that we had an extra couple of days to finish up.  Approx 325 individual pieces of wood went into this build and I ended up using most of the 2x4x8 with a total cost of wood, supplies and a shipment of Taylor Tin coming in at $25.  

      Photos will be coming when the finals are called for.

    • February 14, 2018 2:16 PM EST
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      Here is a close up of the fudged up lifting mechanism.  I used bits and bobs, brass rod with cotter pins, craft store chain glued around large bachmann brake wheels. 

      This mock up doesn't do anything but I think it conveys the idea that it could.  The chute does pivot up and down with the support rods sliding back into the building.

       

      I wish the build challenge could have gone on a bit longer. 

      My build is pretty much done but this morning my wife asked me when the challenge wrapped up and I told her it is done now and she said "Good now you can get to painting the living room". !

      I had no choice but to say "yes dear" considering it is Valentines day.

       

      Oh well. 

       

       

       

       

    • February 14, 2018 4:00 PM EST
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      Here are the finished photos.  I ran into a problem when the tipple was placed where it was designed to go.  When the Shay came through there was clearance issues.  I should have measured not twice but three times before designing and cutting!  I can either move the stairs that come off the deck (NOT) or I will have to find another spot for this tipple.  It is a good thing that I finished the other side and back.   

      I am really proud of the way this came out but it is putting my other buildings to shame!  LOL

       

      This is where it was designed to go.

       

       

      Here is the side view.

       

      The front side view showing some details.

       

      The back.

    • February 15, 2018 10:51 AM EST
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      Dang that came out really nice! The two color scheme really makes it stand out.

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    • February 16, 2018 1:13 PM EST
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      Vic Smith said:

      Dang that came out really nice! The two color scheme really makes it stand out.

       

         I agree...and I showed Todd's build to my youngest son and the first thing he said was, "I love the red!"

       

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    • February 16, 2018 2:01 PM EST
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      Thanks guys.  This tipple was loosely based on the one at Chama and it too has red on it. 

      The colour is "colonial red" that I have used on many of my custom pieces and is very close in tone to the colours used by the nearby Cape Cod Central RR that I model.

       

      I stained the entire building then painted over it really spreading the paint thin which dulled the colour down.   The side doors were not stained and you can see the difference in shades. 

    • February 16, 2018 5:01 PM EST
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      Excellent Todd. The details rock this project.

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    • February 16, 2018 9:02 PM EST
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      great work Todd! look forward to seeing it in videos with trains rumbling by

       

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    • February 18, 2018 2:26 AM EST
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      Looks great Todd and I think it would have been a shame to have it half hidden in your intended location. Now you can put it somewhere that will show off all your fine work!

      Steve

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