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    • January 11, 2021 3:31 PM EST
      • East Brunswick, N J RRR#22
         
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      If you look at the can, it says: "Contains No Nuts". During Coffee rationing (1 Pound per person per week- Oh My) they would doctor ground coffee by adding ground nuts to stretch it out.

      So to me, naming it "Chock Full O' Nuts" is counter something. or confusing, or something.

      This post was edited by Lou Luczu at January 11, 2021 3:57 PM EST
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    • January 11, 2021 6:45 PM EST
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      Love the signs John

    • January 11, 2021 6:56 PM EST
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      Lou Luczu said:

      ... During Coffee rationing (1 Pound per person per week- Oh My) they would doctor ground coffee by adding ground nuts to stretch it out.

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         We used to have a guy around here who freaked out whenever he thought the "thread" got "derailed"; actually I often learn more from the derails than from the original discussion! Thanks, Lou!

       

       

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    • January 13, 2021 11:07 AM EST
      • Denver, Colorado
         
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         Had some time last night, so I dove in on attaching the sliced-up (Dremel disk) steel forms to steel forms. This has been really really bugging me, because if I can't get them "welded" together somehow, the whole project is dooooomed. Soldering turned out to be the way to go, and, although my soldering isn't the neatest by any stretch, the welded spots are strong and they're all in places where nobody will see it anyway, so I'm relieved. (The coffee cans are glued to the top of the boxcars with Powergrab though; the "bars" across the top are cut from the wire off political signs.) I'm optimistic. This might just be taking shape!

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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    • January 13, 2021 11:12 AM EST
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      John...   I like.... thats looking way cool...   I really like how the ribbing is working together,,,...  I'm thinking That I just might have to solder my cans too...   

       

      Just what technique have you found that works best...   Torch or iron, or gun....

       

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    • January 13, 2021 11:14 AM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      I agree with Dave. This has a great look. Between using cars for the main structure and the creative roof design it will be a top notch build 

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    • January 13, 2021 1:28 PM EST
      • Pleasanton, CA
         
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      So cool! Reminds me of the (much larger) European train stations. This is the "gard du nord" in Paris:

       

    • January 13, 2021 1:48 PM EST
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         Paris? Wait a minute, just hold your horses. Jim, that see through roof top at the crest of the roof might be just the ticket I'm looking for. Also some steel/wrought iron whatever supports from the floor up to the inside of the roof would be good. Aha!

       

         Merci beaucoup.  (That's Chinese for thank you.)

       

       

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    • January 13, 2021 6:11 PM EST
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      Wow that is looking great.  I wasn't too sure about your proposal but now that it is coming together I like it.   I think you could go either way with this tin roof.  It could be super ornate like Jim Rowson mentions or it could be a a double layered quonset hut.

    • January 13, 2021 6:28 PM EST
      • Waverly, Alabama
         
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      I really like how this is turning out, John.  Very imaginative.  Now if you decide to use Jim's photo for inspiration, you will need to start over and use 55 gal drums   Did you see the scale of that building compared to the trains, wow.

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    • January 13, 2021 7:24 PM EST
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      Now that is a way cool structure, way to go.

    • January 13, 2021 8:48 PM EST
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      Very cool idea. 

    • January 13, 2021 11:16 PM EST
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        Obviously I won't have time to do this, but it could be a great idea for somebody:

       

       

       

         It looks like rainwater collection? Judging from the gutter heading into the one on the left.

       

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    • January 14, 2021 9:33 AM EST
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      John Passaro said:

        Obviously I won't have time to do this, but it could be a great idea for somebody:

      Hmmm, I am probably more than half way to that, wonder of I should pivot...

         It looks like rainwater collection? Judging from the gutter heading into the one on the left.

       

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    • January 14, 2021 10:12 AM EST
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      Dave Taylor said:
      ...Just what technique have you found that works best...   Torch or iron, or gun.....

       

        Dave, I'm using these; I picked them up at the hardware store a year or so ago when I was trying to wire and light some passenger cars.

       

        

       

       

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