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    Topic: SD60f Build
    Canadian National SD60f Build
     
     
    This build will require an Aristocraft SD45, 2 pieces of aluminum angles 1/16” x 3/4” x 25 1/2”, 3 USA trains SD70 roof fans and DB fan, and lots of styrene....  more
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    Expanding South Willow Hill
    Close, but no cigar!  The exposed 2x4 will be trimmed out same as the rest of the layout: Covered with .063 flat black aluminum bent under at the bottom. The aluminum will continue at the same height completely across the opening.  The vertical ...  more
    mini 6 in 1 milling machine
    As a PS to Ross, mine is the square aluminum stock bed... in red as Devon pictured. edit; also German or Austrian make, a precision toy.
    I turned a 4" On3 hollow boiler, in wax for casting.
    It did what I wanted to do.
     
    Steel Rotary Gons
    Shane Stewart said:
    Thanks Mike. Hopefully this one will see the paint shop in the next few weeks. I'm still waiting for the trucks to arrive for the other six cars.
    I filled the aluminum channel with 38 stainless steel ball bearings, so these cars will m...  more
    Steel Rotary Gons
    Shane Stewart said:
     
     
    I filled the aluminum channel with 38 stainless steel ball bearings, so these cars will make some noise when in use. ...  more
    Steel Rotary Gons
    Thanks Mike. Hopefully this one will see the paint shop in the next few weeks. I'm still waiting for the trucks to arrive for the other six cars.
     
    I filled the aluminum channel with 38 stainless steel ball bearings, so these cars will make some nois...  more
    Rick's Mik 2019
    Day 19, I think.
    All the piping and fittings are made from Romex wire, aluminum welding rod, brass rods, nails, wire insulation,Styrene tubing,dress snaps and whatever else I could find.
     
    Most all the boiler plumbing is completed.  the steam li...  more
    Miks 2019 Build Vic Smith
    Well I had an explitive filled evening. I gor a can of matte aluminum paint. Same brand as the primer. Sprayed it on... instant crazing! Like big cracks, AAGHH! To make matters worse, while I was trying to figure out what was going on, I knocked over the ...  more
    Mik 2019: McGillicuddy's Building Supply - Jon R.
    I'm getting hung up on windows.  Many of these early industrial buildings had their original windows replaced with plate glass and extruded aluminum frames. Thast was the case with my inspiration building.  I've not been able to find a good pict...  more
    Still a work in progress but I'm ready to share
    Dan Hilyer said:
    Wow, those are cool, Dan.  What do they weigh?
    Thanks,  The PVC One is ~2lbs 3oz.  The Aluminum one is ~2lbs 11oz.  I do plan to add more.  There is certainly plenty of room!   
    Still a work in progress but I'm ready to share
    Bob Cope said:
    Dan,
     
    I am curious where you located 3.5" aluminum pipe and what schedule you purchased. That pipe size has fallen out of favor with designers many years ago. Any of the pipe suppliers I have used in the past 20 years don't stock it b...  more