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    • April 25, 2020 6:51 PM EDT
    • Dan Hilyer said:

       Nice acquisition, Bob 

      Agreed ...didn't know DT was giving that up.

    • April 25, 2020 5:53 PM EDT
    •  Nice acquisition, Bob 

    • April 25, 2020 5:32 PM EDT
    • Excellent scale modeling of that clothesline, very realistic.  .

    • April 25, 2020 5:25 PM EDT
    • Bob McCown said:

      Last summer, Nashoba Valley Railway Company aquired the abandoned Rooster's Poultry Emporium building from Tetreault Real Estate Holding company.  Over the winter NVRY stabilized the building, and is currently in negotiations withMarconi Macaroni Manufacturing to rent the building.

      Wait!  Nashoba Valley Railway Company?  is this the first time you have mentioned this?  I just did a site search for "Nashoba Valley" and got nothing.

       

    • April 25, 2020 4:46 PM EDT
    • Nice. Marconi Macaroni? Where did I hear of them?

    • April 25, 2020 4:43 PM EDT
    • And not to far from Dead Rooster Gulch...................

    • April 25, 2020 4:21 PM EDT
    • Nice buy! Get someone in there that can generate some good revenue for the railroad! And not leave feathers all over the place, they smell when they get wet . 

    • April 25, 2020 3:09 PM EDT
    • Last summer, Nashoba Valley Railway Company aquired the abandoned Rooster's Poultry Emporium building from Tetreault Real Estate Holding company.  Over the winter NVRY stabilized the building, and is currently in negotiations withMarconi Macaroni Manufacturing to rent the building.  

       

       

    • April 25, 2020 9:58 AM EDT
    • Jon Radder said:
      David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      coun·​ter·​fort | \ "+ˌ- \
      plural -s
      Definition of counterfort

      : a buttress built against or integral with a wall (as a retaining wall or dam) but on the back or thrust-receiving side

      Then I guess I'll just have to put them on the back side where they won't be seen

       

      Nope, you got them right. The dirt pushes out

    • April 25, 2020 8:22 AM EDT
    • David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      coun·​ter·​fort | \ "+ˌ- \
      plural -s
      Definition of counterfort

      : a buttress built against or integral with a wall (as a retaining wall or dam) but on the back or thrust-receiving side

      Then I guess I'll just have to put them on the back side where they won't be seen

    • April 24, 2020 7:50 PM EDT
    • coun·​ter·​fort | \ "+ˌ- \
      plural -s
      Definition of counterfort

      : a buttress built against or integral with a wall (as a retaining wall or dam) but on the back or thrust-receiving side

    • April 24, 2020 6:48 PM EDT
    • Not only does Marilyn allow me to build on her washer, she volunteered the ironing board when I needed a place to lay out the entire wall taped together   I needed to connect them because when I did the first pass on color as separate pieces, they didn't blend well at the seams. So here you see the entire wall, including the counterforts I made today, laid out to dry after additional coloring...

       

      I chose to build Counterforts, rather than Buttresses as suggested because I like the word better!

       

      This next image shows how one of the the counterforts is positioned to hide a seam in the middle of the scene...

       

      Tomorrow will be the first nice weather day in a while, and the only one for several days, so I need to get back to some outdoor projects.  Sunday weather will push me back inside.

    • April 24, 2020 11:38 AM EDT
    • Jon Radder said:

      Sure was ugly back then. YUCK!!!!!!   And yes, that's the pipe the culvert goes around, just for fun.

      Just for fun ..carry it all the way thru ..

    • April 24, 2020 10:40 AM EDT
    •  

      Sure was ugly back then. YUCK!!!!!!   And yes, that's the pipe the culvert goes around, just for fun.

    • April 24, 2020 6:55 AM EDT
    • Hmmmmm 

      I know where I've seen that before...

       

    • April 23, 2020 7:55 PM EDT
    • Al Pomeroy said:

      Jon,

       

      have you found one of these yet? I have not finished my version yet but it will consume a lot of resin.

       

      AL P.

      No, not yet.  I searched for 1:18 trucks but the only thing I found that was even close to being old enough was a re-make of a Tonka dump that was typically lacking in detail.  It may serve as a base for building something, but I'd rather find something RTR.  I'm leaning towards late 40's early 50's vintage - or if I could find a late 50's Mack Bulldog that would be awesome as I spent many summers as a kid watching them drive back and forth to a stone quarry down the street from my house.

       

      Not saying your design would also work. You say Resin; are you planning on casting all the parts, or is that set up for 3D print?  Just read the thread on resin printing and answered my own question.

    • April 23, 2020 7:49 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      Tricky keystone adaption!

      One of the reasons it was done where it will be hard to see

    • April 25, 2020 5:47 PM EDT
    • Pete Lassen said:

      I do like the idea of the octagon one and a round one since I will need 2 and 3" pipe I have  so that part will be easy. looking forward to building them. Looked at buildathing and they only offer PLA and ABS, price was pretty close to the same , but wow like you said the tank is very spendy!, $54.54. I have not decided which way to go but will definitely build one.

      Pete,

      I've added the tank ends for use with 3" (3.5"OD) Pipe or Conduit.  Cut to 198mm.

      https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4273909

      -Dan

       

    • April 25, 2020 10:30 AM EDT
    • I do like the idea of the octagon one and a round one since I will need 2 and 3" pipe I have  so that part will be easy. looking forward to building them. Looked at buildathing and they only offer PLA and ABS, price was pretty close to the same , but wow like you said the tank is very spendy!, $54.54. I have not decided which way to go but will definitely build one.