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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2016 02:18 am
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Slight adjustment to the new WELDED tankcar underframe jig...



...& slight adjustment to the NEW space-age light-weight steelwork !

Coupler-pocket 'bodge' ?? ... to follow ?? ;)

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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2016 02:23 am
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Wolfgang is satisfied with the Plastruct parts layout...



...& goes off to fetch his bucket of MEK ! :P

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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2016 02:32 am
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Plastruct tank cross-supports, in a smaller size.



Wolfgang is pleased that the Tri-ang 'Collectors Club' haven't found him yet ! ;)

Since he just hacksawed up a PRICELESS  'Battle Space !'(TM)  item ! :Salute:

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They'll get him one day !! :w:



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 Posted: Fri Nov 11th, 2016 10:34 pm
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Checking the cross member possitions. L:



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Some long ground-steel bars align the cross-members, which overhang the frame a tad.



The Plastruct sections are MEKed in place, leveled & held by more heavy-metal !

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HEAVY-METAL !



' British Steel ' good for holding all in place for AT LEAST 24-hours !

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Si,

I set up this little building size demo to show the effect of modelling substantial buildings to scale.

 The white board is 3' x 2'. The building is an exact copy of a really small goods shed (freight shed), probably the world's oldest surviving railway goods shed (at Shildon, County Durham, ex-Stockton & Darlington Rly). At 43.5:1 Scale (Brit 'O' Gauge), the model has a footprint of 13.25" x 8.5", excluding the end office extension and height to eaves (gutter level) of 4.75".

The prototype is 48' x 30.8', excl the end extension.

Note how dominating the bldg is, remember that's a 36" x 24" white board. The bus is a full size period double deck omnibus (bldg, loco & bus all at 43.5:1) : 











This goods shed is probably a similar size to your Grand Central mine, so just imagine the model's size at 35:1 !!

I intended including some smaller actual prototype model buildings as a size comparison but I cannot get to them at the moment.

Regards,   Michael     - keep it small & tight (the prototype I mean !!)

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Si,

The following pics are of models of real U.S. prototypes, modelled to full size width but just under half their real depth, front to back. I'm not sure what the Yanqui experts would make of them but this way I can get several streets into the 'city' area of Chavez :













Regards,          Michael

(nail holes to be added later, Ahem)

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Hi Michael.

The goods-shed model looks fantastic !
A really nice old prototype, if a slightly large one.

It's strange how looking at the building, it isn't initially obvious to me how big it is.
The loco is something that comes in various sizes also.
The thing that really 'scales' that scene for me, is the old double-decker omnibus.
It kinda looks really small in the photos.

The Grand Central Gold Mining Co. is apparently 39' long, according to Trout Creek Engineering.
I don't think I've seen a smaller 'decent' mine, in many of the countless old photos I've looked at.
If you have to save a ton of space, the answer is of course a tunnel, not shaft, mine I guess.
39' is 13 3/8" in 1:35 scale, I forget the width used by Trout Creek Engineering, 20' maybe.

I got the printouts of the old Gilpin County vintage photo which I made on 'blue-grid' paper...
...and started drawing vertical & horizontal 'cross lines' at all the points of interest, doors windows etc.
Turned out to look like quite a spiders web, I might Post a photo of it just out of interest, later.
When I 're-scale' it for 1:35, I will compress it very very slightly, the proportion is what counts for me.

I am trying to select my 'prototype' structures really carefully, so as not to look too big or small.
The car building has been the same game, I have tried to limit the dimensions to Gilpin Tram ones.
A nicely sized prototype as it happens, seen next to Colorado & Southern 3ft, the 2ft Tram is petite.
I like the Chavez structures Michael, they I'm sure will work well in relation to their final context.

:moose:

Si.

I'm getting there s l o w l y . . .
I'll Post snaps of the Adobe Building lately, It's been cut-back twice now, and now looking satisfactory.



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The original size of the adobe-building, before modding...

...was about 8"x12", more or less exactly A4 paper size.



Quite BIG for what it is really !

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More pix. l a t e r . . .



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