I started work on the roof. that means I have to finish pa... moreI started work on the roof. that means I have to finish painting the chimney so I dont slobber paint all over the shingles! The chimney is cedar, sawn lightly horixontally with my band saw then carved vertically to represent bricks. I painted it with spray paint, a brick colored red primer. then today I brushed on a wash or light gray and wiped it off leaving the mortar lines showing.
I spent half an hour or so cutting cedar shingles on my band saw then started gluing them on. I put a tapered strip of cedar along the bottom edge as a starter course for the shingles. I have seen a cedar clapboard used on real roofs.
about 3 hours work so far. less
Ron, I don't think there was any live steam. Sorry. I didn't mak... moreRon, I don't think there was any live steam. Sorry. I didn't make it on Friday, I had to work. So, maybe somebody did then or after I left Saturday afternoon.
And, I just realized I never posted the link to the live video feed he had up. Crap.
A ques... moreBob-
Excellent article - and photos! Thanks.
A question: Is there reason, when placing the track crossing forms, to have the concreted holding slot slanted to one side or the other and then level the track forms with higher supports at one end? I was thinking of drainage in the concrete slot once the track is laid and the gravel placed.
A quick look for that as a search did not bring anything recent.... moreA quick look for that as a search did not bring anything recent.
I did find some interesting tanks on Phil's Narrow Gauge site customer photos. http://www.philsnarrowgauge.com/Customer 20Photo's.html
About half way down the page were some that might be what you are looking for.
Great to see ceramic burner/gas-fired #611 in action, however, I... moreGreat to see ceramic burner/gas-fired #611 in action, however, I was under the impression that there going to be no more, due to the extreme lack of orders. Did I get it wrong?
So, after all this Tac, will you encourage your friend to re-ema... moreSo, after all this Tac, will you encourage your friend to re-email (with tracking) Robby?
Looking for resolution on a thread that started by accusing 2 dealerships of poor business practice.
Found more pics on a VERY(YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED) irritating web s... moreFound more pics on a VERY(YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED) irritating web site of another local TV station, WPTZ.
Slide show, with MANY ADS to interrupt
WCAX TV just reported all injured have been released from the hospital.
Need to check on the crew member that was one crew member who was air-lifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon NH.
Back in 1984 another AMTRAK derailed and WCAX did a look back
Local newspaper The Burlington Free Press has some pics, too.
My local correspondent has not reported in yet:-(
May be due to local travel restrictions:-( less
Flame then gets all over the driver and you still have the shaft... moreFlame then gets all over the driver and you still have the shaft of the screwdriver pulling heat away faster than the interface between the screwdriver and the screw.
Let me make it more clear: the interface between the screwdriver tip and the screw can NEVER conduct heat as well as the solid metal shaft of the screwdriver itself. This is the fundamental point.
And the flame is pinpoint, and you hold it in the center of the screw, much easier than pointing it at the side of the cylindrical screwdriver shaft and thus spreading it out as it "splits" over the shaft.
Wow! So much going on out there Dave. It's truly fantastic th... moreWow! So much going on out there Dave. It's truly fantastic that you guys are able to gather and document those artifacts before they become lost for the ages. An A+ effort for sure! Love all the updates and pictures, keep em comming!
I forgot just how good this looks!! Great work.
David Russell s... moreI forgot just how good this looks!! Great work.
David Russell said:
You really don't need screen and the fireman's side of the intakes are shorter than then engineers side
Edit for Fred because the bridge lacks the proper ties and guard rails which I'm fully aware of.
Scale conversion is easy peasy. Start off wi... moreShawn,
Scale conversion is easy peasy. Start off with the dimension on the plan set you have. If you plan set is HO, and the dimension you measure is .75 inches (at 12"=1'-0"), then .75 times 87 (HO scale) = 62.25, and 62.25 divided by 20.3 = 3.2148 inches.