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    • March 28, 2021 3:20 PM EDT
    • I picked out a few stones and lasered out of 1/4" PB and glued them on to create the thick rock look. They are lettered

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_6630[/url] by [url=[email protected]/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_6642[/url] by [url=[email protected]/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      I like using a router with a 45 degree glue line to miter the edge, It makes a real easy way to glue the corners.


      [url=]IMG_6765[/url] by [url=[email protected]/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_6766[/url] by [url=[email protected]/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • March 28, 2021 3:08 PM EDT
    • As some of you know I like using Precision Board in making structures. I wanted to try a unique design

      in creating a stone look. I am making a small business structure that looks to be made originally out of

      stone with a small entryway added later in time made from brick.

      I drew the walls in a CAD program lasered the mortar lines then using Dremel with an angled bit creating

      the mortar lines.

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_6641[/url] by [url=[email protected]/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • March 28, 2021 2:45 PM EDT
    • Uh oh, now you have me on a YouTube excavation

      Here is a primitive video by me of the impressive sawmill setup in the lobby of the ECLSTS show in York. PA from March 2010


    • March 28, 2021 2:23 PM EDT
    • Ted

      For what it is worth, I took this video of a Frick sawmill operating at the teriffic Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association annual meet in Easton, Maryland. Perhaps give you some insights.



    • March 28, 2021 11:31 AM EDT
    • Awesome work, Ted! Just started following. inspiration for the sawmill I have planned. Cool!

    • March 28, 2021 12:54 AM EDT
    • I ended up buying a few small metal gear motors from Amazon, a 15 rpm, a 30, and a 200. I also bought some 2mm pulleys and her sets from Amazon too. I made up a few pulleys on my lathe and using some landing gear straps and brass tubing from my RC plane parts, I made up a gear driven motor box for the main blade. I tried the 15 rpm motor on the carriage but the RAM sound board would cycle twice through it’s recorded cutting sound with one full pass of the carriage. I switched to the 30 rpm gear motor and the sound timing is just about right with the carriage. The sound board on/off switch wires I ran through the cube rela so it only turns on as the carriage heads into the blade, which sounds really cool. Using some of the aluminum pulleys, a plane nose wheel block, brass tubing, and a wood framework, I made up the overhead belt system for the swing cross cut saw. I bought a great set of assorted rubber belts used for record turntables and vcr’s from Amazon again and they work perfectly for the lineshaft. I made up some idler pulleys along with an adjustable aluminum block with the idler shafts so the belt can power the swing saw at a 90d angle. The gear motor in the main saw box drives the whole system. I recently picked up a really big South Bend 16” swing lathe which makes any lathe modeli project go really fast so I’m lucky between having the lathe and my vertical mill which I used for the adjustable idler pulley mount. I haven’t finished it up yet and things are just clamped in place as of right now but ill be mounting things in place once I have everything to my liking. I realize I only have videos of it running so I have to take some pictures. I’ll also try to get a video done with a link.

    • March 28, 2021 1:41 PM EDT
    • Hi guys,

      Here's an update. Been away for a bit, and I also had to wait for a few more coupler lift bar brackets from Precision Scale. The parts were here when we got back on Friday and this morning I soldered them on, followed by a few coats of paint:

      Once the paint has cured for a few days I will add the lettering. I plan to use dry transfers from Clover House and CDS and they don't adhere well to fresh paint. After that a bit of weathering and it'll be finished.



    • March 27, 2021 4:11 AM EDT
    • Jim Rowson said:


      If you want to find John's excellent build where he created an office for his mining district, you can search for " passaro mining office" [link] and the first result is his Mik build from 2018.


      That brings to mind a time years ago when I was playing in Google to see what other info might be out there about Gn15 and some of the first several image results were my own stuff from the Gnatterbox and a couple other places.

      It was both a bit startling and kind of cool.

      (just for fun did it right now and had to scroll WAY down to see anything of mine and the result was from here on LSC! )

    • March 27, 2021 3:53 AM EDT
    • Jim Rowson said: Sadly (or awesomely), Google can't read your mind.


      I'm not so sure about that

      Allow me a moment to quote myself from an email I sent yesterday;

      Fri, Mar 26 at 7:50 PM ...
      Is it because Google has a crush on me and is trying to impress me, or am I an 'expert Google trainer', or what? But I can come across someone on a forum or social media asking a thing about tanks and planes from the WW2 era,
      and I go,
      "Oh, I used to know that and have a book but now will have to look it up online"
      and this thing that someone else is searching for but can not find, sometimes for a week or more,
      Google will practically drop the answer right in my lap ...

      For instance, just after seeing the Spitfire jack this crossed my Tumblr path,
      "Can’t figure out the angles at which wing folding hinge on WWII carrier aircraft (like F6F) is placed"
      So, I go plug F6F wing hinge angle in to Google, and the very first result is, ...
      (email includes pasted in screen shot of Google page at this point)
      " › media › aboutasme › landmarks
      The hinge is positioned at 45° inboard and 45° rearward so that the wing rotates into a vertical orientation as it traverse\ toward the rear to minimize both the lateral and vertical space required when the plane is parked. Figure 4: AIR ZOO Wildcat (at right) with two “friends” in an air show.
      this kind of thing has been going on for at least a decade and a half.
      It is great fun yet also kind of spooky ... maybe the internet really can read my mind through the computer screen .... EmojiEmojiEmoji
      Anyway, in this specific instance apparently the question was answered with that same paper on Reddit, which I'm not on, several days earlier & I wonder if in this specific instance that may be involved in why the answer was at top of results. But I'm pretty sure this same thing is not what has been going on every time for all 15 plus years for every hobby forum and social media page I've ever been on, ya know.

    • March 22, 2021 9:33 AM EDT
    • Very cool find!! would love to one day have an old Mack to play with.  Found an old photograph from the 1950's where they took a Mack AB chassis and cab, and mounted a small D311 Caterpillar diesel into it, same used in the Caterpillar D2 crawlers, and used it as a log truck.  If I ever find a decent chassis with no motor, may have to replicate it.

    • March 22, 2021 7:24 AM EDT
    • Impressive!

    • March 22, 2021 3:41 AM EDT
    • Taking the train ride from Campo we passed this place. It was full of a lot of those old Mack trucks.

      What the place actually was is a mystery, junk yard, someone's collection, who knows.

      According to Google Maps, it's "The Motor Transport Museum". Who knew?


    • March 22, 2021 3:23 AM EDT


    • March 21, 2021 10:02 PM EDT
    • I have one of these -  1926 Mack Bulldog Log Hauler

      It looks like this -

      The Model


       I found this about 10 miles from the house -

       Real Front


      Real Left



      Well I tried to attach the photos from My Folders, Photos but was not successful, perhaps I'll try again tomorrow.  


      Interestingly if you right-click on the broken links and select "Open image in new tab" the photo appears.   Frustration reigns supreme!  




    • March 19, 2021 11:08 AM EDT
    • can I take a moment and really say how much I hate it that Photobucket  (change the "B" to an "F") has ruined so many of the old threads on here. I know it would be a huge pain in the rear for anyone to go replace all the pictures they have posted. I am not asking that at all, but so much info is pretty much lots because of them. Anyway end of rant, Awesome job on the Loco.

    • March 18, 2021 7:27 PM EDT






      Back in the day in the hood with the illegal elephants not properly balanced in the boxcars. Elephant hauling requires special permits !

    • March 18, 2021 6:48 PM EDT
    • Very nice Lou I like that.

    • March 18, 2021 5:47 PM EDT
    • Nice save!

    • March 18, 2021 4:29 PM EDT
    • That looks great, Lou!

    • March 17, 2021 11:56 AM EDT
    • In 2002 when we went to our first ECLSTS in York, we shopped in Lancaster and I bought a mailbox that looked like a caboose with cupola. Well, here's what it looked like when I finally decided it needed replacing:


      The cupola and the door had already been removed.

      I had a contractor do some trim replacement around windows. He used PVC. So I figured I could use that, and never have to replace this again!

      I reused the metal roof and the cupola metal roof. The knob for the door was something my wife had given me that she forgot to put in my Christmas stocking. I thought this was the perfect use for it.





      I still want to add a number (still too cold to stick on) and a front platform. You can't tell from this picture, but there is a rear platform.