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    • August 23, 2020 6:03 PM EDT
    • I suppose I don't know what else to call it. When I do a search "industrial lamp shade" it comes up. Those green ones come up.

       

      I'm doing an outdoor layout, but some of the UB layout ideas are still applicable. As Pete will surely attest, Arizona sun is brutal.

       

       

      -WES

    • August 23, 2020 9:58 AM EDT
    • Mark Hadler said:

      Bruce:

      Is this what you are thinking of as a lamp shade?  

      Mark, that was my first thought, but I had been looking at master Ray's buildings first , so the household style was in the back of my mind already

       

    • August 23, 2020 9:41 AM EDT
    • Bruce:

       

      Is this what you are thinking of as a lamp shade?  

       

    • August 22, 2020 11:27 PM EDT
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    • August 22, 2020 3:47 PM EDT
    • I'm just guessing, but it sure seems like my idea of a lamp shade is differet...

    • August 22, 2020 11:50 AM EDT
    • Wesley Stewart said:

      Bill,

      It was worth the question just to get that fabulous picture in reply! Hope you have a thread on that engine house.

      Thanks,

      Wes

      Wes you can find the thread on GSC under owners name of Capt. Jack, he did a great job even has a worker welding in it, Bill

       

    • August 22, 2020 9:23 AM EDT
    • another option, Rick. Thanks

    • August 21, 2020 6:57 PM EDT
    • Every day is a school day. Thanks Mark.

    • August 21, 2020 4:10 PM EDT
    • Bill,

      It was worth the question just to get that fabulous picture in reply! Hope you have a thread on that engine house.

      Thanks,

      Wes

    • August 21, 2020 3:58 PM EDT
    • Capt. Jack from G scale central made these from suction cups believe there is 1 thread that describes it, if not you can reach him on messenger under Jack Hill from Sarasota, Bill

      IMG_20190331_174657.jpg

    • August 21, 2020 12:14 PM EDT
    • Any DIY solutions for lampshades like this?

       

    • August 21, 2020 11:29 PM EDT
    • Thanks Wes, The shingles are made from redwood, 

      Dennis

    • August 21, 2020 9:30 AM EDT
    • Nice set up, Dennis. I went through a lot of the same thoughts and engineering on paper and concluded the RioGrande mill would actually be less expensive to purchase that a DIY to build.

      What are you using for shingles, BTW?

      -WES

    • August 20, 2020 11:06 PM EDT
    • [url=https://flic.kr/p/27QmNJM][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/1809/42554084425_4ae047e785_b.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/27QmNJM]Sheet roller[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      [url=https://flic.kr/p/26swEsb][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/1782/41650687990_9b21e16ffe_b.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/26swEsb]Sheet roller[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      [url=https://flic.kr/p/29XA5CL][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/1899/43948603364_eba77be0ec_b.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/29XA5CL]IMG_2731[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      I did like Bob posted I purchaced one 12" long pinion cut in half machined shafts in the end, used umhw plastic for bearings, made the top roller adjustable to make deep or shallow ribs

      personally I like the deeper ribs. 

      I can make 6" wide by any width. I use steel shim stock so I get real rust.  For the price I recommend the top post, 

    • August 20, 2020 7:22 PM EDT
    • hmmm? what is a piece of scale corrugated , say 7" tall by X length?

      Maybe I could justify the price by becoming a supplier of cheap corrugated.

       

      -WES

    • August 20, 2020 4:43 PM EDT
    • I bought this press off a gentleman on E-Bay.   It does a pretty good job but does require some force to make it work.  Makes up to a 4x7 piece.

       

       

       

    • August 20, 2020 2:39 PM EDT
    • Mark Hadler said:

      There are some threads on the Fiskar paper crimper 

      here      -  fiskar paper crimper site:mylargescale.com

       

      and

       

      here      - fiskar paper crimper site:largescalecentral.com

       

      I have a Fiskar crimper that I use, but I would like to modify it to use steel pillow blocks instead of the plastic thing it sits in, but if I'm going to do that, then Ill replace the aluminum 'gears' with steel as well, and then its a bigger project than I want.  :)